World Wide Fund for Nature Regional Energy Officer Jobs in Uganda

World Wide Fund for Nature Regional Energy Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Details

  • 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, the 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 support the Regional Energy Programme hosted at WWF Uganda Country Office.

    Job Summary

  • Support the Africa Energy Coordinator (AEC) in developing the Africa Energy Access Initiative (AEAI) and delivery of the Regional Energy Program as coordinated by the Uganda Country Office (UCO) as the Africa Energy Hub for the WWF Global Climate and Energy Practice strategies for Africa. Will closely support the mandates below.

  • Development of a coherent and well-articulated programmatic approach for the Africa Regional Energy Hub, in collaboration with the WWF Global Climate and Energy Practice, relevant WWF Country Offices, the Regional Office for Africa, as well as key partners and the private sector;

  • Development of the Africa Energy Access initiative (AEAI) - specifically on areas related to Energy finance and markets;

  • Effective coordination and collaboration between the WWF country offices in Africa in the development and implementation of the Regional Energy Programme and AEAI, including partnership development, proposal development and identification of other opportunities within the Hub's mandates and priorities, and .

  • Effective coordination and collaboration with relevant strategic partners, such as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), interGovernmental Organizations, donors, etc.

    Key Performance Areas

  • Supports the documentation and communication of energy access related best practices and lessons learned in consultation with national focal persons in WWF Africa country offices.

  • Supports implementation of key strategic energy interventions coordinated by the Hub including among others, the Sustainable Energy
    Access Forums (SEAFs), and Leading the Change.

  • Designs and implements regional activities for strengthening CSOs for effective replication and up scaling of high impacts energy access success stories.

  • Supports development of annual and quarterly work plans, budgets (and programs), and procurements of the Hub.

  • Supports AEC in technical and management oversight for ongoing partnerships with CSOs, Regional Economic Commissions and others

    Qualifications, Skills and Competencies Required

  • Advanced degree in Renewable/Sustainable Energy Management/ Environment and Natural Resources/Business Administration/ Marketing/Entrepreneurship development with experience in energy related finance, markets, and private sector partnerships.

  • At least 6 years' experience in program development and management Post

  • Graduate training in Project Planning and Management is an asset

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, mentorship and capacity building, and mainstreaming gender and cross cutting issues.

  • Experience in energy related-programs is required preferably with exposure to financial, marketing and entrepreneurship development institutions.

  • Experience in CSOs capacity development, communication, networking, lobbying and advocacy.

  • Good oral and written communication skills within the energy space must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision.

  • Fluency in English and at least one other major regional languagespoken (Swahili, French) in Africa region is an added advantage.

  • Good conceptual, analytical, logical and innovative problem-solving ability.

  • Good understanding of key energy issues in Africa.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex processes and information with a good understanding of how platforms operate.

  • Ability to remain effective under pressure, and with minimum supervision while working in a very small team.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader in a multi-cultural environment

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Wide Fund for Nature Regional Energy Officer Jobs in Uganda

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