International NGO Jobs – Capacity Building Coordinator at Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international
non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development
work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and
currently implement development programs in the Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions
of Uganda with funding from USAID, EC, SDC, and USDA. Our agency’s guiding
principles include: taking an integrated, systems approach; working in
partnership; believing in evidence and learning; and using a gender lens.
Job Summary:  The Capacity Building Coordinator will oversee
the integration and expansion planning process for capacity building support
services to development practioners. 
He/She works closely with a core team of stakeholders to expand in the
region. The incumbent will also work in liaison with the Youth, Gender and
Girls team to support curriculum review, provide training support, technical
support to the Community, and lead on global fundraising. He / she will work
with the Community Manager and other Uganda-based team member(s) to deliver
capacity building service. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of refining and executing an overall eight month workplan, making
    adjustments and pivots as necessary and engaging and informing
    stakeholders of changes.
  • Ensure
    that revenue/funding is secured through new funding partners or paying
    clients to support core project management functions and services.
  • Research
    5-6 different business models for offering experiential trainings,
    tailored coaching and an engaged and active community.
  • Work
    closely with key stakeholders and advisory group to ensure field-based
    practitioners would use/want/need/pay/support the model.
  • Expand
    existing community.
  • Technically
    support Community Manager and Uganda based staff to develop and implement
    a Community expansion plan. 
  • Work
    closely with the Country Director to meet with prospective donors/ clients
    to pitch initiative offerings in Uganda and/or region.
  • In
    charge of preparing business development materials as needed and ensure
    follow-up to conversations.
  • Lead
    in charting out and executing on plan leading up to October 2015
    USAID-hosted Child and Youth forum in Uganda.
  • Ensure
    that MC participates in the youth forum with booth/kiosk and offer
    capacity building workshop(s) to participants shortly after the workshop
  • Work
    closely with key stakeholders and advisory group to finalize funding and
    implementation model including implementation and financial plans, and
    have detailed information such as pricing for fee for service component,
    community entry guidelines and rules, business plan for community growth
    and expansion into other regional hubs (three by year three).
  • In
    close coordination with CD and Y2G Director, chart out and deliver on plan
    to present at GLG in January 2015.
  • Manage
    transition budget and any additional resources secured.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Capacity Building Coordinator should
    preferably hold a Master’s degree
  • A
    minimum of five or more years of overseas experience in the area of youth
  • Strong
    youth education and/or youth curriculum and capacity building experience.
  • Excellent
    organizational, writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter
    and able to work independently to coordinate an initiative.
  • Prior
    experience in building strong and positive working relationships with
    other teams, departments and at all levels of an organization (both
    internal to Mercy Corps as well as among a broad set of organizations).
  • Past
    exposure and experience in effectively managing staff
  • Prior
    experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Skills
    in leading matrixed teams for successful results, including across time
  • Experience
    in preparing and giving presentations in varying formats (traditional and
  • Self-starter,
    demonstrating leadership in youth and/or girl centered programming.
  • Flexibility
    in a non-hierarchical environment.
  • Multi-tasker
    with the proven ability to organize and prioritize competing priorities.
  • Proven
    ability to communicate effectively with team members of varied work
    styles, follow procedures, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated
    flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and be accountable for results.
  • Ability
    to understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details.
  • Maintaining
    a sense of humor in stressful situations.
  • Working
    knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Arabic an advantage
Personal Competencies
  • Organizational
      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.
  • Accountability
    to Beneficiaries:
    Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards
    accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international
    standards guiding international relief and development work, while
    actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design,
    monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Mercy Corps should apply online by visiting the web link below.

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