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Tuesday 15 October 2013

National Project Manager - WWF in Uganda

Job Title:  National Project Manager (Strengthening Sustainable Environment and Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation and in Uganda)
Organisation: WWF
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Management

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

Key Job Roles:
Ensures that the WWF Uganda Conservation Strategy is implemented through the effective management and development of the “Strengthening Sustainable Environment & Natural Resources Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Uganda – SSENRMCCAM project.
Ensures that the SSENRMCCAM project strategy is in line and evolves with the WWF UCO Conservation Strategy requirements;

Provides advice and collaboration as appropriate to SSENRMCCAM project team members;
Promotes the vision and objectives of the WWF Uganda Conservation Strategy to external and WWF stakeholders, and participates in strategic partnership-building / fundraising approaches to them;
Establishes and implements effective project organizational / management structures, policies, and processes; and
Ensures that WWF Uganda technical standards and reporting requirements are met.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares and provides periodic technical progress reports on project activities, achievements and results as per work plans;
Coordinates day-to-day Project implementation, management and monitoring;
Works with the Steering Committee in the identification of Project partners, establish MOUs, and develop work plans and budgets for implementation of contract services;
Coordinates inputs from other stakeholders and monitor Project Implementation, impact and lessons learnt;
Develops a detailed schedule of Project reviews and meetings, in consultation with Project implementation partners and stakeholders representatives. Such schedule will include (i) tentative time frames for Tripartite Reviews, Steering Committee Meetings, and (ii) Project related Monitoring and Evaluation activities;
Serves as liaison person with all stakeholders including UNDP Country office;
Reports on progress of Project implementation and flags delays and/or difficulties faced during implementation so that the appropriate support or corrective measures can be adopted in a timely and remedial fashion;
Ensures regular and effective communication with partners and relevant stakeholders at all levels;
Oversees procurement and delivery of Project equipment in the field;
Ensures timely, adequate and controlled disbursement of funds for field activities, and ensure that the field activities are implemented adequately with clear accounting systems, acceptable to WWF and UNDP accounting requirements;
Assists in the coordination and implementation of Project monitoring systems and plans; external evaluations and audits according to Project document specifications;
Ensures the successful implementation of workshops, seminars, special events and training opportunities including overseeing event coordination and logistics;
Carries out any duties associated with the Project as agreed by the Steering Committee and Conservation Manager;
Institutes, coordinates & monitors contracts/agreements’ performances with various stakeholders;
Safeguards Project equipment & logistics to ensure they are used in the most cost effective way to implement the project.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The applicant should possess a Higher University degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or Environmental Management.
At least six (6) years work experience in project management in the field of sustainable natural’s management;
Demonstrable experience in working with partners and stakeholders at all levels, from Government Ministries, Local Governments down to communities;
Clear understanding of natural resource management policies and local government political structures;
Previous work experience in the Afro-montane forest ecosystem of the Albertine Rift is an advantage;
Proven leadership and team building and management skills;
A working knowledge of financial management, especially at the project level;
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to network, develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, internally and with local communities, local governments and CSOs;
Adaptability and flexibility; able to take initiatives and prioritise among competing demands;
Must be computer literate; familiarity with GIS applications is desirable;
Must have the ability to lead a multi-cultural team and an interest in capacity building;
Must be willing to travel extensively throughout the project area to visit sites where project-assisted activities are taking place;
Strong skills in project planning, proposal writing, financing, management, implementation, and evaluation, and experience working with donors;
Strong organisational and analytical skills;
Proven & demonstrated trait of high integrity, honesty, accountability and transparency in managing public resources.
All interested candidates should send their cover letters and curriculum vitae to the People Development Manager, WWF Uganda, at kampala@wwfuganda.org. A detailed job description may be accessed at www.panda.org/uganda.
Physical Office: WWF Uganda Country Office, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo P.O. Box 33513, Kampala - Uganda

Deadline: 25th October 2013