2 Senior Economic Empowerment Officer International NGO Job Placements – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Economic Empowerment Manager
About US:
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 Senior Economic Empowerment Officer will
support the roll out of economic empowerment training at individual level by
the Officers within their assigned district. Activities will focus on two populations:
Groups of pregnant and lactating women and male change agents building life
skills, access to finance, and business development skills. The second
population will be a cohort of youth. Youth will be initially engaged by Save
the Children in intensive life skills and general economic development
curricula. Senior Officers are responsible for ensuring quality of trainings by
Officers and service contractors, compliance of all activities and
standardization across and within teams.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy &
  • Support the Economic Empowerment Manager in the developing the
    training strategy and implementation work plan, moving from a direct
    service delivery model to an integrated approach embedded in local private
    sector/government delivery mechanisms
  • Coordinate with the MSD, Gender and Youth, MCHN and Adolescent team
    on program implementation to leverage synergy and maximize impact
Program Management
  • Coordinate the activities of Officers and service contractors to
    ensure training and mentorships are delivered on a timely basis and in
    line with best practice
  • Offer timely technical support and quality control checks for skills
    building trainings, troubleshooting challenges, and standardizing
    implementation approaches in delivery of Livelihoods messages
  • Support the cultivation of PLW/CU2 and adolescent micro scale
    businesses as a means to sustainable economic empowerment and poverty
  • Actively contribute to team reporting, data collection, cash
    projections and other administrative needs as necessary.
Team Management
  • Directly supervise team of Officers, with accountability for entire
    Livelihoods training team (inclusive of Officers and service contractors),
    mentoring the team in order to build technical capacity and ensure best practice
    in implementation as well as adherence to Mercy Corps’ internal policies
    and procedures within assigned district
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide
    constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and
    performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team
    members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as
    determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment
    and are aware of policies.
Finance &
Compliance Management:
team adherence to MC Uganda Field Finance Manual and Field Procurement Manual
for all Economic Empowerment activities, and oversee implementation of key
budget lines
Influence &
Represent Mercy
Corps’ approach at key government, coordination and advocacy platforms and
ensure coordination with other youth and PLW/CU2 training program as necessary
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
Mercy Corps team
members are expected to support all efforts toward 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Senior Economic Empowerment
    Officer job opportunity should a Bachelor’s  Degree in Agribusiness, Rural
    Development and Agricultural Extension, Agriculture Economics, Community
    Development, Project planning and Management or any other Business related
    fields. Postgraduate degree on earlier mentioned disciplines is a plus
  • Five years of related professional experience in youth/gender skills
    building or employability
  • Previous experience in Team management and team building
  • Experience in savings, financial empowerment or functional adult
    learning a plus
  • Experience with private sector financial institutions or income
    generating activity experience a plus
  • Demonstrated skills in data collection, verification and
  • Proven skills in networking, team-building, community consultations
    and organizational development;
  • Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
  • Willingness to consider new perspectives, promote gender equality
    and engage in advanced gender training
  • Fluency in Nga’Karamojong required
  • Motorbike riding permit 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: 27th July 2018
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