JOB AT RWANDA ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (REMA) : ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION OFFICER: ( DEADLINE:20 December 2018 )
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION OFFICER FOR SPIU REMA
The economy of Rwanda is substantively dependent on natural resources such as land and water. The natural resource base and its contribution to economic growth and poverty elimination is under pressure, mainly because of very high population densities in rural areas. This situation is aggravated by the high vulnerability caused by rough terrain, susceptibility to erosion, exacerbated by climate change. Therefore, the sustainable management of these resources is necessary to maintain or increase the economic benefits. Thus, the Government of Rwanda has taken a number of policy and programme initiatives to ensure the country’s improved management of the environment and natural resources (ENR) sector for sustainable development.
Mains objective of the assignments:
Skills and qualifications:
Technical Skills & Knowledge required:
Reporting and supervision arrangements.
Address for submission
Follow up the implementation of REMA projects operating in districts and work closely with the environmental officers at the districts;
Follow up the environment committees activities from cell level to district level and suggest proper ways of performance;
Monitor the progress of environmental activities in Districts and periodically report on them for immediate action;
Assessment of the Integration and Implementation of Environment and Climate Change Activities into MINALOC and its agencies Plans and Programs;
Support the monitoring of implementation of green components in DDSs, IMIHIGO, actions plans and projects were reasonably harmonized to serve as effective tool to mainstream environment and climate change;
Support District project management committees which are mandated to Design green investments, Implement, Monitor &Evaluate all projects of the District and mainstream environment and climate change in all Districts Projects;
Facilitate and follow up the Integration of Green Growth and Climate Change resilience strategies in District Performance Contract;
Facilitate and follow up the integration of Green Growth and Climate Change Resilience strategies in Districts Action Plan;
Facilitate in Training District Project Management Committees (DPMC) in Project design and Management and mainstreaming environment in plans and projects;
Initiate and coordinate activities that support central and decentralized institutions, communities and civil society to address environmental issues;
Assist Districts and Decentralized authorities in the development and implementation of environmental action plans;
Conduct regularly capacity needs assessment for decentralized institution and participate in the design and development of capacity building for decentralized institutions;
Develop and maintain a data base of NGOs working in environment and establish a collaborative framework between REMA and civil society;
Develop and update strategies and criteria for REMA support to decentralized institutions, local communities organization and other civil society organization
The contract will be valid for 12 months renewable up satisfactory of the assignment.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in fields such as environment sciences, environmental economics, Economics, and Biodiversity ;
Familiar with development projects implementation procedures and guidelines;
Experience in working with Districts;
Proven knowledge and practical experience of at least 2 years in management of environmental and community based projects;
Prepared to work in an interdisciplinary team, under pressure and meet crucial deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
Excellent skills in project planning, implementation, and team building;
Ability to take initiative and to work independently, as well as part of a team;
Excellent communication skills with ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing;
Excellent working knowledge of English and track record in producing communications and reports in English;
Fluent spoken and written English, French and Kinyarwanda, knowledge of all is an advantage.
Computer literacy in full Micro Soft Office Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and office technology equipment
The environment & Climate Change Education Officer will report to the Mainstreaming Program Manager.
Applications should include:
A detailed curriculum vitae containing full personal details (birth date, gender, nationality, marital status, home address, and full contact numbers); qualifications and knowledge for the position;
Good Performance certificate from the last employer or a recommendation letter
Copies of academic qualifications; copies of contracts
Indication of possible starting date if successful.
All applications to be clearly marked “ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION OFFICER FOR SPIU“ and addressed to the ‘’Director General’’ The application file will be submitted in REMA reception office.
Late application shall not be considered, and online applications are unacceptable
The deadline for the submission of the applications shall be on 20th December 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Done on 12/12/2018
Eng. Coletha U. RUHAMYA