Partnership and Capacity Building Officer Job Placements – Mercy Corps

Job Title:         Partnership and Capacity Building
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Partnerships and
Governance Team Leader
About US:
Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better
world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around
the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people
triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Working in
Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps has applied market-driven solutions to
communities across the country, equipping individuals and households with the
knowledge, skills and confidence to generate improvements in their access to
markets, livelihoods, health, nutrition, and security, in order to improve
their overall resilience.
primary focus of the Partnerships and Capacity Building Officer will be to
provide strategic guidance, build local partner technical, financial and
operational capacity, and serve as a key adviser to one of Apolou’s local
partners: KAPDA, RIAM RIAM or AIDI.  The
position will be embedded within the local partner organization. The position
will support the development and implementation of strategies to develop local
partner capacity and networks across all four districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
& Evaluation
·       In close coordination
with the M&E team implement M&E protocols and procedures to ensure
accurate reporting of data against program indicators for Mercy Corps and the
local partner.
·       Ensure that the local
partner is fully aware of and understands the data reporting requirements, the
M&E system which they are required to follow and the indicators that they
are tracking.
·       Follow standard
operating procedures when it comes to documenting monitoring of partners
(reports, meeting minutes, spot checks etc.)
·       Ensure the compliance of
local partners to their subgrant agreements, and monitor that they are meeting
the agreed upon milestones on time, on scope and on budget.
·       Compile and organize the
necessary paperwork to ensure timely payment of all local partners in line with
their sub grant agreement.
& Knowledge Management
·       Implement a document
management system in partnership with local partners to regularly document
activities, success stories and administrative issues (e.g. distributions or
transfer documentation) in soft and hard copy.
·       Contribute to reports as
required by Mercy Corps and its donor.
Management and Strategy
·       Identify, organize and
execute strategic trainings and capacity development opportunities for local
·       Ensure that capacity
building strategies are implemented and updated for all local partners.
·       Implement and support
team members to implement the Organizational Capacity Index on an annual basis
with all local partners. Track, oversee and document their capacity development
·       Work with local partners
to integrate social behavior change and gender initiatives into their everyday
work and activities.
·       Identify and develop
networking opportunities for Apolou local partners within Karamoja and beyond
to strengthen their capacity and further engage civil society.
·       This position will have
primary responsibility for management, leadership and support to the local
·       The position will
provide advice on technical aspects of the training and implementation of good
governance, community mobilization and engagement strategies for the local
·       Provide key support to
the local partner for technical, financial and operational capacity building to
ensure that they meet their objectives on time, on scope and on budget while
building a platform for sustainability.
and Coordination
·       Liaise with local
government officials, local CSOs and NGOs, local religious leaders and others
to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps.
·       Maintain close working
relationships with donors, other humanitarian and development organizations,
and local partners, including representing Mercy Corps at local coordination
meetings as required.
·       Conduct himself/herself
both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy
Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
·       Act as a point of
coordination between local partners and other CBOs working in the same District
and/or technical sector. Similarly, act as a focal point for coordination with
other Mercy Corps programs that also work with local partners in Karamoja.
Ethics and
·       All Mercy Corps staff
member 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Governance, Development Studies or
related field.
·       At least three years of
experience focused on governance programs at both community and official
·       Experience supporting
the development of local partner internal management systems.
·       Facilitation skills are
a strong asset.
·       Excellent negotiation
and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an
ethnically diverse staff in a sensitive environment.
·       Effective verbal and
written communication; strong skills in organization and prioritization
·       Good knowledge on
Microsoft Office applications (Word, excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) are a
·       Excellent English
language skills essential (verbal and written), with Ngakarimojong skills
How to Apply:
candidates should send their applications online through the Mercy Corps
recruitment portal at the link below.
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