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Job Title:    Communications and Public Relations Manager (Full-time)
Organization: NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION NETWORK, (NRCN)
Funding Source: WILDCAT (WC)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US: Natural Resource Conservation Network is an NGO mandated by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to investigate and prosecute wildlife crime.

Job Summary: The Communications and Public Relations Manager role will focus on coordinating communication of results and achievements to partners and donors. The Communications and Public Relations Manager oversees the implementation of a communication strategy, documents, tools to serve the needs of the various projects, working closely with the Project Team through production of communication materials, grant acquisition, advocacy and media campaigns in accordance with project reporting requirements. The role among others will also support the coordination and hosting of media related Briefs and visits.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring communication resources are planned, prioritized and resourced for effective donor and stakeholder engagements
  • Coordinate, plan and support national and international visits for Key staff
  • Advise management team on all aspects of NRCN Project communications efforts, ensuring the organization is taking advantage of key communications opportunities and speaking with one voice when communicating externally.
  • Compilation of communication materials and best practices that support growth of income and impact of NRCN work
  • Work in close collaboration with key project staff, develop and execute a communication strategy, which includes audience segmentation, key messages, and a robust monitoring and evaluation component
  • Work with key program staff to compile, write, and disseminate reports for the donor and other stakeholders. Coordinate the entire process of developing and completing these reports.
  • Work with field teams and partners to develop, awareness material (such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) for awareness creation and education.
  • Coordinate the design, development and roll out of the campaign and project materials by working closely with service providers and the procurement team.
  • Take lead in the dissemination of the publications such as awareness material, policy statements and reports through utilizing meetings and events.
  • Advocacy and public event planning and management.
  • Manage the full production cycle for communications products (print, digital, and audio/visual), including copy editing, layout/ design, printing, and dissemination.
  • Build the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective documentation and communication, as well as dissemination for advocacy campaigning and learning.
  • Participate in project assessments and design to ensure integration of documentation and communication as well as dissemination strategies
  • Compile quarterly reports and bi-annual magazines/newsletters highlighting the programme progress and share them with stakeholders and donors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Advanced degree is required with preference in communications, community development, International Development Public relations or a related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar role, preferably with non-government organization
  • Skills in personal computing, email and general office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign)
  • Experience with still photography, videography, and story writing style of communication
  • Understanding of wildlife aspects and ability to translate technical language into language that is easily understandable by donors
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills with strong English language capability (written and oral) and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles
  • Experience hosting or working with donors or visitors highly preferred

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to: info@nrcn.org
Deadline: 9th November 2018

 


 

Job Tittle: Natural Resource valuation (NRV) Manager (Full time)

Organization: NATURAL RESORUCES CONSERVATION NETWORK, (NRCN)

Funding Source: Environmental Investigative Agency (EIA)

Duty Station: Uganda

Natural Resource Conservation Network is an NGO mandated by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to investigate and prosecute wildlife crime.

Job Summary: The Natural Resource Valuation Manager, will lead on the preparation of Expert reports for prosecutors and in engaging the judiciary Uganda wildlife Authority and the Directorate of Public Prosecution regarding wildlife conservation, trade and relevant laws

The Natural Resource Valuation Manager will develop a set of natural resource valuation tools, and lead on the preparation of Expert reports for prosecutors and in engaging the judiciary Uganda wildlife Authority and the Directorate of Public Prosecution regarding wildlife conservation, trade and relevant laws

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Natural Resource valuation (NRV) Manager will undertake assessments of all wildlife seizures recovered from the arrest operation project in Uganda.
  • Develop and Review all project outputs including Reports, Resource materials to be used as guidance in the natural resource valuation exercise and a Natural Resource Valuation Sourcebook.
  • The consultant will ensure that the technical content of the documents meet acceptable standards.
  • Provide technical advice in courts of law on the ecological and economic value of wildlife products and that forfeited by wildlife offences
  • Required to attend project review meetings or convene technical consultations with regard to project activities
  • Advise on appropriateness of the process to be undertaken based on international best practices.
  • Provide Mentorship and technical capacity support to UWA officials on Natural Resource Valuation.
  • Prepare judicial guidelines, and disseminate guidelines electronically and physically to prosecutors and judiciary through face-to-face briefings
  • Adaptation of international experience in applying methods and approaches in economic valuation of natural resources for implementation in wildlife case prosecution
  • Development of learning materials and conduction of trainings based on methods and approaches for natural resource valuation.
  • Develop a Manual highlighting the importance, uses and methods of natural resource valuation

Qualifications and Skills

An advanced Degree in Natural resource economics, environmental law, environmental economics or natural resources management or equivalent.

