Winrock International is recruiting a Project Coordinator and REDD+ Advisor for an anticipated project on developing a national REDD+ program in Uganda. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda for a duration of 18 months, full-time
The anticipated project will provide key support to the Government of Uganda in advancing the development of subnational REDD+ in the Mt Elgon and Albertine Rift landscapes, including strategy development, stakeholder consultation, social and environmental safeguards, developing technical elements such as a monitoring, reporting, and verification system as well as a reference emissions level. The coordinator will work with a team of local and international subject matter experts to ensure project activities remain on scope and on schedule, and ensuring continuous consultation with Government of Uganda throughput the process. This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
The incumbent will serve as a Project Coordinator and REDD+ specialist in the main project office in Kampala, Uganda. S/he will perform a full range of planning, consultative, advisory, program management, monitoring, and evaluative functions. S/he will provide direction, program management, and oversight to a range of consultation, technical assistance and capacity building activities and exercise responsibility for project activities. As the Project Coordinator and REDD Advisor, s/he will function with a high degree of adaptability, independence and latitude, exercise judgment, and manage his/her activities with minimal guidance. S/he will represent the project consortium at meetings and workshops, coordinate with other international agencies active in Uganda, as well as government and civil society actors to ensure cooperation on cross-cutting issues and initiatives, and to promote the most efficient use of resources.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The incumbent will offer expertise in REDD+ program development, project management, and have experience successfully working with government bodies in developing countries as well as the natural resource management NGO sector.
Required skills and abilities should include:
Ability to plan, implement and monitor project activities by applying management skills
Expertise in any or several disciplines/focal areas of REDD+ program development (safeguards/policy/finance/tenure/RL and MRV, etc.)
Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of counterparts representing different education levels and skill sets
Provide leadership, and ability to negotiate sensitive and complex issues through initiative, imagination, resourcefulness, and diplomacy.
Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and utilize studies and program performance data
Prepare written reports and statistical tables using standard computer programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Preferred skills and abilities should include:
- Experience working on World Bank-funded projects
- Ability to speak and/or write additional languages of Uganda important to the Mt Elgon or Albertine Rift landscapes
- Experience working on REDD+ development in Uganda
Minimum four years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in managing international development projects. S/he will also be an expert in one or more of the following aspects of REDD+ program development:
Safeguards and Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA)
Reference Level Development and Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Systems
REDD+ policy and institutional arrangements
Land tenure issues as they relate to REDD+ programs
REDD+ Readiness and stakeholder consultation
REDD+ Development in Uganda
Completion of a Master's Degree in any of a wide range of disciplines including international development, biology, geography, forestry, agronomy, social sciences, economics, or project management.