Environment Compliance Officer – Abt Associates

About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.

About USAID Project:
The USAID and DFID funded Uganda IRS Phase II Project’s objective is to conduct a comprehensive spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable, effective, high-quality indoor residual spraying (IRS) activities.

Job Summary: The Environment Compliance Officer will primarily be responsible for ensuring program compliance with United States Government (USG) and Government of Uganda environmental regulations, and program adherence to requirements as laid out in USAID Initial and Supplemental ; Environmental Assessments and Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP) and its amendments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively coordinate environmental compliance efforts for all program spray activities, including the implementation and oversight of quality and safety procedures for insecticide procurements;
Manage the procedures for distribution, storage, and handling of insecticides; and procedures for disposal of insecticide, waste products and package materials in accordance with national and international standards.
Supervise and perform routine inspection of spray activity implementation, safe storage, use, and disposal of insecticides.
Offer adequate training and technical assistance to IRS implementation teams and counterparts.
Develop and innovate strategies to minimize insecticide pilferage as well as IRS solid and liquid wastes disposal.
Actively participate in routine environmental assessments.
Technically support routine environmental monitoring and reporting.
Work closely with other counterparts from the MOH, NMCP, NEMA, NDA, Districts and other regulatory and governmental authorities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
All candidates should hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Health, Environmental Health, or other relevant field.
Five or more years of relevant professional work experience with experience in environmental health and insecticide use and management.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Able to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader.
Possess strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
Possess the ability to produce high quality work in a timely and cost effective manner.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and computer skills.
Past experience with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable.
English language proficiency.

How to Apply:
If you desire to join Abt’s USAID and DFID funded project, please send your application to: Procurement@UgandaIRS.com with the name of the position indicated in the subject line. Please include: (a) an up-to-date CV; (b) a cover letter detailing why you feel you are particularly qualified for the position; and (c) e-mail and telephone contacts of three references.

Deadline: 13th February 2015