Jobs at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Uganda - Technical Coordinator



Job Title : Technical Coordinator Forests and Climate Change,  Kampala, Uganda

I.OVERVIEW OF THE ESARO FORESTS & CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMME

The IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) operates in twenty two countries

in the Horn of Africa, east Africa, southern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean.

Eastern and Southern Africa is home to a wide range of forest and woodland types which are

endowed with a considerable diversity of flora and fauna. They range from the arid and semi-

arid lands to a mix of tropical high forests and savanna woodlands and coastal forests. Some of

the dry savannah woodlands are biodiversity hotspots.

Forests and woodlands are critical for both human well-being and biodiversity in this region.

They contribute to socio-economic development through trade in timber and non-timber forest

products such as medicinal plants. They also contribute important environmental services such

as the protection of water sources and carbon storage.

The vision of IUCN ESARO in relation to Forests & Woodlands is to bridge the environment and

development agendas in pursuit of a just world that values and conserves the forest goods and

services on which people depend. The Programme's framework draws upon IUCN growing

recognition of the dynamics, complexities and links between biodiversity conservation and

sustainable development. It is informed by a thorough assessment of the key challenges and

transformation needs to better understand the relationship between livelihoods, sustainable

forest management, improved forest goods and services and the economies as a whole.

The forest programme strategic areas are: (i) Restoration and maintenance of Forest related

species diversity and ecosystem functions; (ii) Livelihood security, equality and sustainability of

development at local, national and regional levels; (iii) Enhanced capacities of actors and groups

influencing forest and woodland species and ecosystems; and (iv) enhance institutional

frameworks including polices and forest, governance.

Alongside Forests and Woodlands - Climate change is a priority programme area for IUCN

globally . IUCN - is primarily concerned with the impact of climate change on the world's

biodiversity and on people's livelihoods, as well as the impacts of actual or proposed mitigation

and adaptation measures.1-

1 Shaping a sustainable future: The IUCN programme 2009-2010.

Within IUCN's eastern and southern Africa region, IUCN has initiated pilot projects that seek to

develop the body of knowledge and influence policy around issues pertaining to community and

ecosystem based adaptation, with adaptation being viewed as an integral component for overall

poverty reduction and closely linked with sustainable management of natural resources. IUCN

ESARO has also started to actively engage in dialogues on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from

Deforestation and Degradation).

Recognizing the significance of climate change within eastern and southern Africa; IUCN ESARO

seeks to further develop a holistic and programmatic approach to supporting its members and

other stakeholders in the region to i) better integrate biodiversity concerns into climate change

mitigation and adaptation policies at all scales; and ii) support the adoption and implementation

of natural resource management policies and strategies to adapt to the impact of climate

change.

II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

The Technical Coordinator for Forests & Climate Change reports directly to the IUCN ESARO

Regional Programme Coordinator (RPC). The Technical Coordinator is responsible for: i) Guiding

the strategic direction and development of the thematic area, including development and

marketing of project proposals with donors; ii) Ensuring that programmatic activities within the

thematic area are effectively and efficiently implemented; iii) Promoting learning, knowledge

generation and innovation within both the thematic area and in relation to the ESARO

Intersessional Programme and Strategy; and iv) Ensuring that progress and performance of the

Thematic programme is regularly monitored and evaluated.

The Technical Coordinator is also a senior member of the ESARO Technical Coordination Group

(TCG) and, accordingly, works with the other members of the Group in strategic planning;

monitoring and evaluation; and learning, innovation and knowledge generation at the overall

Intersessional Programme level. This includes (when requested) contributing to the

development of and adhering to IUCN/ESARO policies and procedures related to both

organizational and Programme management.

The Technical Coordinator is also a member of the Global Forest Team and is therefore required

to participate in global processes and engage closely with and ensure linkages with the IUCN

Global Forests and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP).

