Extractives Manager Employment Opportunity at World Wide Fund for Nature

Vacancy title: Extractives Manager


Category: Social Services & Nonprofit

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: Extractives Manager,
Reports to: Energy Climate and Extractives Programme Coordinator
Location: Uganda Country Office Kampala
Duration: 2 years (Renewable)
Job Summary
To promote environmentally friendly technologies and practices in the exploration of extractives in Uganda and ensure involvement and benefit to all stakeholders while minimizing negative impacts to biodiversity. Major Functions: To provide leadership, coordination, and monitoring of the implementation of Oil and Gas, and mining projects in line with the Energy, Climate and Extractives Programme and WWF UCO strategic objectives. .

Specific tasks:
• Develops and monitors the implementation of annual project work plans and budgets for project operational requirements with clear deliverables and resources in line with WWF UCO objectives, project priorities and donor requirements.
• Provides technical support in fundraising through project design/ proposal preparation in contributing towards better management of environment and social issues associated with oil and gas, and mining development in Uganda in line with WWF UCO’s mission.

• Monitors the implementation of existing and future oil and gas, and mining projects of WWF UCO project implementation based on WWF M&E guidelines.
• Prepares annual and quarterly project reports, document and share project best practices and experiences and periodically advise management, key stakeholders in line with WWF and donor requirements.
• Monitors the project budget performance against approved activities in liaison with the project accountant and advise the Finance Manager, Programme Coordinator and donors in line with WWF UCO guidelines.
• Develops and disseminates appropriate communication materials (posters, newsletters, factsheets etc.) on key issues associated with oil and gas, and mining development in Uganda based on sound scientific knowledge and established best practices from within WWF Network or its partners both local and international
• Coordinates the engagement of WWF UCO with various stakeholders including government, private sector and civil society on oil and gas, and mining policies, laws and institutions at both national and district local government levels in line with WWF UCO objectives, project priorities and donor requirements

• Identifies and engages various stakeholders at different levels to promote the integration of environmental and social concerns in oil and gas, and mining development in Uganda
• Organizes and implements internal and external capacity strengthening including but not limited to civil society, private sector and government actors on effective management of environmental and social aspects associated with oil and gas, and mining development in Uganda in line with WWF UCO objectives, project priorities and donor requirements
• Undertakes research and develop sustainability tools to promote improved environmental and social performance of oil and gas, and mining development in Uganda
• Develops and monitors the implementation of the risk register, develop mitigation measures against risks for tracking and reviewing risks as they occur during the life of the Project in line with the WWF UCO risk management policy and Network guidelines
• Monitors the implementation and compliance to the project controls/ protocols, ensuring that all expenditures are accounted for in line with donor requirements and WWF UCO objectives.

• Maintains a competent “project team” through coaching and mentoring, giving constructive feedback, capacity development, in line with the WWF training and development guidelines

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 Extractives, environmental and natural resources management, biodiversity, livelihoods and demonstrable ability to master complex scientific issues
• Strong understanding of the geopolitics of mining and petroleum development

Required Qualifications
• Post graduate degree qualification with Bachelor’s Degree in Geological/mining related studies and environmental management.
• At least 5 years of professional experience in mining, oil and gas related work 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: Bachelor’s Degree in Geological/mining

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: recruitment@wwfuganda.org 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.
2. Extractives Manager – https://forms.gle/gaAmSyMiQ2Me17Uh9
Please see full job descriptions at http://www.wwfuganda.org/our_story/vacancies/
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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