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WWF Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Project (Forest) Officer – FRECAR

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.



Job Summary:

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:

  • Prepare and implement activity work plans and budgets in line with WWF UCO project guidelines.
  • Coordinate training and capacity building for targeted groups in the project landscape in line with WWF UCO project guidelines and project documentation.
  • Work with the CSOs and other community groups to deliver on agreed upon workplans and activity plans; ensuring integrity, and accountability for resources.
  • Provide technical support in forest restoration, afforestation and nature-based enterprise development to selected groups.
  • Implement advocacy and awareness raising activities through sensitization meetings at local level with key partners in line with the WWF project guidelines
  • Implement the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan; ensure compliance, provide support in project evaluations, document best practices and lessons learnt in relation to the set performance indicators in line with the M & E guidelines.
  • Prepare and submit monthly activity reports to key stakeholders in line with WWF guidelines.



Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Forestry, Environment with a strong bias and understanding of monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 2 years of cumulative working experience in forestry, environment and/or natural resources sector within Uganda.
  • An understanding of the Bugoma-Kagombe forestry landscape with the associated challenges and opportunities therein.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

Required Skills and Competences

  • A good understanding of the environment/forestry related issues in Uganda with a specific focus on Forest Landscape Restoration and Carbon markets and processes.
  • Experience in civil society organizational capacity development, communication, mobilisation advocacy for forestry and related issues is a must;
  • Effective oral and written communication of technical forestry and landscape restoration issues to both technical and non-technical audiences; networking and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
  • Ability to remain effective working in a team and under circumstances of minimum supervision.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task under limited supervision.
  • Fluency in English and at least one other major language spoken in the Albertine region
  • Possession of a clean and valid motorcycle riding permit

Working Relationships

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

  • It is part of every staff member’s terms of reference to contribute to WWF’s mission:

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
  • reducing pollution and wasteful consumption.

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.



How To Apply for WWF Uganda Jobs 2021

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:

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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