Apply for Job opportunity of Financial Services Officer at Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Financial Services Officer

CorpsMercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict
Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. 
We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.
Job Summary: The Financial Services Officer will primarily conduct assessments and research regarding
service delivery, product appropriateness, institutional arrangements, markets for financial services, accessibility of services and new opportunities and models, among other responsibilities, across the financial sector in the project area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the financial services team leader and all other teams in planning and implementation of financial access components of the projects according to the approved work plan and budgets, project document and implementation strategies.
  • Work under the supervision and guidance from the Specialist and team leaders undertake assessments, project design and SACCOs, design and implement most feasible capacity building activities based on identified gaps.
  • Provide continuous support and oversee activities of the local financial institutions identified for capacity building support.
  • Work in liaison with all other program teams at local level to identify clients for financial services and to support service extension as well as to ensure synergy and to maximize program impact.
  • Actively participate in the periodic program planning, review and reflection meetings and sessions.
  • Prepare periodic work plans and progress reports.
  • Update and maintain proper filling system as needed.
  • Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation, learning and communication staff to capture data and learning for measuring output and impact of the program as well as opportunities for redesign.
  • Coordinate with other Mercy Corps programs and local government bodies to ensure coherent program implementation and to capitalize on business opportunities in Mercy Corps’ target communities.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission
  • Perform any other tasks and duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a university degree in finance, economics, business, or management is preferred.
  • Three or more years of professional experience in microfinance institutions, SACCO, international NGOs, businesses.
  • Significant experience in mobilization and organization of saving and lending groups.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written and spoken English. Knowledge of the local language is an advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills with good knowledge of office applications and data base
    is required.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and with less supervision.
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups.
  • Motorbike riding experience and a valid riding permit is essential.
  • Be a team player with less supervision requirements.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including a cover
letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the Human Resource Manager via E-mail to: will also be accepted.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 6th March, 2015
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