2 Project Assistant US Non-profit Job Vacancies – Mercy Corps

Job
Title:         
 Project
Assistant (2 Job Vacancies)
Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Program Officer
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 Project Assistant for the Congregation of
the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace will support the 12-month program on
Strengthening Access of Refugees to Renewable Energy. In Uganda’s West Nile
Region. The STARRE Program will increase access to and use of off-grid
renewable energy products that directly improve the well-being of refugees and
host communities in Uganda. Vulnerable female refugees and host community
members will access improved cook stoves and solar home kits using vouchers.
The program will also partner with private sector renewable energy providers to
expand the availability of affordable off- grid renewable energy in refugee
settlements. The program will be implemented in 3 refugee settlements in
West-Nile district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning,
developing and implementing activities
  • Introduce program to relevant stakeholders including local business
    owners, local representatives and community members.
  • In coordination with program team and partners, plan, implement and
    monitor market development activities according to work plan
  • Mobilize targeted beneficiaries to fully participate in the program.
  • Work together with private sector partner, agents and solar
    equipment dealers to set up a market network
  • Participate in assessments in the target geographic areas to assess
    current situation, economic opportunities and resources, needs and
    potential programs as well as challenges.
  • Work closely with sub award partners to coordinate all activities
    that are organized at the Innovation Centers.
  • Make almost daily field visits to settlements to ensure good
    implementation of Market Systems Development activities as well as
    partners’ activities.
Collaboration/Networking
with partners
  • Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships
    with sub-county leaders, representing Mercy Corps and soliciting
    participation in activities where appropriate and as directed.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant
    stakeholders such as local government, NGOs and local authorities, as
    appropriate and advised by the line manager.
  • Work closely with sub award partners at the innovation centers, share
    and request for relevant project information
  • 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.
Documentation,
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Work closely with M&E to capture data for measuring output and
    impact of the program; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of
    information from the field.
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and
    work plans that will be indicative of program progress during
    implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filing system of all activities.
Accountability to
Beneficiaries:
  • BRIDGE team members are expected to support all efforts towards
    accountability, specifically to direct program participants, engaging them
    as equal partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    of our field activities.
  • Any other related duties assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Project Assistant job should
    hold a Diploma in Agribusiness, Development, Economic Development,
    Business Management or a closely related field is required. A Bachelor’s
    degree is preferred.
  • Three years of experience designing, implementing and managing
    similar initiatives (private sector partnership, economic strengthening,
    market systems development).
  • Experience in market system development is a must.
  • Experience in working in refugee settlements is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in
    English are required.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations
    with implementing and strategic partners is required.
  • Strong leadership and proven team building experience is a must.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet
    deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office
    applications.
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with
    program target groups.
  • Knowledge of monitor and evaluation and know how to use it during
    the project
  • Able to ride a motorcycle with a valid license Able to speak local
    language is highly desirable
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: 31st January 2019
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