The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization working to build a future in which nature is protected and biodiversity flourishes, where farmers, workers, and communities prosper, and where sustainable land use and responsible business practices are the norm. We envision a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.
In January 2018, the Rainforest Alliance merged with UTZ, a global program and label for sustainable farming. The UTZ program works with and supports a network of local organizations in their advocacy for more sustainable policies.
Rainforest Alliance works across East and Central Africa region, with field-level activities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Cameroon.
We are looking for a Program Officer, based in our Uganda office, who will support the coordination, training, and monitoring of partners implementing the UTZ certification in the Great Lakes countries Rwanda, Burundi and DRC. He/she will organize and facilitate member training workshops, and member visits, supports and develops the roll out of approved trainers program in the region and support projects.
This position will require supporting and maintaining strong relationships with members, partners and government entities to maintain and safeguard the quality of implementation of UTZ certification in the Great Lakes Countries.
Employment is based upon a 40 hours/week, and a one-year contract with an option to extend. Rainforest Alliance provides a dynamic and international working environment with an entrepreneurial and innovative approach. The position is based in Uganda (Kampala) and involves regular travel. The position is open to applicants of all nationalities. However, we can only consider candidates who have, will get or are eligible for a Ugandan work and residency permit. Starting date of the assignment is foreseen as soon as possible.
Please send your application to email@example.com (ultimately by 19th of April 2018), mentioning Program Officer Great Lakes Uganda in the subject line. Your application should include your CV or resume and a cover letter. Interviews are foreseen in the month of April/May 2018.