WWF International NGO Careers – Partnerships and Fundraising Officer

Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
         
About WWF:
WWF is one of
the world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations
operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of
national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission
is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a
future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Job Summary: The Partnerships and Fundraising Officer will be responsible
for developing and maintaining  strong
and effective working partnerships with the private sector, and resource mobilization
strategies in line with the “Sustainable Financing of the Rwenzori Mountains
National Park (SFRMNP) project and organizational objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop
    and implement a fundraising strategy and plan for sustainable financing of
    RMNP and WWF-UCO in line with the project and organization objectives.
  • Develop
    and maintain relations with potential donors including local funding
    agencies, the private sector, and international donors in line with donor
    requirements and WWF’s Conservation Strategy and funding policies.
  • Develop
    periodic operational work plans and budgets for fundraising and
    partnership interventions in line with the program guidelines.
  • Offer
    technical support to WWF partners in development of a national framework
    on payment for ecosystem services (PES) in line with WWF and project
    guidelines.
  • Initiate,
    prepare and monitor the implementation of bilateral contracts in the pilot
    PES scheme with the private sector in line with WWF and project
    guidelines.
  • Provide
    technical support to WWF partners in development of awareness and advocacy
    materials for ecosystem services of RMNP and private sector companies in
    line with WWF and project guidelines.
  • Prepare
    and coordinate meetings, workshops between private sector companies,
    National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and relevant
    stakeholders in line with project requirements.
  • Offer
    timely technical support and coordinate capacity building of stakeholders
    and RMNP staff on fund-raising and sponsorship in line with WWF and donor
    guidelines.
  • Actively
    monitor the engagement of the private sector and relevant partners in the
    conservation of Rwenzori ecosystem services, coordinate feedback
    mechanisms and periodically advise management in line with WWF and project
    guidelines.
  • Prepare
    and submit monthly project reports to key stakeholders in line with WWF
    and project guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate for the WWF Partnerships and Fundraising Officer should
    hold a Postgraduate degree in Project Planning and Management/Business
    Management/International development.
  • The
    incumbent should also hold a bachelor’s (honors) Degree in Development
    Studies, Social Sciences, Natural Resources Management.
  • Four
    or more years of professional experience in resources mobilization and in
    inter-institutional relationship management; especially working with the
    private sector, at local, national and international levels; experience in
    negotiating and drafting partnership agreements (knowledge in business law
    would be appreciated);
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of environment and development issues;
  • Basic
    knowledge on Corporate Social Responsibility,
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising,
    donor strategies, functions and international relations;
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent
    inter-personal skills, and ability to maintain strong relationships,
    mediate on issues, chair meetings and resolve conflicts;
  • Strong
    cross-cultural and negotiation skills and versatility to deal with different
    types of partnerships;
  • Personal
    integrity with an honest and open style approach to work;
  • Persuasive
    & Convincing, with the ability to engage partners at all levels
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs, and academic
transcripts to the Human Resources Officer, WWF Uganda, at
kampala@wwfuganda.org.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: 20th March, 2015

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