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Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.
Mercy Corps’ Caribbean Resilience Initiative (CRI) identifies and implements strategies that measurably improve resilience for vulnerable communities within Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS). Successful strategies are scalable across diverse communities within the region, and have the potential to measurably improve resilience over several decades of changing climate risks. Under CRI’s resilience framework, we focus on three thematic areas: infrastructure, livelihoods, and (eco)systems.
Purpose / Project Description:
As part of CRI’s strategy, the team is seeking to expand its geographic footprint, participant reach, and diversify its pool of funding, while strengthening and broadening its localization efforts in the Caribbean. Part of this work requires initial scoping and pre-positioning efforts in SIDs that are of the agency’s interest: Barbados, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Jamaica. Recognizing that funding opportunities tend to be multi-country for this sub-region, CRI would like to enhance its decentralized operation model and remote implementation approach to take on a wider scope in the Caribbean and bring successful projects to vulnerable communities in more diverse and disparate areas faster. In turn, CRI’s success also depends on cultivating and maintaining strong partnerships with local communities, CBOs and government agencies.
The Livelihoods Consultant will focus on CRI’s livelihoods priority, and its linkages to supporting vulnerable populations to build resilience to and recover from the impacts of climate shocks, as well as re-integrate into segments of society, and reduce negative coping mechanisms, and conflict and violence. The Livelihoods Consultant would focus on the following four Livelihood subjects:
The consultancy will support in the fulfillment of four objectives:
The consultant will:
The Consultant will deliver on the following:
Timeframe / Schedule:
22 May 2023 - 14 July 2023 (up to 35 business days within that time frame). The preliminary schedule for the consultancy is as follows:
The Consultant will report to: Caribbean Resilience Initiative Director
The Consultant will work closely with:
Required Experience & Skills:
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The consultancy is remote, but will require a travel commitment of up to 50% in the Caribbean region.
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
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
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 is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.