Water Governance Manager Job Placement – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:         Water Governance Manager
Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Freshwater
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 Water
Governance Manager will ensure successful implementation and sustained growth
of the Freshwater Program as per the WWF UCO Strategic Plan. The Water
Governance Manager will support the Freshwater Program Coordinator in planning,
management, coordination, supervision, and monitoring of water governance
related activities to ensure efficient and timely delivery of program goals,
objectives, and targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership in planning, management, and
    implementation of Water Governance activities under the WWF UCO Freshwater
  • Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of
    ongoing Water Governance activities to track progress, document lessons,
    and assess their impacts on
    livelihoods of target communities and delivery of overall UCO conservation
  • Document case studies and share information on
    Water Governance 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 to
    support adoption of IWRM best practices in Uganda.
  • Create strong alliances and networks with civil
    society, public, and
    private organizations for sustained dialogue and advocacy for improved
    water governance in Uganda.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of
    capacity building activities on Water Governance issues targeting WWF UCO
    staff, partner CSOs, Water User Associations/Groups, and other partners.
  • Coordinate preparation of policy
    recommendations and position papers to strengthen the water governance
    framework in Uganda.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual work
    plans, budgets, and
    technical reports on Water Governance activities as part of the overall
    Freshwater program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Actively participate in WWF Freshwater Practice
    activities and global freshwater events.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the WWF UCO SMT on strategic water governance
  • Coordinate preparation of new funding concepts
    and proposals on Water Governance related issues, in collaboration with
    other UCO staff and partner CSOs, to ensure sustained growth of the
    Freshwater Program portfolio.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and motivated WWF
    UCO Water Governance team through provision of technical backstopping,
    coaching, mentoring, and giving constructive feedback in line with WWF
    Human Resources guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master of Science
    Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, or Hydrology
  • Five years of professional experience in water
    resources management work.
  • Specific experience in Integrated/catchment-based water resources
    management in Uganda is desirable and would be a strong added advantage.
  • Good general knowledge and understanding of the
    Uganda water sector and existing water governance framework is desirable.
  • 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
  • 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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