The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US nonprofit, tax-exempt organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. WCS works in more than 60 countries and has helped to establish over 150 protected areas globally.
WCS together with its partners the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) are developing a large-scale avoided deforestation program situated in the Albertine Rift Region of Western Uganda. The proposed project is in its advanced stages of being developed following the Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) and the Climate Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCB).
WCS would like to hire a Government and Stakeholder Engagement Manager to lead engagement, collaboration, and discussions with NFA, MWE, other government agencies, and the private sector potential project financer.
The main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
A postgraduate qualification (Minimum MSc.) in a relevant discipline (e.g. natural sciences, environmental sciences, public policy and governance, business administration, landscape ecology, ecosystem accounting, environmental economics, conservation planning or related field); At least seven (7) years working experience in stakeholder and government engagement; and, Demonstrated facilitation skills and ability to conduct and build partnerships and collaborative programs among different stakeholders, and specifically between government entities and a nongovernmental organization;
Prospective applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) referees to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate “Application for Government & Stakeholder Engagement Manager” in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is September 30th, 2022.
Detailed Terms of Reference (ToRs) and other applications on instructions and requirements can be accessed via htt ps://uganda.wcs.org/Opportuniti es.aspx
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