Africa Energy Programme Coordinator Job Placement – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:         Africa Energy Programme Coordinator
Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Conservation
Program Manager
About Us:
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 Africa
Energy Programme Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring effective
implementation of the Africa Energy Programme, the coordinator’s principal duty
is to promote, fundraise for, and coordinate the development and implementation
of the Africa Energy Programme in close collaboration with the key
participating country offices and the relevant WWF Global Practices and Practice
Focal Points in Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates existing programme activities and
    identifies new opportunities
    for the Africa region and participating WWF Country Offices that relate to
    the delivery of the Africa Energy Programme and the WWF Global Energy and
    Climate Practice (ECP);
  • Leads and supports the further development and
    implementation of the Africa Energy Transformational Project and other projects under the Africa
    Energy Programme;
  • Develops a coherent and well-articulated
    Strategic Framework for the implementation of the various Africa energy
    projects together with the participating WWF Country Offices and partners in a synergetic and
    complimentary manner with the Country Office Strategic Plans as well the
    WWF Global Energy and Climate Practice.
  • Supports
    and facilitates further development of the Africa Energy Programme, in
    alignment with the WWF Global Energy and Climate Practice Strategy, including
    development of an overall Programme Strategic Framework and a Monitoring and
    Evaluation (M&E) plan.
  • Leads
    the identification, packaging and marketing of new project proposals to
    potential donors and partners.
  • Facilitates
    the establishment of an Africa Energy Enabling Team, including
    identification of suitable representatives of both internal and external
    partners and serving as a secretariat for the same, to facilitate the
    successful implementation of the Africa Energy Programme.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with participating Country Offices and the WWF
    Global Energy and Climate Practice, develops complementary and auxiliary
    projects and initiatives that facilitate the successful implementation of
    the Africa Transformational Energy Project, including context research,
    options for innovation and scaling up as well as cross-linking with other
    relevant Global Goals/Practices and Country Strategic Plans.
  • Provides
    technical leadership and management support, as appropriate, to the
    implementation of ongoing energy projects in the participating countries,
    as far as they relate to the Africa Energy Programme, taking into
    consideration the fact that any in-Country activities are to be led and
    implemented by local Country Office Teams.
  • Prepares
    annual and quarterly work plans for the implementation of the Africa
    Energy Programme (and associated projects) in close consultation with the
    line manager and Africa Energy Enabling Team.
  • Keenly
    monitors, evaluates, and identifies areas of improvement in the
    implementation of the Africa Energy Programme guided by a clear M&E
    plan, and prepares relevant M&E reports (annual, quarterly, as
    necessary) for internal and external audiences.
  • Promotes
    and supports cross-learning visits and exchanges within and outside the
    WWF network at both Africa and international levels, including targeted
    capacity building (training, necessary equipment, etc.) of participating
    Country Offices and strategic partners that in turn assist in the delivery
    of the Africa Energy Programme.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the WWF Governance Practice and the Africa
    Policy and Partnership Director, coordinates development and dissemination
    of policy recommendations on key energy issues targeting Africa and
    regional governance bodies, including among others the East African
    Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Africa
    Union (AU), UNFCCC.
  • Coordinates
    regular and consistent communications and updating of Africa energy
    programme and projects related developments to donors and other relevant
    partners, as required and in close consultation with participating country
    teams.
  • Work
    in close cooperation with Communication staff from participating WWF
    Country offices, develops and coordinates public engagement and
    communication campaigns (such as Earth Hour) on key energy issues in the
    region.
  • Develops
    and strengthens partnerships with actors and donors that are supporting or
    may support implementation of the Africa Energy Programme.
  • Ensures
    that all Projects under the Africa Energy Programme are gender sensitive,
    support human rights, inclusive and participatory.
  • Ensures
    that the Africa Energy Programme is implemented in accordance with WWF
    standards, values and principles.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree
    in Environment and Natural Resources Management;
  • Specific studies in energy and climate change,
    development studies, international development, social sciences,
    communication expertise are
    added advantages;
  • Seven years of relevant professional
    experience;
  • Experience in sustainable energy development;
  • Experience in civil society organizational
    capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management;
  • Demonstrable people management and partnership
    development skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex process
    and information integration issues;
  • Ability to coordinate 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 establish priorities and to plan,
    coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision;
  • Ability to be effective under circumstances of minimum supervision;
  • Proven 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;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communications
    skills; and
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task;
  • Fluency in English and at least one other major
    language spoken (Swahili, French, and Portuguese) in East Africa and
    Southern 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
Deadline: 2nd February 2018

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