Senior Environment Assessment Officer Job – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Senior Environment Assessment Officer (14 Job Vacancies) 

Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager Environment Compliance

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 Senior Environment Assessment Officer will support effective management of Environment and Social Assessment programme of the Authority

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to development and implementation of Work Plans and Budgets
  • Undertake Environment and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and Strategic Environment Assessments (SEAs)
  • Advise the supervisor on procedures, guidelines and protocols on conduct and review of (ESIAs)
  • Support Lead Agency participation in the review of ESIAs
  • Support capacity building activities for ESIA at all levels in Uganda
  • Support the development of National Policy Guidelines for ESIAs and SEAs
  • Effectively contribute to development and management of an ESIA and SEA information system as part of the overall Environment Information Management System
  • Support and promote applied research on best environment practices
  • Supervise and appraise staff under him or her
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelors of Science Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources Management or Natural Sciences or Environment Engineering
  • A Master’s of Science Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources Management or Natural Sciences or Environment Engineering
  • Training in Environment and Social Impact Assessment
  • Training in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
  • Must have at least three (3) years relevant professional working experience in environment and social assessments in a reputable organization
  • Leadership, team building and supervision skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Conservation planning knowledge
  • Good understanding of mitigation hierarchy
  • Excellent scholarly writing and publication skills
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Financial and human resource management skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Resource Mobilization skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Command of excellent Information Communication Technology 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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