Fresher Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanisms (CARM) Assistant Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanisms (CARM) Assistant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Kotido, 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.


Job Summary:  The Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanisms (CARM) Assistant will support the CARM (Senior) Officer to support the roll-out and implementation of CARM within Karamoja programs in line with Mercy Corps’ global CARM Policy and Mercy Corps Uganda’s CARM Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Working with program and MEL teams, and in coordination with different supporting departments as needed, s/he will support the implementation of the project-level CARM Plans, focusing on CARM rollout and maintenance in the different implementation areas across Karamoja. The CARM Assistant will support the receiving, translating, and grading of feedback received via the helpline among other roles.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directly operate / manage the toll-free hotline (answer, log, respond to, escalate, and manage incoming calls), maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Analyze, grade, and consolidate information about feedback received and issues raised and share with the program team and CARM (Senior) Officer to follow up on complaints and any feedback as the need may be
  • Contact complainants to close/resolve cases and update the tracker or database as required.
  • Maintain an effective record and filing system for all complaints solved and pending issues including correspondences and other related documents for quick and easy reference.
  • Ensure feedback loops are closed within the designated turn-around time
  • Regularly take part in field visits with other key program team members to assess the progress of CARM at the community level.
  • Assist in the implementation of the consolidated CARM work plan, review achievements and constraints and provide feedback accordingly.
  • Communicate and disseminate feedback/complaints handling procedures, policies and tools as appropriate to community members, program staff and other stakeholders.
  • Support in raising awareness of the CARM system and identifying the need for visibility materials, such as information, education and communication (IEC) materials and suggestion/feedback boxes
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as social sciences, economics, research methods, etc
  • At least two years of related work experience, preferably with an international or local Non- Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Experience in (remote) data collection and data management preferred. Good understanding of Excel and Power BI as a data visualization platform.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • A multilingual applicant with experience in Community Accountability, customer service or community engagements. Proficiency in at least 2 or more of these languages is a requirement: Karamojong, Pokot and Kiswahili .
  • Must have a valid riding Permit


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link a below.


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Deadline: 5th March 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-23
Valid Through 2024-03-05
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Mercy Corps
Job Location Kotido, Kotido, Kotido, 0256, Uganda

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