Present in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps Uganda’s aim is to catalyze change through the Ugandan private sector, civil society, and government to create resilient, economically inclusive, healthy, and secure communities by 1) strengthening market systems that enable inclusive growth and resilience; 2) strengthening governance; 3) promoting health and nutrition outcomes; and 4) meeting the immediate needs of refugees and host communities while strengthening market systems and resilience capacities.
The USAID-funded Securing Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja (EKISIL) is implemented by Mercy Corps and partners in the following four districts of Karamoja: Abim, Kaabong, Kotido and Moroto. EKISIL is a conflict mitigation and management project that uses a people-to-people approach (P2P) that brings groups together across divisions to address underlying social, economic, ecological, and governance issues at risk of fueling conflict in the Karamoja region. This is achieved through three interlinked objectives that address root causes of inter-ethnic conflict and promote reconciliation, empower local capacities to prevent and manage conflicts, and address emerging conflicts related to land.
The Partnerships & Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Lead is a key position in the Securing Peace and Promoting Prosperity in Karamoja Activity (EKISIL) team, reporting to the Chief of Party – EKISIL program, but working closely with the Country MEL Manager in upholding quality programming. S/he will continue to strengthen a coordinated EKISIL MEL system: facilitating the design, set-up and implementation of standard monitoring and evaluating processes in collaboration with program managers and in alignment with Mercy Corps’ global MEL policy and minimum standards. S/he will be responsible for information management, using standard Mercy Corps systems such as Tola and Ona. The PMEL Lead will ensure that information collected is 1) reflected on; 2) used to make effective and evidence-based programmatic decisions; and 3) incorporated consistently for high-quality reports and proposal development. S/he will be responsible for fostering a culture of reflection and adaptive management and will lead in strengthening the collaboration, coordination, and capacity development of the staff and partners. Supporting in developing institutional development plans for the local partners.
MEL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & REPORTING
Learning and Documentation Officer.
Reports Directly To: Chief of Party
Works Directly With: EKISIL Program Team, Country MEL Manager, Senior Program Development and Quality Manager, Senior CARM Officer and CARM Assistant, Subawards, Finance, HR & Operations Teams, partner staff
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 projects.
The PMEL Manager is a bright, energetic, and hard-working leader who is eager to learn. S/he will have a demonstrated passion for development work and for building capacity of their teams. They will be detail oriented, and a strategic thinker, able to produce high-quality work independently. They will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker and experienced with operating under ambiguity. S/he will be creative and flexible, encouraging innovative solutions while still adhering to crucial systems, processes, and protocols. They will strictly follow Mercy Corps Uganda security procedures and will hold themselves to a high standard when making decisions and managing resources efficiently and will stand out as a role model for Mercy Corps’ values.
The position is based in Moroto, Uganda with frequent travels to Abim, Kaabong and Kotido.
In support of our belief that learning organizations 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
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.
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 work.
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 and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. 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.
Disclaimer: This job description is NOT an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Interested applicants must submit their Cover Letter & CV saved in 1 document as PDF of no more than 5 pages by 11th November 2022.
Please note that any application submitted that does not follow the above instructions will be automatically discarded.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Mercy Corps does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
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