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Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda

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 Assistant will support implementation of the livelihoods/market development component which will include support for farmers and farmer groups; e-vouchers or cash for agricultural inputs; formation and support for income generating activities and market linkages to ensure sustainable incomes are developed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Planning, developing and implementing humanitarian cash transfer activities
  • Work in close coordination with Program Officer, mobilize community members, taking care to identify those who fit the pre-established vulnerability criteria, for registration and other activities.
  • Support and lead community sensitization activities around livelihoods activities in the Palabek Refugee Settlement. Identify specific topic areas of information needed and develop clear communications plans to effectively disseminate information.
  • Support development of platform to implement evouchers or other platform to distribute agricultural inputs with linkages to local traders.
  • Support identification and development of IGA groups and entrepreneurs/traders; support development of specific IGA and business plan; cash grants and ongoing support.
  • Assist the development of strategy and implementation of capital grants to IGA groups, traders and enterprises for livelihood activities along with ongoing support.
  • Coordinate with other field teams as needed to ensure continuity in the program.
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Under guidance of Program Officer and M&E Officer, participate in any market assessment and baseline/end line data gathering needs.
  • Support the development of vulnerability criteria and beneficiary registration tool.
  • Work closely with supervisor to capture data for measuring output and impact of the program; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of information from the field. Specific data collection would include 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 system.
Collaboration/Networking
  • Build and maintain good coordination and working relationships with Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR local government officials, and other NGOs/CBOs, representing Mercy Corps and soliciting participation in activities where appropriate and as directed.
  • 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 mission
Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps Uganda's commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit the program as well as themselves.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Assistant job placement should hold a Diploma in Development Studies.
  • Background in EITHER humanitarian response activities, preferably in livelihoods OR Market Systems Development/M4P/market facilitation preferred.
  • Previous community mobilization experience.
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential. Organization will prioritize candidates from Acholi or with extensive experience in Acholi.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively poor infrastructure of West Nile.
  • 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 program. They will demonstrate their dedication with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative problem solving.

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: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline:  30th March 2018

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