Project Lead and Senior Public Finance Expert – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Organization: National Environment Management Authority
Kampala, Uganda
Executive Director
The National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National
Environment Act Cap. 153 to coordinate, monitor, enforce and supervise all
activities in the field of environment for purposes of ensuring sustainable
development in Uganda
The Project Lead and Senior Public Finance Expert will oversee and
support the delivery of reports on Policy and Institutional Review, Public and
Private Sector Expenditure Review, costing of NBSAP and the Strategy for
Resource Mobilization for implementation of NBSAP to the National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA). The Project Lead and Senior Public Finance Expert
will be the overall leader and spokesperson of BIOFIN at the national level.
He/she is expected to have senior experience and to provide substantial
technical expertise in assuring horizontal integration and consistency of
workstreams/studies, as well as quality assurance of national products and
processes throughout the duration of the national project. He/she will also
specifically be responsible for the delivery of the Public and Private
Expenditure Review and the public finance elements of the Strategy for
Mobilizing Public and Private Resources, in addition to outreach activities to
national (Government, EC delegation, academia among others.) and relevant
international stakeholders, and the preparation of press releases and briefing
notes for Government, UNDP among others.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Managerial:
With support from Project Management Officer,
ensure activities are carried out on time and within planned budget.
Work closely with the BIOFIN Project Coordinator
and UNDP Country Office and BIOFIN Central Technical Unit and supported by the
Project Management Officer, elaborate/revise work plan, reporting schedule and
Conduct review of sectoral policies and practices
contributing to the conservation and sustainable use biodiversity
Carry out review of sectoral policies and
practices contributing to unsustainable use biodiversity and ecosystem change
Perform a stakeholder analysis identifying their
roles in biodiversity financing and the alignment with national biodiversity
goals and objective
Assess extent of integration of biodiversity
financing in development cooperation including Official Development Assistance
(ODA) and document trends in development cooperation to obtain baseline overview
of support for biodiversity financing in Uganda from development
cooperation/ODA, project a future scenario and identify key challenges
affecting support for financing biodiversity through development cooperation
and identify opportunities for addressing them
Carry out a review of private sector expenditure
on biodiversity financing from FY2004/05 to FY 2013/14 and document the
expenditure trends to obtain baseline overview of expenditure by private
sector, project a future scenario and identify key challenges affecting private
sector expenditure on biodiversity financing and identify opportunities for
addressing them.Carry out review of bilateral and multilateral support for
biodiversity conservation including south to south cooperation and document the
bilateral support trends to obtain baseline overview of bilateral and
multi-lateral support for biodiversity financing in Uganda, project a future
scenario and identify key challenges affecting bilateral and multi-lateral
support for financing biodiversity in Uganda and identify opportunities for
addressing them.
Calculate the cost of implementing each of the
strategies in the revised NBSAP including review the actual (current) financial
support implementing the NBSAP and basing on the information in calculate the
financial gap for implementing the NBSAP
Identify potential sources for biodiversity
finance from the different institutions at the national level (Government, the
private sector, NGOs) and development partners/donors
Identify, screen and prioritize specific
biodiversity finance mechanism and calculate how much revenue/financial
contribution each mechanism may generate
Develop a resource mobilization plan for
implementing the key financial mechanisms in (b) above and develop a timeframe
and budget
Work in liaison with the Project Management
Officer to ensure administrative requirements are managed and executed in a
timely and appropriate manner
Support the formation and management of the
National BIOFIN Steering/Advisory Committee
Establish and maintain links with other national
and international programmes (NBSAP) and projects
Lead project monitoring, reporting and evaluation
at national level
Lead capturing and documenting of lessons from
project implementation and make recommendations to the National
Steering/Advisory Committee for more effective implementation of activities
Prepare BIOFIN progress reports (substantive and
financial) regularly for NEMA for submission UNDP and project partners.
2. Project Outreach and Communication:
Engage national stakeholders and strongly position
BIOFIN objectives and processes towards relevant government departments and
partner institutions, to catalyse transformational outcomes.
Ensure collaboration of counterparts on data and
information provision, expert review and verification.
Work closely with national and international
counterparts, NGOs and other groups to ensure effective coordination and
communication of BIOFIN project objectives and activities.
Organize three nat. workshops (initial, interim,
Edit, print and publish final Summary for Policy
Makers (~20 pages). Publicise and promote the results and impacts of BIOFIN at
national level.
Prepare detailed reports and analyses of national
BIOFIN project results and impacts including in preparation for COP to CBD and
for project end.
3. Technical Leadership and Support:
Provide key technical leadership on Public Finance
and substantial technical expertise in assuring horizontal integration and
consistency of work streams/studies
Offer technical support and overall coordination
to the national BIOFIN team to complete BIOFIN deliverables in a consistent
manner, provide quality assurance of national products.
Ensure that drafts of the work are sent to the
BIOFIN team regularly to provide backstopping.
Facilitate coordination of national BIOFIN and
NBSAP processes for mutual reinforcement.
Steer the implementation of the Resource
Mobilisation Strategy under Component 4. This may include a set of measures
activities addressing legal, institutional, entrepreneurial, financial,
awareness, capacity matters to put the BIOFIN results into action. This may
require expertise from additional professionals still to be identified
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in any
of the following: Finance, Economics or Business Administration
Four years’ experience in management or public
finance, preferably at Senior level in Government.
Past experience in dealing with international and
national experts and institutions.
Exposure to environmental issues or biodiversity
desirable, but not required.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of key
software packages (MS Office)
Capacity to work with minimum supervision
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
High ethics, integrity and confidentiality
Excellent reporting skills
Possess the ability to work under pressure and to
make accurate and informed decisions.
Excellent analytical and coordinating skills
Ability to work independently and with strong
organizational and planning skills.
High level of confidentiality
On time response to instructions.
to Apply: 
candidates should send their applications in their own handwriting and deliver
them by hand OR through post and enclose copies of certificates/testimonials
and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed
The Executive
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
NEMA House,
Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road
P.O. Box
19th June, 2015 by 5.00 pm

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