Programme Officer Community Development Job Careers – Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)

Organization: Bwindi
Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About US:
Bwindi Mgahinga
Conservation Trust (BMCT) was established in 1994, with the major aim of providing
long-term reliable support for projects promoting research, conservation of
biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources in the Mgahinga
Gorilla National Park (MGNP) and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) while
at the same time promoting the well-being of neighboring communities.
Job Summary:  The overall responsibility of a Programme
Officer Community Development is to carry out: Community awareness of the
BMCT’s Mission, Vision and Objectives, implementation and monitoring of
community livelihood improvement projects. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop institutional linkages with Local Governments and NGOs in
    the BMCT area connected with conservation of BMCA
  • Maintain a liaison and co-operation with partners in realizing BMCT
    mission
  • Identify enterprises / income generating activities for improving
    livelihoods for communities in BMCT working area and in particular the
    Batwa
  • Administer and implement approved community development projects and
    activities through the agreed work plans and budget
  • Carry out community awareness education in sustainable conservation
    in BMCA region
  • Detailed Tasks
  • Identify training needs to support community projects of
    beneficiaries
  • Facilitate participatory assessments and identification of
    constraints opportunities for improving Livelihoods of communities in
    BMCT’s working area with special emphasis on Balwa.
  • Develop and implement donor work plans ensuring proper utilisation
    of resources. Coordinate Batwa land identification, purchase survey,
    allocation and utilization
  • Identification of enterprises / income generating activities for
    improving livelihoods for Batwa.
  • Coordinate and monitor Batwa support activities including Batwa
    school support initiatives.
  • Coordinate service delivery with service providers for livelihoods
    improvement/poverty eradication
  • Produce and maintain project development, implementation monitoring
    and evaluation reports in accordance with laid down procedure.
  • Maintain liaison and coordination with other agencies in provision
    of community education and awareness
  • Any other tasks as may be requested by BMCT.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good degree in Agriculture, Natural
    Resources Management, Environmental, Rural Development Studies or a
    related field.
  • Experience in PRA methods, computer literate, ability to work with
    minimum supervision
  • At least three years of experience of working with a rural
    development conservation NGO, Possession of a valid motorcycle riding
    licence is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
Send your
application plus copies of all your academic documents to bmct@bwinditrust.org
with copy to bugaari@bwinditrust.org 
Deadline: 16th August 2019  
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