Job title: Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant-Forestry/Environment

Reporting to: Team Leader- Shelter and Infrastructure

Location: Moyo or Obongi

Overall purpose of the role:

Overseeing the quality, timely implementation of Forest and environmental conservation activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboration with relevant external technical experts on issues related to forest and environmental protection and conservation in Kitgum operation area and in (Refugees and host communities);
  • Actively participate in the designing and supervising of the forest operation and management in of all food forest/woodlots in collaboration with the Kitgum District Local Government KDLG Natural Resource Officer;
  • Represent DRC with local authorities and other stakeholders in the District jurisdiction;
  • Coordinate all Forestry related activities in the District of jurisdiction in collaboration with other actors in the sector;
  • Promote integration of environment protection and conservation in programming of all sectors DRC is intervening
  • Spearhead Forestry education in the designated areas of DRC operations with emphasis on Resilience designs on promoting forest protection, development and climate change adaptation;
  • Spearhead the development and review community environment action plants in collaborations with relevant stakeholders;
  • Support the establishment and or functionality of local environment structures in collaboration with the district environment officer;
  • Organize technical trainings for beneficiaries in relevant themes within host communities;
  • Plan the establishment and develop strategic plans to sustain them;
  • Supporting the development of ecotourism;
  • Sensitizing communities about the benefits of sustainable exploitation of forest resources;
  • Spearhead mobilization of households and institutions to participate in the raising of tree seedlings, planting and management;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the project’s M&E tools, project plans/budget and funding proposals;

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • Minimum experience of 02 Years’ experience in implementing environmental conservation related activities in Humanitarian and Development Context
  • 2 years’ experience managing forest based resources and vibrant knowledge in raising tree seedlings and Food forest establishment.
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness.
  • Understanding of CFW/VFW approaches, gender, protection and human rights.
  • Exceptional knowledge is Result based Management in line with Agro Forestry.
  • Outstanding knowledge in Risk based management of Humanitarian and Development projects.
  • Computer skills.
  • Good organizational and people management skills.
  • Has ability to reside and work in the attached field locations within Adjumani Zone B area of operation.
  • Has strong ability to operate light automobile machine and hold a valid driving license class “A”.

Education:

  • A University degree or Diploma in Forestry, Environmental science and Management from recognized University.
  • Strong knowledge in Cash for Work/Voucher for work intervention in line with Forest and natural resource management.
  • Thematic trainings relevant to the position for instance; nursery bed establishment, woodlots/Food forest establishment, water and soil conservation, sustainable environmental conservation and protection, Natural Resource management and among others

Languages

  • English- fluent and any one of the local languages spoken in the host community and settlements
  • Knowledge of local language spoken in Uganda.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 12th July, 2021.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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