Programme Coordinator Job at Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change in Uganda

The Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change was created in late 2008 to respond to the pressing issues – environmental, social and economic – presented by rising global temperatures due to the phenomena known as Climate Change. The Forum recognizes the urgency and need for immediate action in responding to Climate Change. In implementing and managing an equitable, comprehensive response to global warming. Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change-Uganda with funding from DFID is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of a Programme Coordinator.
Terms Of Reference For A Programme Coordinator
1. Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Ensure effective coordination of the preparation, planning, fundraising and implementation of PFCC projects/ programmes.
  • Strengthen inter-agency coordination, working with relevant parliamentary committees.
  • Establishing effective mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating PFCC programmes and follow up on key areas of application commitments in collaboration with PFCC Executive, parliamentary Committees and civil society.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of PFCC results.
  • Organize dialogue meetings with key partners to articulate clear advocacy and communication interventions that are in line with PFCC goals and objectives.
  • Explore and recommend strategies for partnerships, institutional linkages with line ministries, civil society groups, local governments, media, academia, etc.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in programme implementation and providing innovative solutions on adjusting strategies and implementation.
  • Ensure the timely submission of reports.
  • Draft and/or produce catchy information materials such as video reports, photo documentation, statements, policy briefs, newsletter production and represent PFCC on several other working groups on Climate Change and carry out tasks as appropriate on behalf of the Executive Committee.
  • Help to coordinate the multiple branches of the program and the wider program team; assist in the planning and management of monthly activities.
  • Identify and develop possible areas for PFCC partnership with local organizations, universities, research institutions, etc;
  • Represent PFCC in coordination meetings, staff meetings, workshops, and meetings with stakeholders;
  • Assist in authoring research reports, briefing notes, policy papers, and other materials as required;
  • Help to develop and coordinate research dissemination and follow-up activities, including providing substantive advice on the future direction of the program; and act as Secretary to PFCC Executive Committee.
  • Other duties as required.
2.    Field Research Management Activities
  • Conduct interviews with a variety of actors (Government, traditional leaders, CSOs, youth groups, women’s leaders, etc), using a full-range of qualitative research techniques;
  • Assist in the recruitment and management of a local research team, including providing training, mentoring and on-site monitoring of researchers;
  • Provide insights into the findings of field research, using substantial local knowledge (political, institutional, cultural, etc)
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will possess some or all of the following characteristics:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Masters degree in environmental management or social sciences (Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and management would be an added advantage)
  • At least 5 years experience working in the field of international development and environmental governance, or research at a professional level (required)
  • Willingness and ability to spend extensive periods of time (at least 50% of contract, to include weekends and evenings) in remote areas throughout
  • Proven record of successful interaction with individuals from a diverse array of backgrounds, including government officials, police, traditional leaders, women, the elderly, youth, CSOs, etc;
  • Demonstrable experience conducting and analyzing field research and managing a local research team;
  • Proven interest in issues of justice and governance in Uganda (experience with climate change adaptation and mitigation is an added advantage)
  • Ability to conduct evidence-based policy analysis and play an active role in the development of program policy and direction;
  • Punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Hand deliver applications at:
Parliamentary Forum Climate Change Offices,
Bauman House RM P-05 or by email
Deadline for receiving application is Monday, 25th June 2012 at 5pm.


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