ACT Alliance NGO Vacancies – Climate Change Project Assistant

Organisation: ACT
Alliance
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: ACT Alliance
Advocacy Officer
About US:
ACT Alliance is a coalition of
more than 140 churches and affiliated organisations working together in over
140 countries worldwide to create positive and sustainable change in the lives
of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender,
sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest
international codes and standards. ACT Alliance works in humanitarian aid;
development; and advocacy. This means that every day, ACT Alliance is on the
frontlines: addressing systemic poverty; supporting survivors of disasters,
wars and conflicts; training rural communities in sustainable agricultural
techniques; helping people adapt to environmental change; and influencing governments
and other key decision makers to safeguard citizens’ human rights. The work of
ACT Alliance is supported by an International Secretariat based in Geneva,
Switzerland.
Job Summary: The Project
Assistant in Climate Change Adaptation/Disaster Risk Reduction will be
responsible for coordinating and technically supporting the implementation of
the 3-year project “Strengthening local climate change advocacy – making local
voices heard in the climate debate in the districts of Teso and Karamoja area
in Uganda.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the general coordination of the project strengthening local climate
    change advocacy – making local voices heard in the climate debate.
  • Be
    responsible for the training modules for Climate Change/ DRR, including
    the preparation of in charge of training of communities, church leaders
    and ACT Forum Uganda member organizations in community-based DRR (CBDRR)
    skills, project cycle management, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments,
    Community Action Planning, climate risk assessments.
  • Work
    closely with and forge working relationships with different government
    departments, scientific institutions (e.g. meteorological offices and
    Universities), churches and faith- based civil society organizations on
    behalf of ACT Uganda Forum, when appropriate, to ensure a smooth linkage
    between ACT Uganda forum and other organizations on DRR and CCA related
    matters.
  • Organize
    meetings and workshops to promote capacity building at both local and
    national level on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Ensure
    timely narrative and financial reporting.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a good University degree in climate change related
    fields including natural resource management, water management, forestry
    management, land management, irrigation or rural development.
  • Profound
    working experience in the field of Climate Change Adaptation, DRR and
    capacity building among communities and partners (preferably in the
    region)
  • Past
    experience in implementing and coordinating donor funded projects, using
    PCM and participatory methods.
  • Significant
    experience in working with faith based and affiliated organizations.
  • Working
    knowledge of HAP I SPEAR principles and willingness to adhere to them
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and
    effectively and build relationships at all levels, taking into account
    cultural and language differences
  • Show
    commitment, desire and experience in working in rural settings
  • Possess
    excellent written and oral English; knowledge of Ateso, akaramajong or
    Kiswahili is an advantage.
  • Excellent
    computer skills (Windows XP, spreadsheets, word- processing, databases and
    other programmes)
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should by sending their updated CVs and cover letter
explaining their suitability for the post, including three work-related
referees and copies of certificates via E-mail to: ApplicationUganda@dca.dk.
Please clearly mark “ACT Project Assistant” in the subject field. Online
attachments may not fill more than 2 MB.
Deadline: 14th August, 2015.
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