Sunday, 4 February 2018

Job Opportunity At BrighterMonday-Environment Officer


Industry: NGO
Minimum Qualification: Unspecified
Minimum Experience: 2 years
  • Assistance is provided in establishing partnerships with government ministries, NGOs, other UN agencies and donors and coordinate planning a response to refugee-related environmental damages in the country.
  • Technical advice is provided to develop project proposals and to support programme implementation of environmental and self-reliance projects.
  • UNHCR management is assisted in establishing coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems, including information sharing mechanisms regarding environment, energy sources and livelihoods.
  • In collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, support the office in undertaking regular assessments on environmental conditions in refugee-hosting areas and measure the extent those conditions are affected by the presence of refugee camps; collect and update data on main areas of environment, energy, livelihood and shelters and identify means to mitigate the impact on natural resources.
  • Undertake an assessment of the current domestic energy situation in the refugee camps together with the concerned persons.
  • Provide project management support to the Environmental Audits that are to be undertaken at Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta Refugee Camps, as requested by the National Environment Management Council.
  • Provide technical support to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) team in Tanzania and help facilitate discussion with UNHCR colleagues and partners on operational entry points for energy and environmental interventions and, where possible, seeking synergies with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
  • Provide technical support to the GCF and help facilitate discussion with UNHCR colleagues and partners on baseline surveys and the development of concept notes for energy and environmental interventions and, where possible, seeking synergies with the CRRF.
  • Provide technical input to, and liaise with, the UN Joint Programme for north western Tanzania, with regards to the protection of the environment and combatting deforestation.
  • On the basis of the assessment, and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, identify effective interventions in the sector of energy both from the demand and supply sides.
  • Assist in the management of UNHCR's assistance programmes in the form of project submissions, revision and reallocations in the environment sector throughout the project lifecycle, needs assessment, budgeting, monitoring, implementation and evaluation.
  • Assist the UNHCR Office in organizing training activities of UNHCR and its implementing partners to address key areas of environmental management, climate change and domestic energy issues to refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Ensure regular updates and share of information within UNHCR as well as relevant government, UN, NGO counterparts and donor community.
  • Document best practices/lessons for dissemination and implementation in the areas of natural resource management, forestry, sustainable agriculture, domestic energy and environmental education sectors.
  • Provide technical support in developing project proposals and implementation arrangements to address environmental rehabilitation needs within the framework of UNHCR policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide technical input on reports related to environmental issues.
  • Coordinate and monitor, as well as support partners in the environment sub-sector.
  • Liaise with the government, donors and other organizations with common goals.
  • Undertake other related duties as required.
  • Coordinate matters related to environment amongst different sectors within UNHCR, the local authorities, and implementing partners.
  • Represent UNHCR in relevant national meetings and technical conferences in the area of environment.ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Environmental Studies, Management of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry or other related fields plus minimum 6 years of experience in environmental assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of integrated environmental programmes/projects in displacement and stable situations. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's) plus 5 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Awareness of and practical experience with refugee-related environmental problems.
  • Familiarity with emerging environmentally sustainable and appropriate technologies, and renewable energy.
  • Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.
  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches.
  • Excellent knowledge of English language.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES.
  • Budgeting, planning and managerial skills, ability to work with various (relevant) computer software.
  • Knowledge of local language is an advantage.
Position Competencies
  • C001L3 - Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 - Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M003L3 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M006L3 - Managing Resources Level 3
  • X001L3 - Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X005L3 - Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • X008L3 - Stakeholder Management Level 3
Experiences on abreast of political, economic and cultural develops that have an impact on the protection environment in the countries of origin of the refugees and in the country of asylum and provide advice to the senior management;
Ability to follow up all protection and field activities to ensure harmonized practices throughout field offices;
Capacity to undertake in-depth interviews for refugees with complicates cases;
Ability to attend to queries from refugees and take appropriate action on issues/problems they are facing;
Ability to smoothly integrate with Government counterparts and local authorities on all refugee protection issues
Ability to follow up activities in all sectors at the field level to ensure appropriate protection mainstreaming throughout all sectors;
Demonstrate as focal person with the Protection Unit for the following activities in the field (Environment, cash-based interventions and connectivity;
Strong analytical skills to manage individual protection cases;
Support Mass Information dissemination, documentation and other requirements for the verification, region
A client seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of an Environment Officer.
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