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NatureUganda (NU) is the branch of the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS) in Uganda. EANHS was set up in 1909 and thus the oldest conservation organization in East Africa. It started as a scientific organization with the primary aim of documenting the diversity of wildlife in East Africa.

NatureUganda received a grant from British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership (BATBP), led by Tropical Biology Association (TBA) to implement a three years and ½ project in Mid-Northern Uganda (tobacco growing areas) with an aim of ‘Addressing sustainable management for biodiversity and ecosystem services in tobacco growing regions of Uganda’. The project is ongoing since July 2012 and is being implemented in the districts of Gulu, Oyam, Apac and Kole districts. NatureUganda is seeking to recruit an Assistant Project Officer who will be based at its Lira Office in Lira town.

Job Position: Assistant Project Officer – BATBP Project

Overall purpose of the job:
The Assistant Project Officer will work in close collaboration with the respective district and Sub County representation of National Forestry Authority, Wetland Management Department and NAADS for successful implementation of Biodiversity conservation in selected forests, wetlands and agricultural landscapes in the middle North region of Uganda.

Main Duties of the Assistant Project Officer:

  • Assist the Project Officer in the day to day implementation and technical over sight of all components of the project including Biodiversity conservation, monitoring and community outreach.
  • Assist in monitoring of Biodiversity in the areas where monitoring sites have been established.
  • Assist the Project Officer to organize and facilitate community training meetings and workshops in conservation of Biodiversity in Agricultural landscapes.
  • Assist in the design of monitoring and evaluation frame works for the project.
  • Assist in liaising with the local government extension staff and civil society organizations as well as other initiatives operating in the project area for synergies.
  • Make follow up on the project activities that have been implemented or are being implemented.
  • Responsible for day to day running of the Lira Project Office.

Essential qualifications and skills:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma relevant to Forestry or related disciplines in Natural Sciences.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • A proven ability to produce good quality reports and experience in project administration.
  • Able to ride a Motor Cycle with valid Driving permit “Class A”.
  • Should have computer knowledge and be able to use Internet.
  • Experience of 2 years working with rural communities in a related field is an added advantage.
  • Experience of working with NGOs.
  • Knowledge of local language is highly desirable.
  • An understanding of biodiversity conservation, poverty and livelihood issues as well as an understanding of international donor funded projects will be an added advantage.

The candidate should have at least 2 years working experience in a similar position in a reputable organisation. An understanding of nature conservation issues and requirements of international donor will be added advantage.

If you feel that you meet the above requirements, send your application letter, copies of academic qualifications and Detailed CV with three referees by email to nature@natureuganda.org giving your day telephone contact and email address to

Executive Director
Nature
Uganda
Plot 1 Katalima Crescent
Lower Naguru
P.O. Box 27034, Kampala.

NatureUganda is an equal opportunity employer. We offer opportunities to qualified individuals irrespective of sex, color, ethnicity or affiliation. We also endeavor to recruit and retain competent staff in all our program activities.
The closing date for receiving Applications is March 05, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

  Volunteers
Thank you for your interest to provide voluntary services to NatureUganda. However, we are not recruiting any volunteers at the moment. Please check back soon for any upcoming opportunities.

About voluntering at  NatureUganda
The NatureUganda volunteer programme offers qualified personnel at the secretariat and field offices the opportunity to work with the highly dynamic staff while gaining practical expertise in the assigned fields. As a volunteer at NatureUganda, you can help contribute to achieving our mission of Promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature through a number of activities which may be assigned to you.

Your enthusiasm, level of commitment, discipline, membership to NatureUganda and active participation in membership events, skills and interest in conservation activities are all you need to qualify for this opportunity.

  Student Internships
 

The NatureUganda Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both the Secretariat and field offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in NatureUganda’s work under the direct supervision of experienced NatureUganda staff.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You need to be currently-enrolled undergraduate or post-graduate student in a field related to NatureUganda’s interests.
  • You must be enrolled during the proposed internship period.
  • Your academic performance should be excellent, as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Your application for an internship should be supported by your university or related institution. A minimum requirement is a letter from one of your lecturers/professors supporting your application.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the field of conservation or natural resource management.
  • Ability to adapt and work in a multi-cultural setting. Additional consideration can be given for any past participation in NatureUganda's membership events and prior membership to NU.
However, please keep in mind that even if you meet these qualifications, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive many more applications from qualified candidates than we can place. Placement is subject to availability of meaningful assignments.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria, please send your application to our contact address with a cover letter indicating the reasons why you want to do internship at NatureUganda. The application should also be accompanied by recommendation letter from your lecturer/professor.