No Experience Program Assistant US NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job
Title:         
 Program
Assistant
Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: 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 will support
implementation market system development activities in Rhino camp in Arua
District and will give support to the implementation of activities in an
innovation Centre in Rhino camp. Specific activities will include strengthening
relationships with existing community structures, sensitization of farmer
groups, organize and monitor farmer trainings, monitor partners’ activities at
the innovation Centre, work planning, assist in creating activity reports,
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: 
  • In coordination with Project Manager and Officers, organize and
    support inception and sensitization meetings
  • Mobilize community members, taking care to identify those who fit
    the pre-established vulnerability criteria, for registration and other
    activities.
  • Support community sensitization activities around farm training and
    e-voucher distribution in Rhino camp settlement.
  • Identify specific topic areas of information needed and develop
    clear communications plans to effectively disseminate information.
  • Registration and profiling of interested program participants.
  • Support in the identification, selection and capacity assessment of
    potential agro-dealers
  • Support development of platform to distribute e-vouchers and its
    implementation in the field.
  • Support and monitor farmers
  • Build relationship with implementing partners and control and
    monitor their activities in coordination with innovation facilitator and
    program officer at the innovation Centre.
  • 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
    needs.
  • 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 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 preferred.
  • 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.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a
    timely manner.
  • 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: 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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