Community Conservation Manager Job Opportunity - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)



Job Title:         Community Conservation Manager
Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala / Kasese, Uganda
Reports to: Forest and Biodiversity Program Coordinator

About Us:
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. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Strengthen CSOs at local and national levels to promote good governance of biodiversity and important natural resource areas in the Albertine Graben
  • Actively promote sustainable pro-poor conservation approaches that sustainably benefit conservation and development aspirations of the communities adjacent to high value conservation areas in the Albertine Graben
  • Support establishment of innovative financing mechanisms to sustain conservation and development efforts of communities living adjacent to high conservation value areas in the Albertine Graben
  • Engage communities in Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBRNM) interventions and enterprises that aim to restore degraded landscapes improve climate change resilience, food security, and reduce pressure on natural resources.
  • Regularly produce and disseminate high quality impact and communication stories resulting from the interventions.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the WWF Community Conservation Manager job opportunity should hold a Master of Science Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Management or a related discipline.
  • Seven years of professional experience in Community Conservation work. Specific work experience in the communities living adjacent to parks and forests in the Albertine Graben would be a strong added advantage.
  • Previous work experience or engagement with sector agencies (including National Forest Authority, Uganda Wildlife Authority, National Environment Management Authority, The Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, etc.) is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in working with civil society organizations and the private sector is an added advantage.
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs, and academic transcripts to the Human Resource Officer, WWF Uganda, at kampala@wwfuganda.org.

Address to:

The Human Resource Officer,
WWF Uganda Country Office,
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8745, Kampala - Uganda

Deadline: 2nd February 2018

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