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Mercy Corps
Program Director – Market Systems
Nairobi, Kenya
**Position is contingent on new funding**
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 began working in Kenya in 2008 and has to date built a robust and diverse portfolio in working to enable Kenyans affected by poverty, resource scarcity and conflict – in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized communities – to be healthy, productive and to drive peace and development of their communities.
To do this, we deliver integrated programming to strengthen resilience, market and governance systems, address the root causes of conflict, and equip vulnerable populations- in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized social groups- with the skills, opportunities and resources they need to be healthy, productive and to drive the development of their communities.
Mercy Corps Kenya also collaborates with neighbouring countries to implement a number of multi-country and cross-border programs.
Working with a diverse base of donors that includes the UK Department for International Development (DFID), European Commission (EC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Google.org, MasterCard Foundation and other foundations and institutional donors, Mercy Corps empowers people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
We work closely with the private sector, civil society and governance structures at local and national levels to facilitate change and ensure that opportunities are inclusive of all Kenyans.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps in partnership with TechnoServe and Agora Global is designing a Market Systems Approach to Youth Employment, Resilience and Livelihoods development in rural and marginalized areas of Kenya.
This Swedish Development Cooperation opportunity aims to contribute to a productive employment and decent working conditions for youth aged 18 -35. The program has two phases: inception phase intended to conduct a robust market systems analysis and an implementation phase to promote productive employment, improved livelihood & resilience for rural youth in Kenya.
General Position Summary
The Market Systems Team Leader will be tasked with developing and managing innovative and high impact youth employment program in rural and marginalized areas of Kenya.
S/he is responsible for the overall management and coordination of a Market Systems Development approach focusing on growth sectors such as the agricultural and livestock aimed at increasing resilience and livelihoods for youth.
S/he will lead, coordinate and manage all activities related to the implementation of the markets systems component of the program ensuring the programs are on time, on scope and on budget.
A market systems development and resilience approach is at the core of Mercy Corps Kenya’s programming strategy and as such, the team leader will be responsible for overall program performance and quality, ensuring that the program is catalytic and in building resilience of young people of Kenya in sustainable manner.
Essential Job Responsibilities
STRATEGY AND VISION
·         Provide leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of the program’s development (inception phase) and implementation.
·         Lead the day-to-day activities of the program.
·         Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcome.
·         Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives and impact.
·         Lead assessments and analysis to identify areas for program improvement.
PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL OVERSIGHT
·         Manage all program activities, including providing support to agricultural groups, developing market linkages and value chains, building the capacity of local producers, and supporting micro-projects.
·         Provide management oversight over the implementation team, including development of work plans, sector result chains, intervention designs, growth structure, sustainability, vision, monitoring implementation and impact, ensuring that program deliverables are completed on budget and on time.
·         Jointly with the project teams, lead actor identification of specific markets in the project area and develop shared value and sustainable partnerships.
·         Work closely with local partners and develop strategies to promote their organizational development and capacity-building.
·         Together with the implementing partners and other Mercy Corps team members, lead field level inquiry of the project learning agenda.
MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING
·         Work with Monitoring and Evaluation team to develop monitoring systems, provide regular high-quality reports on program activities to demonstrate progress of activities and lessons learned.
·         In collaboration with the Country Director and Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, ensure monitoring, evaluation and analysis are integrated into program implementation to promote adaptive management and a culture of constant program improvement.
·         Support the design and implementation of relevant surveys, need assessments, data and information collection for on-going monitoring and learning.
REPRESENTATION AND FUNDRAISING
·         Develop and nurture culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success.
·         Explore, evaluate and present innovative funding opportunities that support the country strategy.
·         Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with donors, government partners, consortium partners, sub-grantees, and other stakeholders.
·         In coordination with the Country Director, partake in representation role on specific coordination working groups or forums.
TEAM MANAGEMENT
·         Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
·         Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
·         Lead capacity development initiatives for project team members through trainings, mentoring and coaching to ensure there is a cohesive understanding of market systems and project implementation approaches.
