Programs Manager Job Placement – Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF)

Job Title:        Programs Manager
Organization: Uganda
Biodiversity Fund (UBF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) is an independent institution, a
Trust Fund established as a mechanism to provide sustainable financing for the
conservation of priority biodiversity and ecosystem services in Uganda. UBF was
registered in 2016 under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1939, Chapter 165.
Job Summary: The Programs
Manager supports the Executive Director in positioning of UBF’s impact and
ensuring program alignment to UBF mission and key strategic objectives/agendas.
The overall responsibility is to coordinate and support program development,
implementation, monitoring and reporting.
Key Duties and
Program Development and Grants Administration:
  • Based on the strategic plan, business plan
    and the Trust Deed, develop a biodiversity funding program that meets the
    goals and objectives of UBF.
  • Supports the Executive Director in
    prioritizing the financing of activities that guarantee coherence and
    effectiveness to comply with UBF Goals and Objectives.
  • Work with the ED and the Finance Manager
    to streamline and popularize the funding guidelines in relation to the
    developed program, prepares or causes to be prepared and supervises
    contracts, grant agreements, and all other documents necessary to
    implement the UBF programs and projects.
  • Provides overall technical and financial
    reports on the projects financed by UBF to the’Executive Director.
  • Solicits proposals from potential grantees
    and provides technical support in the selection process.
  • Subject to consideration and approval by
    the Board, develops and implements the UBF grant making operations manuals
    and policies, and grants disbursement plans.
  • Offer technical support to the ED and the
    Finance Manager in the annual planning and budgeting process and annual
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Responsible for developing a monitoring
    and evaluation tool to be used by the grantees.
  • Provides technical support and
    back-stopping to the grantees.
  • Supervises and monitors the technical and
    financial performance of projects financed by UBF.
  • Ensures that the grantees are providing
    timely technical and financial reports.
Human Resource Management:
  • Participates in the selection process and
    prepares work plans, supervises the performance of their duties and
    evaluates programme/project staff.
  • Leading and developing the program/project

Stakeholders Engagement:
  • Works closely with the ED to represent and
    promote the UBF interests in day-to-day dealings and ongoing liaison with
    representatives of government; local and international NGOs; private
    sector; multilateral and bilateral donor agencies; other donors; academic
    institutions; regional institutions and media.
  • Steer capacity building and institutional
    strengthening of grantees to ensure the delivery of quality
  • Represent UBF in meetings and regional and
    international conferences and events.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts
    with other biodiversity conservation initiatives and relevant stakeholders
    to achieve greater efficiencies and synergies.
  • Identifies and develops viable funding
    proposals based on implemented programs to be discussed with the ED.
  • Supports the ED to develop promotional
    materials and project concepts to be used in fund raising activities.
  • Supports the ED in mobilizing resources.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Master of
    Science degree- in natural resources management preferably in the area of
    biodiversity conservation, forestry, ecology or any related field.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience
    preferably with an NGO or a trust fund in conservation or a related field.
    He/ she should have spent at least 5 years at a senior management level.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of
    biodiversity conservation issues at the national and international levels
    and sustainable biodiversity financing mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated experience working with
    government agencies, civil society organisations, development agencies,
    and the private sector. Good knowledge of private sector engagement
    strategies and models and clear demonstration of experience working/
    engaging with the private sector.
  • Previous experience working with
    Committees, Board of Directors or similar types of structures and
    interacting with its members.
  • Competent in project development and
    management, administrative, strategic planning, negotiation, proposal
    writing (with evidence of having- successfully fundraised for
    program/project implementation) as well as- Leadership and team
  • Be a highly energetic, self-starting,
    entrepreneurial and creative individual who can express/recognize ideas,
    opportunities, and communicate goals and objectives clearly.
  • Ability to undertake actions, decisions,
    and achieve results in an independent manner and assume responsibility for
    the actions taken.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a
    multicultural diverse environment and under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to strict
    confidentiality involving internal/ external information.
  • Excellent verbal, written and
    interpersonal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through
    assignments and communicate at all levels of the organization in a timely
    and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a
    member of a team with minimal supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications accompanied by updated CVs and two professional referees
addressed to:
Executive Director,
Uganda Biodiversity Fund,
P.O. Box 26156, Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to:
Or Hand deliver to Plot 16-18, Wampewo Avenue, Nyonyi Gardens, Kololo,
Deadline: 15th
September 2017

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