Fresh Graduate Climate Change Technical Associate Careers – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve
Climate Change Adaptation Activity (ERICCA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Climate Change Adaptation Specialist
About US:
360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives
around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health,
nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as
cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior
change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address
today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from
60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID ERICCA Project:
USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation
Activity (ERICCA) is assisting in the establishment of the Makerere University
Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) as a recognized
national and regional hub of academic, professional development and research
excellence in climate science, climate adaptation, and related disciplines.
Under ERICCA, FHI 360 is mobilizing leading academics, scientists, and
researchers to work side-by-side and in partnership with Ugandan colleagues to
build upon the foundational efforts made by Makerere University College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and others to date.
Job Summary: The Climate Change Technical Associate supports
the ERICCA’s Climate Adaptation Specialist and Chief-of-Party (COP) in the
day-to-day technical needs of the program. The incumbent will support the
implementation of the technical direction of activities and, on an as needed
basis, the operations of ERICCA. The Climate Change technical Associate will
contribute to innovative climate change adaptation technical assistance of
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer support to technical team in drafting
    reports, presentations, articles, and communications materials
  • Provide range of coordination support to
    technical team for events, including the MUCCRI/ERICCA seminar series,
    Climate Change Boot Camps, and Climate Champions, among others
  • Support the technical team in preparing and
    conducting both internal and external presentations, trainings, and other
    outreach modalities
  • Gather information and data, including
    internet, phone and literature research for use on knowledge hub/website
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree in one of the following fields: environmental science or
    management, natural resource management, fisheries, conservation, natural
    science, or other relevant international development field with bias
    towards climate change adaptation.
  • One year of experience and familiarity with
    issues of climate change adaptation, climate change related planning;
    agricultural and environmental science, resilience building, and
    sustainable development
  • Demonstrated strong research habits and
  • Significant experience in communicating
    quantitative and technical analysis and/or modeling to non-technical
  • Proven ability to clearly communicate
    research and analysis, orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and
    Power point required
NB: Fresh graduates with strong knowledge and
familiarity in the above areas are also encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
candidates who wish to join the USAID FHI360 project in the aforementioned
capacity should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary
requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.
O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: Please clearly
indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: 10th March, 2016
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