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

Organisation: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Champion District Manager
About WWF:
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 Uganda Country Office (UCO) implements a number of national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Advocacy and Capacity Building Officer will primarily  implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy and capacity building interventions in environmental conservation, energy and climate issues with national and local stakeholders in the Albertine Rift in line with the WWF standards and guidelines
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical support and coordinate capacity building of partners implementing energy and climate change related activities in the Albertine Rift in line with WWF guidelines.
  • Prepare, implement and monitor the implementation of sub-grants awarded to civil society and other partners for capacity strengthening in line with the WWF guidelines.
  • Develop periodic operational work plans and budgets for advocacy and capacity building interventions in line with the WWF UCO program guidelines.
  • Prepare training courses and coordinate awareness meetings, sensitization workshops for civil society and other stakeholders within the Albertine Rift in line with WWF guidelines.
  • Offer technical support to WWF partners in engaging in advocacy and lobbying at local and national levels in line with WWF guidelines.
  • Monitor the trends/progress in institutional capacity, technical capacity and level of engagement of civil society in policy dialogue and periodically advise management in line with WWF guidelines.
  • Monitor and implement effective communication platforms with district local governments, civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant partners and coordinate feedback mechanisms within the energy program in line with the WWF guidelines.
  • Implement advocacy and capacity building interventions for the energy and climate programme in line with the WWF UCO program guidelines
  • Compile, prepare and send monthly project reports to key stakeholders in line with WWF guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a good Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Energy and Climate studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Communication, Environmental and Natural Resource Management.
  • A minimum of three or more years’ professional experience in capacity development, advocacy and lobbying related activities.
  • Past exposure and experience in clean and renewable energy is an added advantage.
  • Extensive theoretical background and practical experience in organization development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying and advocacy.
  • Possess the 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic 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 oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and at least one other widely spoken language in the Albertine Rift
  • Language proficiency: English, Swahili, Luo and/or Runyakitara
How to Apply: 
All suitable candidates should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of professional/Academic documents and addresses of three referees to the Human Resources Officer, WWF Uganda, at kampala@wwfuganda.org. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Deadline:  Friday, 5th September 2014

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