Project Manager Job Placement – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)

Job Title:       Project
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Project Coordinator
About US:
The Ministry of
Energy and Mineral Development (MEND) Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development (MEMD) in partnership with United Nations Development Program
(UNDP) is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported a
full-size project titled:” Integrated Waste Management and Biogas NAMA in
Uganda”. The project aims at production of biogas for electricity generation,
provide environmental benefits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from
improper and inadequate management and treatment of wastewater and organic
waste in towns, municipalities and agro-processing industry in Uganda. The
project combines demonstration and investment in integrated waste treatment and
biogas plants in agro-processing industry and selected municipalities.
Institutional strengthening, capacity building, and an improved regulatory
framework for improved waste management are key deliverables of the project.
Job Summary:  The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible
for day-to-day oversight and implementation of all project activities and
achievement of project results. The PM shall be a fulltime salaried resource
acquired competitively. He/she will undertake the following functions and
responsibilities among others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide management of project implementation activities.
  • Prepare the detailed annual work plans for the each year, as well as
    quarterly plans as required;
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of the resources provided
    for the project.
  • Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UN_DP,
    through advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the FACE
    (Fund Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures);
  • Organize and act as secretary to Project Board meetings.
  • Perform regular progress reporting to the project coordinator for
    submission to the Project Board;
  • Be responsible for preparing and submitting financial reports to the
    Project coordinator MEMD and UNDP on a quarterly basis;
  • Manage and monitor delivery of outputs by national and international
    experts and institutions to work for the project in line with Terms of
  • Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit
    new risks to the project coordinator for consideration and decision on
    possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by
    maintaining the project risks log;
  • Monitor activities as determined in the project monitoring schedule
    plan, and update the plan as required;
  • Link between the international and national experts, ensuring the
    national staff receives all necessary training, templates, methodologies
    and support to undertake their data collection functions.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to him/her by the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters’ Degree in Renewable Energy
    or Energy Studies with specialization in Waste- to- Energy.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Project Management and Planning is
    an added advantage;
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical,
    Environmental Engineering), Forestry, Physical Sciences
  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in the Renewable Energy and
    climate change mitigation sector and working knowledge of the Uganda’s
    energy and environment sectors with extensive contact in the public and
    private sectors and civil society organizations;
  • Past experience with GEF — supported project activities is
  • Strategic planning and results oriented management profile with
    strong reporting and financial management skills;
  • Understanding of renewable energy technologies and their
    contribution to change mitigation strategies and emission reduction
  • Knowledge of clean energy financing under carbon financing mechanisms
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based
    management and reporting;
  • Ability to manage for results; translates strategic aims into
    achievable plans, with established priorities, monitors them, making
    periodic adjustments as required.
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict
    resolution skills.
  • Demonstrates outstanding communication skills oral and written
    communication skills;
  • Negotiation skills: capacity to work with diverse partners including
    Government, donors and civil society;
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should submit applications together with the detailed
curriculum vitae, photocopies of the documents, names and addresses of three
referees to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development, Attn: Assistant Commissioner/Human Resource Management. Amber
House, Second Floor Room A205, Kampala Road, Opposite Workers House.
Deadline: 29th March 2019
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