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COMMUNICATION/STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Department Division:

Basin Wide Program

Location

NBI Secretariat-Entebbe, Uganda

Reports To: Deputy Executive Director/Head of Program & WRM

Job Group

Regional

Career Family:

Communication

Date Reviewed:

Direct Reports

·         Media Relations Expert

·         Stakeholder participation and management Officer

·         Librarian/Knowledge Management

Job Purpose/Role

The key purpose of the job is to communicate and engage stakeholders on a regular basis and create awareness about NBI’s activities and buy-in of the cooperation processes. S/he shall employ his/her expertise to effectively communicate results of the basin-wide program implementation as well as benefits of Nile Cooperation to stakeholders to keep them informed, actively engaged and committed to the Nile Cooperation. In addition, collaborate with other functional units of NBI to capture, record, store and disseminate knowledge and knowledge products generated by NBI

Key Responsibilities

Communication

·          Take leadership in the development of an overall NBI Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

·          Create communication plans for handling sensitive issues

·          Provide communication expertise in support of all programs

·          Develop/author communication contents based on technical documents from implementation of the Basin-Wide Program ensuring accuracy of facts and appropriateness of the level of communication to the relevant target audience;

·          Oversee the design, layout, edit and printing of communication materials. This may include collecting visual materials, establishing a databank of photos for SAPs and interviewing for case studies on investment projects.

·          Ensure copyright laws are adhered to in the production of any documentation.

·          Coordinate the use of approved promotional displays; maintain an inventory of up-to-date display promotion material.

·          Maintain up to date database of target audience and communication products generated by Nile Sec;

·          Organize and oversee the Executive Director’s media and public relations communication;

·          Assist with the management of the NBI Secretariat’s Internet web site.

·          Ensure that Nile Sec communication products are disseminated timely to the target audience;

·          Ensure that where necessary, publicity materials are translated into different Basin languages as appropriate.

Media Relations & Publicity:

Front line officer to receive Media inquiries. Determine appropriate action, deal with request and do follow-up if necessary.

·          Ensure that requests from Media Experts and Speakers are responded to timely;

·          Establish and maintain networks with media contacts including establishing early contact with them for NBI events that will seek media coverage.

·          Write, edit, format and distribute Press Releases in a format that will increase press coverage (should include photos as well as written script).

·          Initiate, in consultation with internal contacts, positive publicity opportunities that may include interviews, features, photographs and news coverage.

·          Ensure accurate and sensitive release of material for publication.

·          Accommodate and coordinate media requests for interviews, photographs, articles from NBI

·          Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of media contacts in Nile Basin countries.

·          Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of other stakeholders, from a communication perspective, notably political decision – makers and opinion – formers, environment and other non – governmental organizations (NGOs) etc.

·          Oversee and support regular media monitoring – the daily tracking of media coverage of the Nile Basin Initiative

·          Pursue proactive media outreach, in particular: helping to build relations between the NBI Secretariat, print and electronic media in the Nile Basin.

 

Publications:

·          Coordinate and design promotional materials intended for public consumption including brochures, posters, and programs leaflets.

·          In consultation with internal client, determine target audience for publications.

·          Develop appropriate graphic and messaging for relevant publication/communication products;

·          Ensure logo guidelines are adhered to.

·          Support Procurement unit in the evaluation of quotes for printing work.

·          Coordinate and manage printing of materials in close consultation with the procurement unit.

·          Coordinate and contribute substantially to the production of a quarterly Nile Basin newsletter.

·          Events

·          Plan, coordinate, organize for and implement plans to provide communication support to all Nile Sec events e.g. COM-meetings and Projects Launches. NBI -Wide events, Nile Basin Development Forum, Media Receptions etc.,

·          Assist with other special events with the objective of promoting the image of NBI.

·          Consult and guide internal contacts in organizing their own special events.

Stakeholder engagement

·          Ensure that up to date stakeholder database is maintained at the Nile Sec;

·          Oversee and support engagement of stakeholders in support of the implementation of the Basin Wide Program;

·          Conduct stakeholder opinion & awareness surveys and draw lessons and recommendations for future actions.

