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Senior Program Officer

Mercy Crops

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

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# Job Description

Requisition Number: SENIO001955
General Position Summary:
The Senior Program officer SPO, in collaboration with the Senior Gender
Officer and Program Team will be responsible for the implementation of the key
market systems development activities under DREAMS. The SPO is responsible for
project implementation, designing interventions, managing partnerships and
resources and will supporting M&E activities. The SPO will ensure
accountability to Mercy Corps policies and donor rules and regulations. He/she
will report to and work with the Team Lead and Program Manager to engage in
program representation to stakeholders, relevant government entities,
partners, other implementers, and external stakeholders.

Essential Job Functions:
• Planning, developing, and implementing market development activities
• 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 Team Leader and local partners, plan, implement and
monitor market development
• Review and support PSAs Private Sector Actors in developing training
materials for businesses, provide capacity building support to PSAs to improve
their training approaches and to where necessary participate in capacity
building sessions for PSA and micro enterprises.
• Support private sector partners to mobilize targeted microenterprises to
fully participate in the market and other opportunities promoted by the
• • Take lead in identifying private sector partners with the right skill and
will for systemic change interventions, lead the PSA on boarding process and
take lead in managing the partnerships to ensure attainment of project
outputs, objectives, and
• Compile reports on PSA activities, review PSA reports and request for PSA
payments according to milestones
• 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
• Representation and Coordination
• Be the focal person for coordination, partnership, and related activities
with several local level private sector services providers and related
• Liaise with OPM, UNHCR, local government officials, local NGOs and civil
society organizations, and other notables to ensure support for and acceptance
of DREAMS’ market-based
• 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
• Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
• Work closely with the 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
• 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
• 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

Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in business, agribusiness, agriculture, economic
development, or other relevant fields required.
• Background in business or market/economic development, with minimum of 5
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. Position is based in the West
Nile region.
Application closes on the 3rd of November 2021.

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

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