3 Program Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Senior
Program Lead
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), DFID,
Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US
Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will be responsible for implementing livelihood and market activities
in Rhino Camp of Arua district, including the monitoring of farmers
associations. As needed, Program Officer will be expected to support all
interventions of the programs. Specific activities will include strengthening
relationships with existing community structures, assessing beneficiaries based
on vulnerability criteria; mobilizing community members for assessments and
registration of beneficiaries; supporting the development of a platform for
e-vouchers and payment; and any other activity as needed. S/he will have
experience with livelihood programming, VSLA groups as well as income
generating activities. S/he be a creative, action-oriented problem solver with
strong experience in partnership management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning, developing and
implementing livelihood and market activities:
  • Work
    in close coordination with Program Manager and Officers, mobilize
    community members, taking care to identify those who fit the
    pre-established vulnerability criteria, for registration and other
  • Support
    community sensitization activities around farmers associations, trade
    fairs and other income generating activities in two zones of focus in
    Bidibidi Settlement. Identify specific topic areas of information needed
    and develop clear communications plans to effectively disseminate
  • Support
    development of voucher platform and its implementation in the field.
  • Support
    implementation cash distributions on a monthly basis to Persons with
    Special Needs
  • Under
    guidance of Program Manager, Officer and M&E Officer, participate in
    any market assessment and baseline/endline data gathering needs.
  • Support
    the development of vulnerability criteria and beneficiary registration
  • Support
    data collection activities including post-distribution monitoring and
    after action reviews for key activities. Continuous improvement of
    activities will be expected based on this information.
  • Prepare
    and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be
    indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries
    if and when necessary.
Maintain proper filing systems
  • Conduct
    himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to
    bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian
  • Perform
    any other related duties assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Officer job placement should
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • At
    least three to four years’ background EITHER in humanitarian response
    activities, preferably in livelihoods OR Market Systems
    Development/M4P/market facilitation a MUST.
  • Strong
    community mobilization experience a must.
  • Strong
    writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating
  • Ability
    to synthesize large amounts of information in order to identify key
    messages and clearly communicate those messages to other people.
  • Excellent
    (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong
    computer literacy with a full knowledge of Office applications.
  • Excellent
    attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent
    teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated
    flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn
    and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed
    working environment mandatory.
  • Proactive,
    problem-solving action orientation is essential.
  • Organization
    will prioritize candidates from West Nile or with extensive experience in
    West Nile.
  • The
    ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably
    and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor infrastructure of West
  • S/he
    will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor,
    multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often stressful environments.
  • S/he
    will be committed to the work of Mercy Corps and the objectives of this
  • They
    will demonstrate their dedication with a strong work ethic, attention to
    detail and creative problem solving on right;
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
addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:
Deadline:  16th February 2018
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