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Job Title:     Assistant Project Administrative Officer 

Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda

Funding Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project Name: Promoting Integrated Landscape Management approach for conservation of the Mt Elgon Ecosystem in Eastern Uganda

Reports to: Project Finance Officer

Job Ref: PILM/ADV/EXT/01/2023


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.


About UNEP Project:

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has on behalf of Government of Uganda received financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a project on “Promoting Integrated Landscape Management approach for conservation of the Mt Elgon Ecosystem in Eastern Uganda”.


The Goal of the project is to “enhance conservation of ecosystems that provide critical goods and services for rural livelihoods and food security in the Mt. Elgon landscape” while its objective is to “transition the Mt. Elgon landscape to a sustainable, biodiverse, climate-resilient, integrated landscape with efficient coffee and staple crops (maize, beans, banana and Irish potato) value chains.”


Job Summary:  The Assistant Project Administrative Officer will manage and distribute information among co-workers and other administrative work. Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Assistant Administrative Officer will be responsible for managing and distributing information among co-workers, answering phones, and doing other administrative work.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Handling administrative requests and queries from senior managers;
  • Organizing and scheduling appointments;
  • Supporting the Project Manager in planning meetings and taking detailed minutes as well as making travel arrangements;
  • Preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Management, Business Administration
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is a must;
  • Being able to work for long hours and having good interpersonal skills, honesty and transparency as well as being active in service.


How to Apply:

All 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.


Deadline: 12th May 2023




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