Mercy Corps is hiring a
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.
Over the past 10 years, Mercy Corps has embarked on a journey to challenge and address gender inequality and social exclusion in our organization, our programs, and our sector through the ACT for Impact grant. Initially, we developed policies and resources to address gender inequality in our programs. In the last decade, the scope of the ACT program has broadened and deepened to tackle inequality in our operations as well as in our programs. At the same time, significant global crises occurred, underscoring that safety, diversity, and inclusion are inextricably linked to who we are and what we do. This work is a key organizational priority for Mercy Corps.
Purpose / Project Description:
Mercy Corps’ new 10 year strategy, the Pathway to Possibility, places inclusion at the heart of our work. As part of a continued commitment to inclusion, we are looking for an experienced consultant to create a business case for our agency inclusion framework that will demonstrate a holistic and cohesive approach to inclusion that connects our operations, teams and programs. This business case will capture global data and statistics on the power of inclusion as well as successful examples from Mercy Corps programs and teams. This business case will help us continue to build alignment for inclusion across the organization and act as the foundation for our planned social behavior change campaign.
The Consultant activities will include the following:
The Consultant will:
Timeframe / Schedule:
Deadlines will be agreed between the consultant and the Sr. Director for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion. The final business case is due no later than Feb 24, 2023.
The Consultant will report to:
The Consultant will report to the Sr. Director for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion.
The Consultant will work closely with:
The Consultant will work closely with the Sr. Director for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, the Director for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion and the ACT IV Project Officer.
Required Experience & Skills:
**Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
**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 OpportunityWe 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.
Safeguarding & EthicsMercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. 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.