Coordinator Job Placement – Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC)

Job Title:   Coordinator
Organization: Uganda
National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: General
About UNACC:      
Uganda has a population of 31 million people with 87% living in rural
areas and relying almost exclusively (96%) on biomass for cooking. 90% of them
do not have an improved cook stove or clean fuel, which means they suffer from
indoor air pollution, spend many hours of the day looking for fuels, and have
high expenses in fuel costs.
To target these deficits, in 2007, the Government of Uganda developed
the Renewable Energy Policy, which aimed to increase the use of modern
renewable energy from 6% to 61% by 2020. This policy highlights the need for
mass adoption of improved cook stoves and clean fuels to reduce demand for
biomass energy resources. The Government is also developing a Biomass Energy
Strategy (BEST) with a focus on increasing use of efficient biomass energy
In order to support these efforts and in order to establish a joint
coordination framework for the private and public actors in the Ugandan clean
cooking sector, important sector stakeholders, in 2013 formed the Uganda
National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC). UNACC’s aims are to address the
coordination and promotional roles for the clean cooking sector, to support the
development and implementation of national policies and regulations, and to
collect and distribute data and information to all sector players.
Job Summary: The Coordinator
will serve the administrative head of the UNACC secretariat and its focal
person. The incumbent will mobilize and coordinate members, partners, staff and
resources to effectively and successfully conduct the implementation of the
UNACC Strategic Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide oversight over all UNACC’s operational
activities including administration, finance, human resource and communication.
Coordinate the preparation and implementation of
annual work plans and budgets, aligned to the strategic plan, and advise NEC on
all arising operational and strategic issues
Identify opportunities and mobilize financial
resources in accordance to the Country Action Plan (CAP) priorities
Be the face of UNACC in liaising with UNACC’s
donors and strategic partners
Coordinate the implementation of donor program
activities, including preparation of technical and financial reports as
required in the respective grant support agreements
Be ex-officio at all NEC Standing Committees and
also be the secretary of the Standing Committee meetings
Facilitate the holding of NEC and Standing
Committee meetings
Coordinate the timely preparation of regular and
ad hoc financial, progress and other reports and ensure that external audits
are conducted in time
Assist the General Secretary in organizing
regular and extra ordinary NEC meetings, recording and sharing minutes of
meetings and other fora
Support the General Secretary in organizing the
Annual General Meeting
Coordinate the procurement of services and goods
and manage service contracts and joint ventures
Represent UNACC in different forums and
communicate to UNACC as required
Keep a tab on technical and resource
availability for the clean cooking and renewable energy sector at national and
regional level and report to NEC and Standing Committees
Perform any other duties as directed by the
General Secretary or NEC
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a good University
degree from a relevant field like; Business Administration, Project Management,
or any other compatible field 
At least five years’ working experience in
business administration or program coordination; work experience in the renewable
energy and/or clean cooking sector will be added advantage
Be an outgoing, communicative and proactive
person, with a strong professional and charismatic vibrancy
Communicate appropriate, clearly and
effectively, written and verbally with very strong written and oral
communication skills in English
Demonstrate very good skills and experience in
presentation and as speaker and/or moderator
Proven track record in developing, maintaining
and delivering on resource mobilization
Use his/her private and professional network to
expand effective and productive partnerships and networks for UNACC, focusing
on resource mobilization and creating synergies in a manner that meets UNACC’s
core values
Demonstrable skills in research and data management
will be an added advantage
Computer literate, including good working
experience in MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint),
internet research. Previous experience with any of the following software is an
advantage; cashbook/accounting software, ERP, M&E software/database, cms.
NB: This post shall be
filled urgently; it may require travelling in land and abroad from time to
time; initial contract will be for a 12-month period with long term extension
depending on performance
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply in writing via email to the Secretary
General via or by submitting your application to our
offices at Mukwasi House, Room W3.2, 38A Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, Kampala.
Applications will only be considered when submitted
meeting the deadline, and including an application letter stating your
motivation and relevant skills/experience, copies of your Bachelor’s Degree
certificate plus any other relevant certificates (original documents will be
requested at a later date), and stating 3 referees including contact details.
When applying via email, it is necessary to state “RE: APPLICATION
applying by submitting your application as hardcopy write your name and details
in the left upper corner and “RE: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF
COORDINATOR WITH UNACC” besides UNACC’s contact details in the centre of
the envelope.
Please mention the expected/desired remuneration
range in your cover letter.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 5:00 pm

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