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 Uganda

Major Functions:

As the officer responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the Africa Energy
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:

  • Coordinates existing programme activities and identifies new opportunities for the Africa
    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.

    Required Qualifications
  • 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;

    Working Relationships
  • 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
    administrative staff.
  • 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
  • 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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