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Environmental Officer

The Rural Electrification Authority is a statutory body established pursuant to the enactment of the Rural Electrification Act No. 20 of the Laws of Zambia of 2003. One of the main functions of the Authority is to facilitate availability and access to electricity by all Zambians living in the rural areas by extending the national grid and/or through the installation of isolated grids using renewable energy sources such as mini-hydros, solar, wind and others. In order to effectively manage its functions, the Authority wishes to recruit suitably qualified, self-motivated and experienced persons for Manager Project Implementation; Environmental Officer; and Procurement Officer.

Department: Support Services

Grade: REA5

Reports to: Senior Environmental Officer

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Environmental Science or related discipline , Should be a member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) or Impact Assessment Association of Zambia (IAAZ) or any other relevant Association. with 4 years relevant in a reputable organization in a similar role.
  • The applicants should possess the following skills:
  • Business planning skills
  • In- depth computer systems /networks and a range of software applications
  • High analytical Skills
  • Communication/Human Relations Skills

Purpose of the Job:

  • The Environmental Officer shall assist field work as well as in updating all environment records and reports and keep a record of such information in a traceable format (electronic and hard copies)
  • Main Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Provide support in conducting and coordinating environmental impact assessment studies
  • Provide support and coordinating environmental management plans, audits and monitoring plans
  • Provide input in conducting EMS and general environmental awareness training for REA staff
  • Preparing environmental guidelines, reports (monthly departmental, annual
  • Updating of data bases for all information on projects for internal and external
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of the Environment Management System (EMS)
  • Assist in the coordination and conducting of Environmental monitoring and audits
  • Assist Senior staff at REA undertake training for other REA Staff in internal environmental guidelines
  • Maintain a record of all environmental related customer complaints
  • Planning and organizing stakeholder meetings/Public participation meetings in project areas to enhance project acceptability
  • Provide input in preparation of reports pertaining to the operation of the department on a regular basis

How to Apply

Interested persons should email their application letters supported by copies of academic and professional qualifications with detailed CV's and 3 traceable referees to: no hard copies will be accepted not later than:

Kindly note that the Rural Electrification Authority is an equal opportunity employer and women are equally encouraged to apply

The Director -Human Resource and Administration,

Rural Electrification Authority,

5033 Longolongo Road,

Post Net Box 349,

Private Bag E891,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
1 Jun
Email applications to
recruitment@rea.org.zm
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