District Implementation Lead

at Mercy Corps
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

District Implementation Lead, Kaabong, Uganda
Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda

Program / Department Summary

The District Implementation Team Lead will play a key leadership role in the implementation of Apolou/RCF programs in any one of the districts of Kaabong, Kotido or Amudat districts in which s/he is stationed. 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'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.

Qualifications

MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, international development or other relevant field [include technical fields as per program]. However, educational requirements will be relaxed for candidates demonstrating relevant experience.
A minimum of 7 years of experience.
Prior experience in managing USAID DFAP programs is preferred.
Strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning, leadership, and inspiring teams.

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