Team Leader – Climate Smart Land Management job at GOAL


Team Leader – Climate Smart Land Management job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 March 2022

Hiring Organization: GOAL

Job Details:

Team Leader – Climate Smart Land management

GOAL is currently seeking to hire a Team Leader – Climate Smart Land management to join our Uganda team to lead a programme on Climate Smart Land Management and Services funded by the British High Commission (BHC) in Kampala and a subcomponent of the Climate Smart Jobs Programme We are currently at proposal stage and inviting interested and qualified applicants to apply and final consideration will be subject to successful award. The programme will be for 4 years in duration and is expected to begin from April 2022.
The objective of the programme is to preserve, restore and maximise the value of landscape ecosystem in Northern Uganda sustainably and at scale. Focus is on incentivising private sector, individual and community groups to adopt innovative models to deliver this objective. The ultimate beneficiaries of this programme are the households of smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda, who will be able to achieve more sustainable incomes as a result of the intervention. Expected outcomes are 10,000ha of degraded landscape fully regenerated with a forest cover, 2,000ha of smallholder farmer-owned land planted with agroforestry/woodlots and to sequester 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (projection for 10 years)
If you have extensive experience in leading a consortia and successfully delivering programmes of similar complexity in similar contexts and nature, and have delivered good results then this role is perfect for you. Strong preference for candidates who have experience in market systems development programming and / or in sustainable and climate smart landscape management work.
We are seeking a Team Leader who will have a proven track record of providing strategic direction, building leadership and consensus; of delivering on Value For Money and; of understanding and interacting with sustainable and climate smart landscape management and adaptive learning.

Essential Job Functions
1. Strategy and Technical Leadership
1.1 Overall strategic and technical leadership of all programme components. Attain programme goal and objectives through the development, implementation, reviews, presentation and management of strategic plans, programmes and projects by personal application and delegation of responsibility.
1.2 Ensure technical quality of the programme across all components.
1.3 Recommend and lead implementation of programme priorities and explore, evaluate and present new country opportunities that leverage impact and/ or complement core activities.
2. Program Management
2.1 Ensure that there are fluent communication channels with the programme structure and with consortia partners, that the reporting schedule and that programme objectives are verifiably achieved.
2.2 Work with the grants management and finance teams to manage partners granting and reporting.
2.3 Manage all operations related to the programme according to the programme results framework, programme budget and implementation strategy.
2.4 Monitor programme implementation, measure impact and calibrate programme strategy and implementation accordingly.
2.5 Ensure that achievements and best practices are captured and disseminated including the continual re-evaluation of programme activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments.
2.6 Ensure proper logistics, administration, human resources and transport needs of the programme are conducted within GOAL policy and with the maximum benefit to the programme.
2.7 Ensure all programme funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations and are reasonable and that work with the private sector conforms to donor guidelines.
3. *Team Management
3.1 Build the capacity of the project team and consortia partners staff’s for a market facilitative approach to climate smart land management and services, embedding a learning culture following adaptive management principles.
3.2 Manage the recruitment and training of programme staff to ensure staff are of the quality and capacity to ensure the successful implementation of activities. Monitor and advise on staffing needs throughout the programme. Ensure evaluations and disciplinary measures are made, as necessary according to GOAL policy.
3.3 Provide direct and ongoing supervision and managerial support to all staff in the PMU.**
4. *Representation
4.1 Support all efforts towards accountability – to project participants and to international standards guiding development work. This includes understanding and following established international guidelines and actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
4.2 Represent the programme to the donor governance structures, partners and to key stakeholders ensuring good relations and accountability

Essential Criteria
• At least 15 years of relevant experience including at least 5 years in a senior programmatic leadership role or similar
• Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred.
• Proven technical experience in delivering market systems development programming, and experience in climate smart land management and services is preferred.
• Practical experience managing consortia led grants, preferably for FCDO.
• Experience in building and maintaining effective partnerships with implementing and strategic partner agencies, and government authorities and counterparts.
• Complex programme management and demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals using learning and adaptive management.
• Working experience in Uganda or East Africa will be strongly preferred;
• Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
• Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial management skills.
• •Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
• Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
• Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
• Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods
General description of the country programme:
First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document, it not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.

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Date Posted: 2022-02-24




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