NGO Jobs – National Project Manager at WWF

Organisation: WWF
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Conservation Manager, WWF Uganda Country Office
About WWF:
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.
Mission of the Department:
To ensure the development and implementation of the WWF Uganda
Conservation Strategy to the highest standards.
Key Job Roles:
  • Ensures that the WWF
    Uganda Conservation Strategy is implemented through the effective
    management and development of the “Strengthening Sustainable Environment
    & Natural Resources Management, Climate Change Adaptation and
    Mitigation in Uganda – SSENRMCCAM project.
  • Ensures that the
    SSENRMCCAM project strategy is in line and evolves with the WWF UCO
    Conservation Strategy requirements;
  • Provides advice and
    collaboration as appropriate to SSENRMCCAM project team members;
  • Promotes the vision
    and objectives of the WWF Uganda Conservation Strategy to external and WWF
    stakeholders, and participates in strategic partnership-building /
    fundraising approaches to them;
  • Establishes and
    implements effective project organizational / management structures,
    policies, and processes; and
  • Ensures that WWF
    Uganda technical standards and reporting requirements are met.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares and provides
    periodic technical progress reports on project activities, achievements
    and results as per work plans;
  • Coordinates day-to-day
    Project implementation, management and monitoring;
  • Works with the Steering
    Committee in the identification of Project partners, establish MOUs, and
    develop work plans and budgets for implementation of contract services;
  • Coordinates inputs
    from other stakeholders and monitor Project Implementation, impact and
    lessons learnt;
  • Develops a detailed
    schedule of Project reviews and meetings, in consultation with Project
    implementation partners and stakeholders representatives. Such schedule
    will include (i) tentative time frames for Tripartite Reviews, Steering
    Committee Meetings, and (ii) Project related Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Serves as liaison
    person with all stakeholders including UNDP Country office;
  • Reports on progress of
    Project implementation and flags delays and/or difficulties faced during
    implementation so that the appropriate support or corrective measures can
    be adopted in a timely and remedial fashion;
  • Ensures regular and
    effective communication with partners and relevant stakeholders at all
  • Oversees procurement
    and delivery of Project equipment in the field;
  • Ensures timely,
    adequate and controlled disbursement of funds for field activities, and
    ensure that the field activities are implemented adequately with clear
    accounting systems, acceptable to WWF and UNDP accounting requirements;
  • Assists in the
    coordination and implementation of Project monitoring systems and plans;
    external evaluations and audits according to Project document
  • Ensures the successful
    implementation of workshops, seminars, special events and training
    opportunities including overseeing event coordination and logistics;
  • Carries out any duties
    associated with the Project as agreed by the Steering Committee and
    Conservation Manager;
  • Institutes,
    coordinates & monitors contracts/agreements’ performances with various
  • Safeguards Project
    equipment & logistics to ensure they are used in the most cost
    effective way to implement the project.
Qualifications, Skills &
  • The applicant should
    possess a Higher University degree in Forestry, Natural Resource
    Management or Environmental Management.
  • At least six (6) years work experience in project management in the field
    of sustainable natural’s management;
  • Demonstrable
    experience in working with partners and stakeholders at all levels, from
    Government Ministries, Local Governments down to communities;
  • Clear understanding of
    natural resource management policies and local government political
  • Previous work
    experience in the Afro-montane forest ecosystem of the Albertine Rift is
    an advantage;
  • Proven leadership and
    team building and management skills;
  • A working knowledge of
    financial management, especially at the project level;
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, with ability to network, develop and maintain strong
    relationships at all levels, internally and with local communities, local
    governments and CSOs;
  • Adaptability and
    flexibility; able to take initiatives and prioritise among competing
  • Must be computer
    literate; familiarity with GIS applications is desirable;
  • Must have the ability
    to lead a multi-cultural team and an interest in capacity building;
  • Must be willing to
    travel extensively throughout the project area to visit sites where
    project-assisted activities are taking place;
  • Strong skills in
    project planning, proposal writing, financing, management, implementation,
    and evaluation, and experience working with donors;
  • Strong organisational
    and analytical skills;
  • Proven &
    demonstrated trait of high integrity, honesty, accountability and
    transparency in managing public resources.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their cover letters and
curriculum vitae to the People Development Manager, WWF Uganda, at A detailed job description may be accessed at
Physical Office: WWF Uganda Country Office, Plot 2,
Sturrock Road, Kololo P.O. Box 33513, Kampala – Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be
Deadline: 25th October 2013
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