21 May 2017

Coordinator Job Placement - Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)

Job Title:     Coordinator
Organisation: Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary, BOD

About US:
Established in January 2015, the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) was formed by the renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) private sector associations in order to consolidate their position and leadership role within the sector. With a composition of the Biomass Energy Efficient Technologies Association (BEETA), the Uganda National Biogas Alliance (UNBA), the Hydropower Association of Uganda (HPAU), the Energy Efficiency Association of Uganda (EEAU) and Uganda National Renewable Energy Association (UNREA), the Alliance has a vision of being the lead alliance in the RE&EE sector of Uganda and East Africa, partnering with the government, sister associations and other sector stakeholders.

Job Summary: The Coordinator will act as the administrative head and focal person of the UNREEEA secretariat. The incumbent mobilizes and coordinate member, partners, staff and resources to effectively and successfully conduct the implementation of the UNREEEA strategic plan

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversight over all UNREEEA’s operational activities including administration, finance, human resource and communication.
  • Coordinate the preparation and implementation of annual work plans and budgets, aligned to the strategic plan, and advise BOD on all arising operational and strategic issues
  • Actively identify opportunities and mobilize financial resources in accordance with the renewable energy sector priority areas of Uganda and UNREEEA’s strategic plan
  • Ensure strategic liaisons with potential donors and partners
  • Coordinate the implementation of donor program activities, including preparation of technical and financial reports as required in the respective grant support agreements
  • Coordinate the timely preparation of regular and ad hoc financial, progress and other reports and ensure that external audits are conducted in time
  • Give a sense of direction to UNREEEA’s organizational planning and ensure that realistic targets, programmes, or projects are set during the planning cycles
  • Take lead of all the technical work that is aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency at operational level and provides oversight in all planning activities
  • Manage the recruitment process for all junior staff in the Secretariat. He will support the Board in preparation of the terms of reference, advertising, short listing, interviews, and negotiations and is a signatory to the employment and consultancy contracts issued by UNREEEA.
  • Manage the internal team of officers, assistants, volunteers and consultants as designated by the Board through the Secretary’s office. S/he is therefore overall responsible and accountable for the delivery of targets by the various offices under him.
  • Support the Secretary in organizing regular and extra ordinary BOD meetings, recording and sharing minutes of meetings and other fora
  • Support the Secretary in organizing the Annual General Meeting
  • Coordinate the procurement of services and goods and manage service contracts and joint ventures
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the UNREEEA Secretary or BOD

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a bachelor’s and preferably a master’s degree from a recognized university in the fields of; Business Administration, environmental studies, electric engineering, Project Management, or any other compatible field 
  • At least five years’ experience in business administration or program coordination; work experience in the renewable energy will be added advantage
  • The applicant must be a Ugandan by birth, holding Ugandan Citizenship, and currently a resident of Uganda
  • Previous experience in managing a national/international NGO, IO or Community Organization, or a department/unit of such an organization
  • Be an outgoing, communicative and proactive person, with a strong professional and charismatic vibrancy
  • Communicate appropriate, clearly and effectively, with very strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrate very good skills and experience in presentation and as speaker and/or moderator
  • Excellent track record in developing, maintaining and delivering on resource mobilization
  • Use his/her private and professional network to expand effective and productive partnerships and networks for UNREEEA, focusing on resource mobilization and creating synergies
  • Proven skills in research and data management will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate, including good working experience in MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) is mandatory. Previous experience with any of the following software is an advantage: M&E  and  research software/database

NB: This post shall be filled urgently; initial contract will be for a 8-month period with long term extension depending on performance.

How to Apply:
  • Please apply in writing via email to the Secretary UNREEEA, via info@unreeea.org by submitting your application to our UNREEEA offices at Mukwasi House, Room W3.2, 38A Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, and Kampala.
  • Applications will only be considered when submitted meeting the deadline, and including (i) an application letter stating your motivation and relevant skills/experience,(ii) copies of your Bachelor's Degree certificate plus (iii) any other relevant certificates (original documents will be requested at a later date), and (iv) stating 3 referees including contact details. Online-applications will only be accepted when submitted as a single PDF-document (all documents merged in one PDF-file).
  • When applying via email, it is necessary to state "RE: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF COORDINATOR WITH UNREEEA [your name]" in the subject line.
  • When applying by submitting your application to our offices as hardcopy write your name and details in the left upper corner and "RE: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF COORDINATOR WITH UNREEEA" besides UNREEEA’s contact details in the centre of the envelope.
  • Please mention the expected/desired remuneration range in your cover letter.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Deadline: 13th May, 2017

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