National Project Manager Job Placement - National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:      National Project Manager
Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Project Name: Strengthening institutional capacity for effective implementation of rio conventions in Uganda
Funding Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/02/2017

About Us:
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management practices for sustainable development in Uganda.

About UNDP Project:
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) on behalf of Government of Uganda is implementing a 4-year Global Environment Facility / United Nations Development Programme (GEF/UNDP) supported Project on "Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Effective Implementation of Rio Conventions in Uganda". The objective of the project is to strengthen institutional capacity for effective implementation and monitoring of Rio Conventions in Uganda. The project builds on the National Capacity needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) process for implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in Uganda. During project implementation, NEMA will closely collaborate with Rio Conventions focal points and GEF Operational Focal Point to ensure proper coordination with other initiatives.

Job Summary: The Project Manager (PM) shall be the head of the project management team and will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of implementation of project activities. The PM will be responsible for overall management and delivery of project activities and outputs. The PM will report to the Executive Director National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) through the Project Coordinator. The PM will work closely and will liaise with UNDP Team Leader for the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of the project Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the approved work-plan
  • Draft terms of reference and work specifications and oversee all contractors' work
  • Monitor events as determined in the project monitoring schedule plan, and update the plan as required
  • Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP, through advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the FACE (Fund Authorisation and Certificate of Expenditures);
  • The jobholder will monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports and accountability
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting financial reports to UNDP on a quarterly basis through the Director Finance of NEMA
  • Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the project board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks log
  • Coordinate with UNDP and project partners to prepare mandatory reports that are part of the process of monitoring, evaluation and project budget in accordance with the requirements of (the) donor (s) specified in (the) project document and / or when they are asked
  • The incumbent will capture lessons learnt during project implementation - a lessons learnt log can be used in this regard
  • Prepare r and submit regular progress reports to NEMA for presentation to the project board as required
  • Prepare the annual performance review report (APR)/Project implementation report (PIR), and submit to the project board and the outcome group
  • Prepare the annual work plan and quarterly plans for each year in accordance with UNDP guidelines
  • Update the Atlas Project Management module if external access is made available
  • Mentor and supervise the Project Finance and Administrative Assistant to ensure timely delivery of financial reports required by UNDP
  • Work closely with project Rio Convention focal points and focal points in each pilot district participating in the project
  • Work closely with relevant Government agencies and donors/NGOs on behalf of NEMA
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by NEMA for purposes of enhancing implementation of the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA National Project Manager career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Environment and/or Natural Resources, Natural Sciences.
  • Possession of an MSc degree in any of the above is a MUST. Any other additional relevant qualifications are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in biodiversity conservation, sustainable management and climate change interventions in Uganda
  • At least 5 years of experience in project/programme management
  • Relevant working experience with government agencies in Uganda and the Rio Convention processes
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of GEF and UNDP finance and administrative procedures will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience in managing multi-institutional projects and stakeholder coordination
  • Ability to administer budgets, supervise staff at all levels and interact with local stakeholders and Government officials
  • Strong drafting, editing, reporting and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in use of computer applications and packages (Excel and word among others)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrates / Safeguards Ethics and Integrity
  • Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Good team player and facilitates team work
  • Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicates effectively
  • Shares knowledge and encourages the learning of others.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hand written applications together with copies of certificates/ testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-

The Executive Director,
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),
NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 7th July 2017

Note: The job title applied for should be printed at the top left hand side of the envelope. Applicants, who will not have heard from us by 11th July 2017, should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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