USAID GHG Program Jobs – Financial Services and Business Enterprise Officer at Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Project Name: USAID Growth,
Health and Governance (GHG) Program
Duty Station: Uganda
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. We
were recently awarded a market-development focused 5-year USAID/Food for
Peace-funded program working in the northern half of Karamoja.
About USAID GHG Program:
The project, called
the Northern Karamoja Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program, aims to
support the immediate needs of program beneficiaries while promoting long-term
development by spurring systemic improvements in key economic sectors of
northern Karamoja.
Job Summary: The Financial
Services and Business Enterprise Officer will work closely with Economic
Development Team Leaders and Project Managers to better address and improve the
economic future and quality of life of its program beneficiaries. He or She
will also work in coordination with the program management team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Work closely with Business Forums and financial
service providers to identify equitable solutions for financial inclusion and
economic growth.
Develop the capacity and reach of financial institutions
operating in Abim.
The incumbent will also support the development of
business development services and a sustainable BDS delivery system.
With support from the team leader, carry out
financial market assessments and training.
Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate
and present new opportunities with high potential for impact.
Introduce the program to relevant stakeholders
including local business owners, local representatives and community members.
Foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders.
Ensure an integrated approach to program
implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between
the staff and different MC programs, if any.
Take primary responsibility for sector-focused data
Establish procedures and guidelines to monitor and
evaluate the progress and impact of economic development support work including
setting and measuring benchmarks along results chains.
Keenly analyze project implementation strategies to
identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.
Provide data in support of team submission of timely
weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program
progress during implementation.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not
jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Perform any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a good
University degree in business, economics or a related field
A minimum of two years of related professional
The ability to push forward market-driven approaches
in all stages of programming will be one of the position’s three success
The applicant must have skills in promoting and
capturing learning with her/his team, institutionalizing activity reviews,
identifying and evaluating preconceptions and promoting a culture of
Ability to drive results, making critical decisions
and producing scheduled outputs at deadline and to expected quality.
Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety
of people
Skills in networking, team-working, and community
Excellent reporting, communication and
representation skills
Willingness to work in a remote environment
Good spoken and written English. Fluency in
Ngakarimojong and Ethurr is an advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates to the HR/Admin Manager, Kampala Head Office on 4th
Floor Embassy Plaza, Plot 1188-1190 Ggaba Road. The E-mail applications with cover
letter should be sent to:
16th October 2015
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