Fresher Field Officer – Southwestern Job Opportunities – International Crane Foundation

Job Title:      Field
Officer – Southwestern

Organization: International
Crane Foundation

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to:
East African Regional Manager

About US:

The International
Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems,
watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. We provide knowledge, leadership,
and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their
diverse landscapes.

About Program:

The African Crane
Conservation Programme (ACCP), a partnership between the International Crane
Foundation and the Endangered Wildlife Trust, aims to maintain stable wild
populations of the four threatened crane species resident to sub-Saharan
Africa: Wattled, Blue, Grey Crowned, and Black Crowned Cranes. Moving towards
the ICF/EWT strategic vision for 2025, conservation efforts will be intensified
in southwestern and southcentral Uganda for the conservation of Grey Crowned
Cranes. The Uganda project works to fulfill the requirements for securing and
improving the ecological integrity of key sites for cranes in south western and
south central Uganda in collaboration with local communities and key
stakeholders, and monitoring and threat mitigation for Grey Crowned Cranes in
the areas.

Job Summary:  The International Crane Foundation, registered
in Uganda as an International Non-Governmental Organization, is looking for a
dynamic, committed and confident Ugandan with passion, integrity and innovation
to fill the position of Field Officer- Southwestern Uganda. The person will be
responsible for overseeing and implementing our projects in southcentral
Uganda, initially focusing in the Rukiga District. This is one of two new
exciting positions that will complement each other. Field based; the position
will report into our East African Regional Manager. Although focused on
Southwestern Uganda, the person will be expected to coordinate the youth
education and community involvement efforts in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Oversee
and implement the ICF/EWT Partnership projects in southwestern Uganda,
initially focused in the Rukiga District.

·       
Collect
baseline data on cranes, wetlands and communities, and follow data collection
protocols to monitor impact over time.

·       
Assist,
where relevant, the mitigation of the threat of crane trade and powerline
collisions, or any other threats that are identified.

·       
Fulfil
an integrated approach to conservation through appropriate and relevant
partnerships, incorporating a rights-based approach to family planning,
improving human health and livelihood development both at a landscape level and
through Conservation Agreement.

·       
Develop
and maintain good relationships with both the local government authorities and
local communities to promote mutual trust and strong program
stakeholder relationships.

·       
Identify,
mentor, supervise and coordinate the work of Crane Custodians, ambassadors for
crane conservation efforts.

·       
Improve
community awareness of cranes and wetlands, and the integrated family planning
and human health aspects of our projects.

·       
Assist
the East African Regional Manager with the production of technical reports and
minutes of meetings.

·       
Participate
in the drafting of project work plans, budgets and technical reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management,
Environmental Management, Biological Sciences, Science Education or related
fields. Additional training in youth education will be an added advantage.

·       
Two
years of field work experience in environmental education or community
conservation projects.

·       
Experience
working in youth education and developing youth conservation programmes.

·       
Experience
in overseeing the planning, development and implementation of community and
school conservation awareness campaigns.

·       
Training
teachers in implementation of Environmental Education programmes.

·       
Community
based natural resource management.

·       
Planning
and coordinating training of communities in alternative livelihood enterprise
development.

·       
Ability
to facilitate community-based workshops and training.

·       
Computer
skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.).

·       
Proven
ability to work in a team and facilitate work of other experts in the field.

·       
Good
command of oral and written English.

·       
Good
time management and interpersonal skills.

·       
Ability
to respond positively to feedback and differing points of view.

·       
Willingness
to work in remote areas.

·       
Ability
to maintain good team discipline and motivation.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
candidates should submit a two page CV, a daytime telephone contact, email
address, names and addresses of three referees and a cover letter explaining
how their experience will contribute to the requirements of the position. All
applications should be sent to:
adalberta@savingcranes.org.

Deadline: 16th August 2020

NB: Any
applicants who will not have heard from the International Crane Foundation by
21 August 2020 should consider their application unsuccessful.

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