Program Advisor (Agriculture & Natural Resources)

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Mercy Corps International Humanitarian Relief and Development

Location: Uganda (Kampala, Pader District)

Knowledge and Experience:

  • This position requires a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Agriculture / Natural Resources Management or an agricultural or NRM related subject.
  • 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 required.

  • 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 English.
  • This post requires a high computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Sincere commitment to engaging women in community agricultural initiatives.

    Success Factors:

    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 relationships.
  • A focus on team building.

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