·         Guide program team and work with M&E staff to develop, document and implement adaptive management practices that lead to improved quality and responsive implementation.
·         Work with program and M&E team to ensure high quality measurement on key performance indicators for Market Systems Development (MSD).
FINANCE AND COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
·         Ensure compliance and transparent use of resources in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies.
·         Monitor and adherence to grant agreements, Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures and other relevant regulations, including those of the Government of Kenya.
·         Work closely with support functions in Kenya, regional and headquarters to ensure highest compliance and program performance.
·         Work with Program Managers on proper budget management, including forecasting and procurement planning.
SECURITY
·         Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
·         Proactively ensure the well-being of team members and ensure they are aware of policies to help manage insecure environments.
ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Supervisory Responsibility:
Program Team (details forthcoming)
Accountability
Reports Directly To: Country Director
Works Directly With: Program team, consortium partners, Technical Support Unit, regional teams and work closely with Operations, Finance and Human resources functions from inception to close out of the program
Knowledge and Experience
·         BA/S or equivalent in a relevant field; an advanced degree is preferred.
·         5-7 years practical field experience implementing agriculture, livelihoods or related sectors.
·         Implementation and management experience in developing countries through market system based approaches.
·         Experience managing and empowering teams in Market Systems Development with demonstrated evidence of continued learning and adaptation
·         Demonstrated strong theoretical and applied knowledge of livelihood and market systems development programming and familiarity designing assessments.
·         Prior experience in developing partnership with both private and public actors as part of program implementation in achieving projects desired goals.
·         Previous experience working in complex programming, in volatile and insecure environments applying a market system based approaches.
·         Strong writing and report development skills.
·         Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player.
·         Demonstrated experience working effectively with local and national governments, INGO and local NGO partners;
·         Strong oral and written English skills required.
Success Factors
The Team Leader will have an excellent understanding and experience in Market System Development with focus in rural areas and youth programming. S/he has a combination of team leadership, program development and implementation skills with the ability to work across a wide range of stakeholders.
The Team Leader has the ability to communicate the programme’s activities to a wider audience and play a critical challenge function to the technical team as well as bring a positive approach to the job, embracing challenges as opportunities to innovate. Work well under pressure in a fluid operating and security environment.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Nairobi and requires up to 40% travel to field locations. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is individual accommodation with unlimited freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are numerous International schools in Kenya.
Staff have a relatively high degree of access to health and utility services (hospitals, clinics, electricity, water, etc). This position requires frequent travel by road and air to field offices in less secure environments, where basic amenities are lacking (no running water, and limited electricity without generators).
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to 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. Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
Visit http://app.jobvite.com/m?3Km6zkwA to apply online

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. We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies.
When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there.
We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.
Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Location: Nairobi
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps has been operating in Kenya since 2008, focusing its interventions around four objectives:
1) Peace and Conflict Management;
2) Livelihood/Market Systems;
3) Governance (particularly at the county level); and
4) Youth Employment/Employability (including the social and economic development of adolescents).
The four objectives serve to increase community resilience to drought and other shocks and stresses, and to decrease fragility with a particular focus on Kenya’s Arid Lands.
Mercy Corps’ vision for change requires the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.
Mercy Corps seeks to implement a multi-year, 12 million GBP program funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).
Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS II) will engage local and national government, local civil society organizations and communities to mitigate the drivers, enablers and narratives of violent extremism in East Africa through support to policy initiatives, community engagement, and support to national civil society organizations in order to prevent the recruitment of vulnerable individuals by violent extremist organizations.
The program will work in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through strategies adapted to the context and opportunities in each country to advance research, legislation and field implementation of activities.
General Position Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager is responsible for leading the overall integration of monitoring, evaluation & learning for the program. S/he is responsible for facilitating a participatory process in order to develop Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategies and frameworks tailored to the program.
