Gender and Learning Officer US Non-profit Careers – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
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 BRACED Program:
BRACED is being implemented in the Karamoja Region of Uganda, as well
as Wajir County Kenya. The BRACED Mercy Corps programme is designed around
three integrated thematic focus areas – Lands/NRM, Market Systems Development
and Governance. Mercy Corps recently received an 18-month extension operating
from January 2018-June 2019.
Job Summary: The
Gender & Learning Officer will have a duel role of helping mainstream
gender into all BRACED activities and further contribute to the tracking,
analysis and learning of all BRACED activities. Reporting to the Project
Manager, s/he will help ensure all activities use a gender lens when
identifying, engaging and working with beneficiaries and stakeholders. S/he
will create tracking tools to ensure team members and community members are
reaching their goals. S/he will work with teams to identify learning points,
develop and implement small learning and research activities and draft reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support sectors to develop workplans and
    activities that are gender sensitive and account for gender norms in
    Karamoja region
  • Support other team members in the
    implementation of certain activities that require a gender sensitive
  • Develop individual learning agenda with targeted
    research questions and learning areas to answer over 18 month period
  • Responsible for managing and updated the
    program’s PM@MC system
  • Draft tools for assessments, studies and
    learning reports
  • Manage enumerators and data entrants
    ensuring paperwork and work is completed on time and on scope
  • Enter and clean program data ensuring data
    is up to date
  • Support M&E Officer in monthly,
    quarterly and annual data pulls for reporting
  • Monitor program and M&E documents
    ensuring all attendance sheets, beneficiary data is compiled alongside a
    program report
  • Organize all files from BRACED and BRACED
  • Work closely with the M&E Officer to
    report to team on a monthly basis on database and issues/challenges
  • Offer support on drafting learning pieces
    and monthly reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Gender and Learning Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in (Economics), BSc (Statistics), B. Quantitative Economics,
    B. Population Studies or Development studies with a certificate level
    qualification in computer applications.
  • Three years of related professional
  • Demonstrable quantitative skills,
    including familiarity with database management and analysis
  • Superior writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated skills in networking,
    assessing information needs and developing appropriate tools
  • Excellent reporting, communication and
    representation skills
  • Experience implementing gender sensitive
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s gender norms,
    particularly in the context of rural development and Karamoja.
  • Skilled in promoting organization learning
    and knowledge acquisition and sharing
  • Fluency in N’Karamojong preferred
  • 30% Travel in Karamoja required
  • Good team player, with good communication
    and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as
    part of a national team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information
    management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to
    work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and
    problem solving.
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to
    follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and
    cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional
    internal and external relationships.
  • Motorcycle permit and ability to ride a
    motorcycle is required
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:
Deadline:  24th January 2018
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