Mercy Corps Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Livestock Program Officer Jobs in Uganda


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 northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to the beneficiaries of livestock distribution
  • Arrange community meetings, sensitization events and farmer field days for community members to learn about livestock production and management
  • Provide weekly reports and updates to the Program Director and Moroto Team Leader.
  • Make on-site field visits regularly to monitor progress of GIRL livestock activities and provide strategic measures for progress to maximize the program’s economic and social impacts onto the community.
  • Assist business and girl (youth) groups to develop new livestock related businesses such as feed block manufacture, silage production, livestock fattening activities.
  • Promote livestock production targeting girls (women) and youth groups as an income generating activity.
  • Collaborate with livestock health companies and service providers such as veterinary extension workers linking them to the communities and girl farmers.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monitoring and field reports and other project documentation as required
  • Maintain proper project/program files.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

    Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with NGOs/CBO’s in livestock or veterinary services
  • Degree in Economic Development, Community Development
  • Experience working in livestock market development in pastoral communities
  • Commitment to working with youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender;
  • Understanding of working with local partners;
  • Good problem solving, written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Local language skills required (Karamojong)
  • Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a mixed team;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software

    Applications: Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda




    Mercy Corps GIRL Team Leader Jobs in Uganda

  • Conduct M&E activities to ensure compliance with GIRL MEL Plan
  • Enter and analyse program data and provide reports to Program Coordinator
  • Work in partnership with regional M&E officers to ensure synthesis of lessons learned and coordinated drafting of annual reports
  • Maintain an up to date database that reflects progress (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor indicators
  • Build the capacity of all relevant team members to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, and facilitate periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring information that feeds into programming and learning.
  • Participate in on-going M&E training and support for all Mercy Corps programs and partnering private sector staff
  • Visit sites and partners to collect supplementary data, stories and conduct qualitative research both independently and in teams

    Requirements

  • Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agriculture, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or relevant field. MA preferred
  • At least 4 years of program monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Experience in program management, planning and process development
  • Strong understanding of M&E concepts and demonstrate skills in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle, results chain and frameworks, participatory monitoring
  • Ability to train, mentor and support other staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner;
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential;
  • In addition to Microsoft Excel, the incumbent should demonstrate fluency in use of at least one data management software including Ms Access, SPSS, STATA Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Fluency
    in local languages desired – Pokoot, Turkana, Karamojong




    Mercy Corps Program Assistant Jobs in Uganda

    Responsibilities

  • Prepare paper work for trainings and workshops related to SP3 Project;
  • Submit reports as specific events, field trips and meetings attended on behalf of Mercy Corps;
  • Participate in SP3 partners community meetings/activities and report to the Manager;
  • In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully understand and utilize SP3 approaches and methodologies.
  • Prepare SP3 weekly movement plans and submit to Logistics team;
  • Support the team in filing program documents;
  • Write reports and project documents and submit to Program Manager as required.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to support its humanitarian mission.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, rural development, or related field
  • Minimum of two years’ professional experience in implementing peace and conflict related projects
  • Ability and commitment to team work
  • Ability to interact effectively with the diverse project stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the local languages is a must
  • Working experience in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Applications: Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda.




    Mercy Corps Partnership and M&E Officer Jobs in Uganda

    Responsibilities

  • The M&E Officer will be tasked with developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Play key role in the development of intervention designs, sector strategies and M&E frameworks
  • Manage the assessments, evaluations and monitoring surveys in area of operation. This will entail development of Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, trainings and management of data collectors, report write and facilitating results discussion.
  • Regularly document and share all learnings from program implements
  • Maintain an up to date database that reflects progress (including disaggregated beneficiary counts) and donor indicators
  • Build the capacity of all relevant team members and partners to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, and facilitate periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring information that feeds into programming and learning.
  • Leverage lessons learned, best practices, program data, evaluations and provide evidence based information, proposal annexes, success stories, case studies and other high quality, results-based documentation.
  • Work with MEL and IT staff to maximize the value and utility of ICT4MEL initiatives for activity monitoring and evaluation data collection.
  • Conduct regular spot check and sites visits for programs and partners activities to collect supplementary data, stories and conduct qualitative research both independently and in teams
  • Actively participate in on-going M&E training and support for all Mercy Corps programs and partnering private sector staff capacity building of the local partners, developing institutional development plans.
  • Maintain professional relationships with local government officials, private sector partners, NGOs, other development organizations, and civil society organizations
  • Maintain an active advisory role with each program team to help guide them towards robust and relevant data collection

    Requirements

  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Monitoring and Evaluation Officer should hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Demography, Statistics, Business administration or relevant field
  • A minimum of three years of program monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Ability to design and implement surveys, have knowledge of commonly used probability and purposive sampling techniques
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficient in using Microsoft Excel, data management software including Ms Access, SPSS, STATA.
  • Knowledge on Gender, social and power dynamics is an added advantage
  • He /she should be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humor, multi-tasker
  • Be able to work difficult and often stressful environments.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Applications: Submit your application through email to ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda.

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