2 Job Positions of District Environmental Officer at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 8 July 2022)

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2 Job Positions of District Environmental Officer at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 8 July 2022)

Job description

  • Work closely with local Government and other technical staff at District level to make sure the project activities are included in the District Development Plan (DDP) and implemented according to the project development objectives;
    • Support in mobilizing Community Driven Development subprojects (CDDs) beneficiaries and identify the CDDs;
    • Monitor the project’s activities and produce the reports to the Coordinators in collaboration with the M&E Specialist;
    • Oversee the implementation of project activities at the District level in collaboration with the M&E Specialist, promoting the project at District level and among all partners;
    • Oversee and manage project implementation, monitor work progress, and ensure timely delivery of outputs in Project intervention areas;
    • Report to the M&E Specialist regarding project progress. Reports should contain assessments of the progress of implementing activities, including reasons for delays, if any, and recommendations on necessary improvements;
    • Support the M&E Specialist in developing and facilitating the implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and reporting system;
    • Support in the preparation of detailed annual work plans and budgets;
    • Supervise, coordinate and facilitate the work of the hired service providers by the project in the Districts;
    • Provide input to management and technical reports, and other documents as described in the M&E plan for the overall project;
    • Participate in the PSC meetings and coordinate project site visits;
    • Represent the project in relevant meetings and conferences to which REMA is invited in the assigned Districts;
    • Actively participate in the supervision, monitoring and evaluation of projects activities;
    • In collaboration with the Environment Officer and forests officers, oversee all the Environmental aspects of all project activities implemented under the project at District level;
    • Plan and execute all activities of Ecosystem Based Adaptation interventions in the assigned Districts in close collaboration with the authorities and technicians at District level;
    • Assist in developing and reviewing technical studies carried out in the project site through field visits, consultation meetings with communities, NG0s, local Government in order to ensure that they get the accurate information and oversee the activities of contracted parties, such as trained facilitators, implementing agencies, supporting staff and other providers of services to the beneficiary communities;
    • Ensure that all projects funded community-level sub-project activities are within the district development plan (DDP);
    • Prepare the Annual Work Plan and budget at a local level in line with REMA projects/programs and submit it to the National Adaptation planning Process Project Coordinator; “EbA Sector Specialist”;
    • In close collaboration with the Project Accountant, ensure that funds are advanced by the project in a timely manner that it does not hinder the implementation of projects activities and that all projects resources are used efficiently in support of the project objectives and targets of communities;
    • Collect data (contact details, work plans, meeting schedules) and maintain comprehensive operational information on all partners’ activities in the assigned districts including NGOs, Government offices, community-based organizations, and civil society, this exercise will be undertaken jointly with District Environmental Officers, District forests officers and Joint Action Development Forum JADF “Permanent Secretary”, and will involve capacity building with local partners. The recommendations on their needs in the mainstreaming environment in their daily development activities will also be submitted to REMA;
    • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of the implementation of the project activities at District level, including technical, financial, policy matters, highlighting challenges and proposing options to solve them;
    • Perform any other activities directly related to the project objectives that will be assigned by the project Coordinator
    • Proven knowledge and practical experience of at least 2 years in project management and relevant to ecosystem based adaptation and any other connected fields

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Geography

5 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agroforestry

5 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development

5 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources

5 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

5 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil and Water Management

5 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning

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