Programme Officer Community Development Career Opportunity – Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)

Organization: Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)
Duty Station:  Kabale, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
About US:
Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) was established in 1994, with the major aim
of providing long-term reliable support for projects promoting research,
conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources
in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) and Bwindi Impenetrable National
Park (BINP) while at the same time promoting the well-being of neighboring communities.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer Community Development will
conduct community awareness and sensitization about the BMCT’s Mission, Vision
and Objectives; implementation and monitoring of community livelihood
improvement projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build and strengthen institutional linkages
    with local governments and NGOs in the BMCT working area connected with conservation
    of BMCA and implementation of BMCT community development projects.
  • Work closely with and cooperate with partners
    in realizing BMCT mission.
  • Conduct community awareness education in
    sustainable conservation and development in BMCA region.
  • Identify enterprises / income generating
    activities for improving livelihoods for communities through participatory
    assessments and identification of constraints/opportunities for improving
    livelihoods of communities in BMCT’s working area.
  • Administer and implement approved community
    development project activities through the agreed work plans and budgets.
  • Prepare and maintain projects development,
    implementation monitoring and evaluation reports in accordance with laid
    down procedures.
  • Perform any other task as may be assigned by
    the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University
    degree in Agriculture, Tourism, Social Sciences, Natural Resources
    Management, Environmental, or Rural Development Studies. Possession of
    post graduate qualifications is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience with a rural
    development/ conservation NGO is required.
  • Previous exposure and experience in PRA
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Proven ability to work with minimum
  • Possession of a valid motor cycle riding license
    will be added advantage.
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to send
their applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts,
detailed CV including names of three work referees with their email and
telephone contacts. The application documents should be sent or hand delivered
to the address below;
Trust Administrator,
Plot 4 Coryndon Road,
Box 1B64 Kabale. Uganda.
Email to: bmct@bwinditrust.ug
Deadline: 4th March, 2016

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