Job Complexity: The Jobholder deals with a wide range of publics (internal and external) with diverse needs, whose needs s/he is required to satisfy continuously. S/he is responsible for ensuring the cooperation has interactive social media platforms, and producing corporate products in a timely manner which can face delays as they require input from all NBI centres.

Creativity, Innovation & Problem Solving: The job requires the holder to think in terms of language used, format and communication channels, accuracy of information to avoid miscommunication and produce attractive communications to reach out to the various stakeholders and ensure product visibility.

Consequences of Error: The jobholder’s work requires careful handling of communication messages to various audiences as communication errors could lead to serious adverse effects.

Leadership & Human Capital Development: The jobholder is responsible for communicating messages on various issues to a wide range of audiences. S/he coaches and trains young professionals, supervises consultants on Water Basin public relations and communications related matters. S/he advises senior management on Communication issues including crisis management, public speaking, presentations.

Service Delivery & Customer Focus:   The jobholder must ensure that all communication to stakeholders is of high quality in terms of content and outlook in order to give a good image of NBI.

Information Resources: The jobholder is responsible for storing all communication products developed and disseminated in soft and hard copy. S/he handles diverse information about the organisation; some of which is confidential in nature

Financial & Physical Resources: The jobholder plans and budgets for communication activities and products to be implemented within the budgetary provisions. S/he is responsible for computer, laptop, telephone, camera, hard disks and files to store communication materials.

Dexterity: The jobholder requires hand/eye coordination in terms of key board skills, creative writing, editing and proof reading.

Mental/Sensory Demand: The jobholder expends mental and sensory efforts in writing reports, editing, proofreading documents for accuracy, and to ensure the organization has a positive image to its stakeholders.

Physical Exertion: The jobholder position does not have a lot of physical exertion except in few cases when carrying communication and visibility material.

Working Environment & Occupational Hazards: None

Job Specification

Academic/Professional Qualification and Experience

·         At least Master's Degree in Communication, Public / Media Relations, Electronic Media or a Master's degree in Education/management or business related field with a post-graduate diploma in Communication other relevant field.

·         A Bachelor’s degree in communication is an added advantage

Minimum Experience Required

·         At least seven years of working experience in communications and PR

Skills Required

·         Photography, video recording and editing skills

·         Good verbal communication skills (written and oral) .

·         Ability to exercise good judgment; think and act strategically.

·         Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.

·         Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

·         Outstanding interpersonal skills.

·         Creativity in event planning, execution and management.

·         Negotiation skills.

·         Ability to work under pressure.

·         Flexibility – ability to put in extra hours.

·         Ability to use social media

Communication/Contacts

Internal Contacts

·         All NBI staff as may be required

External Contacts

·         Graphic Designer

·         Journalists/Media Houses

·         Desk Officers

·         Communications Officers of Water Ministries

·         Communications Officers at SAPs

·         Governance

APPROVAL

No.

Designation

Name

Signature

Date

1.

Jobholder

     

2

Executive Director

     

3

Head of Corporate Services

     

Duty Station.

The Employee will be based at NBI Secretariat in Entebbe Uganda with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as   may be deemed necessary by the Employer.

Period of Service

This is a Regional Position with employment duration of Six years renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds and need for the services.

How to apply:

Interested and Suitably qualified individuals should submit their applications electronically to the Executive Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application/cover letters clearly indicating the title of the position and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 30th  January, 2021 at 2:00pm. Please attach scanned copies of your Academic & professional certificates and testimonials. Your CV should clearly indicate full contacts of Three (3) referees and two (2) former employers excluding the current employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

EARTH OBSERVATION /REMOTE SENSING EXPERT

Department:

Basin Wide Program

Location

NBI Secretariat-Entebbe, Uganda

Reports To:

Deputy Executive Director/Head of Basin Wide Program & WRM

Job Group

Regional Profession

Career Family:

Water Resource Management

Date Last Reviewed:

