2 Project Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

 

Job Title:   Project Officer (2 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

 

About US:

The Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS) is the world’s largest on the ground conservation 
organization that
has been operating in Uganda for more than 60 years. WCS works to conserve
biological diversity and ecosystems through applied research, conservation
education, and provision of technical assistance to the government of Ugandan
while inspiring people to value nature.

 

Job Summary:  As such, WCS is seeking to recruit two Project
Officers to work on this project over a period of four years. One project
officer will be stationed in West Nile region and the other in Hoima. 
These officers will
work closely with the Projects Coordinator and other WCS technical staff to
ensure effective implementation of project activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Support
implementation of the project within the respective regions (60 % Full time effort).
Specific activities will include, but not limited to:

·       
Planning,
coordination, and implementation of the project activities;

·       
Participate
in the development of work plans and budgets;

·       
Conduct
stakeholder engagements and collaboration within the project area on all matters
related to the project implementation;

·       
Conduct
socio-economic and ecological surveys in the project area.

·       
Participate
in the writing of reports, documents, lessons learned and experiences acquired,
project briefs, and prepare presentations;

·       
Supervise
and monitor project activities, including collection of data for monitoring,
evaluation and learning.

Create and maintain
a high level of multi-sectoral networking and collaboration mechanism with key
stakeholders to ensure proper project implementation, (20 % Full time effort).

·       
Support
creation, and/or strengthening of existing district and regional networks and
collaborations among key stakeholders including, but not limited to UNHCR,
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), government environmental pillar
institutions (e.g. UWA, NFA, line ministries, Local governments), local
NGOs/CBOs, the project implementing partners;

·       
Regularly
organise district and regional network/collaborative meetings and engagements
with key stakeholders;

·       
Effectively
represent the project at the district and regional network, ensuring continual
collaboration with UNHCR, OPM, NGOs, and any other relevant stakeholders.

Assist in all
aspects of project management and administration (Human, financial & WCS
assets) (15 % of the Full time effort).

·       
Responsible
for proper management of project funds and property in line with WCS’s relevant
policies, procedures and standards;

·       
Oversee
the recruitment, deployment and supervision of a network of communitybased
extension workers to support implementation of the Climate Smart Agriculture
(CSA) and other technical areas related to Sustainable Land Management (SLM)
components of the project;

·       
Ensure
project implementation is always harmonized with approved project plans and
budgets.

Reporting (5% of
Full time effort).

·       
Ensure
timely collection of data and information needed for project monitoring, evaluation
and learning;

·       
Work
closely with the communications manager and the Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Manager to document success stories, and reporting internally in WCS
and its partners and to the donor;

·       
Provide
feedback to project participating persons about the project surveys and implementation
results.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environmental
Management/ Sciences, Wildlife Conservation, rural development studies, and
Agricultural Sciences.

·       
Master’s
Degree, or Post graduate professional training in any of the above fields will
be 
  an added
advantage.

·       
At least
three to five years of professional work experience in similar position.

·       
Solid
proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications namely MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
and Outlook.

·       
Knowledge
and demonstrated experience / application of Global Information System

·       
(GIS),
Biological and social survey techniques, Global Positioning System (GPS)

·       
applications,
Open Data Kit (ODK) and KOBO data collection tools is desirable.

·       
Demonstrated
knowledge and experience of working with government institutions and

·       
NGOs.

·       
Ability
to work in a multicultural diverse environment.

·       
Work
with minimum supervision and under tight deadlines.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to adhere to strict confidentiality involving internal/ external

·       
information
management.

·       
Good
verbal, written communication in English.

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills.

·       
Willing
to work in remote areas and passionate about nature conservation.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send the application documents (a
cover letter and Curriculum vitae ONLY by email to wcsuganda@wcs.org and copy
to mnyago@wcs.org with the subject: Project Officer Position. The letter should
be addressed to:

 

The Country Director

Wildlife
Conservation Society

Uganda Country
Program

Plot 802, Kiwafu
Road, Kansanga

P. O. Box 7487,
Kampala, Uganda

 

Deadline: 25th January 2021

 

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