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Program Assistant – DREAMS

Mercy Crops

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted October 24, 2021.

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# Job Description

Job title: Program Assistant – DREAMS
Requisition Number: PROGR001954
Program Summary
The Delivering Resilient Enterprises and Market Systems DREAMS program is a
collaboration between three leading organizations in the field of global
poverty alleviation: Village Enterprise, Mercy Corps, and IDinsight. The
DREAMS program aims to improve the well-being of 150,000 women, children, and
men over the course of the five years. Targeting refugees and host community
members in the West Nile region of Uganda, our innovative approach will layer
two evidence-based models1 – poverty graduation and market systems
development – to achieve increased household income, savings, and assets:
improved food security and wellbeing.
General Position Summary:
The Program Assistant will support the Program Officers in implementation of
DREAMS activities in West Nile. The specific activities will include building
positive relationships with local authorities, mobilization of program
participants, ensure routine implementation and monitoring of activities, work
planning and compiling activity reports and after-action-reviews to inform
decision making processes. S/he will be a creative, action-oriented, with
strong experience in partnership management.

Essential Job Functions:
1\. Planning, developing, and implementing market development activities
• Work with the program officers to support market assessments in the target
geographic areas to assess current situation, economic opportunities, and
resources, needs and potential programs as well as
• In coordination with the program officers and local partners, plan,
implement and monitor market development
• Support all mobilization efforts for private sector led activities with the
supported microbusinesses.
• Work with the program officers to support private sector partners to
mobilize targeted microenterprises to fully participate in the market and
other opportunities promoted by the program
• Support the program officers in identifying private sector partners with the
right skill and will for systemic change interventions, support the PSA
Private Sector Actors on boarding process and support in managing the
partnerships to ensure attainment of project outputs, objectives, and
• Compile reports on PSA activities, pre-review PSA reports and request for
PSA payments according to milestones
1\. Collaboration/Networking
• Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships with OPM,
UNHCR, district and sub-county leaders, representing Mercy Corps, and
soliciting participation in activities where appropriate and as
• Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant
stakeholders such as local government, NGOs, and local authorities, as
appropriate and advised by the line manager
1\. Representation and Coordination
• Support coordination, partnership, and related activities with several local
level private sector services providers and related
• Maintain close working relationships with development organizations, and
local partners, including representing DREAMS at local coordination meetings
• Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner
as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its

1\. Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
• Work closely with the program officers and monitoring and evaluation staff
to capture data for measuring output and impact of the program; and to ensure
accurate and timely flow of information from the
• Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will
be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if
and when
• Maintain proper filing

1\. Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps Uganda’s 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 the DREAMS program as well as themselves.
1\. Accountability to Beneficiaries: Support all efforts towards
accountability, specifically to direct program participants, engaging them as
equal partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our
field activities.

Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in business, microfinance, entrepreneurship, agribusiness,
agriculture, economic development, or other relevant fields required.
• Background in business or market/economic development, with minimum of 2
years’ practical experience in the private sector, NGO working with Private
Sector or related
• Experience with market facilitation, supporting systemic change and
promoting, supporting services indirectly, highly
• Experience in working in refugee settlements is preferred.
• Excellent English verbal and written communication skills. Language skills
in Lugbara, Aringa, Kakwa, Juba-Arabic, highly valued.
• Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office
• Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating
• Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely
• 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
• Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program
target groups.
• Knowledge of the agricultural, service, trade, and industry sectors, highly
• Some practical experience in working with very small, small, and medium
sized companies in a development
Must Poses a valid Motorcycle driving permit. The position is based in the
West Nile region of Uganda
Application closes on 3rd November 2021

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**Closing Date** : 30th Oct. 2021

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