Biodiversity Conservation Manager Job Placement – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:         Biodiversity Conservation Manager
Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala
/ Kasese, Uganda
Reports to: Forest
and Biodiversity Program Coordinator
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 Biodiversity
Conservation Manager will ensure successful implementation and sustained growth
of the Forest and Biodiversity Program as per the WWF UCO Strategic Plan. The
Biodiversity Manager will support the Forest and Biodiversity Program
Coordinator in planning, management, coordination, supervision, and monitoring
of biodiversity conservation and management activities to ensure efficient and
timely delivery of program goals, objectives, and targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote and support innovations and adoption of
    best practices aimed at curbing poaching, illegal wildlife trafficking and
    trade.
  • Promote tourism and ecotourism and other
    non-consumptive wildlife
    based enterprises within protected areas and adjacent communities.
  • Promote and support development and
    implementation of Protected Area (PA) Management Plans in line with
    internationally recognized best practices.
  • Promote and support establishment of sustainable financing
    mechanisms (through public-private partnerships) for efficient management
    of priority Protected Areas.
  • Promote and support development and implementation
    of comprehensive Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Plans for priority Protected Areas.
  • Support development and implementation of
    flagship Species Management Plans.
  • Provide technical leadership in planning,
    management, and implementation of biodiversity conservation and management
    activities under the WWF
    UCO Forest and Biodiversity Program.
  • Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of
    ongoing biodiversity conservation and management activities to track
    progress, document lessons, and assess their impacts on livelihoods of
    target communities and
    delivery of overall UCO conservation goals.
  • Document case studies and share information on
    biodiversity conservation and management best practices and lessons
    learned with local partners and the general public.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in planning,
    design, and implementation of targeted research studies to generate new
    information and innovative ideas on sustainable biodiversity conservation
    and management in Uganda.
  • Create strong alliances and networks with civil society, public, and
    private organizations for sustained dialogue and advocacy for improved
    biodiversity conservation and management in Uganda.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of
    capacity building activities on biodiversity conservation and management issues targeting WWF
    UCO staff and partners.
  • Coordinate preparation of policy
    recommendations and position papers to strengthen biodiversity
    conservation and management in Uganda.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual work
    plans, budgets, and
    technical reports on biodiversity conservation and management activities
    as part of the overall Forest and Biodiversity program planning and
    reporting cycle.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the WWF
    UCO SMT on strategic biodiversity conservation and management issues.
  • Coordinate preparation of new funding concepts
    and proposals on biodiversity conservation and management related issues,
    in collaboration with other UCO staff and partner CSOs, to ensure
    sustained growth of the Forest and Biodiversity Program portfolio.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and motivated
    biodiversity conservation team through provision of technical
    backstopping, coaching, mentoring, and giving constructive feedback in
    line with WWF Human Resources guidelines.
  • Represent
    the Program, as required, at national and international forums/meetings.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by your
    supervisor from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master of Science
    Degree in Wildlife Management,
    Natural Resources Management, or a related discipline is a MUST.
  • Five years of professional experience in
    biodiversity conservation and management work. Specific work experience in
    the Albertine Graben would be a strong added advantage.
  • Previous work experience or engagement with
    sector agencies (including National Forest Authority, Uganda Wildlife
    Authority, National Environment Management Authority, The Ministry of
    Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, etc.) is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in working with civil
    society organizations and the private sector is an added advantage.
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and
    innovative problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to
    establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a
    multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to
    multi-task under limited
    supervision;
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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