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This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 13, 2021.

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Job Title Project Officer – GIRL
Organization Mercy Corps
Duty Station Uganda
Reports to GIRL Program Manager
About US
Mercy Corps has been present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions
on economic and agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition,
governance, conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy
Corps had an impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our
work focusing on building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving
opportunities to attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance
and conflict management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive
development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the
private sector and civil society actors.
About GIRL Program:
Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods GIRL is a three-year,
10-million-dollar program to be implemented in Kenya, Uganda and Haiti that
seeks to improve the well-being of adolescent girls and young women AGYW by
increasing their access to skills and knowledge, health resources, formal
education and economic opportunities. GIRL also fosters an enabling
environment by working with communities to transform unhealthy social norms
and create opportunities for girls to access education and economic
opportunities. Key to GIRL is a robust learning and research agenda that
reaches across three countries to contribute to the evidence base on what
works to secure access to opportunities for adolescent girls within the most
marginalized communities and to better understand their contribution to
household resilience. This evidence and learning will be shared to elevate
Mercy Corps’ influence in the adolescent girl space and to bolster fundraising
efforts to scale the model. In coordination with APOLOU Gender & Youth and
Adolescents team, the GIRL Program Officer will support the Program Manager in
the routine implementation of the GIRL program activities.
Job Summary: Under the Program Manager’s direct supervision, the
Program Officer will respond to the needs of communities through GIRL
services. The PO will work with APOLOU’s Adolescents Coordinator, safe space
mentors and community structures to ensure that eligible adolescent girls and
young women AGYW are transitioned and enrolled into GIRL program. In
coordination with the mentors, Senior Economic Empowerment Officer, Public-
Private Partnerships Officer and MEL Officer, s/he will ensure that quality
and timely safe space services and interventions are delivered to the enrolled
AGYW, within scope and target. S/he will build and maintain essential
relationships with relevant community stakeholders, DLG, partners and CBOs.
S/he will work directly with girl mentors and build their capacity to ensure
quality and timely implementation of GIRL activities. The Program Officer will
be responsible for the supervision of partner CSO activities. S/he will work
closely with the Apolou Gender & Youth, Adolescents, Livelihoods, and Health
Teams, District Implementation Team Leads, MEL, and Chief of Party to ensure
that GIRL program is implemented to the highest standards possible with strong
community engagement, within the agreed project timeframe and to the approved
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Program Implementation
Provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of
GIRL Activities including; mentorship and support supervision to mentors in
the respective District.
Support the Program Manager in the development of activity plans and
reporting format for activity implementation
Support the Program Manager in advocacy and maintenance of partnership with
the relevant departments of the Local Government at Sub County and District
level to elevate GIRL objectives.
Support the Program Manager in the design, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of the program activities, in accordance with Mercy Corps Apolou-
GIRL objectives.
Contribute in the development of training curriculum, project tools, and
IEC materials; facilitate GIRL related training for girl mentors
Supervise the activities and performance of the partners, mentors and TOTs;
conduct routine team meetings, adhere to performance reviews timelines,
troubleshoot challenges and standardize implementation approaches.
Identify and document best practices and failures in GIRL program and
provide timely feedback to the Program Manager.
Work with APOLOU Finance team to ensure that CSOs budgets are prepared and
payments/sub-grants processed in a timely manner
Ensure timely and consistent submission of project reports, success stories
and other relevant data to MEL Officer and the Program Manager weekly,
monthly and quarterly reports.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Provide ongoing mentorship to implementation team on data collection
processes for completeness, accuracy and timely submission.
Oversee the governance structures filling system in the GIRL program
implementation districts and ensure that information is organized according to
the reporting and auditing needs of the program.
Responsible for data collection including gender and age disaggregated
data, data validation, assuring quality control measures, timely data
submission in coordination with MEL Officer/team
Through the field staff, support and mentor community partners and
structures on data collection and use.
Supervise the GIRL Program partner CSOs and Mentors in data collection and
entry to regularly update the Activity Tracker
Influence and Representation
Support and coordinate field learning visits from district and sub-county
government, partners and external visitors, such as donors and media, in
collaboration with GIRL Program Manager and APOLOU Team
Support the Program Manager in coordination and communication of field
activities with other NGOs and local government partners to avoid duplication
of services and support an enabling environment for GIRL program
Establish and maintain a productive working relationship with the local
Government and Sub Counties, working in unison to develop complementary joint
monitoring, evaluation and adaptive management structures where possible.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The applicant for the Mercy Corps Project Officer – GIRL job must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health, Agribusiness or
in a related field
At least three years of related professional experience in adolescent girls
programming, youth, women empowerment, or livelihoods.
Demonstrated skills in data collection, verification and documentation
Proven skills in networking, team-building, community consultations and
organizational development;
Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills
Willingness to consider new perspectives, promote gender equality and
engage in gender training
Ability to ride a motorcycle and he/she should be in a possession of a
valid riding license
Proven knowledge and capacity in using computer basic applications MS word,
Excel and internet
In-depth knowledge of the social, cultural and economic context of Karamoja
a plus
Fluency in local languages prevalent within the operational district where
assigned highly desired
Success Factors: The ability to communicate effectively,
respectfully and enthusiastically with community structures will be one of the
position’s three success factors. The second will be the degree to which the
Program Officer drives results, producing scheduled outputs at deadline and to
expected quality. The third success factor will be the degree to which the
officer effectively gathers activity monitoring and evaluation data and
utilizes data to inform activity implementation and program learning.
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; Qualified female candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
All candidates should apply online at the link below.
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Deadline: 22 nd January 2021

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