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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Programme Coordinator Energy, Climate and Extractives Job at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Coordinator Energy, Climate and Extractives [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Deadline of this Job:
21st June 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. WWF has a growing conservation Programme in the Republic of Uganda.
WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO) works with central and local government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the local communities to implement its various conservation programmes on Energy and Climate, Forestry and Wildlife, and Freshwater in Uganda. To help WWF in managing this challenging conservation agenda, and be aligned with WWF’s network initiative and the global conservation priorities, the WWF-Uganda Country Office is looking for a dynamic and committed professional to fill the Position of Programme Coordinator Climate, Energy and Extractives. This is a senior role in WWF-Uganda that requires a candidate with excellent technical, inter-personal and leadership skills and high-level integrity to assist the Country office in achieving objectives for its Programme Strategic Plan (2018-2023).
Position: Programme Coordinator Energy, Climate and Extractives
Reports To: Conservation Programme Manager.
Location: Kampala (With frequent travel to field programme areas)
Duration: 2 years Renewable (Subject to performance and funding availability)
Job Summary
Provide overall coordination, technical guidance, and supervision of the WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) Energy, Climate & Extractive Programme to ensure timely delivery on the WWF Energy, climate & Extractive Programme’s strategy and plan through efficient and cost- effective implementation of a coherent and well-articulated portfolio of project activities.

Key Performance Areas
• Initiates, develops and prepares fundable grant program/ project proposals and concepts, in collaboration with other members of the Organization (technical teams), in order to develop the WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives programme and ensure sustained growth and expansion of the programme in line with WWF’s Mission, UCO Strategic Plan objectives and donor guidelines.
• Develops and monitors the implementation of the WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting systems, for monitoring the programme performance, progress and impact of ECP projects in line with the set performance indicators, donor requirements and WWF guidelines
• Creates strong alliances and networks with civil society organizations, public and private organizations for concerted advocacy efforts, greater participation in policy dialogue and sustainability of WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives priorities.
• Prepares annual and quarterly programme reports, documents and shares best practices, and experiences and periodically advises management, key stakeholders on Energy, Climate & Extractives related issues in line with WWF and donor requirements.
• Develops and monitors the implementation of a consolidated ‘WWF UCO Energy, Climate and Extractives’ programme plan and budget and as well as monitor the integration of related activities in line with the WWF UCO objectives, financial guidelines and donor requirements.
• Provides technical oversight, direction for the expansion and growth of the WWF UCO Energy, Climate & Extractives Programme and underlying projects in line with the WWF-UCO strategic plan and donor requirements.
• Provides technical support to government and other relevant stakeholders in developing, comprehensive and harmonized policy, legal, institutional and financial frameworks for Energy, Climate & Extractives development in Uganda in line with WWF UCO guidelines.
• Provides technical oversight in capacity strengthening of UCO and its partners on Energy, Climate & Extractives issues in line with WWF UCO guidelines.
• Builds and maintains a competent “WWF UCO Energy, Climate and Extractives team” through backstopping, coaching and mentoring, giving constructive feedback, capacity development, in line with the WWF human resources guidelines.
• Coordinates planning, design, and implementation of targeted research studies to generate new information and innovative ideas to address specific Energy, Climate & Extractives related issues relevant to WWF UCO’s interventions in Uganda
• Leads in planning, organizing and coordination of campaigns, dialogues and negotiations on topical issues in extractives (mining, oil & gas) in line with the WWF guidelines and priorities.
• Supports the development and implementation of WWF’s Africa Energy Programme hosted by WWF UCO, and establishes synergies with WWF UCO’s own national Energy, Climate and Extractives programme and projects.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualifications and experience required.

• Masters’ Degree in Energy and/or Climate Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Environmental and Natural Resource Management or related field;
• Post Graduate training in program/Project Development and Management is an asset
• At least 5 years of professional experience in environmental conservation preferably in energy and climate related conservation work;
• Experience in sustainable energy development systems (with a good balance of renewable energy as well as oil and gas work) is a requirement
• Experience in civil society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management is a must;
• Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, Luo and/or Runyakitara) in the Albertine Rift is an added advantage.
Job Education Requirements: Masters’ Degree

Job Experience Requirements: At least 5 years

Job application procedure
Application letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications (sent as one document) should be emailed to: . Not later than 21st June 2019. Please quote the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the respective Google form. A detailed Job description and Google form can be downloaded at
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Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. Female Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply

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