2 Fresher Program Assistant Non-profit Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which
implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult
places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and
continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps
is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food
insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and
contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard
Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State
(DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
About USAID SP3 Project:
The USAID’s Securing Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja (SP3)
is a two year Conflict Management and Mitigation Project that will apply a
people-to-people peace building approach to enhance the capacity of
institutional structures to address underlying social, economic, ecological,
and governance issues at risk of fueling conflict in Karamoja Sub-region. The
project will be implemented in Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, and Moroto.
Job Summary: The Program
Assistant will be responsible for supporting in the implementation of SP3
Project at the community level. S/he will be in constant contact with stake
holders and targeted communities to ensure full participation and
implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The jobholder will prepare paper work for
trainings and workshops related to SP3 Project;
·        
Send reports as specific events, field trips and
meetings attended on behalf of Mercy Corps;
·        
Actively participate in SP3 partners community meetings/activities
and report to the Manager;
·        
Work in close coordination with the Program
Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all stakeholders fully
understand and utilize SP3 approaches and methodologies.
·        
Prepare SP3 weekly movement plans and submit to
Logistics team;
·        
Assist the team in filing program documents;
·        
Write reports and project documents and submit
to Program Manager as required.
·        
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to
support its humanitarian mission.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Mercy Corps Program
Assistant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in the social
sciences, rural development, or related field
·        
At least two years of 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 a must
(Karamoja)
·        
Working experience in conflict or post conflict
settings and conflict sensitive programming.
·        
Excellent oral communication skills.
·        
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and
appropriate flexibility.
·        
Willingness to travel frequently to remote
locations.
·        
Ability to quickly learn and implement new
information/concepts.
·        
Flexibility and adaptability.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary
requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of
academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal
Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline:  16th November 2017
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