Direct Reports

·         None

Job Purpose/Role

The Earth Observation expert/Remote sensing (provides the necessary technical expertise to support implementation of the Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience project with specific focus on expanding use of Earth Observation for adaptive water resources management. Specifically, the Expert shall support the Nile-SEC in the collection, compilation, evaluation, interpretation, generation, maintenance and distribution of spatial information (including remotely sensed data and GIS information layers) for water resources management applications, including environmental and socio-economic analysis of the Nile Basin.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Creation and maintenance of spatial data repository (finished products as well as remote sensing imageries) for NBI; Maintain and expand the data repository and related meta database:
  2. Identify appropriate data sources of spatial information layers and digital imagery data from global websites, collect/compile such information/data and imagery, interpret and extract information to support activities of the Nile-Sec
  3. Compile, process and customize for the Nile Basin such data includes Satellite Rainfall data, Evapo-transpiration, Temperature, soil moisture and other data needed to support end-user needs;
  4. Prepare Meta data ( Data about Data)
  5. Incorporate Geodatabases developed through Projects from NBI centers into one central Geodatabase
  6. Advocate and ensure compliance to data and mapping standards
  7. Work closely with thematic specialists (water resources, environment, socio-economic development) at the Nile-Sec to identify needs for spatial data/information to support basin wide water resources management efforts; interpret these spatial information needs such as identification of needs for satellite imageries, GIS layers, processing and map production needs:
  8. Generation of time series data from gridded spatial data for areas of interest as requested by Water Resources Modeller
  9. Perform cartographic editing to generate customised data as required by WRM
  10. Generation of project specific databases
  11. Develop thematic maps products to communicate results of strategic analysis Dissemination and Provision of data to NBI centers as required by consultants to undertake studies and any other NBI stakeholders
  12. Plan and execute the processing of digital imagery and GIS information layers using specialized image processing software such as ERDAS Imagine, ARcGIS, NB DSS GIS tools or similar software
  13. Support Nile-SEC communication functions to Design, develop and produce thematic maps to communicate with decision makers and wider public on critical issues and provide facts about the Nile Basin for NBI corporate documents
  14. Work with Relevant staff in the development of Knowledge products such as Posters, Flyers, messages, brochures, Newsletter articles, Website Articles and other relevant documentation to market activities of NBI. This includes organising exhibition to market NBI products during regional meetings for NBI governance and donors
  15. Work closely with the NBI IT/KM team maintain the NBI web-site, ensure consistency of project websites and carry out periodic reviews to improve navigation, feel and look of the website, and ensure proper updates of the website in the official languages of NBI.
  16. Contribute towards Collection and Collating of spatial (GIS) and statistical data from Global datasets relevant to the State of Basin report
  17. Preparation of well presented standard charts as is required in the outstanding list of illustrations for the SoB.
  18. Spatial analysis of the data collected, including interpretation of any available up-to-date digital satellite images. Initially, the priority is to Begin preprocessing and compiling satellite imagery like RFE.2.0 dataset , MODIS and others as required for the SoB and Atlas.
  19. Begin to quantify the processes working across the Nile Basin, linking water access and use, and environmental degradation to get an understanding of the driving forces of change, specific pressures on resources, and locate areas undergoing most serious degradation.
  1. Locate and add peculiar features in the Nile basin to the preprocessed satellite Imagery
  2. Obtain High resolution images( Photographs) from the internet
  3. Any other duties as may be assigned by SoB Task Team Members

Job Complexity: The jobholder is required to carry out time series data from gridded spatial data for areas of interest, perform cartographic editing to generate customised data, generate project specific databases and develop thematic maps products to communicate results of strategic analysis.

Creativity, Innovation & Problem Solving: The job requires the specialist to think outside the box, pay attention to detains and be flexible when look for and identifying relevant data and organizing it into useable format.

Consequences of Error: Errors in generating data that is needed by the next thematic user, can lead to wrong assumptions being reached which will lead to misrepresentation of facts for the next user which affects technical analysis.

Leadership & Human Capital Development:   The jobholder is required to participate actively in work plan development of r the department, supervision of consultants to deliver outputs, training of interns and ensure teamwork when working on any projects.

Service Delivery & Customer Focus: The jobholder is required to have knowledge about facts of important aspects of the Nile basin and what NBI has done to address such aspects. The ability to explain NBI mandate in relation to environmental process and provide data and information to various stakeholders as may be required.

Information Resources: The job requires use of relevant GIS and remote sensing software to perform tasks. It also requires the ability to archive and retrieve data electronically in data bases.

