World Wide Fund for Nature Wildlife and Protected Areas Manager - Jobs in Uganda
World Wide Fund for Nature Wildlife and Protected Areas Manager - Jobs in UgandaSupervises:Program Officers and Support Staff
WWF UCO – Kasese Sub-office (Position requires frequent travels to the field to monitor program activities and meet with stakeholders and partners)
Mission of the Forest and Biodiversity Program: To ensure successful implementation and sustained growth of the Forest and Biodiversity Program as per the WWF UCO Strategic Plan.
The Wildlife and Protected Areas Manager will support the Forest and Biodiversity Program Coordinator in planning, management, coordination, supervision, and monitoring of biodiversity conservation and management activities to ensure efficient and timely delivery of program goals, objectives, and targets.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Promote and support innovations and adoption of best practices aimed at curbing poaching, illegal wildlife trafficking and trade.
Promote tourism and ecotourism and other non-consumptive wildlife based enterprises within protected areas and adjacent communities.
Promote and support development and implementation of Protected Area (PA) Management Plans in line with internationally recognized best practices.
Promote and support establishment of sustainable financing mechanisms (through public-private partnerships) for efficient management of priority Protected Areas.
Support development and implementation of comprehensive Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Plans for priority Protected Areas.
Support development and implementation of flagship Species Management Plans.
Provide technical leadership in planning, management, and implementation of biodiversity conservation and management activities under the WWF UCO Forest and Biodiversity Program.
Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of ongoing biodiversity conservation and management 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 biodiversity conservation and management best practices and lessons learned with local partners and the general public.
Support the Program Coordinator in planning, design, and implementation of targeted research studies to generate new information and innovative ideas on sustainable biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
Create strong alliances and networks with civil society, public, and private organizations for sustained dialogue and advocacy for improved biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
Coordinate planning and implementation of capacity building activities on biodiversity conservation and management issues targeting WWF UCO staff and partners.
Coordinate preparation of policy recommendations and position papers to strengthen biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans, budgets, and technical reports on biodiversity conservation and management activities as part of the overall Forest and Biodiversity program planning and reporting cycle.
Provide technical advice and support to the WWF UCO SMT on strategic biodiversity conservation and management issues.
Support preparation of new funding concepts and proposals on biodiversity conservation and management related issues, in collaboration with other UCO staff and partner CSOs, to ensure sustained growth of the Forest and Biodiversity Program portfolio.
Build and maintain a cohesive and motivated biodiversity conservation team through provision of technical backstopping, coaching, mentoring, and giving constructive feedback in line with WWF Human Resources guidelines.
Represent the Program, as required, at national and international forums/meetings.
Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor from time to time.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, or a related field.
Knowledge and experience in interventions aimed at curbing wildlife crimes is a must
At least 5 years of professional experience in biodiversity conservation and management work. Specific work experience in the Albertine Graben would be a strong added advantage.
Previous work experience or engagement with relevant government agencies is an added advantage.
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 under limited supervision;
Internal: Interacts and works closely with the Forest and Biodiversity Program team in particular and WWF UCO program teams and operations staff in general.
External: Interacts with local communities, CSO Partners, District Local Governments, Central Government Departments and Agencies, Private sector, donors, and the Global WWF Network.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 Wildlife and Protected Areas Manager - Jobs in Uganda
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