2 No Experience Innovation Facilitator US Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
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 Innovation Facilitator will manage, guide
and coordinate activities at the center and supports, logistics planning,
community mobilization and support in activity planning and implementation
together with the partners both working at the innovation center and within
Bidibidi Zone. The incumbent will also soordinate, schedule, and oversee all
activities at the innovation center, plan together with partner’s different
activities, create an internal and external communication plan, gather
qualitative and quantitative data, opens and closes the center daily, makes
sure the center is clean, take and maintain clear store records of items in the
center, support in community mobilization for partner activities, support in
translations during trainings and other activities. S/he will be a creative,
action-oriented problem solver with strong organizational skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate, schedule, and oversee all activities implemented by
    partners at the innovation center
  • Takes custody of assets and maintains clear record of assets in the
    innovation center
  • Opens and close the innovation center daily
  • Create a communication and activity plans together with the
    innovation partners.
  • Support in community mobilization and translations during trainings
    and other activities.
  • Maintain cleanliness at the center.
  • Offers support to all visitors and implementing partners
  • Offers support to IT basic help desk
  • Creates rules and regulations at the center and makes sure all
    visitors follow them
  • Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Tracks attendance and gathers qualitative and quantitative data
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports
    that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond
    to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filing system with activity reports and attendance
  • Collaboration/Networking
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a
    manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its
    humanitarian mission.
  • Maintain and establish relationship with partners working within the
  • Any other related duties assigned
  • Ethics and integrity:
  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and
    demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life.
    Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse,
    harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will
    lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Innovation Facilitator job
    should hold a Diploma, social sciences, agriculture, market development,
    economics, Information Technology. A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
    is preferred.
  • Background in humanitarian response preferred.
  • Good knowledge and experience of good agricultural practices.
  • Good writing, communication, organization, prioritization and
    negotiating skills.
  • Good (English and Local language Bari, Aringa or Arabic) verbal and
    written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.
  • Good networker and has experience in working with diverse
  • Excellent organizing skills
  • Lives in/close by innovation Centre Zone 4 and 3
  • Proactive and patient
  • Social, outgoing and a humble leader
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a
    willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and
    self-directed working environment mandatory.
  • The ideal candidate will be living in the refugee settlement
    Bidibidi Zone 3 and 4. S/he will be an excellent communicator, have a
    strong sense of humor, multi-tasker, and able to work difficult and often
    stressful environments. S/he will be committed to the work of Mercy Corps
    and the objectives of this program. They will demonstrate their dedication
    with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and creative problem
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 Human Resource Director, Mercy
Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org. Applications can also be hand
delivered to Mercy Corps Yumbe Field Office located on Plot 1, Diku Village,
Chinia Village.        
Deadline: 1st February 2019
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