Financial & Physical Resources: The jobholder accounts for money for activities that require consultants and accounts for the usage of funds availed for trainings and travels. S/he is responsible for various company assets given to him to facilitate him/ her in performance of the duties as required by the office e.g. computer, laptop, printer and scanner.

Dexterity: The jobholder requires having high concentration and to be alert as his/her role requires high accuracy and attention to detail in modelling, forecasting, report writing, and document review. The jobholder uses computers

Mental/Sensory Demand: The jobholder expends mental and sensory efforts in data processing, accurate observation and analysis of figures. The job also requires ability to perform preliminary spatial analysis.

Physical Exertion: The jobholder will normally work in an office sitting continuously for long hours, working on a computer, carrying out his/her duties and also has periods of travel for long hours.

Working Environment & Occupational Hazards: Power cuts which cause internet disconnection cause delays in execution of some tasks.

Job Specification

Academic/Professional Qualification and Experience

·       At least Master’s Degree in Remote Sensing, GIS or IT with Remote Sensing and GIS specialty, or related fields with strong background in remote sensing.

·         Professional qualification/ Certification in in Earth or GIS and Remote sensing is an added Advantage

Minimum Experience Required

·        At least 7 years of work experience after Master (Clarify) involving (5) years must have been the use of remote sensing and GIS in planning development, monitoring, and management of natural resources systems. Particularly, in the retrieval, storage, archiving, processing and interpretation of RS data.

Skills Required

·         Skill in providing technical support and training in the use of Remote Sensing and GIS.

·         Skill in reading, understanding, developing, manipulating, and analysing geographic information in a variety of data formats, including raster and vector data.

·         Proficiency in the use of ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, IDRISI, ArcView, ArcGIS or other similar software.

·         Extensive experience in the use, calibration and validation of RS models that convert primary RS data to secondary RS information products is an advantage.

·         Strong practical experience in computer applications such as in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is essential, specifically ESRI products such as ArcView and / or Arc Info; knowledge and experience in web mapping and web mapping tools

·         Strong communication and presentation skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications

·         High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity

Communication/Contacts

Internal Contacts

·         Executive Director

·         Senior Water Resource Management Department

·         All NBI staff as may be required

External Contacts

·         NBI stakeholders

·         Consultants

           

Duty Station.

The Employee will be based at NBI Secretariat in Entebbe Uganda with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as   may be deemed necessary by the Employer.

Period of Service

This is a Regional Position with employment duration of Six years renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds and need for the services.

How to apply:

Interested and Suitably qualified individuals are invited to v submit their applications electronically to the Executive Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application/cover letters clearly indicating the title of the position and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 30th January, 2021 at 2:00pm. Please attach scanned copies of your Academic & professional certificates and testimonials. Your CV should clearly indicate full contacts of Three (3) referees and two (2) former employers excluding the current employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/HEAD OF BASIN WIDE PROGRAM & WRM

Department:

Basin Wide Program

Location

NBI Secrétariat-Entebbe, Uganda

Reports To: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Job Group:

Regional

Career Family:

Water Resources Management

Date Reviewed:

Direct Reports

·         Communication/Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

·         Project Officer – Planning/M&E

·         Senior Water Resources Management Specialist (Project Staff)

Job Purpose

The position of Deputy Executive Director/Head of Basin Wide Program & Water Resources Management program sub-component in the Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat is an Executive portfolio. The main purpose of this job is to coordinate projects and programmes to ensure continuous, sustainable, effective and efficient implementation to enhance the development of the Basin as an engine of development in realization of its shared vision for the Nile Basin. The DED will ensure that NBI Objectives and actions are constantly aligned to Global and regional agreements /conventions to which member countries are signatories. The DED will also lead resource mobilization efforts for Nile Sec programs.

