Program Manager – Conflict Mitigation, Mercy Corps - Uganda 

Employer: Mercy Corps

Location: Uganda

Deadline: February 13,

Mercy Corps Uganda is seeking to expand their current peace-building programs to the Karamoja region of Northeast Uganda.

The approach of Mercy Corps Uganda to Conflict Mitigation is aimed at bringing together individuals of different ethnic, religious or political backgrounds, including marginalized groups such as women and youth, to encourage community led and sustained peace-building initiatives.

The Program Manager will be responsible for the administration, fiscal management, and grant management of a large USAID funded project supporting conflict mitigation and reconciliation activities to address the causes of conflict and instability, assuring quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the project.

Knowledge And Experience:

• Masters degree in social sciences, international relations, peace building, or other relevant field.

• 3-4 years’ relevant international NGO experience: USAID-funded projects management experience preferred

• Experience managing staff (national and international).

• Familiarity and experience with USAID regulations.

• Fluency in written and spoken English required. Familiarity with local languages preferred.

• Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player.

• Strong knowledge of computers and software (MS Word, MS Excel) required.

Success Factors:

• Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player

• Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership

• Effective communication and team-building techniques

• High motivation, initiative, and adaptability

• An ability to live and work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources

• Available for frequent field travel to project sites.

• Strong diplomacy skills in managing a team with different backgrounds, abilities, and technical knowledge.

This position will close on February 13th.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as Mercy Corps may fill the position in advance of the stated close date.

Interested applicants should apply on-line at; Mercy Corps - Uganda

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