Senior Environmental Consultant/Regional Coordinator for East Africa

Earth Systems

Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th April 2019  

Senior Environmental Consultant/Regional Coordinator for East Africa

Make a Big Difference with Earth Systems!

With offices in Australia, China, Lao PDR, Senegal, Rwanda and the UK, Earth Systems is an environmental science and engineering company for highly motivated, ambitious professionals who are passionate about their work.

The company develops and implements innovative and effective environmental, water, energy and sustainability solutions, providing specialist advice and hands-on capabilities in a diverse range of sectors related to environmental engineering, assessment and management.

Job Overview

We are currently seeking to employ an environmental professional to provide a leadership role within the company’s Rwanda office. In this role you will be ultimately responsible for the running of the company’s Rwanda office and will supervise the delivery of a wide range of interesting environmental management and assessment consultancy projects for public and private sector clients both within Rwanda and elsewhere in the East Africa region.

Example projects include ESIAs, ESMMPs, ecological surveys and Biodiversity Action Plans, socioeconomic surveys and management plans, hydrological modelling and water quality assessments for a range of sectors including infrastructure, transport, mining, conservation and renewable energy. The ideal candidate will have some regional or developing country experience, a demonstrated track record of technical report writing within a relevant field, and an interest in securing and delivering projects to a high standard.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Leading the East Africa team, supporting continued professional development and overseeing the general management of the Kigali regional office
  • Planning, managing and leading projects to their successful delivery to a high technical standard
  • Planning and implementing long term regional business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives
  • Maintaining existing positive business and client relationships
  • Identifying, developing and securing new regional opportunities and clients for Earth Systems

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Post-graduate tertiary qualification(s) and membership to relevant professional body(ies)
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience which may include the fields of EIA, environmental and social management, ecology, environmental engineering, renewable energy and/or social/health assessment
  • Specialist knowledge in environmental management and project management experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal English language communication skills (proficiency in a second language will be highly regarded)
  • Natural leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about sustainability and the environment and their technical field of expertise
  • Have an interest in / be able to travel internationally

The position will be based in the Kigali office, with significant opportunities to work and travel within the East Africa region and overseas. An attractive salary package will be provided depending on experience. Interested applicants should submit a detailed cover letter and resume to

For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Daniel McGahey +44 (0) 749806 0114.

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