Governance Manager

at Mercy Corps
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 7, 2020
Category Management
Currency UGX


Governance Manager-Apolou, Moroto, Uganda

Program / Department Summary

The Governance Manager plays a key role in the implementation of a five-year, $46 million USAID funded Food for Peace Activity to support agriculturalists, agro-pastoralists, and pastoral households living across the districts of Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong and Moroto in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. The program has four strategic objectives, and the Governance Manager will oversee strategic objective one:

Inclusive and effective governance contributes to improved food and nutrition security
Improved health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under five, and adolescent girls in targeted districts
Improved WASH conditions among targeted households.


Program Implementation and Quality

Work with local CSOs to develop inclusive capacity building strategies and plans focusing on technical and networking capacities
Supervise the organizational development of local partner organizations using Mercy Corps Organizational Capacity Index and Capacity Development Planning process.
Lead joint mapping of formal and informal governance structures for development and peace building in Karamoja in collaboration with key stakeholders.
Ensuring coordination and integration of governance into other thematic sector activities and planning. The governance component of the program is foundational to many of the activities implemented in the other sectors.


Bachelor's degree required. M.A, M.S., M.Sc., or equivalent in a field related to Governance or International Development preferred.
10 years of experience providing increasingly proficient technical support in the Governance field of expertise that includes:
Preparing writing and analysis on program development.
Demonstrating strong theoretical and applied knowledge of the field of expertise.
Using integrated approaches and applying systems thinking.

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