Regional Energy Officer Jobs – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)




Job Title:      Regional Energy Officer
Organization: World Wide
Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional Energy
Coordinator
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 Regional
Energy Officer will support the Regional Energy coordinator in the
implementation of sustainable energy initiatives, the Africa Energy
Transformational Project and support the delivery of sustainable energy actions
within Country Strategic plans and as part of the overall the Global Climate
and Energy Practice.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Under the supervision Energy Coordinator of the
ROA Energy Hub, support the further development of the Regional Energy
Programme and the Africa Energy Transformational Project including the
identification of potential project packaging attractive to funding.
·        
Take lead in documenting and communicating of
key energy developments in consultation with the regional energy coordinator,
national energy focal persons and development partners.
·        
Offer support in the implementation of key strategic
energy interventions coordinated at the Regional Office for Africa including
among others; the Sustainable Energy Access Forums (SEAFs), the ROA Component
of the project on integrating environmental and social concerns in oil and gas
development in Africa and the strengthening civil society on sustainable energy
initiative among others as may be required from time to time.
·        
Work in close consultation with Regional Energy
Coordinator and relevant finance teams, prepare, monitor and analyze budgets, procurements,
administration and financial reporting of WWF Regional Office for Africa Energy
Hub.
·        
Take lead in developing and implementing an
effective programme monitoring and evaluation to track the implementation of
the Regional Energy Hub action plan. This among others will include undertaking
of appropriate baselines and tracking of progress of implementing the regional
energy strategy against these established baselines.
·        
Assist the Regional Energy Coordinator in
providing adequate technical and management support to ongoing energy projects
at the Regional Office for Africa Energy Hub and Country offices as well as
with key strategic partners.
·        
Work in close collaboration with relevant
Regional and Country Office staff, develop relevant projects and initiatives
that facilitate the successful implementation of the ROA action plans on
sustainable energy, including context research, and the preparation of fully
justified and budgeted proposals according to WWF Network standards and/or
funding agency guidelines
·        
Take lead in preparing annual and quarterly work
plans on the implementation progress of the ROA Energy action plans in
consultation with the Regional Energy Coordinator
·        
Work in close collaboration with the Regional
Energy Coordinator and the Regional
·        
Communications team, will support the
development and coordination of public engagement and communication campaigns
(such as through the Earth Hour, Earth Hour City Challenge among others) on key
energy issues in the region.
·        
Ensures the ROA Energy actions plans are
implemented with due consideration of gender issues and in accordance with WWF
standards, values and principles.
·        
Performs any other related assignments as by be
required of him/her by the Regional Office for Africa Energy Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the WWF Regional Energy
Officer career opportunity should hold an Advanced degree in
Renewable/Sustainable Energy management or Environment and
·        
Natural Resources Management with experience in
energy-related work is a must.
·        
Significant experience in conducting research on
energy, environment and natural resources is mandatory.
·        
A minimum of three years of professional
experience in relevant field.
·        
Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation
is mandatory
·        
Previous experience in sustainable energy
related-programme implementation is a must.
·        
Prior exposure and experience in civil society
organizational capacity development, communication, networking, lobbying and
advocacy for natural resources management is a must;
·        
Proven experience in mentorship and capacity
building.
·        
Effective communication, networking and good
interpersonal skills is a key requirement.
·        
Experience in programme development and
management
·        
Proven skills for effective oral and written
communication of technical sustainable energy issues to both technical and
non-technical audiences;
·        
Good conceptual, analytical and innovative
problem-solving ability;
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of key energy
issues in Africa;
·        
Demonstrated ability to handle complex processes
and information integration issues;
·        
Ability to implement alone or as part of a team
major capacity building activities, planning, development and implementation of
capacity building initiatives;
·        
Ability to maintain effective working relations
both as a team member and team leader;
·        
Ability to remain effective under circumstances
of minimum supervision.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to
establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a
multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
·        
Capacity of assuming a leading role, often in
situations under pressure, in defining and implementing projects with teams of
individuals of different culture and background;
·        
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to
multi-task under limited supervision.
·        
Fluency in English and at least one other major
language spoken (Swahili, French, and
·        
Portuguese) in Africa region is an added
advantage.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs,
and academic transcripts to the Human Resource Officer, WWF Uganda, at
kampala@wwfuganda.org.
Address to:
The Human Resource Officer,
WWF Uganda Country Office,
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8745, Kampala – Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates
shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 14th October
2016 by 4:00 PM
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