Job: Environmental Audit and Monitoring Officers
Organization: RWANDA ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Reports To: Director of Environmental Regulations and Pollution Control Unit
No. of Positions: 1
Functions and tasks: Develop environmental audit procedures & checklists
Prepare & submit for approval, the audit guidelines & procedures, to review the existing guidelines & procedures;
Prepare environmental audit procedures & guidelines for different projects’;
Prepare Audit & Monitoring plans and schedule;
Prepare audit reports on issues identified & provide recommendation on action plans to address these concerns;
Assist in the development & modification of environmental audit procedures & checklists;
Perform & document environmental audit in accordance with inspection plans, procedures & checklists;
Propose environmental audit measures through registration, licensing & permitting systems;
In collaboration with standards & regulatory officer, develop environmental management systems (EMS) for Environmental Audit Certified projects
Perform environmental audits of certified Projects
Conduct field follow-ups of certified environmental projects and non-certified operational project;
Maintain & update a database of environmental audit reports & data;
Collect, maintain & interpret data from environmental audit reports.
Enforce Environmental Audit Guidelines & Principles
Audit projects under construction and/or during operation for compliance with EIA certificates conditions, permits or best environmental management practices
Advise on appropriate enforcement actions with identified cases;
Propose enforcement strategies with any legislation on sound environmental management (chemical management, safe use of pesticides & disposal of hazardous wastes);
Conduct public investigations on the compliance of certified audit projects;
Monitor activities pertaining to the installation or construction of pollution source & control facilities to ensure compliance with the National Emission Standards for Source Specific Air Pollutants, National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Effluent Discharge, & report monitoring results.
A0 in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Rural Engineering, Civil Engineering and development studies.
Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required:
Negotiation & influencing skills
Planning and organization skills
Communication, reporting and writing skills
Interpersonal and team working skills
Spoken and written English and Swahili skills
Understanding Rwanda environment system
Knowledge in international standards of environment.