A. Strategic Guidance

The Technical Coordinator is directly responsible for leading the strategic direction ESARO in

relation to Forests & Climate Change, in line with the ESARO Intersessional Programme and

Programme Strategy (which is ESARO's contribution to the IUCN global programme)

positioning IUCN as a lead technical body in the region. Successful strategic leadership is the

priority for the position. More specifically, this will involve:

    Ensuring that IUCN's work in the region is of high technical quality, based on good science and drawing upon state of the art thinking and knowledge
    Leading the strategic development of the Thematic Programme, including periodically conducting situation and scoping analysis to develop/refine the Thematic Area's strategic framework, ensuring that priorities identified are relevant to IUCN's members and partners and aligned with IUCN's value proposition;
    Working closely with GFCCP to maximize synergies between the global and regional Intersessional Plans and Annual workplans;
    Leading fundraising and resource mobilization for the Thematic Area through the development of proposals and maintaining good relationships with donors and funding agencies so as to ensure the financial viability of the Programme. This work requires coordination with the regional team, global programme heads and the IUCN strategic partnerships unit;
    Acting as a focal point for facilitating and supporting the involvement of IUCN Commissions, Members and other members of the Secretariat in the development and implementation of programmatic activities;
    Developing and maintain strong strategic partnerships with global programme units, members, commissions, policy bodies and donors;
    Developing, coordinating and supervising a Forests & Climate Change Thematic Programme team (including programme and project officers) to ensure that individuals work together as an integrated team, that there is coherence and consistency in programmatic outputs and a high quality of technical advice is given to IUCN global and regional programmes, field programmes, projects, members and partners;
    Providing evidence based support and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues on emerging issues and policy debates, as requested by and under the Delegation of Authority by the Regional Director; and
    Representing IUCN ESARO in Global and Regional Forums related to Climate Change and Forests, including the UNCCD.

B.Day to day operations

Accountable for overseeing the effective and efficient implementation within ESARO of

contracted projects/programmes, and the planning of the implementation of new projects

during negotiation phases with donors. This includes:

    Providing technical advice, guidance and support to projects, country offices as well as other Technical Thematic Coordinators, delegating appropriately;
    Ensuring that project/programme strategies and workplans are developed and implemented according to plan and commitments to partners and donors (including
    assuring quality of performance & progress, timing and budget);
    Working closely with the Finance and Administration as well as Human Resource Departments to ensure that projects/programmes are financially viable and have the necessary human and other resources necessary for effective implementation; and
    Ensuring that contractual obligations and IUCN's policies and procedures are efficiently adhered to.

C. Learning

Supporting learning processes and contributing to ensuring that ESARO utilizes lessons,

experiences and new knowledge to adapt and strengthen practices and approaches over time.

More specifically, this will involve:

    Establishing mechanisms and guidelines to enable lesson learning and sharing within the thematic area, where relevant;
    Identifying and using lessons to inform practice;
    Working closely with GFCCP to facilitate local to global (and vice-versa) learning and knowledge uptake;
    Coherent and consistent communication of lessons learnt to key decision-makers and other stakeholders within the region and globally as appropriate, including via the web, print and media; and
    Establishing and utilizing mechanisms to encourage innovation both within the Programme and the Organization

D.Monitoring and Evaluation

Supporting the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and

processes at Programme and project level. More specifically, this will involve:

    Contributing to the development of the ESARO Intersessional Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Framework;
    Ensuring that all projects develop and effectively implement M&E frameworks and systems, in line with the overall Component M&E framework; and
    Contributing to developing capacity for M&E within the country office and projects within the country portfolio.

III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

At least 10+ years of proven experience with:

    An advanced degree in natural science related to Forests and Woodlands or related fields;
    Demonstrated experience in working with Forests & Climate Change issues in the region;
    Demonstrated experience in working with international/regional organizations
    Proven high level of knowledge about policy and political issues in the region related to forests and climate change with demonstrated experience in engaging with regional Forest and Climate Change Forums and other policy processes ;
    Familiarity with established and emerging relevant conservation and natural resource management approaches, methodologies and processes - including Landscape/Ecosystem based approaches ;
    An in-depth understanding of the ESARO region, particularly in relation to Forests & Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
    Demonstrated fundraising, budgeting and programme planning abilities and past performance, including experience of development and successful marketing of project proposals with donors, and subsequent delivery and reporting;
    Experience with result based portfolio and project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles and facilitation skills;
    Strong interpersonal, management and supervisory skills and experience, with a minimum of 5 years' experience in managing organizations and/or teams;
    Demonstrated experience in facilitating the establishment of networks and multi-stakeholder participatory processes;
    Excellent verbal and communication skills in English is essential, with ability to communicate in Arabic, French and/or Portuguese as an added advantage;
    Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint) use of internet and online communication tools; and
    Be willing to undertake frequent travel (approx 40% of their time) and interact with different stakeholders from diverse cultures.




