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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 03 Dec 2018

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    DFID UGANDA

    EXTERNAL

    POSITION: A2 CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL RESOURCE ADVISER

    SALARY: UGX 180,946,984 – 258,832,564 PER ANNUM

    DURATION: PERMANENT

    REFERENCE NO: UGA/0818

    Summary of the role

    We are looking for an experienced individual to lead our work on climate change, natural resource management and environment. The role will involve providing technical and management support to a range of programmes, and engagement and policy influencing with key players in the sector. The role will promote UK’s position and interest in ensuring a sustainable and prosperous Uganda.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    We are looking for a motivated individual to;

    • Take forward the UK Government’s policy engagement on Climate and Natural Resource in Uganda, in relation to the UK overseas development assistance and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

    • Provide technical, advisory and management support on climate, resilience, natural resource management and green growth within development programmes in renewable energy, commercial agriculture, urban planning, infrastructure, livelihoods and humanitarian sectors.

    • Ensure that DFID Uganda programmes give appropriate consideration to climate and environment risks and opportunities in their design and implementation.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential:

    • A bachelor’s degree in climate change, environment or natural resource management or a related field.

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in climate change, environmental or natural resource management roles.

    • Demonstrated understanding of climate change economy and natural resource management policy, including resilience, adaptation, mitigation, low carbon development and environmental stewardship.

    Desirable:

    • A masters’ degree (or equivalent experience) in climate change, environment or natural resource management or a related field.

    • Understanding of the working of Government in relevant sectors and/or of development partners projects, policies and strategies.

    • Relevant experience in the private sector and research or academic experience.

    Core UK civil service competencies:

    Candidates should be able to clearly demonstrate in their application examples of the following Civil Service Behaviours:

    • Seeing the big picture

    • Working together

    • Communicating and Influencing

    • Changing and improving

    Level 4 should be used when completing the application form.

    Technical Competencies- (please refer to detailed job description)

    Details of the above UK Civil service competencies are available by clicking this link.

    For more information on the details of the position or to download the application form, please follow the link below:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/dfid-uganda/about/recruitment


    How to apply:

    Important – HOW TO APPLY

    • The candidate must complete the application form and send it to theAfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UKwith a copy of their most recent CV.

    • Please quote the following reference number when applying “UGA/0818”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.

    • Closing date of applications is midnight on 03 December 2018. Applications shown as being received after this time will not be accepted.

    • Feedback will only be given to candidates who reached the interview stage.

    • Failure to follow the outlined procedure may result in the application not being considered

    • While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

    • Applicants must be legally authorised to live and work in Uganda.

    DFID is committed to equal opportunities in its staffing policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Selection will be on merit. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: InterAction
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Dec 2018

    About InterAction:

    InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

    About the Project:

    In March, InterAction formalized its CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff, calling on nongovernmental organization CEOs to lead the international humanitarian and development sector in making change. To date, more than 120 CEOs have signed on and the number continues to grow.

    Through a combination of policy, guidance, training, and practice, InterAction and its members will adapt a culture of prevention, response, and support in the face of sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation, thus making our offices and programs safer spaces for individuals and communities alike.

    Position Objective:

    The position objective is to bring organizations together to catalyze changes in policy, practice, and behavior in the aid sector that prevents and responds to sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment of and by NGO staff in development and humanitarian settings.

    Position Description:

    The Senior Manager is responsible for the overall management of this three-year project including execution of the grant deliverables and associated activities around four strategic objectives defined as:

    1. NGOs developing a greater understanding of the sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment faced by their staff and the affected people with whom they work;

    2. Sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment within NGO programs and offices is decreased through greater information sharing and increased prevention capacities and practices.

    3. InterAction and its members are more accountable to the creation of safe, thriving environments through the development of standards and mechanisms to investigate and report on incidents of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment.

    4. Research and piloting of innovative approaches, achieved through sub-granting processes, results in model organizational tools and policies developed, available, and adaptable to NGOs across InterAction and our partners, regardless of size, capacity or budget.

    The Senior Manager will work closely with numerous internal and external stakeholders to move the project forward. Internal relationships will be cross-teams including engagement with the Communications team, the membership team and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the Humanitarian Policy and Practice team. External relationships will include various staff levels of member and non-member agencies; consultants with expertise in various aspects of safeguarding (i.e. human resources professionals, attorneys, insurance experts etc.) and international NGO fora.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Coordinate and build relationships across member agency operational teams, human resource professionals, attorneys, and other key stakeholders to bring positive change to sector policies, practices, training and evaluation methods around safeguarding while achieving project deliverables.
    2. Engage stakeholders to develop SHA definitions, policies, learning opportunities, trainings, accountability, including the standards development process, and evaluation methods.
    3. Lead and coordinate task teams or other Working Groups inclusive of InterAction, members and partners to achieve results of project.
    4. Collaborate with other global consortia working on PSEA/SHA to ensure inter-linkages and division of duties clear amongst groups as well as to members.
    5. Working with the sub-grant manager, establish RFPs and develop and manage the sub-grant process.
    6. Recruit and supervise outside consultants; seeking pro bono support where feasible.
    7. Support the development of an online portal and staffing content.
    8. Supervise the Manager, From Pledge to Action Project Sub-Grants.
    9. Support the VP, HPP, in her facilitation of the CEO Task Force on PSEA/SHA.
    10. Evaluate progress and provide donor reporting.

    Competencies:

    • Experience with protection from abuse and exploitation and sexual harassment in development and humanitarian contexts required; knowledge of international protection frameworks and mechanisms preferred.
    • Experience working in multi-cultural environments;
    • Experience with facilitating change management;
    • Experience managing communities of practice bringing multiple stakeholders to consensus, holding individuals accountable and adhering to deadlines;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with competency in the development and delivery of training;
    • Investigations experience with programming to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as an understanding of workplace sexual harassment policies;
    • An understanding of programmatic and organizational accountability, including the codes of conducts and standards that guide humanitarian and development programming an asset.

    Requirements:

    · A Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant field

    · Proven experience (at least 7 years) of managing and coordinating large grants, preferably in relation to complex and multisectoral program and/or implemented through a consortium model of working.

    · Experience managing a grant.

    · Proven experience of managing coordination mechanisms with multiple stakeholders, preferably within a consortium structure.

    · Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) and significant experience in reporting.

    · Good knowledge of administrative, financial and logistic procedures in the framework of complex programming.

    · Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior representatives of donor, INGO and government structures and to represent the consortium at national or international level fora.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The Senior Manager will manage the Manager, From Pledge to Action Project Sub-Grants.

    Compensation:

    TBD

    Expected Start Date:

    1/15/19

    Reports to:

    Vice President, Membership & Public Engagement

    Travel:

    Limited international/domestic travel requirements (10%)

    * All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Other Duties:

    Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned as the project progresses.


    How to apply:

    Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, salary expectations and writing sample to jobs@interaction.org with subject line containing title Senior Manager, From Pledge to Action Project. Position will remain open until filled. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period. Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls Please!


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