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Reports to:
Sustainable Development Manager
Basis:
Full Time
Location:
Nwoya District, Uganda
Salary:
UGX 500,000 per month
Starting Date:
As soon as possible

Background

Amatheon Agri Uganda Ltd (AAU) was founded in 2013 to establish large-scale commercial farming operations in Nwoya District, north-western Uganda. Since then, it has developed more than 3,000 hectares for rain-fed cropping activities and successfully engages more than 1,800 smallscale farmers through its Outgrower Programme.

AAU is part of the Amatheon Agri Group  – a European agribusiness and food company headquartered in Germany and operating in Sub- Saharan Africa. Focusing on farming, trading and food processing, Amatheon integrates its activities along the agricultural value chain and invested more than US$100 million in sub-Sahara Africa. As a triple-bottom-line company, Amatheon acts as an anchor investor in rural areas to uplift neighboring communities economically, socially and environmentally. A combination of international expertise with localized Africa know-how, and a long-term vision with a sustainable approach, makes it set to become a leading player in the African food sector.

Job Summary

The intern will support the Sustainable Development Manager in daily activities and duties. The Sustainable Development department is responsible for the company’s social due diligence, environmental compliance, community engagement, communications and overall sustainability strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Support due diligence process during land acquisition and follow up of land titling process
  • Support the implementation of the Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan
  • Support annual Environmental Audits and report to NEMA in conformity with Regulation
  • Liaise with Environment Consultant to carry out Environment and Social Impact Assessments
  • Support response to external inquiries
  • Support content production and design of communication materials such as leaflets
  • Develop a functional stakeholder communication strategy, identifying and mapping out stakeholders
  • Cooperate with communications department by reporting about activities in a presentable format
  • Perform any other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Degree in humanities, natural resources, environmental management or related field
  • Highly literate in Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel as well as the internet in general
  • Excellent grasp of the English language: verbal and written
  • Ability to communicate with rural communities in Luo/Acholi
  • Innovative, and able to resolve problems with ease.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen, analytical, organization and problem-solving

Application Instructions

If you qualify for the above position, please send your application letter and CV/Resume either by email to: Career.AAU(at)amatheon-agri.com. Deadline for submission of applications is 3 February 2017. Please include three referees to verify your academic background. We appreciate all your interest, but will only be able to respond to shortlisted applicants with further instructions.