How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of

motivation along with the names and contact details of three referees, one of

whom should be a recent employer by e-mail : IUCN

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Email: earohr@iucn.org IUCN is

an Equal Opportunity employer

Deadline: 28/03/2013




Jobs at Africa Innovations Institute in Uganda - Agricultural Innovations Officer



Job Title: Agricultural  Innovations Officer
Africa  Innovations  Institute  (Afril), a not-for-profit  non-government  centre of excellence , undertakes  research  and  innovations  in agriculture and food systems constraints in order to  enhance income  and food and nutrition  security   of smallholder farmers in Africa.

Responsibilities
•    Coordination  of  all  project activities in  the  project  area  and reporting  to the  Principal Investigator.
•    Ensure that all  project activities  are timely implemented and outputs are achieved in an efficient  and effective  manner.
•    Ensure that resources  are  utilized  in a cost effective  manner,
•     Identify  problems  and resolve  them in a timely manner,

Qualifications
•    The  ideal candidate   shall be a holder  of Bachelors  degree  in  Agriculture, Agriculture  Extention or its equivalent ,
•    Possession of  Master of Science  or post graduate  Diploma  in Agriculture,
•    Agricultural  Extention, Rural Development , Animal  Husbandry and Community  Development is an added advantage.
Skills
•    The applicant must have  good inter-personal  and communication skills , excellent  technical report  writing skills, excellent knowledge  in computer skills i.e.  word  processing , spreadsheets,  internet tools.
•    The applicants  should possess  a valid motorcycle  license . Preference will be  given to applicants  who know the local language  and  reside in the  project  area.

How to apply
All  applications  shall be  electronically  prepared  and must be  accompanied by the  recent CV, photocopies of all supporting  documents , three names  and contacts of referees .
The  Chairman, Africa  Innovations  Institute , Plot  78, Old  Kira Road , Bukoto;P. O. Box  34981,Kampala, Uganda. Tel 0414 530288.

Deadline: 14-03-2013


Jobs at Africa Innovations Institute in Uganda - Information Officer

 

Job Title: Information , Communications  and  Public  Relations Officer
Africa  Innovations  Institute  (Afril), a not-for-profit  non-government  centre of excellence , undertakes  research  and  innovations  in agriculture and food systems constraints in order to  enhance income  and food and nutrition  security   of smallholder farmers in Africa.
Responsibilities
•    Assisting the Chairman  in  promoting  the  public  image  of  Afril both locally  and  internationally.
•    Developing and  effectively  managing  all  Afril  websites and  databases  with a view of  bringing  to the  attention of the national  and  international  community  the works and  impacts  of Afril.
•    Coordinating  and managing  preparation, publication and dissemination  of periodic reports and publications from the institute.
•    Periodically analyze  the external  environment  of Afril  to find out the concerns   and  expectations of its  stakeholders  and  advise  management  accordingly.


Qualifications
•    The ideal  candidate  shall be  a holder  of BA or BSc in information,  Mass  Communication or  Public Relations  or its equivalent .
•    Possession of master of Science  or postgraduate  Diploma in Public  Relations, communication  will be  of added advantage
•    Postgraduate  training in  website development  and management , public  relations  and communication for development  will also be  an added advantage.



How to apply
All  applications  shall be  electronically  prepared  and must be  accompanied by the  recent CV, photocopies of all supporting  documents , three names  and contacts of referees .
The  Chairman, Africa  Innovations  Institute , Plot  78, Old  Kira Road , Bukoto;P. O. Box  34981,Kampala, Uganda. Tel 0414 530288.


Deadline: 14/03/2013





Jobs at Avocats Sans Frontiers in Uganda - Finance and Logistics Coordinator



Job Title:  Administrative , Finance  and  Logistics  Coordinator ;
Avocats  Sans Frontiers  is an  international non-government  organization working  towards  the establishment  of a  just, equitable  and   united  society, in which  both  the law  and justice serve the most vulnerable.
Reponsibilities
•    Responsible of the  finance  , administration  and  logistics  supervision of the  mission’s projects.
•    Oversee  finance , administration  and  Logistics  function in collaboration with the  AFL  officer in  Kampala;
•    Manage all  project  expenditures  at national levels and cash flow management;
•    Aggregate  recording  and   classification  of  expenditures , banking and  petty cash  functions;

