Young Environmental Trainees (13) – 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:  Young Environmental Trainees
(13)
Reports to: Energy and Climate Manager
Location: The Albertine Rift Region
Major
Duties:
  • Strengthens
    the capacity of the host Civil Society Organisation in Energy and climate
    issues with a particular focus on petroleum development, in the Albertine
    Rift.
  • Engages
    the local government by contributing towards improved civil society
    capacity building and policy advocacy efforts related to environment
    conservation practice during energy development in the Albertine Rift;
  • Takes
    lead in coordinating the host Institution’s work in sustainable low carbon
    energy development including developing appropriate
    work-plans fundraising, reporting on project activities, with support
    from the host organization mentor.
Required qualifications:
  • Bachelors
    Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Communication,
    Environmental Management, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Law, or other
    related studies or a Diploma with two years of experience in any of the
    above fields;
  • Demonstrated
    initiative in community development;
  • Excellent
    commitment and ability to stay on the programme for the specified duration
    is a must;
  • Detail-oriented
    and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision;
  • Computer
    literacy, familiarity with GIS applications;
  • Knowledge
    of natural resource management including review of EIAs and compliance
    monitoring is an added advantage.
Required skills and competences
  • Applicant
    must not be more than 30 years of age
  • Strong
    interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Ability
    to implement community mobilization, awareness-raising, communication,
    advocacy, lobbying and capacity building (e.g. training, workshop
    facilitation and capacity building);
  • Ability
    to work independently as well as in teams is desired;
  • Excellent
    organization skills;
  • Excellent
    oral and written communications skills.
Working Relationships
  • Interacts
    with the Albertine Rift-based civil society organizations (CSOs), local
    governments, regional CSO networks on petroleum (SANEP, BAPENECO, NANEP),
    Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas in Uganda (CSCO), private
    sector (oil companies and their contractors) line ministries
    including but not limited to Ministries of Energy and Mineral Development,
    Water and Environment, Tourism, Trade and Industry and related departments
    and agencies among others.
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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