Environmental & Social Manager Jobs In Uganda

@BrighterMonday Consulting
  • Post Date : March 17, 2023
  • Salary: USh0
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  • Job ID 32929

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Job Summary

The purpose of the Environmental & Social Manager is to design, implement, communicate and coordinate all Environment and Social (E&S) programs within the company’s operations. In addition, develop and provide technical and administrative direction on E&S decisions while overseeing the entire reporting system and following up on agreed action points in line with the company's overall objectives, operations, and performance.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Purpose 

The purpose of the Environmental & Social Manager is to design, implement, communicate and coordinate all Environment and Social (E&S) programs within the company’s operations. In addition, develop and provide technical and administrative direction on E&S decisions while overseeing the entire reporting system and following up on agreed action points in line with the company’s overall objectives, operations, and performance. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

● Develop, maintain, and implement E&S policies, Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS, E&S components of the system), and procedures across the company’s operations. 

● Advise and guide the organization in all E&S activities and programs while ensuring adequate resourcing.

● Work with health and safety (H&S) representatives and [other? Section heads, HR, CSR???) to embed a culture that prioritizes Environmental Management and Social Responsibility through knowledge sharing and awareness across the organization. 

● Conduct periodic environmental and social risk assessments, and update existing and or develop new recommendations and or mitigation measures. 

● Develop E&S key performance indicators, and track and report periodically. 

● Serve as an Internal E&S expert and address regulatory agency compliance issues. 

● Engage community leaders and provide support on the implementation of the community grievance mechanism and general relationship issues associated with the company’s operations. 

● Author and cascade regular reports as well as other operations-related results and updates to key internal and external stakeholders.

● Periodically conduct investigations on operational E&S incidents, ensure proper record keeping and submission while partnering with stakeholders in the implementation of corrective actions as they relate to the incident, lesson learned, and incorporation into E&S programs if necessary. 

● Conceptualize, gain-buy, and coordinate all E&S training programs across the organization.

● Conduct period community meetings to understand E&S concerns while partnering with organizational leadership to drive corrective measures in line with E&S Programs. 

● Conduct regular E&S audits in line with the requirements of the ESMS and any relevant environmental legislation for all activities associated with the company operations 

● Benchmark against and liaise with like-minded organizations as well as with colleagues/experts in the field of E&S to share experiences and good practices. 

● Coordinate and/or facilitate internal reflection and analysis meetings/workshops. 

● Design and implement field research to develop case studies looking at the impact of the company and its partners. 

● Act as a champion for environmental and social issues within our organization. 

● Manage and oversee the developing, implementing, and monitoring of a focused training program on environmental and social matters for our executive management and employees. 

● Keep up to date with all relevant national legislation as well as alignment with international environmental and social standards and best practices (in particular, the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines, International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, United Nations Human Rights Convention and the Sustainable Development Goals). 

People & Leadership 

● Conduct mid-year performance appraisals, annual performance appraisals, and monthly 1-1s as per the company performance management cycle. 

● Lead, coach, motivate, inspire, and develop others to create an environment that fosters teamwork and cooperation. 

● Identify the team’s training needs and ensure team members obtain the appropriate training and support.

● Develop creative ways to keep employees motivated and encourage teams to work to achieve their set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 

● Identify and recommend new ways of working to continuously improve efficiency, productivity, and both our internal and external customer experience. 

● Cascade communication on any changes in policies, schedules, and product knowledge to the team.

● Lead, attend, and participate in team meetings. 

● Address and resolve team conflicts and maintain a professional work environment that is values-based. 


● Follow the company’s policies, processes, and code of conduct

● Fulfill any reasonable tasks given or approved by management that is work-related and aimed toward the company’s goals and targets 

● Complete all tasks and responsibilities within the agreed deadlines 

● Action all administrative duties as per the agreed process. 

● Embraces, leads and embeds change 

● Effective verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences. 

● Proactively recommend improvements and innovative ideas to increase business efficiency Qualifications 

1. Education level: A bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental, Safety, Engineering or a related technical field

2. Experience: 

a. Minimum of 2 years experience in managing and coordinating monitoring and evaluation systems at the organizational level in multi-country programs; 

b. Advanced knowledge of international standards in relation to sustainable finance including IFC performance standards, industry practices, relevant E & S legislation, and regulatory agency requirements

c. Strong conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking; 

d. Ability to work in an international and multicultural team; 

e. Showing entrepreneurship, creativity, and initiative; 

f. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 

Technical skills: (Technical skills typically require the use of certain tools and the technologies required to use those tools.) 

a. Excel 

a. Spreadsheets 

Behavioral skills: (Abilities that influence how a person interacts with others and responds to certain situations.) Must demonstrate the following values: 

● Customer Focus – deliver and maintain a high level of customer service with both our internal and external customers. 

● Ownership – treat the company as your own company and make decisions that would benefit us all and aligned with our company values – with a clear focus on delivering on the agreed KPIs 

● Respect – display respect and maintain respectful relationships within our teams and our customers and partners. 

● Integrity – operate openly and transparently with our teams, customers, and partners – Act with Integrity.

● Empowerment – Learn and grow with the company. We empower our employees to be the leaders our people want to follow. We empower our employees by giving them the opportunities to learn and grow together. We empower each other by sharing knowledge and embracing a positive mindset.

How to apply: 

All applications will be received and Reviewed through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the ‘Apply Here’ section 

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