Fresher Social Work Careers – Community Mobilizer – Gender at Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Mercy
Corps
Mercy
Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression
by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps
has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy
Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which
comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict
Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. 
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.
Job Summary: The Community
Mobilizer – Gender will coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based
promotion and mobilization activities under PROGRESS. The person will lead
community mobilization and engagement efforts, promoting engagement of local
government departments, and advocate for strengthening of policies within the
PROGRESS practice areas (water resources management, livestock and rangeland
management, climate-smart agriculture, urban economic linkages).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offering
    research, review, advocacy, coordination and support to policy formulation
    between remote communities in select districts of Karamoja, district-level
    government departments, and village level leaders.
  • Conduct
    community sensitization meetings in targeted communities.
  • Encourage
    full participation by all community members, paying special attention to
    women.
  • Develop
    and maintain strong community relationships.
  • Assess
    and report on community needs with the rest of the team to achieve set
    objectives under Progress.
  • In
    charge of conducting community mobilization and supporting the team in
    capacity building activities with community members, elders etc
  • Build
    and maintain good working relations and detailed information on partner
    communities.
  • Incorporate
    participatory principles into community-level activities.
  • Ensure
    non-partisan, culturally and socially to advise the team in appropriate
    implementation of project.
  • Develop
    and maintain community-related files.
  • Actively
    participate in training and development activities as needed or requested
  • Conduct
    community-based mobilization and other related activities,
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should possess a Bachelor degree in development studies, gender,
    or any related discipline
  • At
    least two to three years’ experience with grassroots initiatives in rural
    areas and interacting with community member
  • Past
    exposure and experience with participatory community development
    principles and practices preferred
  • Possess
    the ability to show initiative and function effectively in loosely
    structured, complex work environment that is constantly and rapidly
    changing
  • Patient
    and optimistic approach to problem-solving, good communication and
    facilitation skills
  • Possess
    the ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal
    technical support from within the program organization and ability to
    travel in the field
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including a cover
letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and
copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the Human Resource
Manager via E-mail to: mcuganda@ug.mercycorps.org will also be
accepted. 
NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Female Candidates are
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 6th March, 2015
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