Have a minimum of five (5) years professional experience in natural resources valuation and techniques, cost-benefit analyses, scenario development, biodiversity conservation programming and demonstrated project management experience;

Outstanding analytical and quantitative capabilities to measure economic benefits of wildlife

Demonstrated ability to dialogue amongst government agencies, the private sector and civil society, and bridge differences between them by explaining the value of wildlife in language all can understand

Excellent English writing Skills.

Have leadership skills and high professional standing

Experience in managing donor funded projects and NGO administration.

Suitable candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to: info@nrcn.org with a subject “Natural Resource Valuation Manager” by 9th November 2018


 

Job Tittle: Operations Manager

Organization: NATURAL RESORUCES CONSERVATION NETWORK, (NRCN)

Funding Source: WILDCAT (WC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Natural Resource Conservation Network is an NGO mandated by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to investigate and prosecute wildlife crime.

Job Summary
The Operational manager will provide leadership and managerial oversight on the organizational projects to help take its work and impact to scale. Reporting to the Chief Operational Officer and Founder the operations manager will lead all internal operations and will have the following key responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities;

  • Play an active role in the leadership of the organisation, advising and supporting the Chief Executive Officer when required, and participating in  meetings at Director level
  • Serve as the internal leader of the organisation, with decision-making authority over day-today operations, and providing mentorship and guidance to all staff;
  • Design, implement, and regularly evaluate the efficiency of administrative systems, including finance, human resource and monitoring and evaluation, according to organizational strategic objectives and thereafter oversee the implementation of improvements where required;
  • Lead on the organisation’s recruitment and staff development strategies, implementing the process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for individual staff members;
  • Oversee the department heads, for service delivery on project components, partners, and support their responsibilities and development,
  • Ensuring the highest quality of service delivery and reporting to project leads, donors, and partners.
  • Guide the development of fundraising strategies in line with the organisational vision and strategic objectives, to increase unrestricted funding and address gaps;
  • Identify grant and funding opportunities amongst our existing core donor groups and with new donors, and manage the grant-writing process by identifying and assigning internal or external grant-writing resources;
  • Work with the Finance & Admin department to optimise the financial management systems to enable quick access to information, efficient and accurate reporting and strategic budgeting;
  • Ensure sufficient and quality financial and management reporting to the donors and statutory bodies, including quarterly financial and project management reports;
  • Manage key relationships with partners, beneficiaries and donors work closely with UWA and the line ministry to identify and manage growth opportunities and priorities.

Key Qualification, skills and Experience

  • Candidates must hold an advanced degree in Business Administration, Management, Conservation, Law or any related field.
  • At least 8 years senior management experience, with either for-profit or not-for-profit organisations.
  • The candidate must believe in the core values of the organiastion and be strongly motivated by the organisation’s mission.
  • The candidate should demonstrate a clear desire to lead change and deliver impact in wildlife conservation.
  • Has proven experience in upscaling a founder-led organisation into a larger, more impact-driven entity and who has a demonstrable ability to nurture potential in staff and bring cohesion to a diverse team.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Proven track record: of meeting or exceeding goals, high level of business acumen including successful financial management and strategic development,
  • Capacity building: ability to nurture talent and build organisational and staff capacity, developing a performance-driven culture
  • Leadership and organisation: a team builder who has the capacity and personality to enforce accountability, develop and empower talented individuals, provide effective coaching and mentoring to staff.
  • Action oriented: enjoys working hard and looks for challenges, able to act and react as necessary, not afraid to take charge of a situation, can overcome resistance to leadership and leadership change and take unpopular stands when necessary;
  • General management: a thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience and systems (QuickBooks experience preferred), including budgeting, information systems, human resources and management;
  • Conservation expertise: experience pertaining to African wildlife and/or community conservation is preferable but not essential;

Suitable candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to: info@nrcn.orgwith a subject “Operations Manager” by 9th November 2018