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Organisation: Mercy Corps
Project Name: Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate extremes and Disaster (BRACED) Project  
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:  Senior Operations Manager

About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission (EC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

About BRACED Project:
Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate extremes and disaster (BRACED) supports the immediate needs of program beneficiaries while also promoting long term development by spurring systemic improvements in key economic sectors in the Districts of Napak, Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong. Since January 2015, BRACED has been supporting private Businesses ranging from agro vets, entrepreneurs Ag-input retailers and also the SACCOs in providing financial services to assist rural population to access secure savings and business loans to strengthen businesses in a bid to build their resilience to shocks and stresses.

Job Summary: The Market & Financial Services Officer will support the Markets and Financial services team. The Senior Market & Financial Services Officer will largely be involved with the markets team to promote access to Financial products and services, agricultural inputs, NCD vaccination campaigns, work with Hand pump mechanics associations to set up franchise in 3- 4 locations. Work with Agro-vets and CAHWs in the provision of Livestock health services. He / She may also be required to support the Natural Resources Management and gender teams with activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         With supervision and guidance from the team leaders undertake assessments and project design in the target geographic areas to assess current situation, economic opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as obstacles that could be mitigated through BRACED engagement with public and private sector actors
·         Work in liaison with the Market Systems/financial services team leader and all other teams in planning and implementation of Markets systems and financial access components of the projects according to the approved work plan and budgets, project document and implementation strategies.
·         The incumbent will provide continuous support and oversee activities of the local financial institutions identified for capacity building support.
·         Work in liaison with all other program teams at local level to identify Local Business Entrepreneurs like CAHWs, Agro-vets financial services providers etc. and support service extension as well as to ensure synergy and to maximize program impact.
·         Emphasize the role of and opportunities for women and girls in the economic realm in both rural roles and in the urban sphere.
·         Work closely with team leaders, Identify value-addition opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities, especially for rural women and urban poor, in the livestock and agriculture sectors as identified by local and national government as well as independent market studies and needs assessments; these will focus on urbanized areas such as Moroto and Napak and districts that are heavily engaged in agriculture development;
·         Actively participate in the periodic program planning, review and reflection meetings and sessions.
·         Prepare and submit periodic work plans and progress reports.
·         Maintain proper filling system as needed.
·         Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation, learning and communication staff to capture data and learning for measuring output and impact of the program as well as opportunities for redesign.
·         Coordinate with other Mercy Corps programs and local government bodies to ensure coherent program implementation and to capitalize on business opportunities in Mercy Corps’ target communities.
·         Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission
·         Assists in all other tasks and duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate for the Market & Financial Services Officer should preferably a university degree in Development Studies, economics, business, or management is preferred.
·         At least three years’ experience in development related work with an international NGOs,
·         Computer literacy skills with good knowledge of office applications and data base is required.
·         Ability to work independently and with less supervision.
·         Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups.
·         Motorbike riding experience and a valid riding permit is essential.
·         Must be a team player with less supervision requirements.
·         A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
·         Excellent analytical and information management skills.
·         Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
·         High degree of flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
·         Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
·         Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
·         A focus on building staff capacity.
·         Fluency in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of the local language (Ngakaramojong) is a must.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the HR/Admin Manager, Kampala Head Office on 4th Floor Embassy Plaza, Plot 1188-1190 Ggaba Road. The E-mail applications with cover letter should be sent to: mcjobs@ug.mercycorps.org

Deadline:  11th December 2015

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