NGO Career Jobs – Policy Advocacy Specialist at CARE Uganda

Title: Policy Advocacy Specialist

FOREST Programme

Organisation: CARE International In Uganda (CARE)
Location: Kampala, Uganda


CARE International In
Uganda (CARE) seeks to recruit two qualified Ugandan nationals for positions in
a new Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) Programme that is launched
by CARE in 2013 for a 5 year period.
CARE works with national partners to make sustainable improvements in the lives
of the very poor. An important area of engagement is to improve transparency,
accountability and responsiveness in governance of Uganda’s natural resources. Uganda’s
forest cover is reducing at an alarming rate and if this trend continues
unabated, Uganda will within a few decades be without any significant forest
cover. The forests are essential for the Ugandan economy and livelihoods and
deforestation and forest degradation contribute significantly to global
greenhouse emissions. Efforts to arrest the situation are clearly insufficient
and ineffective. There are connections between forest degradation, illegal
logging, encroachment and corruption. The FOREST programme sees civil society
as the key actor in effecting change in the forestry sector. The programme is
lead by a CARE FOREST Programme Manager and will be implemented in partnership
with a handful of key strategic civil society partners.

Job Summary: The
incumbent has the responsibilities of the Policy Advocacy Specialist is to work
closely with partner organizations to ensure that the programme delivers
relevant support to the projects they are responsible for.

  • Ensuring
    effective coordination, documentation and learning.
  • Supporting
    joint efforts in national forest governance advocacy, linking these to
    regional and international initiatives.
  • Facilitating
    the programme’s contribution to a stronger, more accountable and
    legitimate civil society through targeted capacity building initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

and guide partnership relations and processes within the programme.

agreements and budgets with partner organisations.

programmatic capacity building of partners within areas of forest governance,
policy advocacy and organisational development.

cross partner experience sharing and scaling up of best practices.

partners’ annual reviews of progress and work plans together with key stakeholders.

coalition building from local to national and international level, linking
local and national experiences to global campaigns.


Skills and Experience:

degree or higher in social sciences, economics, development studies,
environmental or forest-related discipline.

of five years of experience from policy advocacy work in Uganda and preferably
also regionally/internationally.

from natural resources governance and management work

with working in a partnership approach and supporting civil society

Availability: 1 April 2013
Duty station: Kampala, CARE’S office
in Nakasero
Contract: Open with 6 months
probation period. Salary in accordance with CARE terms and conditions

Excellent verbal and
written communication skills in English

Computer skills (email,
word processing, spreadsheets)

to Apply:

Please submit your
application in English by accessing
 and applying for the job online. You can
also email your application to
 mentioning the title of job applied for
in the email subject field.

Only motivated applications
that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent
together with a CV, will be considered. Please provide references, but do not
attach any written recommendations. Please note that only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not receive any response within
three weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.
Also check out website on for more details.

CARE is an equal opportunities, gender sensitive & corruption intolerant

28th January, 2013


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