Qualifications
•    A Master degree  in accounting , finance , administration, economics or  any  related  field ;
•    Minimum of ten  years  experience  in a  similar  position;
•    5 years experience  with international NGOs
•    Excellent communication skills;


How to apply
Applications   with detailed  CV’s   including  three  referees , two of whom  should  have been direct  supervisors  should be  submitted to;
Administration  Finance  and Logistics  Officer;
Avocats   Sans Frontiers
Plot   832  Old   Kiira Road, Bukoto
P. O. Box  36710, Kampala


Deadline:  08/03/2013



Jobs at People Performance Group in Uganda - Consular Affairs Officer



Job Title: Senior  Consular  Affairs Officer
People  Performance Group  is seeking fir qualified applicants  for the vacant post  above .
Responsibilities
•    Assessing  applications for travel  documents , visas  and   authorizations for  temporary stay  etc  , for compliance  with  statutory  requirements , and checking  whether  the  accompanying  documents  are complete and accurate.
•    Informing  authorities  and  interested third parties  on  legislation (and  its interpretation) in the  assigned  field of work;
•    Keeping  the  daily financial  records , and records of  visa and other  consular fees.
•    In –depth  interviews  with family members  of asylum seekers  and reporting in these.

Knowledge
•    Business degree with a bias in law , management  and/or administration;
•    At least  five  years  of progressive  experience  in dealing  with clients  in an international/intercultutral  setting is  required.
•    Experience in interviewing  people  and analyzing  outcomes  of the  interview
•    Fluency in Dutch language  is a strong  asset.


How to apply
To apply  please send  your CV and cover letter  with three work related  referees  to the address   or email
People  Performance Group
Plot  8  Kitante  Close , Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala- Uganda

Deadline: 15/03/2013



Jobs at People Performance Group in Uganda - Policy Officer



Job Title: Senior  Policy  Officer Agriculture and Agribusiness
People  Performance Group  is seeking fir qualified applicants  for the vacant post  above .
Responsibilities
•    Responsible for guidance  and monitoring  of the  embassy’s  agricultural  projects
•    Assessment  of work plans and  progress  reports  of these  projects .
•    Responsible   for the regular  contacts  with the  relevant  (high  level)  officers in the  Ministry  of Agriculture, Animal  Industries and Fisheries  and the implementation of an  MOU between  the embassy and the ministry , including  the formal  dialogue.
•    Identify  and realize  links between  the projects  and other  EKN  projects  in the  area  of food security.
•    Identify and realize  links between the projects  and  Dutch companies.


Experience
•    Masters  degree  in agriculture or  other relevant field
•    At least  8  years  of experience  working, preferably in the  field of the  agriculture  and agricultural business  development .
•    Good knowledge  of the  agricultural  sector and the Ugandan government  institutions in this area
•    Affinity  with  (agri) business
•    Experience with project management

How to apply
To apply  please send  your CV and cover letter  with three work related  referees  to the address   or email
People  Performance Group
Plot  8  Kitante  Close , Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala- Uganda


Deadline: 15/03/2013


Internal Auditor Job at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited in Uganda



Job Title: Assistant  Internal Auditor

The Association  for Strengthening  Agricultural  Research  in Eastern  and Central Africa  (ASARECA)  is a  sub-regional   not-for –profit association.
Responsibilities
•    Reviewing  internal  controls  in the  operating   systems  and  sections of the  Secretariat
•    Follow up on  implementation  of action plans  for areas  for improvement  noted;
•    Reviewing the  risk  profiles  developed  by the different Heads  of Units/departments;
•    Follow  up to ensure  that risks  identified  by management  are  controlled  to acceptable levels;

Duties
•    Three  years experience  in audit  or  accounting  in a  busy  non governmental organization with at least  one  year’s  experience in  Donor funded   projects;
•    Practical experience  in the  use  of accounting  software preferably SUN  systems ; and
•    Computer  literacy in the  use  of Microsoft Word  and  Excel.


