Livelihoods Assistant-Forestry at DRC, Adjumani, Uganda

Deadline: 20 February 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihoods Assistant-Forestry in Adjumani, Uganda.

The purpose of the Livelihoods Assistant-Forestry is to oversee the quality, timely implementation of environmental conservation activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Livelihoods Assistant-Forestry will perform the following functions:

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • 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 2 year’s experience in implementing environmental conservation related activities in Humanitarian and Development Context.
  • 2 year’s 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.
  • Ability to reside and work in the attached field locations within Adjumani Zone B area of operation.
  • Strong ability to operate light automobile machine and hold a valid driving license class “A”.
  • Fluency in English and any one of the local languages spoken in the host community and settlements.
  • Knowledge of local language spoken in Uganda.
  • Nationality of Uganda.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.