Job for Africa Energy Programme Coordinator at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:         Africa Energy Programme Coordinator

Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country Director, WWF-Uganda Country Office

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 Africa Energy Programme Coordinator is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the Africa Energy Programme, the coordinator’s principal duty is to promote, fundraise for, and coordinate the development and implementation of the Africa Energy Programme in close collaboration with the key participating country offices and the relevant WWF Global Practices and Practice Focal Points in Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports and facilitates further development of the Africa Energy Programme, in alignment with the WWF CEP Strategy, including development of an overall Programme Strategic Framework and a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan;
  • Leads the identification, packaging and marketing of new project proposals to potential donors and partners;
  • Actively facilitates the establishment of an Africa Energy Enabling Team, including identification of suitable representatives of both internal and external partners and serving as a secretariat for the same, to facilitate the successful implementation of the Africa Energy Programme;
  • Work in close collaboration with participating Country Offices and the WWF CEP, develops complementary and auxiliary projects and initiatives that facilitate the successful implementation of the Africa Transformational Energy Project, including context research, options for innovation and scaling up as well as cross-linking with other relevant Global Goals/Practices and Country Strategic Plans;
  • Where necessary, provides technical leadership and management support, as appropriate, to the implementation of ongoing energy projects in the participating countries, as far as they relate to the Africa Energy Programme, taking into consideration the fact that any in-Country activities are to be led and implemented by local Country Office Teams;
  • Prepares annual and quarterly work plans for the implementation of the Africa Energy Programme (and associated projects) in close consultation with the line manager and Africa Energy Enabling Team;
  • Monitors, evaluates and identifies areas of improvement in the implementation of the Africa Energy Programme guided by a clear M&E plan, and prepares relevant M&E reports (annual, quarterly, as necessary) for internal and external audiences;
  • Work in close cooperation with the Africa CEP Leadership Team member and the Africa Climate Change Adaptation Programme Coordinator, coordinates Africa country offices contribution to and involvement in the WWF CEP;
  • Promotes and supports cross-learning visits and exchanges within and outside the WWF network at both Africa and international levels, including targeted capacity building (training, necessary equipment, etc.) of participating Country Offices and strategic partners that in turn assist in the delivery of the Africa Energy Programme;
  • In close collaboration with the WWF Governance Practice and the Africa Policy and Partnership Director, coordinates development and dissemination of policy recommendations on key energy issues targeting Africa and pan-African institutions and global policy processes, including among others the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Africa Union (AU), UNFCCC and CBD;
  • Coordinates regular and consistent communications and updating of Africa energy programme and projects related developments to donors and other relevant partners, as required and in close consultation with participating country teams;
  • In cooperation with Communication staff from participating WWF Country offices, develops and coordinates public engagement and communication campaigns (such as Earth Hour) on key energy issues in the region;
  • Develops and strengthens partnerships with actors and donors that are supporting or may support implementation of the Africa Energy Programme;
  • In close cooperation with the WWF African Development Bank (AfDB) Focal Point and the Climate Change Adaptation Programme Manager, takes a leading role in the development and management of WWF’s partnership with the African Development Bank as it relates to Energy and Climate Change related matters;
  • Ensures that all Projects under the Africa Energy Programme are gender sensitive, support human rights, inclusive and participatory;
  • Ensures that the Africa Energy Programme is implemented in accordance with WWF standards, values and principles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Africa Energy Programme Coordinator job placement must hold a Master’s Degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management;
  • Specific studies in energy and climate change, development studies, international development, social sciences, communication expertise are added advantages;
  • Seven years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience in sustainable energy development and climate change mitigation;
  • Experience in civil society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management; and
  • Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, French, and Portuguese) in East Africa and Southern Africa region is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable people management and partnership development skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex process and information integration issues;
  • Ability to coordinate major capacity building activities, planning, development and implementation of capacity building initiatives;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision;
  • Ability to be effective under circumstances of minimum supervision;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment;
  • Capacity of assuming a leading role, often in situations under pressure, in defining and implementing projects with teams of individuals of different culture and background;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Superb oral and written communications skills; and
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task;
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates should send their cover letters and updated CVs via Email to: recruit-roaydehub@wwfafrica.org with the subject line “AEP-UCO.”

Deadline: 21st July 2018

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