World Wide Fund For Nature Conservation Africa Energy Program Coordinator Jobs in Uganda
World Wide Fund For Nature Conservation Africa Energy Program Coordinator Jobs in UgandaMajor Functions:
As the officer responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the Africa EnergyCoordinates existing programme activities and identifies new opportunities for the Africa
Programme, the coordinator’s principal duty is to promote, fundraise for, and coordinate the
development and implementation of the Africa Energy Programme in close collaboration with
the key participating country offices and the relevant WWF Global Practices and Practice Focal
Points in Africa. Specifically, the Africa Energy Programme Coordinator:
region and participating WWF Country Offices that relate to the delivery of the Africa
Energy Programme and the WWF Global Energy and Climate Practice (ECP);
Leads and supports the further development and implementation of the Africa Energy
Transformational Project and other projects under the Africa Energy Programme;
Develops a coherent and well-articulated Strategic Framework for the implementation of
the various Africa energy projects together with the participating WWF Country Offices
and partners in a synergetic and complimentary manner with the Country Office
Strategic Plans as well the WWF Global Energy and Climate Practice.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports and facilitates further development of the Africa Energy Programme, in
alignment with the WWF Global Energy and Climate Practice Strategy, including
development of an overall Programme Strategic Framework and a Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) plan.
Leads the identification, packaging and marketing of new project proposals to potential
donors and partners.
Facilitates the establishment of an Africa Energy Enabling Team, including identification
of suitable representatives of both internal and external partners and serving as a
secretariat for the same, to facilitate the successful implementation of the Africa Energy
In collaboration with participating Country Offices and the WWF Global Energy and
Climate Practice, develops complementary and auxiliary projects and initiatives that
facilitate the successful implementation of the Africa Transformational Energy Project,
including context research, options for innovation and scaling up as well as cross-linking
with other relevant Global Goals/Practices and Country Strategic Plans.
Provides technical leadership and management support, as appropriate, to the
implementation of ongoing energy projects in the participating countries, as far as they
relate to the Africa Energy Programme, taking into consideration the fact that any inCountry
activities are to be led and implemented by local Country Office Teams.
Prepares annual and quarterly work plans for the implementation of the Africa Energy
Programme (and associated projects) in close consultation with the line manager and
Africa Energy Enabling Team.
Monitors, evaluates, and identifies areas of improvement in the implementation of the
Africa Energy Programme guided by a clear M&E plan, and prepares relevant M&E
reports (annual, quarterly, as necessary) for internal and external audiences.
Promotes and supports cross-learning visits and exchanges within and outside the WWF
network at both Africa and international levels, including targeted capacity building
(training, necessary equipment, etc.) of participating Country Offices and strategic
partners that in turn assist in the delivery of the Africa Energy Programme.
In close collaboration with the WWF Governance Practice and the Africa Policy and
Partnership Director, coordinates development and dissemination of policy recommendations on key energy issues targeting Africa and regional governance bodies, including among others the East African Community (EAC), Southern African
Development Community (SADC), Africa Union (AU), UNFCCC.
Coordinates regular and consistent communications and updating of Africa energy
programme and projects related developments to donors and other relevant partners, as
required and in close consultation with participating country teams.
In cooperation with Communication staff from participating WWF Country offices,
develops and coordinates public engagement and communication campaigns (such as
Earth Hour) on key energy issues in the region.
Develops and strengthens partnerships with actors and donors that are supporting or
may support implementation of the Africa Energy Programme.
Ensures that all Projects under the Africa Energy Programme are gender sensitive,
support human rights, inclusive and participatory.
Ensures that the Africa Energy Programme is implemented in accordance with WWF
standards, values and principles.
Master’s Degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management;
Specific studies in energy and climate change, development studies, international
development, social sciences, communication expertise are added advantages;
At least 7 years of relevant professional experience;
Experience in sustainable energy development;
Experience in civil society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy,
natural resources management; and
Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, French, and
Portuguese) in East Africa and Southern Africa region is an added advantage.
Required Skills and Competences
Demonstrable people management and partnership development skills;
Demonstrated ability to handle complex process and information integration issues;
Ability to coordinate major capacity building activities, planning, development and
implementation of capacity building initiatives;
Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader;
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and
those under his/her supervision;
Ability to be effective under circumstances of minimum supervision;
Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working
relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
Capacity of assuming a leading role, often in situations under pressure, in defining and
implementing projects with teams of individuals of different culture and background;
Excellent organization skills;
Superb oral and written communications skills; and
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task;
Internal: Interacts and closely works with the WWF UCO Conservation Manager, Country
Director, the Africa Transformational Projects Coordinator, relevant Country Offices staff, WWF
Global Energy and Climate Practice team members, and WWF National Offices and
External: The Coordinator will interact with relevant actors in the East African Community
(EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
and other relevant regional bodies, CSO Networks, National Ministries of Energy in East and
Southern Africa region among others in close coordination and collaboration with relevant
country office leads on Energy.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that
are anticipated proactively from staff.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st July 2019
Email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject should read UCO-CONSPM.
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, consider your application unsuccessful.
For more information and job application details, see; World Wide Fund For Nature Conservation Africa Energy Program Coordinator Jobs in Uganda
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