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Principal Environment Officer – Biodiversity and Rangelands (Biodiversity Management) Careers – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Principal Environment Officer – Biodiversity and Rangelands (Biodiversity Management) 

Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Manager Environment Planning and Coordination


About US:

The National Environment Management Authority (hereinafter called “NEMA”) was established under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 in May 1995 and continued under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 as the principal agency for environment management in Uganda charged with regulating, supervising and coordinating all activities relating to the environment.


Job Summary: The Principal Environment  Officer-Biodiversity  and Rangelands (Biodiversity Management) will provide specialised services in the management of Biodiversity in Uganda


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of Work Plans, Budgets and prepare timely reports for the section
  • Initiate and or coordinate formulation of national policies, strategies, plans and programs for sound and sustainable management of biodiversity resources
  • Review sectoral policies and plans and ensure integration of sustainable biodiversity management
  • Undertake and/or coordinate studies for sustainable biodiversity management
  • Support review processes for Environment Assessment and Audits
  • Provide specialized technical support in biodiversity management as may be required by different Government sectors and institutions, NGOs/CBOs, the Private Sector, Academia and individuals;
  • Receive, compile and prioritize needs for sound management of biodiversity and develop strategies and/or programs for providing the required support to the relevant sectors, institutions, and individuals;
  • Provide technical support for integration of sustainable biodiversity management into Local Government and Urban Authorities Environment Action Plans and Development Plans;
  • Advise Government on International and Regional programs, agreements and protocols on biodiversity management
  • Monitor management of biodiversity by Lead Agencies, Private Sector, Civil Society, Communities and other stakeholders
  • Support compilation of the State of Environment Reports for Uganda
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources Management
  • A Master of Science Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources Management
  • Must have at least six (6) years’ relevant professional working experience in Environment and Natural Resources Management three of which should have been at senior level in a reputable organization.
  • Excellent Scholarly writing, publication and presentation skills
  • Excellent scientific analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge and skills in Strategic Planning
  • Knowledge and skills in Conservation Planning
  • Leadership, team building and supervision skills
  • Financial and Human Resource Management skills
  • Resource Mobilization skills
  • Risk Management skills
  • High moral integrity
  • Knowledge Management skills


How to Apply:

Staff of Uganda Police Force, Uganda People’s Defense Forces, Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Intelligence Services who have requisite requirements for the positions of Manager Environment Protection Force, Principal Environment Intelligence Officer, Principal Investigations Officer and Environment Protection Officer may respond to this Internal Advert for only the said positions subject to their internal clearance processes as appropriate.


Potential candidates should download an application form, Download Here, and fill the form and attach “O” and “A” level certificates, Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree Transcripts and Certificates, Professional certificates where applicable and Employment letters in one pdf file named: “Position-Name of Applicant”.


The one pdf file should be submitted to


Applications not in one pdf file and those arriving after closing time will not be considered.


Applicants are allowed to apply for not more than two posts. Those who applied for the re-advertised jobs, need not to reapply except if they have now acquired requisite qualifications.


Deadline: 16th April 2023


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