Climate Change Manager Needed at World Wide Fund for Nature

Vacancy title: Climate Change Manager


Category: Environment

Jobs at: World Wide Fund for Nature

Deadline of this Job: 07 February 2020

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. We are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. WWF has a growing conservation Programme in the Republic of Uganda. WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO) works with central and local government agencies, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the local communities to implement its various conservation programmes on Energy and Climate, Forestry and Wildlife, and Freshwater in Uganda.
To help WWF in managing this challenging conservation agenda, and be aligned with WWF’s network initiative and the global conservation priorities, the WWF-Uganda Country Office is looking for experienced, dynamic and committed professionals to support the Energy Climate and Extractives Programme of WWF Uganda Country Office.
Position: Climate Change Manager
Reports to: Energy Climate and Extractives Programme Coordinator
Location: Uganda Country Office – Kampala
Duration: 2 years (Renewable)
Job Summary
To develop and promote access to cost effective and environmentally friendly energy solutions for domestic, institutional, and productive energy needs of the country.
To provide leadership, plan, coordinate, and monitor the implementation of sustainable hydropower development, climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives in line with the Energy and Climate Programme and WWF UCO strategic objectives. .

Key Performance Areas
• Support WWI-UCO mainstream climate change mitigation, adaptation Strategies and actions in energy development and utilization is on the findings and recommendations from WWFUCO Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and other related studies
• Assess and recommend sustainable use and foot print reduction interventions in energy related developments specifically for petroleum, hydropower, solar, geothermal and biomass energy to be considered in the different projects under the Energy, Climate and Extractives Programme (ECEP)
• Collaborate with the Regional Office of Africa (ROA), Head of Climate Change initiatives and the WWF-UCO conservation team to build relationships with environmental and development NGOs, Government Ministries and Departments, the academia and colleagues within the WWF Network to develop and share latest thinking on mitigation and adaptation practice frameworks, strategies and tools
• In collaboration with the Coordinator ECEP, supports the development of climate change mitigation and adaptation capacity strengthening initiatives for WWF-UCO staff and partners
• Work with partners and experts to promote sustainable hydropower principles and practices related to Uganda
• Interacts with the global WWF network’s hydropower Programme and the WWF-energy and climate practice to bring in global perspectives to the national context and promote lessons and best practices from international best practice on hydropower development
• Supports the development of funding opportunities for ECEP climate change work as part of a wider WWF-UCO fundraising agenda
• Support local, national and international processes on climate change adaptation and development of climate proof sustainable energy infrastructure and reduction of carbon footprints
• Support national and international advocacy on relevant to climate change mitigation and adaptation developments
• Monitor and evaluate climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions with national and local stakeholders in the Albertine Graben in line with the WWF standards and guidelines
• Supports the Energy, Climate and Extractives Programme in undertaking research, innovation and development of sustainability tools to promote improved environmental and social performance of renewable energy development particularly for hydropower and biofuels
• Contribute to the WWF-UCO planning, implementation, reporting and learning activities especially in reporting based on climate change mitigation and adaptation lens.

Required Skills and Competences
• Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
• Demonstrated ability to handle complex process and information integration issues
• Extensive theoretical background and practical experience in organization development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying and advocacy.
• Ability to coordinate major capacity building needs assessment. planning, development and implementation of capacity building initiatives
• A sound scientific background in climate change, natural resources management, biodiversity, livelihoods and demonstrable ability to master complex scientific issues
• 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.
• Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multi-ethnic environment

Qualifications, skills and competencies required.
• Post graduate degree qualification with Bachelor’s Degree in Energy and Climate studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Environmental and Natural Resource Management with a related bachelor’s degree
• At least 5 years of professional experience; Experience in sustainable energy development systems and climate change mitigation and adaptation is an added advantage
• Experience in civil society organizational capacity development, lobbying, advocacy, natural resources management is a must
• Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken (Swahili, Luo and/or Runyakitara) in the Albertine Graben.

Job Education Requirements: Post graduate degree

Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
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: Not later than 7th February 2020. Please quote the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the Google form for the respective role as no applications will be processed without the respective Google form filled.
1. Climate Change Manager – https://forms.gte/h1bDKcWirhbciGQ29
2. Extractives Manager – 
Please see full job descriptions at 
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
Female-Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply

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