The MEL Manager shall work closely with the program’s Research and Learning team, ensuring that the program has a robust system in place to measure program results, has a rigorous monitoring system that is regularly collecting performance data, that partners have the skills to collect and report relevant data, and that monitoring and evaluation data is being used to inform research priorities and programmatic decision-making.
Essential Job Functions:
Monitoring and Evaluation
·         Contribute to program-level M&E planning and system development at program start-up.
·         Facilitate indicator planning, design and negotiation with CSSF on the M&E system development.
·         Work with the program team to define program indicators and targets for all program years, based on CSSF guidance of standard required and applicable indicators; where applicable and desirable, include Mercy Corps Alpha Indicators or other innovative indicators to measure program impact.
·         Lead the program in the design of the detailed M&E plan, including design of data collection tools and methodologies, M&E workflow, data flow, data integrity, data quality assurance, database design and protocols, secondary research to inform baseline assessments and measurement frameworks, and ensuring alignment with Mercy Corps and Industry standards.
·         Coordinate assessments, evaluations and monitoring surveys in areas of operation. This will entail development of Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, trainings and management of data collectors, report write and facilitating results discussion.
·         Champion the inclusion of qualitative data collection and analysis for both direct and supplemental measurements of program performance. Train teams in appropriate methods for focus group discussion and key informant interviews and lead field-based qualitative data collection as needed.
·         Work with partners to develop individualized M&E plans that feed into the program’s overarching M&E plan, and train and coach partners on data collection, reporting and using M&E tools.
Knowledge Management & Learning
·         Build a collaborative network of relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders to encourage learning networks that promote shared learning, aligned approaches, and mutual accountability to quality data collection and programming
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of knowledge management to further stimulate use of evidence for learning, strategic adaptive management, and high-impact programming.
·         Work closely with the program’s research partners to define and execute a research strategy, and ensure that M&E data is available to feed into research activities.
·         Contribute to program visibility and advocacy work by assisting in dissemination of program results and learning information.
·         Coordinate closely with implementing partners to ensure our activities and data are shared and synced up together and tell one cohesive story.
·         Connect best practices and learning from within the program and across Mercy Corps countries to ensure an evolving and effective learning system for improving program implementation.
·         Work with country program team to capture lessons learned during program implementation, and feed this information into thought leadership and research opportunities and into ongoing program management and program design.
·         Collect and compile impact stories and evidence from the program on a regular basis.
·         In coordination with program team, drive the capacity building of program staff on design and M&E concepts through trainings and new hire orientation, including designing and delivering formal trainings. Design comprehensive orientation for all new staff.
Information Technology
·         Serve as technical advisor for technology for data management systems and real-time data flow, utilizing appropriate software platforms for cloud aggregation, data processing and manipulation, and data visualization and utilization. This includes learning and testing new software platforms, as well as working with tech partners to develop both project and country level information management systems.
·         Assist teams in setting up appropriate summary statistics and relational calculations in program databases and link them to tracking dashboards. Help develop the appropriate workflow.
·         Understand, maintain and innovate the technical components (including hardware, software, database, etc.) of the MEL information and data management system that improves MC’s ability to implement quality programs through better collection, management, analysis and presentation of data, and represent impact to donor, government bodies, peer organizations and communities using standard technologies.
Organizational Learning
·         As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit mercy corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
·         Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Supervisory Responsibility: Program M&E team
Accountability
·         Reports Directly To: Research and Learning Manager
·         Works Directly With: Team Lead, Research Team, Policy Team, Program Team, Implementing Partners.
Knowledge and Experience:
·         MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, economics, statistics, peace and conflict studies, or other relevant subject with strong quantitative background, and at least five years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects. The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project. Previous experience working on Conflict or Peacebuilding program is an added advantage.
·         Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, peace and security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.
·         Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
·         Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
·         Strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing appropriate weights, and analyze quantitative data.
