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**About Mercy Corps
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’ Ukraine crisis response seeks to meet the humanitarian needs of vulnerable Ukrainians and other conflict-affected people where they are: displaced inside Ukraine, refugees in Poland, Romania, and Moldova, or trapped behind the frontlines. We aim to reach 500,000 vulnerable people with multi-purpose cash assistance, in-kind humanitarian support, and protection services across four countries. Almost all our impact will be delivered in partnership: with Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian and Moldovan civil society organizations through a granting program that matches humanitarian action with capacity strengthening, and with peer international NGOs through a consortium in Ukraine. Mercy Corps is responding to the Ukraine crisis with large-scale consortium programming focusing on Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA). The Consortium is a partnership between four international humanitarian aid agencies to model and deliver innovative, effective cash and other humanitarian assistance programs to support people affected by the Ukraine crisis within Ukraine.
In response to the complex humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the regional implications of this crisis, Mercy Corps has established a Ukraine Crisis Analysis team. Ukraine Crisis Analysis team supports Mercy Corps in making programmatic decisions, based on analysis of humanitarian needs and access, regional economic and social dynamics. The Crisis Analysis team aggregates and analyzes data to improve decision-making and access in complex crises. The team supports programming in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and other locations. The team directly contributes to data-driven decision-making by layering information from primary sources, open sources, and responders’ programmatic data, which is analyzed by subject matter experts and data scientists. This analysis is grounded in Mercy Corps’ status as an operational NGO, keeping products constructive and relevant. Typical products and services range from informal briefings to weekly products, contributions to risk assessments, in-depth assessments of the political economy of a defined geography, deep dives on specific topics, etc., ranging in themes from conflict to market systems to governance, in line with programmatic needs.
The Editor is a member of Mercy Corps’ Ukraine Crisis Analysis Team, reporting directly to the Senior Analyst. The Editor is expected to take responsibility for all editorial processes for the Ukraine Crisis Analysis team, from developing product templates and drafts to preparing products for internal and external publication. The editor will ensure that all products are of the highest quality and are delivered on schedule and to specification. This includes both copy-editing and substantive editing products as required.
The Editor will progress the team’s best practices, workflows, tools and templates to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of editorial and publishing processes. They will ensure that products are delivered in a consistent style and with a common ‘voice’ across the various products and workflows of the Ukraine Crisis Analysis team. The Editor will have a flexible approach and willingness to introduce new tools to ensure the quality of existing products and design new products where appropriate. They will work closely with Analysts within the Crisis Analysis team that lead content development for analytical products and develop the professional writing capacity of the team as relevant.
The Editor will develop an understanding of the audience’s needs, to ensure that they are met appropriately through the range of products offered by the Ukraine Crisis Analytics team. This may include attending program meetings as directed, engaging with partners and stakeholders, and attending information sessions.
Reports Directly To: Senior Analyst, Ukraine Crisis Analysis Team.
Works Directly With: Ukraine Crisis Analysis Team Leader, Ukraine Crisis Analysis Analysts, Director of Security and Humanitarian Access, Ukraine Response team, Global Crisis Analysis team, Global Policy and Advocacy, Asia Regional Program Team.
**Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
The successful candidate will be a key member of a small team where curiosity, critical thinking, and the ability to see beyond the surface level are highly valuable. A professional attitude, demonstration of integrity, discretion and excellent work ethic are key aspects to the success of this new position. The Editor will be able to lead workflows and take the initiative on products, as well as support and work closely with multiple Analysts. Strong time management, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential. Communication skills are imperative to developing positive relationships and working effectively with the rest of the analysis team.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position may be based in Ukraine or remotely in any country in which Mercy Corps has an office. If remote, this position may require limited travel to the region for coordination with the rest of the team, as security permits.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.
**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.