Mercy Corps Civil Society Organization Capacity Building Intern Jobs in Uganda
Mercy Corps Civil Society Organization Capacity Building Intern Jobs in UgandaMercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:Accommodation in shared guesthouse in Karamoja sub-region
Per diem while out of duty station
Sim card to facilitate communication
ISOS emergency medical evacuation insurance
Transportation between Karamoja and Kampala
Field travel costs
Mercy Corps email address and online tools
All other tools, materials and communication requirements for this SoW to be undertaken
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:Air travel to/from Uganda
Providing an adequate computer to complete the necessary work
All other costs associated with the internship
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Mercy Corps Uganda is implementing a five year USAID funded Activity named Apolou in the Eastern Districts of the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. The Activity is implemented in four Districts of Karamoja: Kotido, Kaabong, Moroto and Amudat. It covers programmatic areas including: crop production, agricultural input sales, livestock production, veterinary pharmaceuticals, construction of household latrines, construction of small market infrastructure, WASH infrastructure repair, storing of commodities among other areas. The Activity has 7 subawardee partnerships including local CSOs and INGOs.
The Activity has four strategic objectives:Inclusive and effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security
Adolescent girls, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Children under 5 are nutritionally secure
Adoption of improved WASH practices
Improved livelihoods and income support household food security
Apolou works with three local CSOs: Karamoja Peace and Development Agency (KAPDA), Nakere Rural Women’s Activists (NARWOA), and RiamiRiam Civil Society Network.
The identified intern will work closely with each CSO and the associated program technical team to ensure that the CSO is achieving identified objectives in their Capacity Development Plans. Required support will include the organization of training, workshops, events and 1:1 learning sessions with CSO staff members.
Topics to be covered will include, program management, communications, and good governance, among others.
The intern will have a unique opportunity to understand the challenges and rewards of working with and for local Civil Society Organizations, while working in the fascinating context of Karamoja, Uganda, as part of an energetic and entrepreneurial team.
Successful planning and delivery of training and mentorship to three CSO partners demonstrated through a final comprehensive report including recommendations and associated training materials
The Ideal Candidate:
A Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Management, Communications, or a related field with knowledge and/or interest in the field of international development, Master’s degree is preferred
Strong organizational skills
Experience and/or desire to support CSOs build their capacity, or experience working/volunteering with small organizations
Strong written and verbal communicator (English)
Outgoing, enthusiastic, creative, and a tremendous amount of flexibility
A self-starter who can work with minimal supervision and limited resources such as intermittent electricity or internet
Adventurous person willing to work in the least developed region of Uganda
Cultural sensitivity is essential
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th July 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Civil Society Organization Capacity Building Intern Jobs in Uganda
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