Mercy Corps is hiring a
Location Portland, OR, Washington, DC or US Remote
_Valid unrestricted work authorization in the country in which you will be based (United States) is required at the time of application for this position.
Position Status Full-time, Regular, Exempt,
Salary Level The salary range for this position is $64,000- $70,000 USD commensurate on experience
The Ethics and Compliance Department (ECD) supports and monitors ethical, contractual and legal compliance across Mercy Corp’s various affiliates and global operations. This team interacts with and supports all functional areas of Mercy Corps, including executive and senior management, programs, social ventures, policy & advocacy, resource development, safeguarding, finance, and human resources, as well as the various functional areas that report into these departments. Within the Ethics and Compliance team, the Intake and Investigations team is responsible for the intake and investigation of all reports of ethics violations including fraud, corruption, and Code of Conduct and Global Human Resources complaints.
The Project Manager and Executive Assistant – Ethics and Compliance brings technical and functional skills required to support the advancement of Mercy Corps’ commitment to accountability. They partner with the CECO to oversee specific initiatives and work streams that advance progress. With CECO, the Project Manager and Executive Assistant – Ethics and Compliance plans and executes critical initiatives for the ECD and collaborates with CECO on administration overall. The Project Manager and Executive Assistant – Ethics and Compliance will serve as a strategic advisor to the ECD management team and will execute a knowledge management framework, building guidance for the internal process of resources creation, roll-out and retention.They will champion best practices and platforms to harness technology in service of effective communication and engagement across the agency as it relates to the Ethics and Compliance department functions. They will serve as the primary support for the Joint Ethics and Safeguarding Committee. Additionally, the Project Manager and Executive Assistant – Ethics and Compliance will provide operational and administrative support to the ECD and to the CECO.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE & VISION
JOINT ETHICS AND SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE (JESC) SUPPORT
ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
Reports Directly To: Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Works Directly With: Safeguarding, Fraud and Corruption, and HR Directors and Investigators, Board members, , Manager of Communications and Training– Ethics and Compliance, Manager of Case Intake– Ethics and Compliance, Senior Digital Librarian, Technical Project Manager– M365, office of the CEO, People Team stakeholders, external contractors, other HQ units and Safeguarding field partners such as Safeguarding Managers, Focal Points and Co-investigators.
**Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners 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.
Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills
The successful candidate is well organized, a problem-solver, a collaborator, and results driven. They are able to manage a significant amount of information, navigate and track multiple work streams for the timely completion of work plan deliverables. They are a clear communicator, a good writer and able to develop and utilize strong relationships with team members and across functional units in the organization to achieve project objectives. Flexibility and willingness to engage in a wide range of activities, including proactive program and knowledge management and support activities, including repetitive and detail-oriented administrative tasks.
This position is ideally based in Portland, OR or Washington, D.C. although remote work may be a possibility for other US based locations. Travel may be required up to 20% of the time.
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
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.
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.
As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.
Our screening process is designed to be transparent and completed in partnership with new Team Members. You will have the opportunity to disclose any prior convictions at the conclusion of the recruitment process before the check is initiated. We ask that you do not disclose any prior convictions in your application materials or during the recruitment process.
Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status.
This policy is necessary to ensure not only the safety of our workforce, but the ongoing functionality of the organization.
This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.
For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment. Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations. Failure to comply may impact your employment. Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided.