Water Governance Manager NGO Careers – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Governance Manager

Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to:
Freshwater Program Coordinator / Forest and Biodiversity Coordinator

About US:

WWF is one of the
world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations
operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of
national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission
is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a
future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Job Summary:
The Water Governance Manager will support the establishment Freshwater Program
as an independent program of UCO through a mix of fundraising, implementation
and visibility activities to ensure efficient and timely delivery of program
goals, objectives, and targets as per UCO strategic plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical leadership in planning, management, and
    implementation of Water Governance activities under the WWF UCO Freshwater
  • Undertake routine monitoring and evaluation of ongoing Water
    Governance activities to track progress, document lessons, and assess
    their impacts on livelihoods of target communities and delivery of overall
    UCO conservation goals.
  • Document case studies and share information on Water Governance best
    practices and lessons learned with local partners and the general public.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual work plans, budgets, and
    technical reports on Water Governance activities as part of the overall
    Freshwater program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Support the line coordinator to implement the Freshwater component
    of UCO’s Strategic Plan
  • Support the line coordinator to raise funds to establish and
    independent and robust freshwater program
  • Support the line coordinator to link with the relevant partners and
    participate in the relevant events for visibility
  • Support innovations aimed to improving and scaling up source
    protection measures, catchment management measures and water for
    production measures
  • Support the Program Coordinator in planning, design, and
    implementation of targeted research studies to generate new information
    and innovative ideas to support adoption of IWRM best practices in Uganda.
  • Support preparation of new funding concepts and proposals on Water
    Governance related issues, in collaboration with other UCO staff and
    partner CSOs, to ensure sustained growth of the Freshwater Program
  • Create strong alliances and networks with civil society, public, and
    private organizations for sustained dialogue and advocacy for improved
    water governance in Uganda.
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of capacity building
    activities on Water Governance issues targeting WWF UCO staff, partner
    CSOs, Water User Associations/Groups, and other partners.
  • Coordinate preparation of policy recommendations and position papers
    to strengthen the water governance framework in Uganda.
  • Participate in WWF Freshwater Practice activities and global
    freshwater events.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the WWF UCO SMT on strategic
    water governance issues.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and motivated WWF UCO Water Governance
    team through provision of technical backstopping, coaching, mentoring, and
    giving constructive feedback in line with WWF Human Resources guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Water
    Governance Manager job must hold a Master of Science Degree in Natural
    resources management or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in water
    resources management work.
  • Experience in PES is an added advantage.
  • Specific experience in Integrated/catchment-based water resources
    management in Uganda is desirable and would be a strong added advantage.
  • Good general knowledge and understanding of the Uganda water sector
    and existing water governance framework is desirable.
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations and the
    private sector is an added advantage.
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative
    problem-solving ability.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain
    effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural,
    multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task with
    minimum supervision;

How to Apply:

Application letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and telephone
contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications
(sent as one document) should be emailed to: recruitment@wwfuganda.org and quote
the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the
respective Google form, Download

Deadline: 14th June 2019

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