Program Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps


Organization: Mercy

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Project Manager

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.

Job Summary:  The Program officer will be responsible for
the implementation of the BRIDGE project activities in Bidibidi settlement and
reports to the project manager. The PD is responsible of the management of
market system development; from identification of opportunities, development of
concept notes, development of SOW, working together with partners (sub award
management) and monitoring of activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

developing and implementing activities

  • Introduce program to relevant stakeholders including local business
    owners, local representatives and community members.
  • In coordination with program team and partners, plan, implement and
    monitor market development activities according to work plan
  • Mobilize targeted beneficiaries to fully participate in the program.
  • Work together with private sector partner, agents and agro dealers
    to set up a market network
  • Participate in assessments in the target geographic areas to assess
    current situation, economic opportunities and resources, needs and
    potential programs as well as challenges.
  • Work closely with sub award partners to coordinate all activities
    that are organized at the Innovation Centers.
  • Make almost daily field visits to settlements to ensure good
    implementation of MSD activities as well as partners’ activities.

with partners

  • Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships
    with sub-county leaders, representing Mercy Corps and soliciting
    participation in activities where appropriate and as directed.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant
    stakeholders such as local government, NGOs and local authorities, as
    appropriate and advised by the line manager.
  • Work closely with sub award partners at the innovation centers,
    share and request for relevant project information
  • 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

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work closely with M&E to capture data for measuring output and
    impact of the program; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of
    information from the field.
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and
    work plans that will be indicative of program progress during
    implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filing system of all activities

Accountability to
members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability,
specifically to direct program participants, engaging them as equal partners in
the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our field activities.

Ethics and
All Mercy Corps
staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in
their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any
form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our
policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Officer job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, development, economic
    development, business management or a closely related field
  • Three years of experience designing, implementing and managing
    similar initiatives (private sector partnership, economic strengthening,
    market systems development).
  • Experience in market system development is a must.
  • Experience in working in refugee settlements is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in
    English are required.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations
    with implementing and strategic partners is required.
  • Strong leadership and proven team building experience is a must.
    Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines
    and work independently and cooperatively with team members. Strong
    computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
    Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program
    target groups.
  • Knowledge of monitor and evaluation and know how to use it during
    the project

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: 3rd June 2019

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