Advocacy and Capacity Building Officer – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an independent
conservation organization working in over 60 countries in the world. Our
mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to
build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving
the world’s biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable
natural resources is sustainable; promoting the reduction of pollution and
wasteful consumption.
We conduct our conservation activities in partnership with
government and non-government agencies. WWF UCO now seeks to hire the services
of the following positions;
Position:  Advocacy and Capacity
Building Officer
Reports to: Energy and Climate Manager,
Location: Albertine Rift with
occasional trips to Kampala
Major Functions:
  • Coordination
    and management of WWF capacity building programme on environmental
    conservation, energy and climate issues at the local government level
    throughout the Albertine Rift;
  • Leads,
    implements, monitors the reporting on all processes related to WWF
    contribution to civil society organisational development, capacity
    Building and advocacy at the Local Government, with support from the
    Kampala-based core office team.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors
    Degree in energy and climate studies, development studies, Social
    Sciences, Communication, Environmental and Natural Resource Management;
  • At
    least 3 years of professional experience,
  • Experience
    in petroleum development is an added advantage;
  • Experience
    in civil society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy,
    natural resources management is a must;
  • Fluency
    in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, Luo
    and/or Runyakitara) in the Albertine Rift.
Required Skills and Competences
  • Applicant
    must not be more than 30 years of age
  • Highly
    developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
  • Demonstrated
    ability to handle complex process and information integration issues;
  • Extensive
    theoretical background and practical experience in organization
    development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying add
    advocacy.
  • Ability
    to coordinate major capacity building needs assessment, planning,
    development and implementation of capacity building initiatives;
  • Ability
    to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team
    leader;
  • Ability
    to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan
    and those under his/her supervision.
  • Proven
    interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective
    working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi­ethnic
    environment;
  • Capacity
    of assuming a leading role, often in situations under pressure, in
    defining and implementing projects with teams of individuals of different
    culture and background;
  • Excellent
    organization skills;
  • Superb
    oral and written communications skills;
  • Must
    be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited
    supervision.
How to apply:
Candidates meeting the required qualifications, skills and
experience should send a letter of application and a detailed CV, telephone
contacts and addresses of at least 3 referees to the People Development
Manager, WWF Uganda Country Office, P. O. Box 8758, Kampala OR email
kampala@wwfuganda.org not later than 6th March 2012.
 Note:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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