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Climate Officer Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO)

Duration: • 1 Year
• Location: • Kampala, Uganda
• Start date: • July 1, 2023
• About The Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO)
• GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that advocates for environmental sustainability and community development. Founded in 2014, GAYO is dedicated to raising awareness, educating and building the capacity of different stakeholders to adopt sustainable environmental practices that satisfy the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to have a good quality of life. To achieve its objective, GAYO works with various institutions and multiple levels of governance to implement climate change, circular economy and disaster risk reduction projects within communities.

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Position Description
• As part of the Green Africa Youth Organization’s aim to expand across other African countries, we have established the GAYO in Uganda office to advance the mission of researching to provide solutions to pressing environmental issues through youth empowerment and public education. “The primary responsibility of this role is to coordinate and support climate engagement with young people in Uganda. This portfolio will entail engaging stakeholders within regions in Uganda and working with project officers to deliver project goals. Uganda, similar to other countries in sub-Saharan, Africa, faces the impacts of climate change, notwithstanding, youth are progressively demonstrating their leadership in tackling the climate crisis however, they possess limited resources and capacity to do so separately. GAYO seeks to bring on board a Climate Officer to implement our vision of strengthening climate engagement and youth movements at the national level in Uganda to influence climate policies, as well as scaling youth-led climate action. The Climate Officer would report directly to the GAYO Uganda Country Manager.
• GAYO is inspired by the potential of this office to spur multilevel partnerships and collaborations, influence policies, build collective strength for climate change locally and regionally, and create a scalable and replicable model for other African Countries.

Position Role and Responsibilities.
• Stakeholder engagement.
• Work closely with the Programmes Manager and Director to deliver the implementation of the project activities in the targeted pilot cities in accordance with the project objectives.
• Lead climate projects in Uganda; oversee youth engagement and climate policy agendas.
Be responsible for the coordination and management of capacity-building events in Uganda. Deliver project presentations, training, workshops and seminars where required to facilitate climate change awareness creation.
• Oversee the collection of climate change adaptation, resilience and loss and damage data in Uganda while creating and maintaining the database for ongoing and pipeline project stakeholders.
• Establish, maintain and improve mutual and beneficial relationships with relevant governmental and non-governmental agencies and other project stakeholders.
• Serve as a representative of the organization at meetings and forums relating to all projects and GAYO’s work.

Project planning and coordination.
• Support the GAYO Eco Club establishment in Uganda
• Coordinate the provision of GAYO’s support to youth-led climate initiatives and organizations while creating and maintaining partnerships to deliver on the overall objectives of GAYO in Uganda.
Coordinating, conceptualizing and designing research activities for GAYO
• Enhance the effective communication of GAYO’s role in strengthening youth engagement in national and sub-national climate policy engagement to relevant stakeholders.
• Support the establishment of a Zero Waste Community in Uganda.

M&E Support.
• Provide support with project baseline and end-line assessments to ensure proper project data collection, monitoring and documentation.
• Lead the development and implementation of communications and visibility plans for all activities, while proactively coordinating with partners.
• Submission of bi-weekly report to the Uganda Country Manager

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Required skills
• The ideal candidate is someone who has the following qualities;
• Must have at least 2 years of experience in Projects related to climate change
• Prior experience working with Civil Society Organizations (CSO) at the national, regional and international levels including evidence-based experience working with development partners, local government and other relevant stakeholders.
• Existing theoretical and practical knowledge of national, regional and international climate change policy processes. This includes familiarity with the National Adaptation Plan,

Nationally Determined Contributions, National Climate Change Policy, Paris Agreement, AU / EAC and UNFCCC processes, etc.
• Personal organization, ability to manage workload, and take initiative.
• Good communication skills, planning and coordination & reporting, and expectation management.
• Familiarity with virtual working tools including Zoom, Teams, Google Docs, and

Microsoft Office suite.
• Detailed-oriented and an ability to work with low supervision
• Outputs/deliverables
• Ensuring the outputs related to assigned projects are delivered and activities are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.
• Timely submission of the projects (monthly progress update), quarterly and annual reports to the line manager. Ensuring documents capture approaches, good practices, lessons learnt and results.
• A maintained stakeholders database for Uganda including community, partnerships, and project funders.
• The number of Eco Clubs Chapters established and functioning effectively within

• Number of MOU signed with local government and strategic partnerships with ministries established.
• Constant contribution to teamwork.
• Terms and Conditions
• The Contract is for one year
• Working hours: 40 hours per week (Part-time)
• Working language: English
• The Climate Officer will receive a monthly net salary of 750,000.00 Ugandan Shilling

• Please apply via email to  with ‘ Climate Officer GAYO’ as the subject line. • Your application package should consist of: a one-page cover letter stating your interest in the role and highlighting your relevant achievements in the role and a recent CV – all these merged into one single pdf. Not more than 5 MB in size • Indicate the possible start date in your application. • Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy • GAYOs’ hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organization hires employees without regard to their race, color, religion, tribe, citizenship, age, gender, marital status, socio-economic background or sexual orientation. GAYO’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely based on their relevant qualifications and competencies. • Please note that applications received after the deadline cannot be considered. • GAYO will only contact applicants shortlisted for this position. If you do not receive any feedback from GAYO a week after your application, it means you were not successful in this particular position. However, we would recommend regularly checking our website or social media channels for opportunities we continually make available. • Application Deadline: • June 15, 2023.

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