·         Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
·         Experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
·         Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other language(s), as required.
Success Factors:
The successful candidate will have a meticulous eye for data rigor, a commitment to program learning and adaptation, and a curiosity to drive for deeper understanding of the dynamics driving Violent Extremism recruitment in East Africa.
S/he will be a team player and able to work comfortably in a matrix management structure, where flexibility and collaboration across partners will be essential.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to think critically across sectors and to understand how complex systems work to drive vulnerabilities.
S/he will have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to distill complex ideas into tangible and understandable data points and narratives to effectively tell the story of program impact.
Above all, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an exceptional commitment to programmatic excellence, thrive in a team setting and have a good sense of humor to contribute to a dynamic working environment.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor). Applications should be sent to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before 19th August, 2019.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title they are applying for.

Director of Programs (DoP) – Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
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.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps began working in Kenya in 2008 and has to date built a robust and diverse portfolio in working to enable Kenyans affected by poverty, resource scarcity and conflict – in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized communities – to be healthy, productive and to drive peace and development of their communities.
To do this, we deliver integrated programming to strengthen resilience, market and governance systems, address the root causes of conflict, and equip vulnerable populations- in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized social groups- with the skills, opportunities and resources they need to be healthy, productive and to drive the development of their communities.
Mercy Corps Kenya also collaborates with neighbouring countries to implement a number of multi-country and cross-border programs.
Working with a diverse base of donors that includes the UK Department for International Development (DFID), European Commission (EC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Google.org, MasterCard Foundation and other foundations and institutional donors, Mercy Corps empowers people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
We work closely with the private sector, civil society and governance structures at local and national levels to facilitate change and ensure that opportunities are inclusive of all Kenyans.
General Position Summary
Mercy Corps is seeking a bold and innovative leader to be the Director of Programs (DoP) for Mercy Corps Kenya. The DoP is a senior member of Mercy Corps Kenya team tasked with developing new programs and managing a diverse, innovative and high quality portfolio.
He/she is responsible for overall program performance and quality, ensuring that teams are implementing high-impact programs, and are tracking progress toward specific objectives, indicators and milestones. Guided by the Mercy Corps Kenya Country Strategy, the DoP will identify funding opportunities and developing proposals that strategically connect programs into a cohesive country portfolio.
The DoP will support program teams to effectively coordinate with operations, finance and human resources functions from inception to close out. This position will place a high value on finding innovative solutions and building creative partnerships to development and humanitarian challenges. A market systems development and resilience approach is at the core of Mercy Corps Kenya’s programming strategy. The DoP will promote and integrate these approaches into program development and delivery.
The Director of Programs will champion the Mercy Corps’ Cornerstones of Leadership to ensure that teams are driving transformational impact in country through groundbreaking innovations and influence in action strategies that positions Mercy Corps as the leader of change in Kenya and beyond.
Mercy Corps Kenya has several cross-border and multicountry initiatives. As such the Director of Programs is someone who is willing to think and go beyond borders to innovate and scale impact in the region.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy and Vision
·         Support and contribute to the development and implementation of Mercy Corps Kenya strategy. Develop programs that aligns with the Mercy Corps Kenya Strategy.
·         Provide support to the Country Director on matters pertaining to strategy, planning, budgeting, programming and management.
·         Develop work plans and mobilize resources to achieve country strategy objectives.
·         Promote thought leadership by ensuring that program innovations and successes are tested, analyzed, documented, and effectively communicated internally and externally.
Program Management
·         Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ principles, values, program guidelines and quality standards.
·         Support the Country Director to strengthen program strategies and quality, partnerships, and accountability in accordance with Mercy Corps and donor policies.
·         Ensure program implementation is on time, on target and on budget, using effective Mercy Corps (and other standard) program quality tools to achieve the desired impact.
·         Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources and timely, accurate and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
·         Develop partnership frameworks, partner agreements/Memorandum of Understandings, and oversee partner capacity building.
