ASGM Association and Cooperative Officer    Job – IMPACT

Job Title:   ASGM Association and Cooperative Officer   

Organisation: IMPACT

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

IMPACT transforms how natural resources are managed in areas where security and human rights are at risk. We investigate and develop approaches for natural resources to improve security, development, and equality. We are an independent non-profit, collaborating with local partners for lasting change.

IMPACT is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Côte d’Ivoire as well as representation in Burkina Faso and Mali. IMPACT also has programming in Zimbabwe and Kenya.

About planetGOLD Uganda:

The planetGOLD Uganda project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). In Uganda, IMPACT is the executing agency, in partnership with Uganda’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the country’s Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM).

Job Summary:  The ASGM Association and Cooperative Officer serves as the main point of contact for ASGM beneficiaries of the planetGOLD Uganda project – including miners, associations, cooperatives, traders and exporters that are engaged with the project through prescribed activities.

Under the supervision of the planetGOLD Uganda Project Manager, the ASGM Association and Cooperative Officer works closely with all members of the planetGOLD Uganda project management unit (PMU). Their primary responsibilities include:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Activity Planning & Implementation (60%)

  • Serve as the primary contact for engaging project partners and stakeholders on activities being carried out with partner ASGM actors, as defined by the project’s activity plan.
  • Carry out regular communication and engagement with project partners in the ASGM sector, in order to provide consistent and ongoing support for obtaining project goals.
  • Ensure that ASGM project partners are well informed, understand and supportive of planned activities (and suggest modifications as needed, based on beneficiary feedback).
  • Participate in and contribute to regular planning calls with the PMU.
  • Identify and coordinate specific dates for activities with project stakeholders, in close collaboration with the Training and Sensitization Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with other members of the PMU with respect to communications needs for activities, streamlining of the project’s gender action plan and stakeholder engagement plan, procurement and logistics coordinator, or other.
  • Ensure proper tracking of the necessary information related to activity implementation that is required for donor reporting and monitoring and evaluation, in close collaboration with the Training and Sensitization Coordinator.
  • Prepare and request approval for activity-specific budgets and spending.

Stakeholder Engagement (20%)

  • Respond to requests for information by project beneficiaries and stakeholders, as well as potential new stakeholders.
  • Support the Project Manager and the Events and Meeting Coordinator with planning and execution of relevant stakeholder engagement activities, as needed (e.g. National Workshop).

Communications (10%)

  • Proactively share information related to activity implementation and impacts on project beneficiaries in the ASGM sector with the Communications Manager.
  • Respond to targeted information requests from the Communications Manager in support of the development of specific communications and knowledge-sharing products.
  • Coordinate direct communication between the Communications Manager and project beneficiaries, where needed.

Due Diligence (5%)

  • Support the due diligence process for selection of project partners in order to ensure they meet the acceptable threshold for support from the project, based on set criteria.
  • Report any inconsistencies with performance of project beneficiaries and established criteria to the planetGOLD Uganda Project Manager.

Team Collaboration (5%)

  • Participate in regular team meetings, as required.
  • Ensure proper communication with other colleagues in the PMU regarding upcoming activities.

NB: Candidates are asked to clearly demonstrate in their applications how they meet the requirements of the position.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Hons. Bachelor’s degree in Law, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Education, and B. Commerce, or other relevant study
  • Three years of relevant experience in a related role, such as capacity building support, community organizing, implementation of development projects in communities, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the ASGM sector, including applicable laws, regulations and policies pertaining to the sector.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory processes for the creation of associations/cooperatives in Uganda.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes, including experiencing documenting and tracking various performance-related indicators and information.
  • Demonstrated experience in using various software systems, such as Microsoft Excel and Word, Box, etc.

Additional Competencies

  • Candidates must be fluent in English (spoken, written and read); Knowledge of additional languages spoken in Uganda is considered a strong asset
  • Problem solving, good judgment, analytical, mathematical and logical thinking
  • Personable; Good communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, planning and time management, and the ability to multitask
  • Good ability to work in a team, in an intercultural environment and to maintain good interpersonal relationships
  • Integrity and strong ethics
  • Leadership and motivation: commitment to excellence in performance by showing enthusiasm for the job as well as personal conviction, strength of character and trust in the team
  • Rigor and concern for accuracy, precision and compliance with standards

How to Apply:

Send the following information by email to jobs@impacttransform.org

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position (maximum 2 pages)
  • Your curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • The completed Supplementary Information Form, Download Here
  • Preferred salary expectations

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No emails, WhatsApp messaging, phone calls or walk-ins please. Failure to comply with the elements requested above will automatically lead to the rejection of the application.

IMPACT operates a ZERO tolerance policy on sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Deadline: 27th February 2023

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