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Purpose / Project Description:
Mercy Corps implements a variety of programming throughout the Middle East in response to the diverse humanitarian and long-term development needs of the region. Mercy Corps has ongoing programs in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine. Mercy Corps is committed to delivering high quality, high impact programming that reaches communities or individuals in need, wherever they are.
Mercy Corps Iraq is implementing Promoting Economic Revival of Microbusiness and Agriculture (PERMA 2), an agriculture program that aims to improve the business environment and improve access to financial services as well as reactivate agriculture value chains in Salah al-Din and Ninewa governorates. Efforts toward agricultural and rural economic recovery must target the rehabilitation of both the public and the private (at micro and small enterprise levels) infrastructure through an integrated approach, while also taking into account the social and cultural complexity of Salah al-Din and Ninewa. In response, PERMA 2 has outlined three main objectives aimed at supporting rehabilitation, reconstruction, and overall economic recovery of the agriculture sector in Salah al-Din and Ninewa:
The Consultant will conduct the following activities:
The Consultant will develop the following deliverables.
Timeframe / Schedule:
Estimated LOE is 5 days between February - August 2024
The Consultant will report to:
Director of Programmes - Iraq
The Consultant will work closely with: PERMA Team Leader, Director - Markets, PERMA Financial Inclusion Manager, PERMA Agribusiness Manager, Mercy Corps Iraq PaQ Team
Required Experience & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required. Formal training in Market Systems Development or M4P preferred.
5 to 7 years of experience providing increasingly proficient technical support in the relevant field of expertise that includes:
Preparing writing and analysis on proposal development.
Demonstrating strong theoretical and applied knowledge of the field of expertise.
Using integrated approaches and applying systems thinking.
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Market Systems Development technical work -including experience with program design, partnership building, technical advising, and/or learning and research.
Practical field experience, typically over the course of 2 years, that includes:
A combination of successful temporary duration field assignments (under two weeks), longer-term field assignments (two or more weeks), and/or living in a field location for an extended period to work in a country or field office.
Managing and implementing successful MSD programs
Willingness and ability to travel frequently to Mercy Corps project sites and field locations, including travelling to insecure environments, is required
Familiarity with major donors such as USAID, DFID, the EC and relevant foundations and corporations.
Experience working in the Middle East required. Experience working in fragile contexts and humanitarian settings preferred.
Strong writing skills required.
Strong presentation and representation skills required.
Fluency in English is required
In order to be considered, this application requires the candidate to apply to all three (3) related consultant postings titled:
Applicants must please submit the following to each related posting:
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