Programme Officer – FWFW NGO Jobs – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Wildlife
and Protected Areas Manager
About US:
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest
independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international
NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. WWF
has a growing conservation Programme in the Republic of Uganda. WWF Uganda
Country Office (WWF UCO) works with central and local government agencies,
private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the local communities to
implement its various conservation programmes on Energy and Climate, Forestry
and Wildlife, and Freshwater in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer – FWFW will ensure
conservation benefits people especially the poorer segments so as to enhance
their participations and benefits as well as reducing their costs of
conservation. The Programme Officer will support the program managers in
implementation of Forest Wildlife and Freshwater program specifically strategic
objectives related to Wildlife, community conservation and livelihood
improvement, nature based enterprises, civil society strengthening, gender
mainstreaming and related innovative approaches towards integrated community
conservation and development in the Rwenzori Region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Assists in GIS mapping of all program
beneficiaries, partners and interventions
·       
Conducts rapid appraisal of the areas
neighboring the park to map sites that require restoration,
·       
Works with community Conservation Wardens, and
District Forest Officers to implement FLR Strategy and establish a buffer
around Rwenzori Mountains National Park
·       
Works with communities adjacent to RMNP to help
them establish mixed woodlots on a commercial scale as well as other nature
based enterprise
·       
In collaboration with the District Forest
Officers Strengthens institutional, structural, financial technical and
technological capacity development of the civil society groups, timber growers
and traders’ associations as strong cooperatives that can undertake forest
landscape restoration, develop markets and value
·       
chains of forest products
·       
In collaboration with Wardens, Research and
Monitoring, monitor wildlife in RMNP, restoration activities in the buffer of
Rwenzori
·       
Give support to community conservation
department of RMNP in the development of education materials to promote
education for sustainable development, Reproductive health, enterprise
development for schools and community groups working with the project
·       
Support the program team to develop the carbon
incentives scheme to scale up planting of indigenous tree species
·       
Develop instruments for monitoring pressure
reduction on park resource
·       
Support UCO and CSO hubs to mainstream social
issues in Programme implementation.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant should hold a Degree or equivalent
training in Forestry, Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management or a
related discipline.
·       
At least five years’ experience in or a similar
field;
·       
Track record of delivering results ;
·       
Experience in engaging with government, private
sector and civil society;
·       
Experience in establishing cooperatives or group
markets ;
·       
Experience working local governments and the
local communities;
·       
Experience in extension work
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their application letters, detailed
Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details
of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications (sent as one
document) should be emailed to: recruitment@wwfuganda.org.
Please quote the position title in the email subject line
and remember to fill the Google form, Click Here.
Deadline: 14th
February 2020.
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