Program Advisor (Agriculture & Natural Resources), Mercy
Mercy Corps Uganda has been registered as an international
organization able to work in Uganda since July.
Mercy Corps has
expanded its operations in Pader District to implement a Food Security
Program for IDPs in four (4) Transitional Resettlement Sites.
program focuses on improving food security through investing in
agricultural, enhancing livelihoods through cash for work and
improving water and sanitation.
Knowledge and Experience
This position requires a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Agriculture /
Natural Resources Management or an agricultural or NRM related
At least 5 years of relevant experience focused in the
management of development programs involving rural communities to
promote sustainable development.
Experience in project management
related to agriculture, NRM, community mobilization and training is
Administrative capacity and planning skills to manage a
small team of national staff.
Excellent communication skills, both
verbally and in written.
This position requires excellent command of
This post requires a high computer literacy with a full
knowledge of office applications.
Sincere commitment to engaging women
in community agricultural initiatives.
The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:
A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
Excellent trainer and a passion for developing local staff capacity
Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in
extremely remote locations.
Experience working in relatively insecure environments with ability to
keep calm and make decisions under difficult circumstances.
Flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines
and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external
A focus on team building
Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions:
Pader District has basic living conditions (no running water, power by
generator) and has in the past been insecure.
The town is small but
lively and there are many other INGOs with expatriate staff based in
the town. The Mercy Corps office has an internet connection.
Please apply to our website: www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/ jobs
Deadline for applications: March 20,