How to apply
If you believe   you fit the  required  profile,  please send  your applications  in confidence  to the  address  below ;
The People  and Change  Divission
PricewaterhouseCoopers  Limited
Communications  House , 1  Colville Street
P. O. Box  8053  Kampala, Uganda



Deadline: 22-03-2013




Project Accountant Job at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited in Uganda



Job Title: Project Accountant
The Association  for Strengthening  Agricultural  Research  in Eastern  and Central Africa  (ASARECA)  is a  sub-regional   not-for –profit association.
Responsibilities
•    Perform  the  day-to-day  financial  management   duties within  ASARECA , ( including  payments, posting to accounting  system, reconciliations,  payroll processing);
•    Maintain  an  accurate  and  up-to-date  sub-grant disbursement  and accountability  tracking  systems;
•    Monitor sub-grant disbursements   and report  on the  details of the  accountabilities
•    Provide  financial  technical  support  to the  program during  the preparation/appraisal of projects

Duties
•    Five  years  of experience in an  accounting  role  in a  busy  public  or private organization;
•    Experience in  financial and  accounting  procedures  of Donor  funded  projects  is an  essential   requirement;
•    Practical  experience  in the use of accounting  software preferably SUN systems; and
•    Computer  literacy  in the use of  Microsoft  Word and Excel.

How to apply
If you believe   you fit the  required  profile,  please send  your applications  in confidence  to the  address  below ;
The People  and Change  Divission
PricewaterhouseCoopers  Limited
Communications  House , 1  Colville Street
P. O. Box  8053  Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 22/03/ 2013

Jobs at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited in Uganda - Program Assistant Staple Crops



Job Title: Program Assistant  -Staple Crops
The Association  for Strengthening  Agricultural  Research  in Eastern  and Central Africa  (ASARECA)  is a  sub-regional   not-for –profit association.
Responsibilities
•    Receive periodic  reports  from  stakeholders, review and provide  feedback  on the  quality  of the reports  in consultation  with the  program  manager;
•    Assist   the manager to prepare  draft  synthesis  reports , drafts of  contract  agreements and letters  of requests  for services;
•    Together with the  manager develop  requests  for research  calls/proposals and send  them out ,receive applications  and prepare  the evaluation  forms that  are used  for selection ;
•    Assist    in facilitate  projects  inception  workshops and  Project Review meeting;
Experience
•    Five years of experience  in research environment  preferably in agricultural oriented  organizations  serving  in the   areas of  gender  mainstreaming  in middle  level management ;
•    Demonstrated  progressive  experience  in administrative  services ;
•    Should  have  excellent  planning  and coordination  skills, analytical  problem  solving , basic  financial  management  and presentation  skills ; and
•    Must be  very  computer  literate  specifically in MS  office  suit  packages

How to apply
If you believe   you fit the  required  profile,  please send  your applications  in confidence  to the  address  below ;
The People  and Change  Divission
PricewaterhouseCoopers  Limited
Communications  House , 1  Colville Street
P. O. Box  8053  Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 22/03/2013



Jobs at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited in Uganda - Program Assistant



 Job Title: Program Assistant
The Association  for Strengthening  Agricultural  Research  in Eastern  and Central Africa  (ASARECA)  is a  sub-regional   not-for –profit association.
Responsibilities
•    Receive  periodic  reports  from key  stakeholders , review and provide  feedback  on the  quality  and gender , disaggregation  of the reports in  consultation  with the  head of  unit;
•    Prepare  draft  synthesis  reports , draft  contracts , agreements  and letters  of requests for services ;
•    Responsible for developing  requests  for research  calls/proposals  and send them out,  receive applications and prepare  the applications  forms that are useful for selection in consultation  with the head of the unit ;
•    Receive  and follow up  of the sub-grant  financial accountabilities and forward  them to finance

Experience
•    Five  years of experience  in a  research  environment  preferably  in agricultural  oriented  organizations  serving in the  areas  of  gender  mainstreaming in middle level  management ;
•    Experience in gender  disaggregation  and gender focused  research with  vast knowledge  of social-economic and gender analysis tools as well as  demonstrated  progressive  experience  in administrative  services
•    Should have  excellent  planning  and coordination skills, analytical  problem  solving , basic financial management  and  presentation skills; and
•    Must be  very  computer  literate  specifically in MS  office  suit  packages.

How to apply
If you believe   you fit the  required  profile,  please send  your applications  in confidence  to the  address  below ;
The People  and Change  Divission
PricewaterhouseCoopers  Limited
Communications  House , 1  Colville Street
P. O. Box  8053  Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 22/03/2013


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