Mercy Corps Innovation Facilitator Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Innovation Facilitator Jobs in Uganda

About Mercy Corps

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. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006 and works to catalyze change makers within the Ugandan private sector, civil society and government to create economically dynamic, healthy and secure communities.

Our works focus on building resilience and enable economic growth, improve opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improved governance and conflict management.

We implement programs in the Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja as well as eastern Uganda with funding from USAID, US Department of State, Sida, SDC, DFID, ECHO, as well as other private donations.

Mercy Corps is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Innovation facilitator for the DFID funded 14-months program on Market system development. The project has 7 partners each focusing on their own part of the project.

Two Innovation Centers have been built in Bidibidi refugee settlement. The first focuses on agriculture as a platform for developing farming as a business and off-farm microenterprise.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Essential functions

  • Coordinate, schedule, and oversee all activities implemented by partners at the innovation center
  • Takes custody of assets and maintains clear record of assets in the innovation center
  • Opens and close the innovation center daily
    Create a communication and activity plans together with the innovation partners.
  • Support in community mobilization and translations during trainings and other activities.
  • Maintain cleanliness at the center.
    Offers support to all visitors and implementing partners
  • Offers support to agricultural demo plots.
    Creates rules and regulations at the center and makes sure all visitors follow them
  • Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Tracks attendance and gathers qualitative and quantitative data
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation.
  • Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filing system with activity reports and attendance lists.


  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Maintain and establish relationship with partners working within the settlement.
  • Any other related duties assigned

    Knowledge and Experience
  • Diploma, social sciences, agriculture, market development, economics, IT. A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field is preferred.
  • Background in humanitarian response preferred.
  • Good knowledge and experience of good agricultural practices.
  • Good writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Good (English and Local language Bari, Aringa
    or Arabic) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.
  • Good networker and has experience in working with diverse populations
  • Excellent organizing skills
  • Lives in/close by innovation Centre zone 3
  • Proactive and patient
  • Social, outgoing and a humble leader
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and self-directed working environment mandatory.

    Success Factors
  • The ideal candidate is/will be living in the refugee settlement Bidibidi zone 3. S/he will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often stressful environments.
  • S/he will be committed to the work of Mercy Corps and the objectives of this program.
  • They will demonstrate their dedication with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative problem solving.

    How to Apply:
  • Submit your application through email to addressed to the Human Resource Director, Mercy Corps Uganda.
  • Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates.
  • Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Friday, 1st February, 2019.
  • Subject of email should include the position you are applying for.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps.
  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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