Mercy Corps is hiring a
Location: UK or NLPosition Status: Full-time, open termsSalary: UK: Edinburgh range starting circa 33K; London range starting circa 38K; NL: range starting circa 39K - circa ranges flexible based on professional experience Closing date: Candidates must submit applications before March 30th **
Candidates must have the independent right to work in UK or NL at the time of appointment
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 in Europe (MCinE) is has grown rapidly both in terms of the volume of activity and its complexity. The International Finance team plays a critical role in sustaining and enabling this growth through the support it provides to country programmes and HQ departments.
The International Finance (IF) Department supports financial operations in MCinE country programmes throughout the world by working collaboratively with country finance staff and providing guidance in grant management, budgeting, accounting and other financial functions in accordance with Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations. The IF Department ensures the timely, complete and accurate reporting of financial information from Mercy Corps’ country offices and is responsible for ensuring that all financial reporting requirements to donors are met in a timely and accurate way. The IF Department also works closely and collaboratively with the Headquarters (HQ) Programme Team members in support of country programme objectives as well as the HQ Corporate Finance department in support of agency financial functions.
The Senior International Finance Analyst (SIFA) is the HQ finance team member charged with supporting a regional portfolio of countries, and ensuring that the financial reporting and compliance standards for European donor-funded projects are met throughout the region. The SIFA is responsible for supporting the country operations in adhering to internal and external policies and regulations through technical financial support in areas such as financial reporting, recruiting and training, communications, compliance, and adherence to budget.
As well as working closely with HQ Finance and Programme team members, and with various other HQ departments including Compliance, the SIFA will also liaise on financial matters with external stakeholders including European donors and partners.
With several years’ experience in this sector and in similar roles, the SIFA will have developed in-depth knowledge of donor regulations and procedures and technical knowledge of financial reporting and compliance. As an SIFA they will support junior International Finance team colleagues through mentoring and technical advice. The SIFA will also have line-management responsibilities within the team.
As part of the International Finance department’s commitment to continuous improvement, SIFAs are encouraged to be proactive and lead on projects aimed at streamlining processes or increasing efficiency. The SIFA also identifies finance-specific knowledge essential for other colleagues/departments and develops and delivers training and reference materials.
Essential Job Responsibilities
PROJECT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
STRATEGY, PLANNING & LEARNING
FIELD SUPPORT AND CAPACITY BUILDING
Reports Directly To: Director of International Finance
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 Qualifications & Transferable Skills
The position is based in Edinburgh. The SIFA can expect to travel internationally up to 20% of the time – sometimes at short notice — to areas with limited access to medical facilities and amenities.
Mercy Corps’ team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting. 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.
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.