Project Manager (Agriculture and Livestock) NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

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 Project
Manager (Agriculture and Livestock) will work directly with the BRACED Program
Manager and other Project Manager to ensure activities are implemented on time,
on scope and on budget.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
General Management:
  • Provide administrative support in drafting
    and editing supporting materials (CN, PRs, contracts) to ensure activities
    are implemented on time and within Mercy Corps’ systems
  • Keenly track CN, PRs, contracts to ensure
    timely completion and payment
  • Build a strong relationship with Finance
    and Operations team to create environment that is supportive and
  • Connect activities to advocacy work
    conducted by Governance team
  • Ensure M&E learning including tracking
    and monitoring of key activities is achieved
  • Ensure the 18-month workplan is achieved
    on time and on budget
  • Continue to monitor BRACED’s previous
    activities, addressing any challenges that have arisen through capital
  • Other assigned duties as outlined by
    Program Manager and Program Director
Financial Management:
  • Draft monthly and quarterly workplans with
    associated cash projections and procurement plans
  • Record spending and cross check monthly to
  • Manage market facilitation activities in
    the livestock and agriculture value chains, through activities such as
    trainings, input subsidies, information sharing and linkages
  • Manage large scale agricultural input
  • Scale up current climate smart agriculture
    activities, including permagardens, resilience design and sack gardens
    with households, schools and other stakeholders
  • Ensure agriculture infrastructure build
    under BRACED is closely monitored, addressing any issues
  • Manage Field Agents and ensure they are
    providing high quality support to community members in the areas of
    agriculture and livestock management and care
Livestock: Operate fodder pilot activities with rigorous
learning agenda including the tracking of key indicators, impact, lessons
learned and implementation process
Market: Finalize activities related to uptake of renewable
energy products including energy subsidy and mini-grid pilot activity
Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Support M&E Officers and Learning
    Officers to help implement BRACED learning agenda
  • Work in liaison with the Project Manager
    and M&E Officer to ensure monthly reports are accurate and completed
  • Ensure paperwork including distribution
    sheets, activity reports and weekly monitoring sheets are completed by all
    team members and submitted to M&E
  • Responsible for updating PM@MC files with
    related sector documents
Coordination and Representation:
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government,
    donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination
    with the Programme Director.
  • Attend key events, committee meetings,
    seminars, etc. as they relate to resilience.
Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:
Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all
team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes.
Program Support Operations:
  • Ensure close communication across cross
    country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities
    and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and
    administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps
    Project Manager (Agriculture and Livestock) job placement should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Development, Social Sciences, Law and Humanities
  • A minimum of six years of technical and
    practical work experience in one of the required fields;
  • Previous experience and proven track
    record in rural development and participatory methods (including
    participatory integrated development plans)
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    pastoral societies, including dealing with gender issues and complex
    social decision-making structures / conflicts.
  • Knowledge of institutional and/or
    administrative aspects relevant to the land in Karamoja.
  • Broad knowledge of various Communal land
    protection, land tenure security, rangeland management and collaborative
    land management and administration.
  • Experience in organizational analysis and
    partner/project executing agency assessment.
  • Experience in conflict sensitive programme
    design and monitoring.
  • Ability to effectively land rights
    information to diverse audiences through a variety of media
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:  5th March 2018
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