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Are you looking for Government jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Commissioner International and Transboundary Water Affairs job at Ministry of Water and Environment

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 10, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Ministry of Water and Environment, is a cabinet-level government ministry of Uganda. It is responsible for the "sound management and sustainable utilisation of water and environment resources for the betterment of the population of Uganda". The ministry is headed by Minister Sam Cheptoris.

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Job Title

Commissioner International and Transboundary Water Affairs job at Ministry of Water and Environment

Job Description

The incumbent will be responsible to the Director Water Resources for performing the following duties

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating, developing and reviewing of a national policy focusing on the transboundary water that aims to maximise Uganda’s benefits from the transboundary waters;

  • Coordinating the reviewing and updating of national strategic plans for development, conservation and management of the transboundary waters to ensure harmony with the national policy on the transboundary water;

  • Taking custody and safeguarding transboundary water protocols and agreements to which Uganda is party;

  • Overseeing the implementation of transboundary policies and agreements in Uganda;

  • Coordinating the harmonization between transboundary and national water policies and plans;

  • Coordinating the participation of Uganda in the sourcing of funds for and in implementation of cooperative development of transboundary water projects;

  • Overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluating the progress of transboundary water resources projects;

  • Coordinating Uganda’s participation in conflict resolution and negotiations over the sharing of benefits and use of the transboundary water resources;

  • Directing the development, operation and maintenance of decision support tools and information databases on the transboundary water systems;

  • Facilitating the acquisition and exchange of water resources data and information with other riparian countries;

  • Leading national assessments on the potential impacts of proposed developments on the transboundary water on riparian states;

  • Stimulating interest and raising national level awareness on matters of the Nile and other transboundary water systems;

  • Leading the participation of other departments, sectors and Ministries in Nile and other transboundary water matters;

  • Providing technical advice, support, supervision and training to stakeholders engaged in use and management of water resources;

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering; or Environmental or any other Water related Sciences plus a Masters Degree in Water Engineering; or water related discipline from a recognized University/ Institution.

  • Applicants should be registered with the Uganda Engineers Registration Board.

  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Management; or Administration will be an added advantage.

  • Applicants should have a minimum of twelve (12) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which should have been served at Assistant Commissioner Level in Government.

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How to Apply

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