2 USAID Job Opportunities – Climate Change Officer at Chemonics International

Organisation: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name:  USAID Feed the Future FtF Enabling
Environment for Agriculture (EEA) Activity Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Climate
Change Specialist
About US:
Chemonics
International Inc., a leading international development company which has
been  implementing programs for over
40  years that promote social and
economic change around the world.
About USAID FtF Project:
Chemonics
International Inc is implementing the USAID Feed the Future Uganda Enabling
Environment for Agriculture (EEA) Activity. The five-year Activity (April 2013
– April 2018) provides technical assistance at primarily the policy and central
government levels to increase the value of agricultural production and trade –
in the coffee, maize, and beans value chains, and agricultural inputs – and
improve resilience to climate change by increasing the capacity of counterparts
in Uganda to identify and address high-return policy and regulatory priorities.
Job Summary: The Climate
Change Officer will work closely with one another and under the supervision of
the Senior Climate Change Specialist and aim at leading EEA’s efforts in
building the capacity of government and non-governmental actors in
understanding and strategizing around climate change and its impact on the
agriculture sector in Uganda. The Climate Change Officer(s) will support the
Senior Climate Change Specialist to oversee all aspects of project activity
under Result 3 of the project, Strengthened Capacity of GoOU Institutions to
respond to the Climate Change Impact on Agriculture.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will support the Government of Uganda
(GoU) knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make rational and informed
decisions on adaptation issues that reduce risk and vulnerability in the
long-term and incentivize the private sector and civil society;
·        
Under the supervision of the Senior Climate Change
Specialist, the incumbent will be emphasizing improved climate change data
collection and analysis for decision-making and informing key service delivery
approaches and messaging;
·        
Supporting in locating and filling gaps in research
aimed at climate change needs and innovations, and working with the GoU to
prioritize areas for scaling-up of research, data analysis, planning, and
implementation;
·        
Be part of a team involved in collaborating with the
GoU to foster transformation of the use of agricultural inputs in ways that
respond to the environmental, social, cultural, economic, and governance
context;
·        
Render support in strengthening collaboration,
cooperation, and judicious use of resources among donors, the GoU, the private
sector, and civil society actors;
·        
Under the supervision of the Senior Climate Change
Specialist, supporting the Climate Change Department (CCD) and the Ugandan
Department of Meteorology in developing and implementing climate change
awareness campaigns.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants for the Climate Change Officer
vacancies should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a social science, environmental
studies/ natural science, science education or related field required; Master’s
degree preferred.
·        
At least five years’ work experience in project
implementation in a relevant field such as natural resource management or
climate change adaptation (two years’ experience with Master’s degree).
·        
Excellent track record of climate change policy
development and delivering advocacy that has demonstrably influenced
governments, donors, and other organizations.
·        
Significant experience working with government
agencies, local government offices, and international organizations preferred.
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills with
·        
Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and
presentations, and manage relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
·        
Proficiency in computer software applications
including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint a must.
·        
Ability to work collaboratively and in a team, but
also independently with minimal supervision.
·        
Willingness to travel outside of Kampala as
determined by project activity needs.
·        
Excellent organizational, prioritization, and
multi-tasking skills.
·        
Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity,
·        
Ugandan citizenship required.
·        
Fluent written and spoken English required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their electronic applications
including a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
recruit@ugandaeea.com. Please clearly indicate “Climate Change Officer” in the
subject line. No telephone inquiries or deliveries, please. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 28th September 2015
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