Fresher Program Assistant – Sub Grants US NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Assistant-Sub Grants
Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
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 Program Assistant-Sub Grants will support
implementation of activities at the innovation centers in Rhino camp and
Bidibidi. Specific activities will include support, assist and monitor
activities at the innovation centers, create work plans with partners, create
activity reports, work closely with innovation facilitators, strengthening
relationships with existing community structures, sensitization of
beneficiaries, create after-action-reviews and any other activity as needed.
S/he will be a creative, action-oriented problem solver with strong experience
in partnership management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close coordination with Project Manager and Officers,
    organize and support inception and sensitization meetings
  • Support community sensitization activities around innovation
  • Identify specific topic areas of information needed and develop
    clear communications plans to effectively disseminate information.
  • Registration and profiling of interested program participants.
  • Build relationship with implementing partners and control and
    monitor their activities in coordination with innovation facilitator and
    program officer at the innovation centers.
  • Create activity reports and lessons learned for each activity.
  • Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Under guidance of Program Manager, Officer and M&E Officer,
    participate in any market assessment and baseline/end line data gathering
  • Support the development of beneficiary registration tool.
  • Support data collection activities including post-distribution
    monitoring and after action reviews for key activities. Continuous
    improvement of activities will be expected based on this information.
  • 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, attendance
    lists and pictures.       

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Assistant-Sub Grants
    job should hold a Diploma in Social Sciences, Agriculture, Market
    Development, Economics or closely related field. A Bachelor’s Degree in a
    relevant field is preferred.
  • Background in humanitarian response and sub grant management
  • Strong community mobilization skills a must.
  • Good writing, communication, organization, prioritization and
    negotiating skills.
  • Good (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a
    willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and
    often self-directed working environment mandatory.
  • Proactive, problem-solving action orientation is essential.
  • Able to drive a motorbike safely, valid license.
  • Able to speak a local language is preferable
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:
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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