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Chief of Party – Development Food Security Activities (Apolou) – Uganda

at Mercy Corps
Location Kampala, Kenya
Date Posted August 13, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Chief of Party - Development Food Security Activities (Apolou) - Uganda
Programming Kampala, Uganda

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.

We help people overcome poverty and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. During our 34-year history, our work has improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the world.

Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps is currently implementing a five-year $41 million USAID Food for Peace Activity – called “Apolou” - to support agriculturalists, agro-pastoralists, and pastoralist households living across the four districts of Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong and Moroto in Karamoja. Apolou is an integrated food security program. The goal of the Activity is to achieve a food secure future in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda through community level governance, preventing chronic malnutrition, sanitation and hygiene and sustainable livelihoods.


Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to travel within the country and internationally, as required.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of ten years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects, at least five years in a senior management role is required
Prior experience managing development assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries including USAID-funded projects. Preference for experience with Title II funded activities
Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
Experience working in sub-Saharan and preferably East Africa.
Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
Experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition.
Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.

Education Requirements

Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health or related field.