Principal Research and Innovations Officer  Job – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Principal Research and Innovations Officer 

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 Research and Innovations Officer will spearhead Environment Research and Innovations

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of Work Plans, Budgets and prepare timely reports
  • Develop and manage environment Research Agenda, Strategy and Programs
  • Support development and promote sustainable environment Technology and Innovations
  • Develop and manage a robust environment monitoring and compliance Laboratory Service
  • Support development and implementation of National Environment Action Plan
  • Support development and implementation of Local Governments and Urban Authorities Environment Action Plans
  • Support compilation of the State of Environment Reports for Uganda
  • Develop bankable proposals for sustainable resource mobilization and collaboration efforts
  • Coordinate with other divisions/departments to mainstream Environment Research and Innovations
  • Supervise and appraise the staff under him/her
  • 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 or Natural Sciences
  • A Master’s Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources management or Natural Sciences
  • A minimum of six years of 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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