Project Officer Job at National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Project Officer

Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/16/2019

About US:

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management practices for sustainable development in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Project Officer will be tasked with the management and implementation of project activities to ensure overall delivery of project outputs within the project results framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In consultation with Project Coordinator (PC) prepare annual and quarterly work plans and annual updates including national budget allocations;
  • In consultation with PC prepare bi-annually project reports (technical and financial reports) for submission to the Darwin Initiative by UNEP-WCMC;
  • Engage with relevant data holders to collate and organize data relevant to the three accounting themes;
  • In consultation with the Project Coordinator work with project partners to ensure their effective participation in implementation of project activities;
  • Work with the communication professionals with NEMA, National Planning Authority (NPA), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to deliver on the communication strategy for the project;
  • Coordinate activities of the national project partners (NEMA, NPA, UBOS);
  • Identify other relevant projects in Uganda and work with the project team to help ensure no overlap with other projects and opportunities for collaboration are taken advantage of;
  • Facilitate communications and linkages at local, national and regional levels, as well as with the global project partners;
  • Organize national meetings, staff agendas in consultation with Project Coordinator (PC) and work package 2 , and record decisions of national meetings;
  • Develop terms of reference of sub-contractors and support procedures for executing subcontracts;
  • Provide timely progress technical and financial reports as required;
  • Promote public relations of the project in the Country and globally; and Maintain good communication with project partners and others in the country;
  • Coordinate, support and contribute to the preparation and publication of national scientific and technical outputs from the project;
  • Organize national technical and scientific meetings as appropriate including training workshops for relevant government technical staff;
  • In consultation with PC, UBOS, NPA, UNEP-WCMC and IDDEA provide technical training and capacity building in relevant areas where appropriate;
  • Work with the whole project team to identify opportunities to mobilize and secure further resources to support and complement the existing package of Darwin funded work;
  • Maintain regular communication with local and national project partners and others that may be interested in furthering the project outcomes in the country; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Project Officer job opportunity should hold a  Bachelor’s science degree in any of the following fields: Natural Sciences (Forestry, Botany, Zoology, Environment), Statistics, Quantitative Economics;
  • Masters in any of the above.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning Management, Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in Environmental- Economic Accounting (EEA) with proven ability in the compilation of environmental and natural resource accounts;
  • Experience and familiarity with capacity assessment and institutional strengthening, public consultation plans, policy dialogue or other related environmental plans and studies;
  • Experience and well versed in the ecosystem approach and ecosystem services valuation concepts;
  • A good understanding of environmental aspects and their interactions with the rest of the economy;
  • Demonstrable knowledge on land management and development planning matters;
  • Experience in the collection , compilation , analysis and dissemination of official statistics at the national/ international level is desirable;
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Planning and reporting ;
  • Data management;
  • Team building;
  • Conflict management;
  • Stakeholder mapping and management;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Risk management skills.

How to Apply:

All ideal candidates should send their applications by hand, electronic mail or through post office enclosing copies of certificates/testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating 3 referees addressed to:-

The Executive Director

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road,

P.O. Box 22255 Kampala

E-mail to:

Deadline: 5th August 2019 by 5:00pm


  • Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not apply.
  • NEMA is an equal opportunity employer any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
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