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Environmentalist

The Road Development Agency is a statutory organization whose function is to plan, manage and coordinate the road network in the country. The Agency is responsible for planning, care, maintenance and construction of public roads in Zambia. It also regulates the maximum permissible weights on roads, conducts studies for the development, maintenance and improvement of the road network, and reviews design standards and classification.

In order to implement this mandate, the Road Development Agency now wishes to fill up the vacant position as follows:

Environmentalist

RDA would like to recruit an Environmentalist who will be responsible for the integration of environmental issues into the care, maintenance and construction of the country’s road network in accordance with the country’s policies and regulations and best practices.

Duties

  • The Environmentalist will be required to undertake the following duties:
  • Provide overall policy and technical guidance and direction for environmental issues, as defined by the country’s environmental laws and regulations and international best practices
  • Coordinate the timely preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (ElAs), Resettlement Action Plans (RAPS) and other related environmental reports that are vital for the successful integration of environmental issues in the road sector
  • Undertake compliance monitoring activities to ensure that Contractors and Consultants are abiding by the provisions of the contracts and environmental reports
  • Liaise closely with other Road Development Agency Departments and other relevant stakeholders such as the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) during project preparation and implementation
  • Attend other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Schedule:

  • This is a permanent and pensionable position.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences such as Geography, Biology, Natural Resources Management from a reputable training institution.
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in environmental management,
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven strong writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate in at least one of the local languages
  • Familiarity with the relevant Government procedures and regulations.
  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint email and the internet.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Only candidates meeting the above requirements should apply to:

The Director – Human Capital & Administration,

Road Development Agency,

PO Box 50003,

Plot 33 Fairley Road,

Ridgeway,

Lusaka.

Kindly note that all copies of professional & academic qualifications should be certified as true copies of the original and enclosed together with a cover letter and up-to-date curriculum vitae with three traceable references.

Soliciting and lobbying in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.

Application deadline
17 Jan 15:00
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