Mercy Corps Job Vacancy September 2023

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas in five regional states – Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amhara – and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs, and geographies as much as possible. Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies, and communities.

1. Job title: Protection and Gender Based Violence Specialist

Duty Station: Negele town, Southern Oromia

Position Status: Immediately

Job Requirements

  • BA degree in Gender and social development, Sociology, Psychology, Social work, or other similar social science field of studies
  • Minimum four years’ work experience in GBV, Child Protection and Protection related roles (Experience working in NGO is an advantage)

Application link: Click here to apply

2. Job title: Market System Development (MSD) Coordinator

Location: Dollo Ado, Somali 

Reports Directly To:DREAMS project manager.

Works Directly With all program teams and consortium partners,

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communicator in English with demonstrated excellent report writing and speaking skills, knowledge of local languages very advantageous.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem-solving, and relationship management skills.
  • 5 years experience in strategic planning and implementing programs.
  • BA/BSc in Animal and rangeland science, Agr-Economics, Agro-business, environmental science, and relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Experience or working in the Somali region with strong contextual knowledge of local cultures and ways of working.
  • Ability and experience (a plus) working in refugee and host communities in Dollo Ado,
  • Knowledge of the Somali language
  • Experience effectively initiating and maintaining productive relationships with private, public, civil society, and research sector partners.
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook & Powerpoint)

Application link: Click here to apply

3. Job title: TEAM LEADER (IFTIIN & WEE) Dollo – Ado

Location: Dollo Ado, Somali 

Reports Directly To:  Director of Programs, Mercy Corps Ethiopia

Works Directly With: Field program team members; WFP projects team members; Field-level Finance, Operations, and HR team

Job Requirements

  • BSc or MA, MSc or equivalent in a field related to Agriculture, Livestock, NRM, economics, development studies, international development, business management or other related fields.
  • 8 years for BSc and 6 years’ experience for MSc holders and among these 4 years in senior-level leadership and team management experience
  • Experience of working in international development organizations
  • Experience of leading and working on market systems development programs
  • Practical field experience working in refugee contexts or fragile contexts is preferred.
  • Knowledge on Ethiopian Compressive Refugee Response Framework /CRRF/
  • Excellent team building, management and leading experience.
  • Strong report writing and communication skills,
  • Excellent coordination and representation experience is needed,
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in managing divers’ program team
  • Excellent MEL data analytics and quantitative skills are strongly preferred.
  • Strong financial management experience required.
  • Willingness and ability to frequent field travel to DREAMS woredas and refugee camps.
  • Fluency in English and Somali is required.

Application link: Click here to apply

4. Job title: RIPA Somali Region Program Coordinator

Location: Jijiga, Somali 


Reports Directly To: COP

Works Directly With:

  • RIPA component teams in Addis and Somali Region
  • RIPA CLA and MEL team (in Addis and Somali Region)
  • Oromia Cluster Coordinator

Job Requirements

  • BA/BSc in relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree in any one of technical or management course in the program focus areas highly preferred.
  • At least 6 years in a middle or senior level management position
  • Previous experience managing complex project or consortium an added advantage
  • Excellent communicator in English with demonstrated excellent report writing and speaking skills, knowledge of local languages (Somali/Afan Oromo) greatly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and relationship management skill.
  • Six years’ experience managing teams, strategic planning and implementing programs.
  • Proven experience developing effective and diverse teams in dynamic contexts.
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills.
  • Experience or working in the Somali region with strong contextual knowledge of cultures.  Working along border regions a plus.
  • Experience effectively initiating and maintaining productive relationships with private, public, civil-society and research sector partners.

Application link: Click here to apply

5. Job title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Duty Station:  Mercy Corps Abala Field Office

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Reports Directly To : Program Manager

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, international development, communications, or related field is required or demonstrated equivalent work experience in the field.
  • Three to five years relevant field management experience, especially in the areas of monitoring and evaluation and learning and knowledge management.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Previous experience working on USAID funded programs strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to professionally and appropriately represent the organization and negotiate with a diverse range of government officials, local organizations, donors and other groups for outcomes in the best interest of program implementation.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing, and editing.

Application link: Click here to apply

6. Job title: Driver

Location: Dollo Ado, Somali 

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO : Area operation officer    

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH : Program and Support Staff

Job Requirements

  • 3rd Grade or above Valid Driving License.
  • High school Graduate
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Driver, preferably in an International NGO.
  • Experience in repairing Vehicles (Auto background) is an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate in both Amharic & English languages and knowledge of other local language is preferred.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.

Application link: Click here to apply

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised. All applications must be submitted electronically, including a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents.

Only candidates that are shortlisted will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and    diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”

 DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 07 September 2023/ 4:00 PM

Applicants Must Fill their Information through the recruitment website of Mercy Corps Ethiopia.

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Applicants must follow the link and fill out the application form to be considered for the role.

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