Ministry of Water and Environment
Regional Wetlands Coordinators for- Central and Eastern (2 positions)
Deadline of this Job:
1st Feb 2013
Reports to: Principal Wetlands Officer – Policy and District Support
Purpose: Provide technical backstopping and support supervision to Local
Governments and other stakeholders in the region of jurisdiction. Institute and
streamline the Institutional arrangements, activities and operations of the Regional
Technical Support Units and Wetland Site Management Committees.
Support and Technical Coordination provided to Local Governments Wetland
Forums in place and functional
Functional Regional Technical Support Unit
District Wetland Action Plans implemented Wetlands Ecological Reports produced
Conduct Needs Assessment and organize training for wetland Extension Agents
and other stakeholders to develop and operationalise Regulations, Standard and
Resource User Guidelines;
Provide Technical input and backstopping to Districts and Lower Local
Governments in the development, implementation and review of Natural
Resources/Wetland Ordinances and byelaws;
Technically backstop the preparation and implementation of District Wetland
Action Plans, and coordinate their collation and onward submission to the
Department and advise on fund allocation; Establish, equip and operationalise the
Regional Technical Support Units;
Oversee and coordinate wetland management activities in specific regions of
Set-up Wetland Platforms, Inter-district Wetland Management Committees, Ramsar
Site Management Committees, Wetland Resource User Groups and Wetland
Management Committees, for exchanging lessons, experiences and information on
wetland management and document Best Practices and lessons learnt;
Establish and maintain a strong working mechanism with the Water Management
Zone and any other inter-district institutional arrangement within the region,
Conduct regular ecological monitoring of Ramsar sites within the region.
Prepare individual monthly and quarterly reports and work plans, fill individual
Carry out any other duties assigned by the Principal Wetlands Officer-Policy and
An Honors degree in Wetland or Natural Resource Management from a recognized
institution. A post graduate training in Natural Resources Planning and
Management; and knowledge or experience in community/rural development is an
Served as a Wetlands Officer or an equivalent position within or outside the
government service for at least three years and have acquired sufficient and
reasonable experience to shoulder higher responsibilities;
Demonstrated ability, initiative and competence in directing, organizing and
executing work entrusted at this level.
Thirty (30) years of age and above.
2.1.3. Duration of Assignment:
Eighteen (18) months contract will be awarded to the successful candidate,
commencing immediately on appointment. Possibility of extension, subject to
satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
2.1.4. Location and Remuneration
The Regional Wetlands Coordinator will be stationed at the Regional Technical
Support Unit in the assigned region. An attractive salary will be offered to the
Job application procedure
All applications must be accompanied with recent CV detailing work experience,
present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications
and age. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of
three (3) referees.
Applications should be physically delivered to the address below not later than
5.00 pm Friday 1st February, 2013.
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Water and Environment,
Old PortBell Road, Luzira.
Attn: Head Human Resource Management.
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