Several Fresher Diploma Jobs – Innovation Centre Community Engagement Assistants – Mercy Corps


Job Title:    Innovation Centre Community
Engagement Assistants (Several Fresher Diploma Job Vacancies)

Organisation: Mercy

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In conflict, 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. Now, and for
the future.


Job Summary:  Reporting to the Project Manager, the
Innovation Centre Community Engagement Assistant will work to ensure active
engagement of the community members (women, men and youth) with the innovation
centre and support the management and marketing of the Innovation centres as a
social centre for Refugees and Host Communities.      S/he will be a creative, action-oriented
problem solver with strong experience in community engagement.


Specific activities
will include ensuring the Centre becomes a vibrant, social hub that is
responding to the needs of diverse local community members (women, men, youth,
elderly etc.).  This will be done by
organisation of activities in the centres that respond to local needs,      strengthening relationships with existing
community structures, sensitization of community groups, and marketing of the
services at the innovation centre.  The
Innovation Centre Community Engagement Assistant will also assist in
registering and profiling users of the innovation centres, maintaining safety
of the materials at the innovation centres, developing revenue streams for the
innovation centres in collaboration with the project manager and any other
activity as needed.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

with different user groups (women, men, youth, elderly) to establish activities
within the centres that cater for their needs.

coordination with Project Manager and Program Assistant, oversee the day to day
running of the innovation centres.

of planning in the innovation centre

community members to actively access the services at the innovation centres such
as the internet (Wi-Fi), games and sports and social events, machines etc.

closely with the partner organizations and other stakeholders like UNHCR, OPM
and the District Local Government to market the services and opportunities at
the innovation centres.

community sensitization activities about the different skills training and
employment events that are organized in and around the Innovation Centres.

and profiling of community members accessing the different services at the innovation

relationships with implementing partners in the settlement and market the
services available at the innovation centres such as hall hire, internet
services, spaces for hire etc.

that facilities at the innovation centres (Halls, furniture, internet,
machines, internet cafes, generators, solar, etc. are kept safe and in good
working condition and maintained and services as required.

daily field visits to settlements to ensure good implementation of activities
as well as partners’ activities.

troubleshooting, resolving issues in the centres in coordination with PM / PA

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of
activities taking place in the innovation centres.

to queries if and when necessary from partners, stakeholders and community

in maintaining a proper filing system with activity reports, attendance lists
and pictures.


out to local partners, collaborate with them for activities in the centres, and
market activities via local groups.

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.

other related duties assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a diploma in social sciences, business administration
or any relevant field of study.

community mobilization skills a must.

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.

problem-solving action orientation is essential.

Able and
willing to drive a motorbike safely on a daily basis (Having a valid license is

a local language is preferable: e.g. Lugbara, Kakwa, Arabic etc.

writing, communication, organization, prioritization skills. Good (English)
verbal and written communication skills preferred.

literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills.

ideal candidate will come from the local community and will have the ability
and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively in the cultural, relatively
poor infrastructure of West Nile. S/he will be proactive, entrepreneurial, well
connected with local organisations operating in zones 3 and 4, capable of
mobilising community volunteers and excited about potential for the centres.

will be an excellent communicator, have a strong sense of humour, 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 solving.


How to Apply:

All candidates should
send their application with an updated CV and cover letter online at the link




Deadline: 21st February 2021


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