Job Title: Oil & Gas Officer
Reports to: Oil & Gas Manager
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent and experienced conservation organizations operating in over 100 countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The Officer will undertake leadership and supportive roles as follows:
- Take lead in the implementation of “Oil for Development Project”, in Uganda as laid out in the project document and logframe, both of which are integral components of this ToR.
- Take lead in monitoring of important project parameters, including compliance with work plans, milestones, targets and results.
- Support WWF UCO and its partners in the WWF network, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMO), Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), civil society coalitions and individual organizations, and consultants, to managing the environmental and social aspects of petroleum development in Uganda.
- Represent and champion WWF positions at relevant meetings with various civil society coalitions, government and private sector engagements;
- Develop policy recommendations and implement a lobbying and advocacy strategy in consultation with relevant partners, aimed at better management of environment and social aspects of petroleum development in Uganda.
- Identify CSO and other partner capacity building needs and develop relevant capacity building solutions in response to such identified capacity needs.
- Sustain and support a dynamic network of civil society partners (national and local government level) to engage government and the private sector on petroleum development issues. The officer will work with other WWF staff and partners on these issues and promote strong linkages between Albertine Rift civil society and national-level work.
- Synthesize available information on petroleum development and develop strategic options and policy recommendations. Liaise with other agencies and/or projects so that these are implemented in the field.
- Participate in media-opportunities (radio shows, tv, other) as requested and/or as appropriate
- Organize and implement awareness meetings, sensitization workshops, outreach forums, research studies, missions and other related events.
- Prepare detailed and timely technical reports on the project, according to WWF standards and as stipulated in the project document as well as ensure regular liaison with relevant donors as needed.
- Develop cross-learning and exchange with other WWF OfD partners within Uganda, the region, and internationally as needed.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
- Bachelors Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management with a strong bias towards social development and extractives;
- Experience in Civil Society Organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management is a must;
- At least 2 year of relevant professional experience in the technical areas identified above;
- Experience in oil and gas or extractives development is an added advantage;
- Experience in NGO project planning and management is an added advantage;
- Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, Luo and/or Runyakitara) in the Albertine Rift is an added advantage.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
- Demonstrated ability to handle complex process and information integration issues;
- Experience in organization development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying and advocacy.
- Ability to coordinate project planning, development and implementation of capacity building initiatives;
- Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multiethnic environment;
- Capacity of assuming a leading role, often in situations under pressure, in defining and implementing projects with teams of individuals of different culture and background;
- Oral and written communications skills;
- Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision;
Internal: Interacts and closely works with the Energy and Climate Programme Coordinator, Advocacy and Capacity Building Officer, and other relevant project teams and administrative support staff in all Uganda Country Office offices.
External: Interacts with various District Local Governments, the Private Sector, Ministries of Energy and Mineral Development (in particular the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department), Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry and related departments and agencies among others; Civil Society Institutions (both national and local government level) working on oil and gas issues, including national and regional networks.
How to apply:
All applications should be addressed to the People/Development Manager – WWF UCO, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo. P.O. Box 8758, Kampala or email firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 1st March 2013. Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.