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Job Title: Project (Forest) Officer – FRECAR – WWF Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: WWF Uganda
Duty Station: Kagadi, Uganda
Grade: A3 IPE 47
Reports to: Project Manager – FRECAR VELUX Project
WWF Uganda Profile
Summary of the FRECAR Project
WWF Uganda received funding from VELUX Foundation, Denmark to implement a project in Uganda aimed at regeneration of the natural forests for carbon sequestration. The Ugandan project is aimed at regenerating the most deforested natural forests, hence the reason for targeting the forests in the Muzizi and Budongo Ranges which according to the State of Forests Report 2015, showed the highest levels of forest loss (over 60% of the forests in this region have been lost between 2005 and 2015) The project will be implemented in the Bugoma-Kagombe Landscape which comprises of Bugoma, Kyamurangi Group of CFRs, Kagombe, and Kitechura/ Ibambaro CFRs; using a mix of approaches that include active planting on the CFRs, boundary strengthening, and engaging communities to participate in the protection of the CFRs, reduce pressure and have improved livelihood. This grand restoration agenda will contribute to both the national target as enshrined in the Vision 2040 and National Development Plan III. We are cognizant that the country is working to restore landscapes back to the 1990 levels. We applaud efforts to move from 9% in 2013/14 to currently 12% as of 2021. We hope that our efforts will contribute to the 24% target. The long-term outcome of the project is “Forest cover in the landscape are regenerated to create a positive impact on carbon stocks and community benefits” with a focus of at least 1 million tons of CO2 Emissions in the 20th year of the project. The project outcomes relate to amongst others a) capacities for forest management and climate reporting in the landscape improved; b) forest cover outside protected areas increased including a few remaining natural forests on private lands; d) better and improved lives for the communities in the landscape.
Mission of the Department: To ensure the development and implementation of the WWF Uganda Conservation strategy to the highest standards.
The purpose of this role is to implement actions related to the VELUX funded Forest Restoration and Carbon Absorption Project in the Albertine Rift landscape in liaison with the project partners and in consultation with the Project Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Required Skills and Competences
Internal: Interacts and works closely on a regular basis with the Project Manager, the project staff, Country Office Forestry and Biodiversity team and the entire administrative staff in Uganda Country Office.
External: Interacts as required with governmental institutions, Civil Society Organisations, partners and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the Project Manager as appropriate.
WWF’s Mission and Values
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:
It is also part of every staff member’s terms of reference to embody WWF’s Values which are: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
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) addressed to the People Culture and Administration Manager should be emailed to: [email protected] not later than 17th December 2021.
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. You can access the Google form via the following link: https://forms.gle/3fHX7SSnmzFb4kGw9
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 the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce. Qualified Female applicants are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 17th December 2021
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