Mercy Corps Program Coordinator - Create Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Program Coordinator - Create Jobs in Uganda

General Position Summary

  • The CREATE Programme Coordinator is a senior officer that represents the programme in Uganda and works with line ministries such as Minitsry of Internal Affairs to implement activities in the country. S/he leads the planning and execution of programme activities in liaison with CREATE Team Lead, and Deputy Team Lead; ensuring quality in accordance with accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making. S/he is responsible for coordinating partners funded by CREATE, and oversight of any programme activities at the community level.

  • S/he will maintain excellent government and donor relations, leading on work to build the capacity of National Techncial Committee and the Secretariat on Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism in Uganda, and responsible for regular briefing to the British High Commission and Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    Programme Management

  • Provide leadership and strategic vision to the programme in close coordination with the Country leadership team and and CREATE Deputy Team Leader, based in Nairobi.

  • Design programme intervenions that build capacities of government and civil society instutions working in areas of PCVE.

  • Oversee learning processes led by CREATE’s Knowledge and Learning Partner, Wasafiri.

  • Regularly review the Uganda Strategic Engagement Plan and update it.

  • Ensure that programme implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps’ principles, values and strategic plan.

  • Ensure programme implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.

  • Monitor adherence to contract agreement, Mercy Corps policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.

  • Oversee the identification, onboarding and performance of sub-contractors and sub-grantees.

  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.

  • Implement and model Mercy Corps’ philosophy of social entrepreneurship and leverage Mercy Corps’ best practices.

  • Coordinate with finance and operations staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics, procurement, security, administration and human resources.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Represent the Programme at government, British High Commission, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Leadership team and CREATE Deputy Team Leader.

  • Coordinate activities with the
    sub contractors, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programmes.

    Team Management

  • In close partnership with the Deputy Country Director and Team Leader, create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.

  • Ensure any CREATE team members are effectively using performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.

  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.


  • Work closely with the regional and country-level security focal points to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its work.

  • Ensure that programmes are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.

    Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in conflict management, social sciences, international development, political science, or other related field preferred.

  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience managing and implementing complex conflict management projects.

  • Experience in institutional systems strengthening especially with government and civil society entities

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives, donors and other stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.

  • Proven ability to learn quickly, lead a program to achieve stated results and objectives.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Program Coordinator - Create Jobs in Uganda

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