Coordinator Job Placement – Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)

Job Title:     Coordinator
Organisation: Uganda
National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary, BOD
About US:
Established in January 2015, the Uganda National Renewable Energy and
Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) was formed by the renewable energy and
energy efficiency (RE&EE) private sector associations in order to
consolidate their position and leadership role within the sector. With a
composition of the Biomass Energy Efficient Technologies Association (BEETA),
the Uganda National Biogas Alliance (UNBA), the Hydropower Association of
Uganda (HPAU), the Energy Efficiency Association of Uganda (EEAU) and Uganda
National Renewable Energy Association (UNREA), the Alliance has a vision of
being the lead alliance in the RE&EE sector of Uganda and East Africa,
partnering with the government, sister associations and other sector
stakeholders.
Job Summary: The Coordinator
will act as the administrative head and focal person of the UNREEEA
secretariat. The incumbent mobilizes and coordinate member, partners, staff and
resources to effectively and successfully conduct the implementation of the
UNREEEA strategic plan
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversight over all UNREEEA’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 BOD on all arising operational and strategic issues
  • Actively identify opportunities and
    mobilize financial resources in accordance with the renewable energy
    sector priority areas of Uganda and UNREEEA’s strategic plan
  • Ensure strategic liaisons with potential
    donors and partners
  • Coordinate the implementation of donor
    program activities, including preparation of technical and financial
    reports as required in the respective grant support agreements
  • Coordinate the timely preparation of
    regular and ad hoc financial, progress and other reports and ensure that
    external audits are conducted in time
  • Give a sense of direction to UNREEEA’s
    organizational planning and ensure that realistic targets, programmes, or
    projects are set during the planning cycles
  • Take lead of all the technical work that
    is aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency at
    operational level and provides oversight in all planning activities
  • Manage the recruitment process for all
    junior staff in the Secretariat. He will support the Board in preparation
    of the terms of reference, advertising, short listing, interviews, and
    negotiations and is a signatory to the employment and consultancy
    contracts issued by UNREEEA.
  • Manage the internal team of officers,
    assistants, volunteers and consultants as designated by the Board through
    the Secretary’s office. S/he is therefore overall responsible and accountable
    for the delivery of targets by the various offices under him.
  • Support the Secretary in organizing
    regular and extra ordinary BOD meetings, recording and sharing minutes of
    meetings and other fora
  • Support the Secretary in organizing the
    Annual General Meeting
  • Coordinate the procurement of services and
    goods and manage service contracts and joint ventures
  • Perform any other duties as directed by
    the UNREEEA Secretary or BOD
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a bachelor’s and preferably a master’s degree from a recognized university
    in the fields of; Business Administration, environmental studies, electric
    engineering, Project Management, or any other compatible field 
  • At least five years’ experience in
    business administration or program coordination; work experience in the
    renewable energy will be added advantage
  • The applicant must be a Ugandan by birth, holding
    Ugandan Citizenship, and currently a resident of Uganda
  • Previous experience in managing a national/international
    NGO, IO or Community Organization, or a department/unit of such an
    organization
  • Be an outgoing, communicative and
    proactive person, with a strong professional and charismatic vibrancy
  • Communicate appropriate, clearly and
    effectively, with very strong written and oral communication skills in
    English
  • Demonstrate very good skills and
    experience in presentation and as speaker and/or moderator
  • Excellent 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
    UNREEEA, focusing on resource mobilization and creating synergies
  • Proven skills in research and data
    management will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate, including good working
    experience in MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
    is mandatory. Previous experience with any of the following software is an
    advantage: M&E  and  research software/database
NB: This post shall be
filled urgently; initial contract will be for a 8-month period with long term
extension depending on performance.
How to Apply:
  • Please apply in writing via email to the
    Secretary UNREEEA, via info@unreeea.org by submitting your application to
    our UNREEEA offices at Mukwasi House, Room W3.2, 38A Lumumba Avenue,
    Nakasero, and Kampala.
  • Applications will only be considered when
    submitted meeting the deadline, and including (i) an application letter
    stating your motivation and relevant skills/experience,(ii) copies of your
    Bachelor’s Degree certificate plus (iii) any other relevant certificates
    (original documents will be requested at a later date), and (iv) stating 3
    referees including contact details. Online-applications will only be
    accepted when submitted as a single PDF-document (all documents merged in
    one PDF-file).
  • When applying via email, it is necessary
    to state “RE: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF COORDINATOR WITH
    UNREEEA [your name]” in the subject line.
  • When applying by submitting your
    application to our offices as hardcopy write your name and details in the
    left upper corner and “RE: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF
    COORDINATOR WITH UNREEEA” besides UNREEEA’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: 13th May, 2017

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