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Kampala, Uganda



December 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity.

Job Title

Project Management Specialist job at United Nations Development Programme

Job Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Nature Climate Energy and Resilience (NCER) portfolio is one of the flagship Programmes of UNDP Uganda. The intervention in the portfolio aims to ensure that Uganda achieves healthy ecosystems, productive landscapes, increased access to affordable clean energy, and resilience to climate change and disaster risk that spur economic growth, transformed livelihoods and resilient development.
The goal of the NCER component of UNDP’s work in Uganda is that by 2025, Uganda’s natural resources and environment are sustainably managed, protected, and the people, especially the vulnerable and marginalized, have the capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change and disaster risk. UNDP’s engagement aims to be people and community focused by working to overcome the widespread land and ecosystem degradation, widespread vulnerability to climate and disaster risk, in order transform on the lives and livelihoods of the poor.

The programme aims to achieve the following outputs;
• Improve the health and resilience of ecosystems to deliver quality ecosystems and services, build resilience to climate and disaster risk, and mitigate GHG emissions.
• Improve the productivity of landscapes for increased agricultural production, livelihood diversification/improvement and most especially for most vulnerable people, groups and communities (e.g., agricultural productivity, improved value chains, aquaculture, eco-tourism etc.).
• Increase equitable access to affordable clean and renewable energy in underserved rural and urban communities (e.g., off-grid solar, biogas, wind, LPG etc.) to reduce dependence on wood fuel and charcoal that cause deforestation, and.
• Reduce human and economic losses to disaster and enable people and communities to cope and recover from disasters.

Duties and Responsibilities

Task description

  • Support the Team Leader in the coordination of the UN Country Team’s Result Group 3 meetings on environment and natural resources which is chaired by UNDP, prepare minutes, follow up with other UN agencies for their input to the common UN data and information sharing platform (UN INFO) and follow up on joint planning and reporting processes.

  • Support the reporting processes at Country office level under the NCER portfolio including the Result Oriented Annual Reporting (ROAR), annual and quarterly reports.

  • Support the organization of project steering committee meetings with partners and preparation of reports from the meetings.

  • Assist in programme related activities, where required. These may include planning for meetings, local and national consultations, missions, preparation of reports from such activities as well as and other programme related activities.

  • Prepare records of meetings, decisions, actions among others.

  • Support technical and analytical work that may be required to support project implementation, and funding-raising proposals.

  • Support preparation of briefing notes, case studies, press releases, talking points, web articles and other media products as required.

  • Assist with research and write and edit sections of technical reports as required.

  • Conduct any other task that may be assigned.

Eligibility criteria

  • Age

  • 27 - 80


  • Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Qualifications and Competencies


Required experience

  • 3 years of experience in the environment and natural resource management field, project strong project management and analytical skills and competencies

  • Advance writing and reporting skills.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages

  • Knowledge and experience in Monitoring and evaluation is an advantage.

  • Area(s) of expertise

  • Development programmes, Energy and environment


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Environmental economics, Natural resource economics, Bio-Statistics or any other relevant field. A degree in business statistics with adequate knowledge on environment/natural resource management will also be considered.

Competencies and values

Functional competencies

  • Ability to coordinate, convene stakeholders and report in a timely manner;

  • Excellent organizational skill, service-mind, punctual, self-motivated, proactive, reliable, and demonstrated ability to work in harmony with government, private sector, and staff members of different national backgrounds;

  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations;

  • Excellent report writing skills; and Strong communication skills including oral and presentation skills.

  • Proven capability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with minimum supervision.

  • Good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

  • Good inter-personal skills and ability to work in teams.

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