Fresher Livelihoods Assistant – Forestry NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Fresher Livelihoods Assistant – Forestry NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Assistant – Forestry

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader – Livelihoods

About US:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:   The Livelihoods Assistant – Forestry will be overseeing the quality, timely implementation of environmental conservation activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaboration with relevant external technical experts on issues related to environmental protection and conservation in Adjumani operation area (Refugees and host communities).
  • Actively participate in the designing and supervising of the forest operation and management in Zone B in collaboration with the ADLG 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 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 refugees and host communities
  • Plan the establishment and develop strategic plans to sustain them
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Assistant – Forestry job opportunity should hold a University degree or Diploma in Forestry, Environmental science and Management from recognized University.
  • Two years of 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.
  • 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”.
  • Strong knowledge in Cash for Work/Voucher for work intervention in line with Forest and natural resource management.
  • 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
  • Languages: English- fluent and any one of the local languages spoken in the host community and settlements. Knowledge of local language spoken in Uganda.

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below

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Deadline:  20th February 2019

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