Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Duty Station: Uganda
(CACH) has formed a consortium with Agency for Accelerated Regional Development
(AFARD) and IUCN to implement a 3-year project in Yumbe District, West Nile,
Uganda – the “Graduating Refugees and Nationals into self-Development (GRAND)
Project”. The graduation approach technical support to this project is provided
by the BOMA Project, Kenya. The project is a multi-sectoral intervention that
includes child protection, livelihoods and sustainable natural resource
management (NRM) components.
The project employs
a holistic approach to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable refugee and host
community households with children and youth at risk of living and working in the
streets through addressing root drivers of why children live and work in the
streets. The project thas three outcome areas including:1)Strengthening
community-based structures to support children’s rights and protection; (2)
Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households using the Graduation
approach; and (3) Promoting sustainable natural resource management as a basis
for sustainable livelihoods.
Job Summary: Under
the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Officer will support an
integrated and holistic implementation of the Natural Resources Management
(NRM) component of the project in tandem with the graduation approach of the
child protection and livelihoods components of the project. The officer will
directly support the overall coordination, management and implementation of the
Graduating Refugees and Nationals into self-Development (GRAND) Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
that project activities are implemented on track and contributing to the timely
achievement of the project’s deliverables.
technical inputs and guidance into the outputs of the projects under the
guidance of the Senior Program Officer.
information on a regular basis from the project components and prepare project
reports, technical series and other innovative communication materials as
very close working relationships with District Local Governments, Civil Society
and Private Sector Organisations in the region as well as linking with local
opportunities in the region
administration and implementation;
supervise and support the implementation of the NRM component activities of the
project, including those implemented in collaboration with AFARD and BOMA.
projects’ budgets according to the work plan, and in accordance with IUCN
accounting procedures and CARITAS reporting guidelines.
training, supervision and mentoring of Refugee Settlement Leaders/Extension
Workers for the implementation of the project.
and implementation of workshops, seminars and training activities, and
providing technical guidance and logistical support to these events.
and working with District Local Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector
Organisations in the area in the implementation of the projects’ activities.
to the implementation of cross-district, national and other related project
assignments when required by the job direct and functional reporting lines.
monthly updates on the project to the Project Implementation Team with support
from the Senior Program Officer.
assessment and reporting;
up of detailed budget and activity plans.
of technical and financial reports, according to the project’s agreements and
internal institutional monitoring requirements.
project monitoring and evaluation processes.
technical input into workshops, meetings and reports that pertain the project
under the guidance of the Senior Program Officer.
to national and sub-national discussions and debates relating to the project,
and such other matters on emerging issues relating to the project
quality regarding the engagements as well as deliverables at National and sub
support in the implementation of other related projects to strengthen synergies
relationship building and communications;
and supporting the development of strategic communications’ products and
contributing to the effective presentation of project experiences and lessons
learned with the technical assistance of the Senior Program Officer.
planning and coordination meetings for key project partners on a regular basis.
and maintaining close working and communications relations with existing
relevant national and regional networks.
relationships and coordinating activities with staff and other implementing
organizations of the project, both at local, district, regional and national
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to environment and
natural resources management.
position requires a professional with at least seven years’ experience in field
level implementation of integrated development and sustainable natural resource
years of work experience in managing and coordinating projects within the
experience in participatory natural resource planning and management.
ability to organize and facilitate multi-stakeholder participatory processes.
ability to undertake community level demonstration activities on natural
resource management and livelihood enhancement.
capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-partner
ability in project management and administration.
to communicate with different partners and stakeholders
skills in computer literacy, technical report writing and communication
of driving licence and ability to ride a motorcycle
ability to work with government agencies, research institutions and NGOs
ability to work in a team
in English and knowledge of languages spoken in the project area is an added
to work and travel in a remote and refugee settlement situation
to be innovative and pro-active
of and motivated to work towards achieving the IUCN vision
to work with minimum supervision and function in a multidisciplinary
to local conditions, ethics and norms and sensitivity to gender and children
to travel frequently in-country and in harsh conditions and circumstances.
Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making
by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear
guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are
understood by members of the team.
Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive
and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity,
demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and
to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities
and cultural backgrounds.
Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and
Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN
One Programme approach.
How to Apply:
should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 3rd March 2021