Development Assistance Specialist (Mission Environment Officer (MEO))

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USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Development Assistance Specialist (Mission Environment Officer (MEO)).

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS:  “Cooperating Country National” shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.

“Cooperating Country” shall mean the foreign country in or for which services are to be rendered hereunder.

Opening date: May 2, 2022

Closing date: May 31, 2022

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Development Assistance Specialist (Mission Environment Officer (MEO)) position.

The USAID Development Assistance Specialist (Mission Environmental Officer (MEO)) position is located in the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) unit of USAID/Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office. The EG Office includes four other units, namely, Agriculture Sector Development, Resilience and Nutrition, Private Sector and Policy Unit (PSU), and Program Support.

The Specialist is officially designated as the MEO responsible for providing technical resource in strategic planning, program and activity design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the entire Mission portfolio for environmental compliance. As MEO, the Specialist ensures all Mission programs/projects/activities are in compliance with Title 22 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulation (22 CFR 216 or “Reg. 216”) – by providing:

(1) Environmental compliance oversight for USAID projects throughout Uganda.

(2) Technical and management support to the mission on environmental issues, projects, and programs.

(3) Promoting integrated environmental awareness throughout the Mission.

The Specialist exercises extensive judgment in planning and carrying our tasks, in resolving problems and conflicts and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines and works closely with members from USAID/Uganda technical and management offices, the USAID/East Africa Regional Environmental Officer (REO), USAID/East Africa Regional Legal Advisor (RLA), and the USAID Washington Africa Bureau Environmental Officer (BEO).


Master’s degree in a field related to Environmental Science or Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Natural Resources/Environmental Management, or Environmental Law/Policy is required.


–Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in environmental work is required. This should include experience in working for donor organizations, Government of Uganda organizations or private sector institutions in the application of environmental impact assessment or closely related regulations, standards, policies, and best practices.

–Experience must demonstrate the ability to prepare and/or review environmental scoping statements, social safeguards or resettlement plans, environmental impact assessments, and implementation of environmental management plans.

How to apply

The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061722R10017

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