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Position Details: Biodiversity Specialist

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Openings: 1

Description:

Job Description:

This Biodiversity Specialist position is a key role in our business, and is responsible for coordinating ecology and biodiversity management advice, plans and monitoring to ensure compliance with regulation and company requirements. Crucial to the success of this role is the ability to work effectively in/and across multi-functional teams and interface with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, whilst maintaining a high work level of work ethic, being able to work autonomously and being passionate about  the  environmental performance
If you have these skills and have the specialist competencies relevant to the petroleum, gas and energy sectors is a plus.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Coordinating and tracking the management of deliverables, implementation and updates to key operational biodiversity documents and approval conditions:
  • Key liaison with spatial services on appropriate biodiversity mapping layers for constraint assessment; including, advice on incorporating, analysing and reporting on ground-truthed ecology data, disturbance/impact data and rehabilitation data collected from the field.
  • Key biodiversity input to rehabilitation plans, plan of operations and analysis of rehabilitation monitoring data for environmentally sensitive areas/fauna and flora habitat.
  • Provide advice to the business regarding assessment of impact of activities on biodiversity matters (fauna/flora/threatened ecosystems) and how to avoid, mitigate, manage and offset.
  • Coordinating compliance with protected plant clearing permit conditions (e.g. offset plans and rehabilitation) and tracking and reporting on progress.
  • Provide annual reporting on biodiversity matters; including tracking disturbance to ecosystems / fauna habitat and offset performance and management.
  • Implement and maintaining the Biodiversity Action Plan for Oil & Gas Field.
  • Provide support and advice on any changes to regulation about biodiversity legislation and policy.
  • Develop scopes of work for baseline studies or monitoring and ensure implementation as required.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and records management processes are maintained for effective tracking of environmental performance.

 Requirements:

  • A degree(s) or equivalent in a relevant science or environmental science discipline or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Experience working in a role dealing with environmental impact assessment, environment planning and/or implementing environmental management plans or permits and approvals.
  • Technical ecology/biodiversity expertise and ability to assess and provide advice regarding species habitat and ecosystem function, as well as avoidance, management mitigation and offsetting of environmental impacts, specifically for Matters of State and Federal Environmental Significance.
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and policies, and internationally recognized standards regarding biodiversity.

 Deadline: 17 November 2017

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