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    Apply: DRC Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant

    Deadline: 06 May, 2020

    Location: Kitgum, Uganda

    Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant (Forestry/Environment).

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


    • Collaborate with relevant external technical experts on issues related to forest and environmental protection and conservation in Kitgum operation area and in (Refugees and host communities)
    • Actively participate in the design and supervision of the forest operation and management in of all food forests/woodlots in collaboration with the Kitgum District Local Government (KDLG) Natural Resource Officer
    • Represent DRC with local authorities and other stakeholders in the District of 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 Resilience designs in promoting forest protection, development and climate change adaptation
    • Spearhead the development and review community environment action plans in collaboration with relevant stakeholders


    Applicants must have:

    • University degree or Diploma in Forestry, Environmental science and Management from recognised university
    • 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, among others
    • Two years of experience, minimum, in implementing environmental conservation-related activities in Humanitarian and Development Context
    • Two years of experience managing forest-based resources and vibrant knowledge in raising tree seedlings and woodlots establishment
    • Experience of working with the UN or non‐governmental organisations
    • Good communication skills and ability to conduct trainings and awareness
    • Understanding of CFW/VFW approaches, gender, protection and human rights
    • Exceptional knowledge of Results-based Management in line with Agro Forestry
    • Outstanding knowledge in risk-based management of Humanitarian and Development projects
    • Good organisational and people management skills
    • Fluency in English and any of the local languages spoken in the host community and settlements
    • Knowledge of local languages spoken in Uganda

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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