Mercy Corps International Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps International Governance Manager Jobs in Uganda


Introduction

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.

Responsibilities

  • Work with local CSOs to develop inclusive capacity building strategies and plans focusing on technical and networking capacities
  • Supervise the organizational development of local partner organizations using Mercy Corps Organizational Capacity Index and Capacity Development Planning process.
  • Lead joint mapping of formal and informal governance structures for development and peace building in Karamoja in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring coordination and integration of governance into other thematic sector activities and planning. The governance component of the program is foundational to many of the activities implemented in the other sectors.
  • Develop the strategy and workplan for community mobilization initiatives across all four districts in 150 communities
  • Develop curricula to strengthen the capacity of government and traditional leaders in community engagement skills, including facilitation, consultation, negotiation, and participatory planning and budgeting.
  • Convene and facilitate meetings between governance structures at different levels and across geographies, as well as between parallel government and traditional non-state structures in order to promote communication and collaboration within government as well as between government and traditional non-state authorities.
  • Build the capacity of Mercy Corps staff to implement governance activities.
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, monitor and evaluate governance activities.
  • Represent Mercy Corps at relevant meetings and forums.
  • Liaise with local and regional government officials, traditional leaders, local NGOs and civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps' programs, coordination with actors working on related issues, and cross-learning.
  • Gather/analyze data and complete assessments to determine community needs and priorities
  • Work with programs, country/regional teams, and technical support units on development of strategies.
  • Provide technical guidance and support the development of activities to increase women's participation and youth civic engagement.
  • Provide technical support and develop program activities to strengthen social accountability, grievance redress and feedback mechanisms

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. M.A, M.S., M.Sc., or equivalent in a field related to Governance or International Development preferred.
  • 4-5 years of experience providing increasingly proficient technical support in the Governance field of expertise that includes:
  • Preparing writing and analysis on program development.
  • Demonstrating strong theoretical and applied knowledge of
    the field of expertise.
  • Using integrated approaches and applying systems thinking.
  • Practical field experience, typically over the course of 2 years, that includes:
  • Managing and implementing successful programs in the field.
  • Delivering Capacity Building curriculum or other processes for field teams
  • Managing staff and developing work-plans
    Willingness and ability to travel frequently to
  • Mercy Corps project sites and field locations, including traveling to insecure environments, is required.
  • Familiarity with USAID.
  • Fluency in English is required.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 27th December, 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps International Governance Manager Jobs in Uganda

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