World Wide Fund for Nature Programme Coordinator – Energy, Climate & Extractives Jobs in Uganda

World Wide Fund for Nature Programme Coordinator – Energy, Climate & Extractives Jobs in Uganda

Department Mission:
  • To ensure the development and implementation of the WWF Uganda Conservation Strategy to the highest standards.

    Major Function:
  • To provide overall coordination, technical guidance, and supervision of the WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) Energy, Climate & Extractives Programme to ensure timely delivery on the WWF Energy, climate & Extractives Programme’s strategy and plan through efficient and cost-effective implementation of a coherent and well-articulated portfolio of project activities

    Key Performance Areas (KPA):
  • Initiate, develop and prepare 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.
  • Develop and monitor 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
  • Create 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.
  • Prepare annual and quarterly programme reports, document and share best practices, experiences and periodically advise management, key stakeholders on Energy, Climate & Extractives related issues in line with WWF and donor requirements.
  • Develop and monitor 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.
  • Provide 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.
  • Provide 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.
  • Provide technical oversight in capacity strengthening of UCO and its partners on Energy, Climate & Extractives issues in line with WWF UCO guidelines.
  • Build and maintain 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.
  • Coordinate 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
  • Lead 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.
  • Support the development and implementation of WWF’s Africa Energy Programme hosted by WWF UCO, and establish synergies with WWF UCO’s own national Energy, Climate and Extractives programme and projects.

    Required Qualifications
  • 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.

    Required Skills and Competences
  • Experience in successfully developing projects funded by donors Experience working with major donors in Uganda or other East African states
  • Excellent knowledge about climate and energy issues nationally and regionally
  • Strategic and visionary as well as capable of achieving outstanding results while working with others;
  • Experienced with demonstratable technical knowledge and skills in delivering excellent results on sustainability issues in the energy and climate sector;
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability and excellent oral and written communication;
  • Extensive theoretical background and practical experience in organization development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying, negotiations and advocacy;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision;

    Working Relationships
  • Internal: Interacts and closely works with the Energy, Climate & Extractives team of WWF UCO, and other relevant project teams and administrative support staff in all Uganda Country Office offices.
  • Interacts also closely with the Africa Energy Programme Coordinator hosted by WWF UCO.
  • External: Interacts with the various WWF network offices, the WWF Global Climate & Energy Practice Core Team, District Local Governments, private sector at both Local & International levels.
  • This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

    How to Apply
  • 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 14th June 2019].
  • Please quote the position title in the subject line and remember to fill the google form for the respective position.
  • Detailed Job descriptions and Google forms link for each role can be downloaded at
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Wide Fund for Nature Programme Coordinator – Energy, Climate & Extractives Jobs in Uganda

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