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Deputy Team Leader – Climate Smart Jobs Programme (CSJP) – Gulu

Mercy Corps

This is a Full-time position in Gulu posted March 4, 2022.

Mercy Corps Carreer opportunities in Gulu Deputy Team Leader – Climate Smart Jobs Programme (CSJP) – Gulu Jobs opportunities in Gulu at Mercy Corps

# Job Description

Requisition Number: 9UGSR002241

About Mercy Corps
Mercy 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 now,
and for the future.

Programme Summary
Present in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps Uganda’s aim is to catalyse change
through the Ugandan private sector, civil society, and government to create
resilient, economically inclusive, healthy, and secure communities.
We have 15 programmes across Uganda with a total portfolio value of $80M,
including support from FCDO, USAID, US State Department, French Development
Agency, Conrad Hilton Foundation and other private sector foundations. With a
strong presence across the country, we have offices in Kampala, Rhino Camp,
Yumbe, Moroto, Kotido, Amudat, Kaabong, Karita, and Karenga.
The Climate Smart Jobs Programme CSJP is a £39 million four year FCDO funded
programme that seeks to grow climate smart agribusinesses to create jobs,
support climate smart land management and services, as well as innovation on
climate adaptation and mitigation, and remove barriers that stop businesses
from getting deals done. Under Component 4 of the CSJP: Climate Smart Land
Management Services, worth approx. £8.5m Mercy Corps will lead a consortium
of partners to implement three overall outputs under the ‘REVIVE’ programme,
focusing on stimulation of supply, demand, and a supportive enabling
environment for improved ecosystem services across Northern Uganda.

General Position Summary
Reporting to the REVIVE Team Leader, the Deputy Team Leader will support
successful delivery of the REVIVE programme, supervise program staff, and
coordinate the implementation of all program activities.The Deputy Team Lead
will help to ensure interventions are on time, on scope and on budget. The
Deputy Team Leader will promote a culture of constant program improvement,
mentor the program officers and assistants, integrate the learning and
research agenda into program activities and ensure the delivery of a high-
quality program that delivers impact. S/he will also identify opportunities to
operationalize recommendations from ongoing context analysis, monitoring and
evaluation and research.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management & Technical Oversight
• Provide technical leadership and support to program staff on budget
management, monitoring and reporting activities in line with Mercy Corps
program management minimum standards and donor guidelines and regulations.
• Provide technical feedback on monthly, quarterly narrative reports ensuring
that established project objectives and targets are met.
Responsible for planning and oversight of program activities and outcomes
Oversee the implementation of technical approaches in climate smart
agriculture, sustainable land management and services, economic development,
climate financing, gender and social inclusion and new innovations.
• Directly supervise the program team to ensure satisfactory completion of
tasks and responsibilities at all times and identify training needs, in
coordination with the Team Leader.
• Ensure mainstreaming of age, gender & diversity during activity
implementation to promote safe, dignified, and equitable access to resources
and services for all.
• Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with implementing
partners, local governments, donors and other stakeholders to promote a
positive profile of the program and good understanding among key stakeholders.
• Represent Mercy Corps at relevant meetings and forums.
Documentation, Research and Learning, and Reporting
• Oversee production of high-quality assessments and reports to be shared
internally and externally, working closely with the programs team and MEL
• Support the Research Manager and Communications Officer to develop and
implement a research and learning agenda, integrating findings into program
design and implementation and disseminating findings to contribute to sector-
wide learning.
Develop and implement an advocacy and influencing agenda.
• Prepare and submit timely reports and work plans that will be indicative of
program progress during implementation.
• Coordinate data gathering and management with program staff, working closely
with the MEL team to measure output and impact of climate smart agriculture
and land management activities.
• Maintain a proper filing system of all activities implemented in the program
following Mercy Corps standards and requirements.
Financial and compliance Management
• Alongside the Team Leader, prepare monthly and quarterly expenditure
forecasts and work plans for program activities to ensure that project remains
on track against the forecasts and budget commitment tracker.
• Work with the Team Leader to regularly monitor expenditure and support
budget reviews and revision processes at team, partner and program level
• Ensure the value for money propositions outlined in the proposal are met
through effective mainstreaming of the relevant approach.
• Ensure compliance by the program team with systems developed by the Team
Leader to ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources for
timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies
and procedures.

Program Support Operations:
Coordinate and with support of finance, operations and administration staff to
ensure operational systems are in place to facilitate field activities
including logistics transport, warehousing and asset management,
procurement, security, administration and human resources.

Organizational Learning
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our
understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and
relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit
5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as

Accountability to Programme Participants
• Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our participants and to international
standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively
engaging participant communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring
and evaluation of our field projects.
• Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and
respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all
times and in all in-country

Supervisory Responsibility: Research Lead, Communications Officer, Program
Officers 3, Program Assistants 2
Reports Directly To: Team Leader
Works Directly With: All team members of the REVIVE programme, including
partners, Technical leads and advisor, MEL team, Operations, HR and Finance
teams, Mercy Corps Desk team

Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Economics or any
other relevant fields.
• Minimum 4 years mid-level work experience with NGOs with focus on market
facilitation or private sector led approaches or interventions.
• Experience working in large scale complex programs and challenging
• Strong financial and risk management, ensuring value for money while also
meeting Mercy Corps and donor requirements
• History of working effectively and respectfully with government, private
sector, INGO and NGO partners in complex environments. Experience working for
FCDO funded programmes is preferable
• Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English is a
requirement; knowledge of local languages Acholi, Alur, Karamojong, Lango,
Lugbara, Luo, Pokot is an added advantage.
• Strong leadership and proven team building experience is a must.
• Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program
target groups.

Success Factors
The successful Deputy Team Leader candidate will demonstrate the capacity to
lead a multi-dimensional effort in a complex and fluid security environment.
S/he will employ excellent programme risk management, finance, value for
money, monitoring, engagement, and learning capacity and skills.

• Creative and Adaptive
• Impact and Influence
• Financial Management to ensure Value for Money
• Risk Management and Mitigation
• Collaboration/Teamwork
• Adaptability/Change Management

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions
The Deputy Team Lead position will be based in Gulu, Uganda with at least 40%
travel to domestic sites. Travel to other locations for regional
representation may be required. At times evening and weekend work may be
required to meet deadlines and at times of shocks and stresses.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work
hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/STA to a field posting.
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and
respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all
times and in all in-country venues.

Ongoing Learning
In support of our belief that learning organisations are more effective,
efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team
members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their
personal and/or professional growth and development.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners,
other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international
relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities
as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together.
Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different
origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to
leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex
challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone
contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential
as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed
to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and
inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate
discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds,
perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have
sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological
safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not
engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender
identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or
ethnic origin, disability including HIV/AIDS status, marital status,
military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we

Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact
with through our work, whether team members, community members, program
participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed
to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child
abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As
part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members
are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local
laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and
values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of
Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
Closing application date: March 09th 2022

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