4 Fresh Graduate Trainee Non-profit Job Vacancies – Aidenvironment ~ Ugandan Jobline Jobs

Organization: Aidenvironment

Aidenvironment
is a not for profit values driven consultancy providing services and research
in sustainable production and trade. We create social, environmental and
economic value seeking a fair distribution across stakeholders. Our combination
of strategic capacity, extensive on the ground experience and transparent
methods makes us a leader in the field.

Trading
as either “Aidenvironment” or “RAIN”, Stichting Aidenvironment is a social
enterprise (or as we often describe ourselves: “a not-for-profit consultancy”)
implementing projects/programs and providing research and advice on sustainable
land and water management, production and trade. We are a dedicated and independent
partner of public, private and civil society actors. Focusing on the linkages
between natural resources and value chains, our specific expertise lies within
the areas of 1) integrated land and water management and 2) making sectors and
value chains more sustainable. Within those areas, we provide advice, set up
and manage programs and projects, and conduct evaluations and assessments. 
In
Uganda, we are registered as a Foreign Company and have our office at Plot 99
Luthuli Avenue Bugolobi, Kampala.

Job Summary:  The Trainee will be attached to a project
either in Northern or Eastern Uganda. The Ugandan Trainees will be paired with
our Dutch Trainees from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Research on water and
related natural resources management in a refugee context, West Nile

·       Environmental
degradation is a common occurrence across Uganda, and among hosts and refugees’
settlements. This comes along with challenges related to water access and
natural resources management. Refugees and hosting communities depend on the
environment to meet their needs for shelter, cooking, agricultural production,
and income generation. A research study will be undertaken in refugee
settlements in West Nile to examine issues related to management of natural
resources, socioeconomic aspects and NGO-refugee relationships.

·       Through stakeholder
interviews, in-field observations, and other means, the Trainees (1 Ugandan + 1
Dutch) will;

·       Determine current
practices, challenges and possible solutions related to the management of water
and related resources in the refugee settlement and host communities

·       Obtain insights on the
general social and economic aspects in the settlements and host communities

·       Identify best practices
for sustainable management of water and related natural resources in the area

Project
in Agago District in Northern Uganda

·       The project in Agago
district includes determining priority investment options for Agago sub
catchment, in the context of Catchment-based Integrated Water Resources
Management. This will include, among other aspects, opportunities for
improving: access to water for different purposes, sanitation and hygiene
behaviours, natural resources governance, and generally, rural livelihoods.

The
Trainees (2 Ugandan + 2 Dutch) will;

·       Participate in
conducting stakeholder consultations within hotspot areas

·       Participate in fields
assessments to identify issues (both social and biophysical) related to
catchment management, for examples in the areas of WASH, natural resources management,
agriculture and livelihoods development.

·        Assist in planning and organising dialogue
meetings with key stakeholders.

·       Project in Kapachorwa,
Bukwo and Kween in Eastern Uganda

·       The Eastern region
particularly the slopes of Mountain Elgon is home to some of the best arabica
coffee produced in Ugandan. Unfortunately, the production of this coffee faces
challenges including environmental hazards and limited opportunities to build
strong livelihoods for the young population; this often makes farming unattractive
especially to the youth. The research will explore sustainable socioeconomic
opportunities for farmers in the area covering socio-political dimensions
(including the role of youth), ownership of land, gender aspects in the coffee
and possibly other value chains.

·       Through stakeholder
interviews, in-field observations, and other means, The Trainees (1 Ugandan +
2Dutch) will;

·       Explore opportunities
for improving smallholder farming through soil and water conservation practices

·       Identify the current
land tenure arrangements and their implication on agricultural production

·       Identify local water and
land management practices for better crop production

·       Assist in planning and
organising dialogue meetings with key stakeholders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must
hold a University degree (Bachelor level) in the fields of; environment,
agriculture, social sciences, environmental/civil/water resources /
agricultural engineering or a related field

·       Knowledge of Microsoft
programmes (Word, excel, MS outlook) and use of internet.

·       Excellent written, oral
communication and interpersonal skills.

·       Proficiency in English,
and a local language relevant to the specific area of interest is a plus

·       Interesting graduate
training including opportunities for training and career growth

·       Modest monthly stipend

All
interested and qualified candidates  Please send your CV, motivational letter and
academic documents by email to; raymond@aidenvironment.org  (with copy to eastafrica@aidenvironment.org )
with the subject “Graduate Trainee’’ (indicating project of interest).

Deadline: 24th
January 2020

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