Provide leadership in strategic planning, water policy and water resource management functions of the NBI. Guide the participatory and sustainable development of the Nile Basin through provision of strategic analysis and strategic planning services, participatory policy formulation, sound planning for sustainable and equitable development of water and related natural resources, and rigorous management of Nile Basin Initiative programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for Service Area: Basin Wide Program Development; Water Resource Management, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting and Resource Mobilization

Support to NBI Governance and Cooperation Platform

·            Assist the Executive Director in providing technical support to the Nile Council of Ministers and take appropriate follow-up actions as decided/directed by the NILE-COM;

·            Provide guidance to ensure that NBI governance, stakeholders and partners are timely informed of NBI Secretariat’s work programs and achievements;    

·            Assist the Executive Director in providing leadership, technical supervision and management of the NBI Secretariat’s operation in accordance with the plans and policies approved by the Nile-COM/Nile-TAC;

·            Oversee collaboration   with the National Focal Points in the Partner States for coordinated implementation of projects and programmes;

·            Assist the Executive Director in supporting the process for the moving from transitional to a permanent institutional setup for the Nile Basin cooperation.

·            Initiate, plan and oversee the organization of the regional science – policy dialogue forums;

·            Analyse periodic communications/reports from NBI member states’ institutions on issues relating to the management of the Basin as per applying NBI policies and guidelines;

Basin-Wide Program Implementation:

·            Deputize the Executive Director in providing overall leadership, operational and strategic oversight in the implementation of the NBI basin-wide program;

·            Assist the Executive Director in realizing the goals and objectives of the NBI 10 year strategy and the NBI Secretariat five year Basin Wide Program;

·            Lead the Water Resources Management program component of the Nile Sec providing technical leadership and operational management of the day to day implementation of the program component (as per the specific Job Description on this);

·            Ensure overall seamless integration of program areas, consistencies, synergies and quality in implementation of the Nile Sec work program;

·            Monitor the progress of basin-wide program implementation adhering to the established M and E framework; identify challenges, risks and opportunities and propose commensurate strategies for addressing challenges, managing the risks and making use of the opportunities for expediting implementation of the basin-wide program;

·            Provide technical leadership and supervision in the development and implementation of systems for monitoring, evaluation and compliance with agreed policies and actions with the NBI governance and partner states;

·            Assist the Executive Director in building synergy between the basin-wide program and the sub-basin level programs implemented by ENTRO and NELSAP-CU; advise the Executive Director in addressing relevant emerging challenges and identifying and leveraging opportunities.

·            Guide identification and development of new projects and programmes, as strategic initiatives within the NBI mandate;

·            In collaboration with relevant staff of the Nile Sec and other NBI centres and National NBI Desk Officers, organize the regional and national Nile Day celebrations;

Strategic and Development Communication

·            Supervise and coordinate work of the Nile-sec communication team to ensure timely, effective and target oriented communication of Nile Sec results through diverse communication outlets and formats; and communication support to key Nile Sec events ;

·            Supervise the preparation of corporate communication (e.g. corporate report) and other communication materials;

·            Oversee the preparation and dissemination of strategic communication materials by the Nile Sec communication team for raising the visibility of NBI in general and the Nile Sec in particular; reaching out to diverse spectrum of NBI stakeholders and development partners to enhance understating and buy in to the NBI and its work programs; address any miss-conceptions about NBI;

Planning and Resource Mobilization

·            Provide leadership and programmatic guidance in the preparation of strategic plans and annual work plans and budget

·            Support capacity building, institutional development and research priorities are mainstreamed in the Nile Sec work programs;

·            Collaborate with other NBI centres in formulation and implementation of annual work plans and budget;

·            Initiate and lead the development of new proposals for resource mobilization for the NBI basin-wide program;

·            Monitor resource mobilization and utilization progress of the Nile-Sec, identify any possible challenges/hurdles and provide advice to the Executive Director and/or to the NBI governance on ways for addressing them;

·            Provide leadership in maintaining productive working relationship and liaison with development partners;

·            Ensure timely reports are provided to development partners in accordance with agreed reporting plans;

·            Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Secretary.

Job Complexity: The jobholder facilitates Basin State cooperation to ensure all-inclusiveness through the different institutions; manages the Nile Basin Water resources and ensures equitable use of shared Nile Basin Water resources among all Basin States. S/he is also in charge of resource mobilization and is mandated to liaise with NBI member stats on issues of establishing the permanent institutional setup for the Nile Basin cooperation.

Creativity, Innovation & Problem Solving: The job holder is charged with informing policy to balance existing water use and potential water use to ensure equitable and reasonable use, and prevention of harm to other basin States through their knowledge of international water resource management. S/he must build capacity of the basin States to understand their rights and obligations, help with conflict resolution and prepare programs that will attract donor funding.

