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Project Officer (Climate Change) Jobs – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Project Officer (Climate Change) 

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 Manager

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 Project Officer (Climate Change) will support implementation of project activities on climate change focal area at field level. Under the general supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with the project partners, the Project Officer (Climate Change) is responsible for day-to-day implementation of project activities for the climate change focal area at field level.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of the approved project activities at field level;
  • Participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual work plans and budgets;
  • Ensure the accurate recording of all data relevant for operational, financial and results based monitoring;
  • Prepare accurate and timely quarterly and annual technical reports for activities undertaken as required;
  • Provide technical assistance to project partners at field level on implementation of project activities for the climate change focal area as required;
  • Maintain linkages with district local governments for liaison, rapport and any other assistance as required;
  • Ensure proper use of project equipment;
  • Support the Project Manager in the preparation for meetings, workshops and seminars and the preparation of meeting and workshop reports;
  • Support the Project Manager in the organization of the mid‐term and final evaluations, and provide inputs as required;
  • Support the Project Manager in carrying out training related to the climate change focal area;
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance in climate change mitigation and adaptation to the district local governments, NGOs/CBOs, and monitor of effects of climate change in the farming communities;
  • Support the Project Manager in the development of terms of reference for consultancy work and monitoring delivery of outputs by consultants against stipulated timeframe;
  • Provide support in integrating and promoting climate change into district local government development plans and decision making processes and in on-going programmes;
  • Support the Project Manager in tracking implementation of project activities for the climate change focal area against the stipulated time frame;
  • Participate and represent the project in collaborative meetings with project partners and as required;
  • Provide support in the dissemination of climate change information to the target beneficiaries;
  • Carry out any other tasks as requested by the PM and any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources management or natural sciences.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management
  • Three or more years of experience preferably in project management or implementation of the same or similar natural resource management projects.
  • Very good inter-personal skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Field experience on environment and natural resources management;
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS Publisher and MS PowerPoint.


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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