2 Fresher Program Assistant US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

 

Job Title:    Program Assistant (2 Fresher
Jobs)

Organization:  Mercy
Corps

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Senior Program Officer

 

About US:

Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an
impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to attain
better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict management.
Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and
working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil
society actors.

 

Job Summary:  Mercy Corps is looking for two (2) experienced
and qualified candidates to fill the position of Program Assistant. Reporting
to the Senior Program Officer, the Program Assistant will support
implementation activities in Bidibidi or Rhinocamp settlement.

 

Specific activities
will include strengthening relationships with existing community structures,
sensitization of community groups, seed and voucher distributions, mentoring of
small businesses, assist in creating activity reports and any other activity as
needed. S/he will be a creative, action-oriented problem solver with strong
experience in partnership management. As most of the work will happen in the
field it’s required to travel at least 70% to the field.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
In
coordination with (Senior) Project Officer, organize and support inception and
sensitization meetings

·       
Mobilize
community members and identify those who fit the selection criteria for
registration of the several program activities.

·       
Work
closely with the partner organizations and other stakeholder like UNHCR, OPM
and the District Local Government.

·       
Registration
and profiling of interested program participants e.g. farmers, agro-agents,
vendors etc.

·       
Build
relationship with private sector partners

·       
Attend
weekly/monthly meetings with partners to ensure high quality program
implementation.

·       
Make
daily field visits to settlements to ensure good implementation of activities
as well as partners’ activities.

Documentation,
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

·       
Under
guidance of (Senior) Program Officer, participate in any market assessment,
price monitoring and baseline/endline data gathering needs.

·       
Support
the development of participant registration tool.

·       
Support
data collection activities including post-training monitoring and post
distribution monitoring. Continuous improvement of activities will be expected
based on this information.

·       
Prepare
and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of
program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when
necessary.

·       
Support
in maintaining a proper filing system with activity reports, attendance lists
and pictures.

Collaboration/Networking

·       
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.

·       
Accountability
to Beneficiaries: All Mercy Corps team 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.

·       
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.

·       
Any
other related duties assigned

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Assistant job placement must hold a
Diploma in relevant field: social sciences, economics, business administration
or in any other related field.

·       
Experience
in humanitarian response activities and implementing and managing similar
initiatives (agriculture, economic strengthening, entrepreneurship) is
preferred.

·       
Strong
community mobilization skills a must.

·       
Good
writing, communication, organization, prioritization skills.

·       
Good
(English) verbal and written communication skills preferred.

·       
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.

·       
Able and
willing to drive a motorbike safely on a daily basis (Having a valid license is
required).

·       
Speaking
a local language is preferable: e.g. Lugbara, Kakwa, Arabic etc.

·       
Success
Factors

·       
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.

 

Mercy Corps is an
equal opportunity employer; Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged
to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 7th February 2021

 

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