UNEP DTU Partnership Stakeholder Engagement Expert Jobs in Uganda

UNEP DTU Partnership Stakeholder Engagement Expert Jobs in Uganda


  • Climate change in Uganda is predicted to cause temperatures to rise and to make rainfall seasonality more erratic, including changes in onset, duration and intensity punctuated with intra-seasonal dry spells. Analysis of recent climate trends in Uganda indicate a significant increase in temperature at a rate of 0.52⁰ C per decade, as well as the number of annual hot days increasing by over 20%. Some models anticipate an increase in mean annual temperature of more than 2 ⁰ C by 2030 and as much as 4.9⁰ C by the 2090s. Rainfall observations show statistically significant decreasing trends in annual rainfall. These changes in temperature and precipitation are expected to further enhance climate-related vulnerabilities and risks.

  • The Government of Uganda (GoU) has set an ambitious goal for its development, aiming to transform the country into a modern, middle-income country by 2040 with adaptation to climate change being a priority. The country intends to legislate against climate risk, and conducting vulnerability assessments is one of the approaches for strategic planning. Noting that the Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda projected severe damages due to climate risks in the sectors of agriculture, water and environment, energy and infrastructure, including health due to
    rising zoonotic diseases, GoU is committed to address the challenges associated with climate change as defined in its strategic policies, strategies and plans. In doing so, the third National Development

  • Plan 2020/21 - 2024/25 highlights the Natural Resources, Environment, Climate Change, Land and Water Management Programme to reduce and reverse the adverse effects of climate change.

  • Furthermore, Uganda’s priority climate action response is adaptation as communicated in the first Nationally Determined Contributions to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change.

  • In addition, Uganda’s National Climate Change Policy (2015) calls for mainstreaming of climate change concerns in the relevant sectoral, national and local policies, plans and budgets.
    Responding effectively to the challenges posed by climate change requires i) identifying and
    understanding climate impacts, risks and vulnerabilities, and ii) identification, prioritisation and implementation of concrete adaptation and resilience actions and measures to address vulnerabilities and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

  • Aggregating already existing risk maps and vulnerability assessments as well as developing new ones would provide a holistic vision of the country’s current and future state of vulnerability.

    Objectives of the Project

  • This project aims to assist the Government of Uganda in identifying and measuring national climate vulnerabilities and in tracking adaptation efforts and resilience in land-based sectors (agriculture, water and environment, forestry, wetlands, wildlife and biodiversity), the energy sector, the mineral development sector, the infrastructure sector, and the health sector. Due
    to the limited availability of funds, the project will take a macro-level approach to all sectors while providing a more in-depth approach to the land-based sectors.

  • The consultant will work under the supervision of UDP and the assignment includes the specific activities below.

    Specific Tasks

  • Identify the institutions and relevant stakeholders (including ministries), relevant
    departments and statistical institutes, non-state actors, private sector entities, nongovernmental organizations and academia that are relevant to the project.

  • Conduct coordination and liaison activities between UDP, the Ministry of Water and Environment, and the relevant stakeholders as described above;

  • Prepare communication materials for stakeholders such as invitations to workshops,
    trainings, and webinars;

  • Assist UDP with reviewing and compiling relevant documentation. This includes grey and
    white literature regarding existing climate vulnerability assessments in Uganda and relevant frameworks, such as national systems for monitoring and evaluation of climate change action in the country;

  • Communicate with the project team any ongoing revisions of national policies and strategies that are relevant to the project;

  • Organize workshop logistics and arrangements such as venue hire, material procurement and communications;

  • Assist the adaptation expert on data collection and analysis.

    Other Tasks

  • Participate in field missions as a translator and liaison officer where needed;

  • Assist the design expert on testing tool prototypes and conducting interviews;

  • Undertake any other task as agreed upon with the UDP Project Manager and/or the
    adaptation expert to suit the objectives of the assignment.


    ● University degree in Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Journalism, Communication and Development Studies.

    ● A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in the field of stakeholders’ engagement, local
    community mobilization, capacity building.

    ● Demonstrable experience with climate change project implementation and evaluation.

    ● Proven experience in engaging in policy dialogue with government, development partners and non-state actors including vulnerable groups.

    ● Experience with grievance redress mechanism.

    ● Knowledge of local dialect will be of advantage.

    ● Living and working in Uganda.

    Key Performance Indicators

    DELIVERABLES : Required Completion

  • Liaison between stakeholders Ongoing

  • Communication materials for local stakeholder engagement Ongoing

  • List of relevant documentation on existing national climate March 2021 vulnerability assessments

  • Execution of trainings and workshops April 2021

    How to Apply

  • Please submit your application to
    Fanny Minjauw at

  • fmemi@dtu.dk

    Application deadline: 31/12/2020

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