Mercy Corps is hiring a
Location: Edinburgh, London, or remote, UK, or NL
****Start date: January 2023
**Salary: Edinburg: 26K – 31.2K; London: 30.4K – 36.5K; NL: 33.2K – 40K
These ranges are indications and actual offer ranges will be determined based on specific professional experience and local benchmark.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK or NL at the time of appointment.**
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 is powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
Mercy Corps Europe (MCE) has grown rapidly in terms of volume of activity and complexity. With offices in Edinburgh, London, Geneva and The Hague, we now attract over £90m in income. The breadth and impact of our programmes makes Mercy Corps a unique and truly rewarding place to work. Our teams are proud of what we achieve in the country programmes and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment.
Mercy Corps’ current operations in the Asia and Europe region focus on 14 countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). These are a disparate collection of countries with many different challenges and opportunities. Mercy Corps’ past and present activities in the region include: humanitarian response, large- and small-scale conflict mitigation through market systems development, health awareness campaigns for TB eradication and mother and child health; education; nutrition; agribusiness and natural resource management; vocational training and job creation; renewable energy development; financial inclusion; technical assistance to governments and citizens for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); and water and sanitation work targeting vulnerable populations.
The Programme Officer (PO) – STA - will support strategic, impactful, and high-quality programming in the Asia and Europe region (country portfolio to be determined) for a period of three months.
Reporting to the Senior Programme Officer, the PO supports the SPO, the Regional Director (RD), the Deputy Regional Director (DRD), and other senior regional leaders and Country Offices in many aspects of their country programme with European donor business development and grant administration. The PO plays a key role in connecting the country teams to HQ resources/stakeholders and represents the country/regional interests internally with various HQ teams as well as with external stakeholders, including donors. The PO works with the Senior Programme Officer (SPO), DRD, RD and other regional leaders to provide the secondary check and support country teams (ultimate point of responsibility) in adhering to internal and external policies and regulations. The PO also provides guidance to the Assistant Programme Officer (APO) and helps with the administration that is necessary for robust and accountable grant management. The PO furthermore plays an important role in supporting the SPO in rolling out agency-wide initiatives in countries in the region. This role may be assigned a portfolio of countries, for which they will give specific support. This will depend on relevant experience, and requirements from the wider regional portfolio.
Candidates should have a track record in international relief and development, along with proven experience of managing the development, implementation, administration and compliance of European-funded grants. The successful candidate will possess excellent planning, communication and organisational skills, have a keen eye for detail, be proactive and flexible in their work, and possess the ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues across the agency, both at HQ level and in the field.
NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - CONCEPT & PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGY, PLANNING & LEARNING
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.
This position is based in Edinburgh or London, UK or The Hague, NL with some access to the office contingent on current COVID-19 sensitive policies and hybrid working policies.
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.
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, colour, 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. 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.