Consequences of Error: The jobholder’s work requires careful development of appropriate NBI structure with well-designed reporting lines to ensure the mandate of NBI is achieved. Errors of judgement in decision making could cause extensive damage/injury to the organization and or its image

Leadership & Human Capital Development: As the executive director the jobholder is responsible for providing executive and representative roles in carrying out the functions of the Nile Secretariat and delegates powers to heads of departments through annual work plans and set targets.

Service Delivery & Customer Focus: The jobholder is in charge of an inter-governmental organization established by member states and deals with numerous internal and external stakeholders to facilitate cooperation and provide analytical tools for water resource management and planning for development.

Information Resources: The jobholder is the custodian of the governance minutes for both TAC and COM and has the responsibility to ensure safe custody of contracts for goods and services, employee contracts, financial agreements with development partners.

Financial & Physical Resources: The jobholder ensures prudent use of financial resources, its accountability, and transparency and ensures adherence to the budgetary provisions. S/he is responsible for various organizational assets given to him to facilitate him/ her in performance of the duties as required by the office of the executive director.

Dexterity: The jobholder requires computer typing skills to work on reports as well as use of her/his hands for signing various important documents, contracts and reports.

Mental/Sensory Demand: The jobholder expends mental and sensory efforts in report writing, financial analysis, project proposals and analysis, resource mobilization and supervision skills.

Physical Exertion: The jobholder will normally work in an office but frequently moves out and interacts physically with various stakeholders in meetings across the basin States. S/he sometimes sits long hours on the computer to write reports, or make presentations. These cause physical exertion  

Working Environment & Occupational Hazards: The jobholder works in an office environment. The job may be stressful because of the weight of responsibilities bestowed upon the holder and expectations from various stakeholders. The job requires a lot of effort to meet different countries expectations in terms of benefit of cooperation.

Job Specification

 

Academic/Professional Qualification and Experience

·         Ph. D. Degree qualifications in water resources or related fields.

·         International experience within the Nile Basin Countries

·         Membership to a relevant professional body

 

Minimum Experience Required

·         Twelve (12) years relevant experience with at least seven (7) years in a senior management position

·         Experience in Project Management

Skills Required

·         In-depth knowledge of transboundary water resources management, economics, and corporate governance and trends at national, regional and international levels, including in-depth understanding of river basin initiatives in the global marketplace

·         The ability to represent all Nile Basin countries is critical for ensuring the effectiveness of the NBI and its Secretariat, as well as for maintaining the broad support and confidence of member states and the international community.

·         Strong leadership and skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve organizational objectives

·         Strong communication and presentation skills, including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications

·         High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity

·         Strong expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation

·         Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, accounting packages, email, internet and the workflow process

·         Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to strategic objectives

·         Ability to empower staff by removing obstacles hindering the achievement of strategic objectives, focusing on results and delivering what is promised, on time and within budget

·         Ability to maintain high standards of ethics and integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences

·         Ability to initiate and implement planned organizational change, adapt to rapidly changing conditions as well as align programs in the appropriate direction with cohesiveness and a sense of urgency

·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create and maintain relevant networks and collaborative relations internally and externally

·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural and diverse environment

Communication/Contacts

Internal Contacts

·         Executive Director

·         Heads of SAPs

·         Head of Corporate Services

External Contacts

·         Ministries in charge of Environment, Energy, Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources

·         Government institutions

·         Donor Agencies/Development partners

·         Any other person as may be directed by the management

           

APPROVAL:

No.

Designation

Name

Signature

Date

1.

Jobholder

     

2

DED/HBWP & WRM

     

3

Head of Corporate Services

     

Duty Station.

The Employee will be based at NBI Secretariat in Entebbe Uganda with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as   may be deemed necessary by the Employer.

Period of Service

This is a Regional Position with employment duration of Six years renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds and need for the services.

How to apply:

Interested and Suitably qualified individuals  should submit their applications electronically to the Executive Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application/cover letters clearly indicating the title of the position and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 30th January, 2021 at 2:00pm. Please attach scanned copies of your Academic & professional certificates and testimonials. Your CV should clearly indicate full contacts of Three (3) referees and two (2) former employers excluding the current employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.