USAID WCS Project Jobs – Program Coordinator at Wildlife Conservation Society

Organisation: Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About WCS:
The Wildlife Conservation
Society (WCS), an international conservation NGO with its headquarters at the
Bronx Zoo, New York, USA has been operating in Uganda for more than 50 years.
WCS works to conserve biological diversity and ecosystem function through
applied research, management of natural resources and providing technical
support to Ugandan organizations and agencies.
About USAID Project:
USAID have funded the Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS) to work with the Government of Uganda and Civil
Society to establish a Uganda Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund (UBCTF) for
the country that is an independent entity and which will be able to finance the
conservation of different sites within the country.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator will be responsible for managing the four-year project and assist
in leading the creation and development of the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF).
She/ he will work closely with external experts in conservation finance law and
trust fund establishment in Uganda, and WCS Uganda staff to implement this
project and ensure the Trust fund is established and financed. She/he will be
responsible for the general administration, planning and coordination of
project activities, liaising with Government and civil society partners as well
as with the technical team to build political and financial support within
Uganda for the new CTF She/ he will be guided and supported by a Technical
Advisor who will provide strategic guidance and lead the initial efforts to
create the new CTF. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the
Technical Advisor to recruit a steering committee through which the work will
be undertaken to create the new CTF He/she will ensure that timely
communication with the Steering Committee takes place and that all progress is
documented. The Project Coordinator will also be responsible for all
communication and reporting to the donor agency.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Project Coordinator vacancy should hold a Master’s
    degree in Environment, Natural Resources Management, Business
    Administration, and/or Conservation Finance with at least five years of
    project management experience.
  • Past
    experience in working with USAID or other donors is desirable.
  • The
    successful candidate must also demonstrate strong leadership abilities
  • Possess
    excellent communication skills
  • Possess
    the ability to produce high quality reports in English.
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send a
cover letter, updated CV and at least three references (with contact
information including phone numbers) via email to: wcsugandajobs@gmail.com and
copy to snampindo@wcs.org.
Deadline: 16th February, 2015.

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