Mercy Corps Resilience Director Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Resilience Director Jobs in Uganda

General Position Summary

The Resilience Director for Karamoja will provide in-depth technical guidance and mentoring in resilience approaches for key complex, resilience-focused programs in Karamoja Uganda.

S/he will partner closely with lead program managers, technical officers and advisors, and monitoring and evaluation team to ensure resilience-thinking supports design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes within and across programs, and supports greater impact.

In addition to strengthening technical approaches in resilience, s/he will be responsible for guiding teams and capturing program successes, failures, and lessons-learned, and facilitating adaptive management and reflective processes to ensure learning improves programming.

S/he will directly and manage and oversee resilience research and learning program components


  • Work closely with Managers to set team capacity-building priorities to ensure integration of resilience approaches into program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Facilitate processes with team members that allow for integration of resilience approaches to improve sector-based and cross-sectoral programming, and get to impact
  • Adapt and develop context and program-specific guidance, tools and trainings to advance the integration of resilience-thinking and action into program systems, to support results
  • Coordinate and deliver support visits, training workshops and sharing/designing tools and resources that facilitate team capacity-building in resilience
  • Provide technical support and mentoring to program managers and team members in ensuring high-quality, impactful implementation in resilience, documentation of lessons and taking initiatives to scale.
  • Identify capacity-building needs and opportunities in resilience for program partners, to support an integrated resilience approach across programs
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
  • Facilitate the development of a resilience monitoring and learning agenda, tied to program outcomes
  • Mentor program M&E and implementing teams to implement a resilience monitoring system, to track resilient program outcomes and document lessons-learned.
  • Work with program teams to develop and facilitate an adaptive management process, to reflect on resilience monitoring results, take stock of successes and failures, and make program adjustments as necessary
  • Work with teams to set and oversee the delivery of research and learning priorities in resilience, in consultation with donor, including measuring resilience at systems level
  • Identify opportunities for ensuring
    resilience programs can demonstrate evidence and deliver compelling messages on what works best for resilience,
  • Oversee support systems and structures that actively cultivate learning and exchange on resilience approaches team members and partner agencies;
  • Serve as technical lead on resilience across partner agencies
  • Identify opportunities to professionally document and promote best practices and lessons learned that respond to the priority research and thought leadership topics.
  • Coordinate the development of high quality learning products, program briefs and thought pieces articulating and sharing evidence and proxy indicators of success for building resilience

    Knowledge and Experience
  • MA/S or equivalent experience in agriculture, environmental management, governance or other relevant international development field required.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in program management, design, monitoring and evaluation, with proven ability to coordinate and manage diverse, complex initiatives.
  • Thorough understanding of resilience thinking required, with an understanding of Mercy Corps’ approach to resilience a plus. Strong understanding of food security, youth, urbanization, market systems development, and environmental programs required.
  • Experience in international development and humanitarian assistance in East Africa is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate processes to use research and M&E to improve program learning and adaptive management.
  • Strong representation, networking and facilitation skills. Proven ability to synthesize and communicate complex subjects/topics effectively to multi-stakeholder groups.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse, geographically spread team.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Resilience Director Jobs in Uganda
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