Natural Resource Management Specialist Job Careers – CARE International

CARE International
Duty Station:
Grade: E
Reports to: The
Initiative Manager, Evergreening Project
About US:
CARE is a global
leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known
everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE works around
the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a
world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome
and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls in the
centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have
equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for 50 years
and in 2019/2020, we improved the lives of 2.6 million people (60% women). Our
goal for the next five years is to reach ten million people, through our gender
transformative, resilience building, and lifesaving programs
About The Evergreening Project:
CARE International
in Uganda with funding from G9 Ark Foundation is implementing a 5-year 
project in Northern
Uganda. The project will be implemented in partnership with CRS, World 
Vision and other
implementing agencies. The project aims to reverse global warming by 
restoring 302,656
hectares of ecosystems that have been destroyed by mankind since the
beginning of the
industrial revolution in Agago, Gulu, Kitgum, Omoro & Pader districts (in
Acholi Sub region) and Kole, Otuke & Oyam districts (in Lango Sub region).
Job Summary: The
Natural Resource Management Specialist will provide technical support to all
CARE partners, CSOs and the consortium to ensure improved management of Natural
Resources land contributing to reduction in emissions, promote ever greening &
agroforestry practices for climate risk reduction and coordinate other
ecosystem based risk reduction processes. The project components are under the
Women Empowerment and Natural Resources Governance (WENG) department. The
position will be based CARE Gulu office working in 5 districts in Acholi region
and 3 districts in Lango region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide Technical support related to Natural Resources
Management (NRM) to Ark 2030 80%.
·       Oversee and
GEA Evergreening
Initiative Implementing partner(s) and staff to identify and clarify Climate
Change Adaptation tools and approaches, Natural Resources Governance
approaches, Ecosystems Management actions and ECO –Entrepreneurship entry
·       Guide partners and staff on appropriate spaces for
engagement, national and international Programmes of action related to Natural
Resources that support project learning and visibility.
·       Disseminate
viable models and tools appropriate for project implementation based
upon learning from the CARE Resilience
framework, Adaptation, Learning and Practice, the National Climate Smart
Agriculture Programme and Other Government programmes. Provide technical
oversight, conceptual guidance to strengthen Natural Resources Governance and
inclusive governance by Learning from CLAR and CARE Climate platform.
·       Conduct an
assessment of the current community livelihood approaches and identify
the main strengths and weaknesses and develop
a capacity development plan
·       Provide overall
technical guidance in ecologically friendly and climate-smart
entrepreneurship, private sector engagement,
innovations, market information and viable linkages, economic empowerment
strategies and resilience building
·       Lead in
identifying private sector partners that can provide a market opportunity for
selected community groups.
·       Develop and
maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports relevant to NRM,
entrepreneurship and livelihoods improvement.
·       Monitor uptake
of enterprise development and innovations by recording information of
women activities
·       Engage in regular
monitoring visits, coaching, mentoring of project participants to
evaluate resilience and livelihoods
improvement effectiveness.
·       Work with GEA
partners to mobilize VSLA groups, forest, wetland and interest groups
with representation of up to 70% women and
youth to undertake economic development activities.
·       Undertake
capacity building for GEA pa
staff and partners in NRM and entrepreneurship
·       Strengthen
capacity of community groups in livelihood models such VSLA and enterprise
selection, different eco enterprises
·       Develop work
plans, budgets and partner capacity improvement schedule as
well as for monitoring in order to provide
technical backstopping and ensure agreed standard and requirements are
·       Facilitate
market assessment, value chain analysis and linkages of the target groups to
markets, networks and information
·       Support
communities, with specific focus on women and youth living in hotspot areas
(forests and wetlands) to map, identify and
select viable eco-based livelihood options
·       Facilitate
adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the
implementation of the project.
Facilitate Learning, build synergies and strategic
alliances for project delivery 15%
·       Collaborate with
relevant government agencies to implement economic empowerment
interventions within the defined strategies
of resilient livelihoods, CSA and Women Economic Empowerment.
·       Facilitate
periodic Learning across GEA Evergreening Initiative partners and the private
sector for sound engagement with the government
at various levels.
·       Lead the
documentation of best pra
viable models in private sector engagement, innovations and natural resource
management, economic empowerment, land, and forest restoration.
·       Support
fundraising initiatives under WENG program.
·       Train project
partners and staff on NRG tools and a
pproaches and mentor stakeholders
·       Represent CARE
on steering committees, working groups and task forces when
·       Maintain regular
contact and dialogue with the projects’ strategic partner organizations,
key ministries through maturing regular
contact, information sharing and collaboration with other key stakeholders
working within the sector; both at national, and regional levels.
Provide support to CARE sub office and Country Office on
any other delegated duties 5%
·       Resource Mobilization
·       Capacity
building of CARE staff in Natural Resources

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a post graduate
qualification or its equivalent in Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Agriculture
Land Use and Management, Agricultural, Natural Resources Economics, or another
relevant discipline from an accredited university.
·       At least 5 years of experience in long term
development with a focus on Natural Resources Management, Agroforestry, Climate
Smart Agriculture(CSA), Ecosystem based risk reduction
·       Practical knowledge and skills in
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software like ArcGIS or QGIS in Natural
Resources Management
·        Knowledgeable on Private Sector Engagement,
business development skills, enterprise election, planning and management.
·       Have ability to work independently and
effectively within tight deadlines
·       Experience designing and implementing
capacity development initiatives
·       Excellent facilitation, communications and
team work skills, coaching and mentoring and partnership nurturing skills
How to Apply:
All Interested and
suitable candidates should submit their applications and CVs including the names,
daytime telephone contacts and email addresses of three work related referees
Please indicate job
title in your email subject line.
Please Note that
CARE does not ask any applicant payment for any recruitment process.
Deadline: 31st May 2020
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