No Experience Program Graduate Trainee US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Graduate Trainee
Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
About Program:
The objective of the
NetHope Mobile Phone Program is to increase access to mobile phone technology
and mobile phone services among vulnerable populations in West Nile Refugee
Settlements and surrounding host communities. In addition, the program
incorporates an element of market integration designed to improve supply chains
between larger regional distributors (In this case, we are working with AIRTEL
Uganda) and local traders in the settlements of Bidibidi in Yumbe, Palorinya in
Moyo and Rhino Camp in Arua.
Job Summary:  The followings are the objectives of the
graduate program which include but not limited to:
  • Gain learnings in access to technology in humanitarian/refugee
    setting in Yumbe, Moyo and Arua
  • Learn the operational details of working with private sector
    partners and NGOs in the field and gain firsthand experience with
    technology for development programming
  • Research and work with the Program Manager to choose software for
    smart phones that is relevant to Mercy Corps’ programming. Design and work
    with the program team to implement trainings on use of applications for
    business development, savings tracking, budgeting and similar topics.
  • Develop case studies of success stories for use of smart and basic
    phones within the refugee settlements as well as a learning document on
    governance models related to solar home charging systems
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Developing and implementing humanitarian mobile access activities by:
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly and monthly reports on program
    process through coordination with the program team
  • A short (maximum 5-pages) report detailing applications for smart
    phones that are relevant to Mercy Corps programming, pros and cons in
    addition to cost analysis.
  • Develop and implement a work plan for identifying, downloading and
    training beneficiaries on a range of smart phone applications.
  • Participating in mobilization, sensitization, training of
    beneficiaries both Refugees and Host
  • Support implementation of community mobilizers and village traders
  • Support any potential market assessment and data gathering, Post
    Distribution Monitoring (PDM), and endline data gathering as needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Graduate Trainee job
    opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Business
    Studies, Rural Development, Computer Science or related field is desirable
    and preferred.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, motivated and able to work
    independently and take initiative. The successful candidate will also have
    good English language, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in local West Nile languages is an added advantage.
  • The applicant must be a recent graduate and should have graduated
    with in the last 2 years.
Duration: The
Graduate Trainee schedule is for 5 months from August to December 2018.
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: 27th August 2018
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