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JOB OPPORTUNITY AT DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL- UGANDA




DETAILS 

POSITION: SHELTER  AND INFRASTRUCTURE  ASSISTANT-  FORESTRY/ENVIRONMENT 
EMPLOYER: DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL 
LOCATION: KITGUM, UGANDA 
DEADLINE: 06th MAY 2020

ABOUT DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons in 40 countries across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

Mission: 
We assist refugees and the displaced, protect their rights and empower them towards a better future.

Vision:
A dignified life for all displaced.


ABOUT THE VACANCY 

Reporting to: Team Leader

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

KEY DUTIES: 
▪︎ 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;

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
▪︎ 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.
▪︎ 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 woodlots 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.
▪︎ Thematic trainings relevant to the position for instance; nursery bed establishment, woodlots establishment, water and soil conservation, sustainable environmental conservation and protection, Natural Resource management and among others
▪︎ 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”.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURES 



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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