IUCN Senior Programme Officer Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs

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IUCN Senior Programme Officer Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs.

IUCN Uganda looking for “Senior Programme Officer”.

Applicants with a Post graduate degree may apply on or before December 31, 2023.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education.

The IUCN has published a job vacancy announcement on December 09, 2023 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Senior Programme Officer to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

IUCN Job Vacancy 2023

Job Purpose:

  • The Senior Programme Officer, BIODEV2030 will work closely with the Regional Programme Coordinator, Senior Management Team and relevant IUCN ESARO staff. They will work externally with public authorities at national and local level, business leaders, professional and sectoral associations, CSOs and CSO networks, academics, financial players The Senior Programme Officer, BIODEV2030 will be the project’s focal point in his/her country. He/she will work under the supervision of the Country Representative, Uganda and collaborate closely with regional colleagues (coordination of regional programmes, strategic partnerships, etc.). He/she will coordinate and work with the project officers in the 15 other countries and with the global team, based in Gland (Switzerland), coordinating the project with the donor.

Position in Organization:

  • Vacancy #: 6682
  • Unit: Uganda – Programme
  • Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Location: Uganda Country Office, Kampala, Uganda
  • Reporting to: Country Representative
  • Work percentage: 100%
  • Grade: P2
  • Expected start date: 01 February 2024
  • Type of contract: Fixed-term (25 months)
  • Closing date: 31 December 2023


  • Post graduate degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development, or other related fields, MBA a plus
  • 8+ years of work experience in working with public, CSOs and private sector stakeholders on conservation and/or sustainability including significant project management experience
  • Further experience in public and private sector engagement on policy
  • Fluency in English, a workable knowledge of French would be a plus;

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Good overview of the biodiversity legal and institutional framework in Uganda
  • Demonstrated experience in building alliances, initiatives or platforms for change that leverage the capacity of partners
  • Evidence of agile proactive thinking combined with an optimistic approach within a realistic framework
  • Ability to draft policy briefs and summaries based on reports and studies
  • Budget management with a good knowledge of the requirements of the main international donors
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong team player and good ability to use internal and external networks
  • An understanding of the importance of working alongside indigenous peoples and local communities to deliver the best conservation outcomes
  • Knowledge of policies and approaches aimed at safeguarding the rights and well-being of indigenous peoples and local communities

Required Behavioral Skills;

  • Adheres to IUCN’s values: transparency, public participation, full respect for human rights, rule of law, promoting gender equality and empowerment of women, commitment to excellence, environmental responsibility, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision

Core Competencies;

  • Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
  • Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

How to Apply IUCN Senior Programme Officer Jobs 2023

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=10725&lang=en

The Closing Date: December 31, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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