Mercy Corps Program Officer - EKISIL Moroto Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Program Officer - EKISIL Moroto Jobs in Uganda


General Position Summary:

  • The Program Officer will be responsible for supporting the implementation of EKISIL Project at the community level. S/he will be in constant contact with stake holders and targeted communities to ensure full participation and implementation. In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully understand and utilize EKISIL approaches and methodologies.. Working and building the capacity of the partners, supporting in developing institutional development plans for the local partners. Participate in the peace actors coordination meetings, submit workplans, concept notes and budgets for approval to the Program Manager.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Day to day implementation

  • Work with the Community sytructures to plan and implement effectively the deliverables of the program in line with the targets.

  • Represent Mercycorps at district level forum and coordination meetings.

  • Working with members of the public, councilors and other stakeholders, presenting information at meetings when required

  • In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully understand and utilize EKISIL approaches and methodologies.

  • Prepare paper work/ requests for trainings, meetings and workshops related to EKISIL Project;

  • Submit reports as specific events, field trips and meetings attended on behalf of Mercy Corps;

  • Participate in EKISIL partner’s community meetings/activities and report to the Manager;

  • Support program staff in monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of work including setting and measuring benchmarks along results chains;

  • Manage program data; including information that is collected by programs, this will include database support and design.

  • Coordinate program/project lessons learnt and develop key actions of improvement

  • Participate in conducting research activities on specific subjects critical to team success and recommend hiring of external support where necessary;

    Partner Support and Capacity building

  • Assist in the preparation of files and documents for the smooth running of programmes

  • Prepare EKISIL weekly movement plans and submit to Logistics team;

  • Write reports and project documents and
    submit to Program Manager as required.

  • Support in the use of monitoring systems and monitoring tools

  • Working and building the capacity of the partners, supporting in developing institutional development plans for the local partners.

  • Effectively manage tools and resources for programmes planning and development,

  • Ensure that all Partner financial data associated with programs are recorded and documented.

    Finance & Compliance Management

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to peace and conflict programming.

    Security

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    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

  • 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 an added advantage.

  • Working experience in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming.

  • Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license. Preferred but not required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Program Officer - EKISIL Moroto Jobs in Uganda



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