World Wide Fund for Nature Water Governance Manager Jobs in Uganda

World Wide Fund for Nature Water Governance Manager Jobs in Uganda

Grade: B1
  • Mission of the Freshwater Program: To ensure successful implementation and sustained growth of the Freshwater Program as per the WWF UCO Strategic Plan.

    Main Function:
  • The Water Governance Manager will support the establishment Freshwater Program as an independent program of UCO through a mix of fundraising, implementation and visibility activities to ensure efficient and timely delivery of program goals, objectives, and targets as per UCO strategic plan.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership in planning, management, and implementation of Water Governance activities under the WWF UCO Freshwater Program.
  • Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of ongoing Water Governance activities to track progress, document lessons, and assess their impacts on livelihoods of target communities and delivery of overall UCO conservation goals.
  • Document case studies and share information on Water Governance best practices and lessons learned with local partners and the general public.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans, budgets, and technical reports on Water Governance activities as part of the overall Freshwater program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Support the line coordinator to implement the Freshwater component of UCO’s Strategic Plan
  • Support the line coordinator to raise funds to establish and independent and robust freshwater program
  • Support the line coordinator to link with the relevant partners and participate in the relevant events for visibility
  • Support innovations aimed to improving and scaling up source protection measures, catchment management measures and water for production measures
  • Support the Program Coordinator in planning, design, and implementation of targeted research studies to generate new information and innovative ideas to support adoption of IWRM best practices in Uganda.
  • Support preparation of new funding concepts and proposals on Water Governance related issues, in collaboration with other UCO staff and partner CSOs, to ensure sustained growth of the Freshwater Program portfolio.
  • Create strong alliances and networks with civil society, public, and private organizations for sustained dialogue and advocacy for improved water governance in Uganda.
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of capacity building activities on Water Governance issues targeting WWF UCO staff, partner CSOs, Water User Associations/Groups, and other partners.
  • Coordinate preparation of policy recommendations and position papers to strengthen the water governance framework in Uganda.
  • Participate in WWF Freshwater Practice activities and global freshwater events.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the WWF UCO SMT on strategic water governance issues.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and motivated WWF UCO Water Governance team through provision of technical backstopping, coaching, mentoring, and giving constructive feedback in line with WWF Human Resources guidelines.

    Candidate Profile:

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master of Science Degree in Natural resources management or a closely related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in water resources management work.
  • Experience in PES is an added advantage.
  • Specific experience in Integrated/catchment-based water resources management in Uganda is desirable and would be a strong added advantage.
  • Good general knowledge and understanding of the Uganda water sector and existing water governance framework is desirable.
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations and the private sector is an added advantage.

    Other Skills and Competences:
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent 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 with minimum supervision;

    Working Relationships
  • Internal: Interacts and works closely with the Freshwater Program team in particular and WWF UCO program teams and operations staff in general.
  • External: Interacts with local communities (Water User Associations and Groups), CSO Partners, District Local Governments, Central Government Departments and Agencies, Private sector, donors, and the Global WWF Network.
  • This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the general and specific requirements associated with this position.
  • However, additional tasks may be assigned to the position holder as and when deemed necessary in response to changing 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: recruitment@wwfuganda.org 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 http://www.wwfuganda.org/our_story/vacancies/
  • 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 Water Governance Manager Jobs in Uganda

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