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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.
THE PROGRAM SUMMARY
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 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 with a focus 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.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The Human Resources Lead is a new position supporting the vast and complex Human Resources needs of the country program during a time of significant structural change within the Human Resources team and across the country program in general and the process of migration into employment contracts. The Human Resources Lead reports to the Director of People Team and directly manages Human Resources operational teams based in the countries of operation (currently Ukraine, Poland, and Moldova). S/he will provide oversight, guidance and coaching to Human Resources teams regarding Human Resources operations across all countries. S/he contribute toward and lead human resource operational and management initiatives, whilst delivering high quality outcomes, in a fast-paced environment with a high level of autonomy.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:**
HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
HR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT
HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY : Country HR Manager
Reports Directly To: The Director of People Team
Works Directly With: Managers across the departments: Program, Finance and Support Managers, HR teams, all departments.
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.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
The individual will have the capacity to lead a team, and manage and adjust priorities, through periods of change. They will have a strong understanding of HR best practice to identify obstacles, propose solutions, achieve results, and understand changing priorities. They will be comfortable engaging with individuals at all levels within the country program and will do so with a clear and effective communication. They will transfer knowledge to team members and lead planning that runs across functions as relates to people, contributing to making advances of the HR foundation that support agility of the context within which the Ukraine Response program is placed. They will have the ability to steer and contribute at the strategic leadership level and translate strategy and objectives into actionable items that are delivered with minimal oversight.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
This position is based in Ukraine, Lviv, and is accompanied for international team members. The position will require up to 30% travel. Travel locations may include insecure locations where freedom of movement is limited as is the access to amenities.
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 based on 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 e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.