Project Officer NGO Jobs – International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


Job Title:    Project Officer

Organisation: International
Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Caritas Switzerland
(CACH) has formed a consortium with Agency for Accelerated Regional Development
(AFARD) and IUCN to implement a 3-year project in Yumbe District, West Nile,
Uganda – the “Graduating Refugees and Nationals into self-Development (GRAND)
Project”. The graduation approach technical support to this project is provided
by the BOMA Project, Kenya. The project is a multi-sectoral intervention that
includes child protection, livelihoods and sustainable natural resource
management (NRM) components.


The project employs
a holistic approach to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable refugee and host
community households with children and youth at risk of living and working in
the streets through addressing root drivers of why children live and work in
the streets. The project thas three outcome areas including:1)Strengthening
community-based structures to support children’s rights and protection; (2)
Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households using the Graduation
approach; and (3) Promoting sustainable natural resource management as a basis
for sustainable livelihoods.


Job Summary:  Under the overall supervision of the Senior
Programme Officer will support an integrated and holistic implementation of the
Natural Resources Management (NRM) component of the project in tandem with the
graduation approach of the child protection and livelihoods components of the
project. The officer will directly support the overall coordination, management
and implementation of the Graduating Refugees and Nationals into
self-Development (GRAND) Project. This will include the following general

that project activities are implemented on track and contributing to the timely
achievement of the project’s deliverables.

technical inputs and guidance into the outputs of the projects under the
guidance of the Senior Program Officer.

information on a regular basis from the project components and prepare project
reports, technical series and other innovative communication materials as

very close working relationships with District Local Governments, Civil Society
and Private Sector Organisations in the region as well as linking with local
opportunities in the region


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project management,
administration and implementation;

supervise and support the implementation of the NRM component activities of the
project, including those implemented in collaboration with AFARD and BOMA.

projects’ budgets according to the work plan, and in accordance with IUCN
accounting procedures and CARITAS reporting guidelines.

training, supervision and mentoring of Refugee Settlement Leaders/Extension
Workers for the implementation of the project.

and implementation of workshops, seminars and training activities, and
providing technical guidance and logistical support to these events.

and working with District Local Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector
Organisations in the area in the implementation of the projects’ activities.

to the implementation of cross-district, national and other related project
assignments when required by the job direct and functional reporting lines.

monthly updates on the project to the Project Implementation Team with support
from the Senior Program Officer.

Project planning,
assessment and reporting;

up of detailed budget and activity plans.

of technical and financial reports, according to the project’s agreements and
internal institutional monitoring requirements.

project monitoring and evaluation processes.

Technical support
and guidance;

technical input into workshops, meetings and reports that pertain the project
under the guidance of the Senior Program Officer.

to national and sub-national discussions and debates relating to the project,
and such other matters on emerging issues relating to the project

quality regarding the engagements as well as deliverables at National and sub
national level.

support in the implementation of other related projects to strengthen synergies
and linkages

relationship building and communications;

and supporting the development of strategic communications’ products and
contributing to the effective presentation of project experiences and lessons
learned with the technical assistance of the Senior Program Officer.

planning and coordination meetings for key project partners on a regular basis.

and maintaining close working and communications relations with existing
relevant national and regional networks.

relationships and coordinating activities with staff and other implementing
organizations of the project, both at local, district, regional and national


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The position requires a professional with at
least seven years’ experience in field level implementation of integrated
development and sustainable natural resource management projects. The following
specific qualifications are required:

The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to environment and natural
resources management.

At least
7 years’ work experience in managing and coordinating projects within the
environment sector.

experience in participatory natural resource planning and management.

ability to organize and facilitate multi-stakeholder participatory processes.

ability to undertake community level demonstration activities on natural
resource management and livelihood enhancement.

capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and multi-partner

ability in project management and administration.

to communicate with different partners and stakeholders

in English and knowledge of languages spoken in the project area is an added

skills in computer literacy, technical report writing and communication

of driving licence and ability to ride a motorcycle

ability to work with government agencies, research institutions and NGOs

ability to work in a team


Functional competencies;

to work and travel in a remote and refugee settlement situation

to be innovative and pro-active

of and motivated to work towards achieving the IUCN vision

to work with minimum supervision and function in a multidisciplinary

to local conditions, ethics and norms and sensitivity to gender and children

to travel frequently in-country and in harsh conditions and circumstances.


Core Competencies;

Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making
by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear
guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are
understood by members of the team.

Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive
and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity,
demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and
to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities
and cultural backgrounds.

Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and
professional manner.

Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN
One Programme approach.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 15th March 2021


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