World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO with funding from the European Union is implementing the “Sustainable Financing of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) Project Uganda” a project aimed at promoting sustainable conservation financing within the Rwenzori Landscape. The Project will be implemented in partnership with the mandated Government Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, the private sector and communities within the Rwenzori Landscape.
WWF UCO is seeking for experienced and talented individuals in various professions named below to work with the above named project in Kasese. In addition to the job specific qualifications, all candidates should adhere to the WWF values of being knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
1. Project Manager
The Project Manager will ensure the delivery of sustainable provision of ecosystem services and similar initiatives from WWF’s partners in the Rwenzori Mountains Landscape, in Kasese, Kabarole, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo Districts aligning them with the WWF Country Programme activities in the area.
Qualifications & Skills: Master’s of Science degree or equivalent training in Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management or related field.
Reports to: Programme Coordinator. Supervises: All Project Staff.
2. Finance & Administration Officer
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and technically to the Financial Analyst, the Project Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for budgeting and financial reporting of the project activities.
Qualification & Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent professional qualification. Minimum 5years work experience.
Reports to: Project Manager. Supervises: Project Receptionist, Driver and Messenger.
3. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&EO) will implement the Monitoring & Evaluation strategy of WWF UCO and related activities in support of the WWF UCO Conservation Programme.
Qualification & Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Sociology, Economics, Monitoring & Evaluation. Minimum 3 years’ work experience. Reports to: Project Manager.
4. Communications’ Officer:
The Communications’ Officer will develop and implement the project’s communication strategy, raise awareness of the project activities and coordinate with key stakeholders.
Qualification & Skills: Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent in Information, Communication or related field.
Reports to: Project Manager.
5. Field Officers (2): The Field Officers will be responsible for oversight and facilitation of field activities carried out by (i) Local Governments (ii) Local Communities and (iii) Project Partners.
Qualifications & Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development, Ecology, Biology, Geography any other relevant field.
Reports to: Project Manager.
6. Receptionist: The Receptionist is responsible for the proper handling of the front desk, ensuring all incoming and out-going calls are attended to in addition to professionally attending to the organization’s guests.
Qualification & Skills: Diploma in Secretarial Studies with a good Ordinary Level Certificate.
Reports to: Project Finance & Administration.
7. Project Driver
The Project Driver will provide full time driving and vehicle maintenance services to the project. S/he will be responsible for transporting authorized personnel, deliver and collect mail and other documents as required.
Qualification & Skills: Ordinary level Certificate of Education with a valid driving permit and a clean driving record. Reports to: Project Finance & Administration Officer
The Project Messenger will be responsible for the general office cleanliness. Ensuring that the office ambience is clean and neat at all times. Working with the administration function, the Messenger will handle minor repairs around the office; handle basic secretarial work like photocopying. Internally, the position will work with the Project Finance and Administration Officer.
Qualification & Skills: Ordinary Level certificate of Education. Training in Office Practice and Management is desired. Knowledge of the local language is desired.
Reports to: Project Finance and Administration Officer.
Suitable candidates should forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcripts to the:
People Development Manager, WWF Uganda, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or WWF Uganda Country Office,
Plot 2 Sturrock Road, P.O. Box 8758, Kampala, no later than 29th January 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
WWF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce