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Program Assistant (GIRL-H Project) – Moroto

Mercy Corps

This is a Full-time position in Moroto posted March 14, 2022.

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# Job Description

Requisition Number: PROGR002267
Moroto, UGA

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.

Program / Department Summary
The $41 million USAID Food for Peace Activity Apolou and the $5 million
USAID Resilience Challenge Fund RCF Activity support agriculturalists, agro-
pastoralists, and pastoralist households living across the districts of
Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong, Karenga, and Moroto in Karamoja.
Apolou is implemented by a consortium of actors led by Mercy Corps, including
Save the Children, Whave Solutions, four local partners KAPDA, AIDI, NARWOA
and Riam Riam, TUNADO, FIDA Uganda, Strong Minds and Tufts University’s
Feinstein International Centre FIC. Apolou’s goal is to “improve the overall
food and nutrition security of vulnerable households in Kaabong, Kotido,
Moroto and Amudat districts within the Karamoja region,” and has major 4
objectives as follows:
Inclusive and effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security
Adolescent girls, Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Children under 5 are
nutritionally secure
• Reduced incidences of WASH related diseases
• Improved livelihoods and income support household food security
The RCF program works in the districts of Kaabong and Amudat, with the goal to
“Improve the veterinary governance and increase public and private investment
in disease prevention, surveillance, control and response systems to
strengthen productive assets for improved resilience in Karamoja.” RCF has the
following objectives:
• Increased domestic resource allocation into animal health services in
Karamoja
• Central and local government develop animal health services capacity-
strengthening plan for the Karamoja region
• Disease control plan for economically prioritized diseases PPR and FMD
developed and implemented
• Private sector animal health development strategy developed and rolled out

General Position Summary
The primary focus of the Program Assistant will be to respond to the needs of
communities through the integrated set of activities under Apolou. The Program
Assistant will focus on mobilizing the different groups / platforms within
their community, and determine the capacity building needs of the group
leaders. The Program Assistant will also mobilize the surrounding government
and private sector systemic structures and similarly identify capacity
building needs of these structures. The Program Assistant will adopt an
“adaptive” management approach to understand the needs of the groups within
the community and the external support structures, and working with the
District Implementation Team, connect with the Technical Team to determine
appropriate capacity building measures to sustainably strengthen the capacity
and commitment of community leaders and extension agents. The Program
Assistant will work closely with the Technical Team to best determine layering
of activities within a community, based on need and availability of resources.
This will provide an opportunity for staff growth in various technical areas
but also benefit the participants in that they receive a cross sector of
interventions/services delivered at the same time through community dialogues.
The role of Program Assistant will be to identify community needs for capacity
building, seek for technical support through Program Officer and the Technical
Team, to train, oversee, support and work with other Governance structures
both formal VHTs, WUCs, ALCs etc. and informal Traditional Authorities i.e.
elders, kraal leaders etc. in community engagement meetings/dialogue
processes. The Program Assistant will collaborate with the wider
Implementation team to ensure that activities are sequenced, layered and
integrated for comprehensive service delivery. The Program Assistant will
closely work with staff from local partners in the APOLOU Activity to
strengthen integration. The Program Assistant will be supported by the Program
Officer and District HoO, the broader implementation team, and the Technical
Team. Program Assistants will work closely with MEL teams to ensure that data
capture into CommCare takes place.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Implementation
• Sensitize community leadership on different Apolou thematic areas i.e.
Governance, MCHN, WASH, Gender, SBCC, Adolescents and Livelihoods.
• Conduct participant identification exercises for the different activities in
the community.
Mobilize participants for planned activities in respective locations for
technical teams to work with.
• Organize and supervise community trainings in line with the approved work
plan and budget based on Multi Sectoral approach.
• Lead and/or support community respective community members to lead community
dialogues based of the different technical areas.
• Coordinate with all sectors in Apolou to ensure complementary approaches,
monitor implementation of project activities and document learnings and
success stories.
• Collaborate with fellow facilitation Assistants to ensure team success,
including but not limited to logistics coordination, temporary support during
leave, etc., as advised by facilitation Officers.
• Other duties as assigned
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Responsible for data gathering, data validation, quality control and timely
data submission including gender and age disaggregated data.
• Support and mentor community structures i.e.VHTs and PDCs on data collection
and use.
• Troubleshoot monitoring and evaluation challenges for proactive problem
solving with support of team leader and M&E team.
• Utilize qualitative and quantitative data to inform program implementation.
• Actively documenting best practices and lessons learned to share with team
during routine monitoring, coordination meetings and other learning
opportunities.
• Regularly update Activity Tracker.
Influence and Representation
• Promote Apolou Activity visibility at both Community and Sub County level.
• Ensure establishment and maintenance of relationships with communities,
village councils and local government in Apolou target areas.
• Coordination of field activities with other NGO and local government
partners to avoid duplication of services and support an enabling environment
for health promotion.
• When needed, support visits from district and sub-county government,
regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and media,
in collaboration with facilitation officers, District HoO on Manager and
Director.
• Support Apolou activities with key stakeholders, ensuring collaboration with
counterparts in partner organization in relevant meetings, internal and
external.
• Establish partnerships to leverage resources
Ethics and Integrity
All Mercy Corps staff 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 termination.
Security
Ensure data protection policies are adhered to, establishing security controls
for software, hardware and archive beneficiary databases.
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
themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international
standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively
engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring
and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility
There is no staff supervision assigned to this role.
Accountability
Reports Directly to: Program Officer
Works Directly with: Technical, MEL, Gender and Partnerships and Compliance
teams; partners; and other Mercy Corps program, finance and operations staff

Knowledge and Experience
• Advanced Training Certificate or Diploma
• 1-2 years’ experience in conducting community mobilization, training, and
networking
• Experience in capacity building with communities in Karamoja
• Experience and skills in working with other NGOs, government partners, and
local community-based organizations.
• Fluency in local languages prevalent within the operational district where
assigned highly desired
• Computer literacy

Success Factors
The successful candidate will be energetic, able to work long hours outside of
the office. The successful candidate will also have strong attention to
detail, the ability to communicate well with community representatives and be
committed to maintaining a compliant workplace, free of fraud and corruption.
Application close date: Friday, March 25th, 2022

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