Mercy Corps is hiring a
Background: Mercy Corps Ventures
Mercy Corps Ventures (MCV) invests in and catalyzes venture-led solutions to increase the resilience of underserved individuals and communities. Founded in 2015 as the impact investing arm of global development agency, Mercy Corps, we’ve supported 38+ early-stage ventures to scale, reach 10.7 million users with impactful products and services, and raise over $333 million in follow-on capital. Our portfolio centers around solutions in adaptive agriculture and food systems, frontier fintech, and climate smart systems, so that those living in frontier markets can withstand disruption and plan for the future. Through capital and support, piloting new approaches, action-oriented insights, and rigorously managing impact, we catalyze the ecosystem towards smarter, more impactful investments.
For more information, please refer to our 2021 Annual Impact Report, Medium Blog, and About page.
Background: Venture Platform**
MCV’s Venture Platform aims to provide high-quality post-investment support to our portfolio companies, helping them grow and scale via a suite of services beyond capital (including engagements focused on finance systems, market analysis, customer insights, IMM, and fundraising). Our Venture Platform consolidates years of experience in emerging markets to ensure a tailored approach for founders of early-stage, high-impact enterprises, as they establish strong company fundamentals. Read more in our Venture Platform Series.
MCV is seeking a part-time consultant to provide financial systems advisory to support our Venture Platform work with portfolio companies. This work will comprise tailored engagements with portfolio companies, focusing on two key areas of support: 1) supporting the design and set-up of accounting and finance systems, and 2) undertaking out key aspects of financial analysis, including model-building, to support both short- and long-term business growth planning.
The consultant will carry out the following tasks:
**The consultant will deliver the following:
**Required Experience and Skills:
Timeframe / Schedule:
The consultancy will begin in February 2023 and will have a 12-month duration, with possibility of extension. The consultant is expected to work an average of 1-2 days per week for a maximum of 104 days; workload may vary week to week depending on the engagement schedule. Typically, finance engagements last between 2-8 working days depending on venture needs. MCV will work with the consultant to determine availability, work schedule, and ways of working. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with preference to applications received before January 15, 2023.
The consultant will report to:
**Head of Platform, Mercy Corps Ventures
The consultant will closely coordinate with:
**Mercy Corps Ventures
The selection process will include:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity**
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.
Safeguarding & Ethics**
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.