NGO Jobs – Environment Program Coordinator at International Lifeline Fund

Organisation:  International Lifeline Fund
Reports to: Country Director, Deputy Director, and Senior Program Manager
Duty Station: Kampala with frequent travel to Lira, Uganda
Job Summary: The Environment Coordinator, under the responsibility of the Country Director, will in charge of the coordination and smooth implementation of the Environment program in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1.      Team Management:
  • Main representative for International Lifeline Fund-Environment towards local authorities, humanitarian actors, partners, private entities and donors;
  • Participate actively to coordinate information meetings (clusters, NGO coordination, etc.) in Kampala and in Lira when necessary;
  • Represent ILF, its environmental activities and programs during field delegation visits.
  • Preparation of monthly reports and contribution to proposals as needed.
  • Responsible for supervising the Environment team of local staff personnel and providing guidance to expat volunteers;
  • Ensure the daily management and coordination of your team (program objectives, action plan, (set-up weekly coordination meetings with the PM and program senior officers), staff appraisal, etc.);
  • Ensure that communication for all departments in relation to the Environment Uganda team is streamlined;
2.     Environment Program Coordination:
  • Ensure the smooth implementation of the Environment projects with respect to proposal commitments in terms of quantity and quality (methodologies, indicators and results follow-up);
  • Responsible for the transparency of acquisition, utilization and follow-up of all materials, equipment and cash dedicated to the projects;
  • Coordinate field visits on activity sites;
  • Inform and update the Country Director of any relevant issue related to the project implementation;
  • Responsible for the supervision of Monitoring and Evaluation for Environment projects;
  • Ensure a weekly and monthly reporting on program activities from your PM(s) as well as ensure the reporting of all monthly program activities to the Country Director, as well as upon his/her solicitation;
  • Ensure that all programs are working towards same goals and objectives – creating a comprehensive environment program in Uganda.
3.     Coordination of Carbon credit Program:
  • Serve as primary point of contact for ILF’s primary carbon credit partner, Uganda Carbon Bureau (UCB) – includes monthly reporting and regularly scheduled meetings
  • Compile and maintain accurate figures on the costs and numbers of stove production
  • Project and track costs of future carbon credit project
  • Design and manage a dynamic digital stove-tracking database to accurately record and track all stoves sold
  • Develop, manage and refine a stove-tracking system that uses a mix of both hard copy (paper) and soft copy (digital, including mobile phones) to capture data on the individual purchasers of each stove
  • Work with current and future stove vendors to implement the above systems through trainings
  • Oversee that the collection of stove sales data
  • Develop stove warrantee, maintenance, and buy-back systems
  • Developing incentives for vendor monitoring, that is complimentary to carbon credit monitoring requirements
4.     Stove Commercialization and Production:
  • Work closely with the Senior Commercialization Officer to expand the commercialization activities in Kampala
  • Oversee the marketing activities for Kampala market and provide guidance to Commercialization Officers in both locations.
  • Leading commercialization strategy and management on a daily basis
  • Participating in the regular evaluation of activities and performance
  • Providing monthly planning for relevant program purchases
  • Presenting new marketing and distribution ideas to Environmental PM in Lira
  • Capacity building of local vendors
  • Ensuring consistency and quality standards are met in stove production
  • In coordination with the commercialization department, develop and update marketing materials. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should posses a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent experience is required. Graduate level degree will be an added advantage.
  • Five to seven years experience in international relief and development is required, at least three years supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience in proposal writing, project design, and monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Experience in fuel-efficient stove sector, water/sanitation desirable and/or organizational development highly desirable
  • A driven self-starter, high energy level, quick performer, analytical, creative and responsible
  • Native English speaker, Spanish and/or French a plus
  • Candidate must have strong verbal and written communications skills and must demonstrate familiarity with evolving industry standards.
How to apply:
All interested candidates should express their intentions by sending their resumes and cover letters to . Please put “Environmental Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Due to the number of applicants, we will only be able to contact those selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in International Lifeline Fund.
Deadline: 26th July, 2013
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