·         Coordinate with Mercy Corps teams and programs across the neighboring countries to implement cross-border and multi-country initiatives.
·         Support all donor reporting and communications and track major grant milestones deliverables, cost share requirements, project burn rates and major procurement.
Team Management
·         Build a cohesive team spirit and culture among staff and delegate functions and responsibilities to them while ensuring achievement of program objectives.
·         Maintain effective and positive internal communication with Mercy Corps staff in all field offices. Promote open and harmonious communication between departments, offices, and programs.
·         Supervise and mentor program team in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
·         Foster a working atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellence at all levels.
·         Connect teams to ideas, partners and resources to drive creative solutions for greater impact.
·         Recruit, orient and lead team members as necessary.
·         Demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure.
·         Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on one meetings and performance reviews.
·         Fill in for the Country Director and for program leadership as needed and as requested.
Influence, Representation & Fundraising
·         Identify and lead on fundraising opportunities, including developing partnerships and proposal writing.
·         Develop and nurture culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success.
·         Explore, evaluate and present innovative funding opportunities that support the country strategy.
·         Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with donors, government partners, consortium partners, sub-grantees, and other stakeholders.
·         In coordination with the Country Director, partake in representation role on specific coordination working groups or forums.
Finance and Compliance Management
·         Ensure compliance and transparent use of resources in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies.
·         Monitor and adherence to grant agreements, Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures and other relevant regulations, including those of the Government of Kenya.
·         Work closely with support functions in Kenya, regional and headquarters to ensure highest compliance and program performance.
·         Work with Program Managers on proper budget management, including forecasting and procurement planning.
Security
·         Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
·         Proactively ensure the well-being of team members and ensure they are aware of policies to help manage insecure environments.
Organizational Learning
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Supervisory Responsibility: Program Managers/ Directors, Team Leaders, Country MEL Manager, relevant advisors (TBC).
Accountability
·         Reports Directly To: Country Director
·         Works Directly With: HQ-based Program, Operations, Finance, Compliance, Fundraising and Technical Support Unit, Regional teams
Knowledge and Experience
·         Proven track record in diverse program and team management; successful proposal writing and program development.
·         BA/S or higher in management, international development or other relevant field.
·         At least 10 years of programming experience, including at least five years in a senior management position. Expatriate experience preferred.
·         Experience managing development and humanitarian programs as well as transitional programs in insecure areas affected by conflict.
·         Experience managing programs in relevant technical area(s) including food security, nutrition, resilience, market systems development, gender, livelihoods and financial services.
·         Strong M&E skills in developing and executing effective and timely monitoring systems, both at the program- and country-level
·         Conversant with major donor requirements and compliance especially USAID, DFID and other institutional and foundation donors.
·         Strong management skills with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
·         Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members.
·         Strong understanding of conflict sensitive program mainstreaming and gender and protection mainstreaming would be an advantage.
·         Experience in Kenya highly (especially in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands ASALs) preferred.
Success Factors
The successful DoP will skillfully represent programmatic priorities of the agency to donors and partners while providing effective leadership to the Mercy Corps program team.
S/he will have strong proposal writing skills as this role spends about half of the time fundraising.
S/he has high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building and will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
The role is a hands-on position and success will be determined by the level of direct engagement in program development, oversight of programs, fundraising and representing the agency to stakeholders including donors, governments and other agencies.
The successful DoP is a versatile leader who takes an active role in program design and overarching strategy. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Nairobi and requires up to 40% travel to field locations. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is individual accommodation with unlimited freedom of movement beyond the house/office.
There are numerous International schools in Kenya. Staff have a relatively high degree of access to health and utility services (hospitals, clinics, electricity, water, etc). This position requires frequent travel by road and air to field offices in less secure environments, where basic amenities are lacking (no running water, and limited electricity without generators).
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to 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. Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.
Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
Visit http://app.jobvite.com/m?3Jo6zkwB to apply online.

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