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WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is a conservation organization established in 1961, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countrie

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WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is a conservation organization established in 1961, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countrie

BACKGROUND:

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is a conservation organization established in 1961, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:

• Conserving the world’s biological diversity,

• Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and

• Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Pursuant to its global mission, WWF Uganda Country Office (UCO) works with the 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, forest and biodiversity and freshwater in Uganda. WWF UCO, with support from a cross-section of partners selected Kasese District, to pilot an initiative that was to culminate into energy access for all within the district in what is now commonly referred to as the Champion District Initiative (CDI). The Initiative demonstrates how a district-led approach can contribute to increased clean energy access in Uganda. In this regard, UCO is seeking for experienced, talented, knowledgeable and enthusiastic professionals to become part of its Champion District Initiative team as indicated below:

Advocacy and Capacity Building Officer - 1 Position (Kasese)

Role definition:

To implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy and capacity building interventions in environmental conservation, energy and climate issues with national and local stakeholders in the Albertine Rift in line with the WWF standards and guidelines

Job specifications:

The job holder should have; (1) A Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Climate studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Communication, Environmental and Natural Resource Management. or other related field. A relevant post graduate qualification is an added advantage. (2) At least 3 years progressive working experience in capacity development, advocacy and lobbying targeting environmental or sustainable development issues with a reputable NGO. Experience in clean and renewable energy is an added advantage. (3) Key personal competences in working with teams and communication skills, networking and lobbying skills. Demonstrated capacity to lead teams; ability to work under minimum supervision. Must be dynamic, persuasive & convincing, self- motivated. Detailed job description can be downloaded from our

website: www.panda.org/uganda.

Suitable candidates should submit their cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, copies of professional/Academic documents and details of three referees to;

The Human Resources Officer

WWF Uganda Country Office

Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo

P.O Box 8745, Kampala, Uganda

Or send them via email to kampala@wwfuganda.org, no later than Friday, 19th February 2016, at 16:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for

interviews.WWF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce

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