Mercy Corps is hiring a
Location: Remote in a location where Mercy Corps is registered
Valid unrestricted work authorization in the country in which you will be based is required at the time of application for this position.
Position Status: Full Time, Temporary ,Exempt (3 months)
Salary: The annualized salary for this role will be $64,000 - $76,000 for US-Based candidates. For the 3 month term, the estimated pay will be $16,000 - $19,000 USD.
About Mercy Corps
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’ new 10-year strategy – Pathway to Possibility – is our guide to a future in which everyone can prosper. It reflects our ambitions to not only meet the basic needs of communities affected by conflict and climate change, but also to achieve lasting, transformative change at scale. In our pursuit of excellence, Mercy Corps’ Executive Leadership team has undertaken a review of our Program Department structure to find efficiencies and optimize the delivery of the Pathway to Possibility. This work will connect with the broader change management initiative and the Mercy Corps organization restructuring work led by the Strategic Realization Unit and the Office of the COO. With a recent assessment of the Program department structure and design now undertaken, a series of recommendations have been sent to our Executive Leadership and have been approved for action. The outcomes of this review process, and the resultant design, are transformative, comprehensive in scope, and will drive organizational alignment and coherence, which will in turn help us create greater impact.
The Project Manager, Program Redesign Implementation will be a key actor in ensuring the delivery of the endorsed recommendations from the Program Department review (now referred to as the Program Redesign), to ensure the successful implementation of the structure vision, including supporting cross-functional workstreams and overseeing collaborative efforts leading to effective solutions, change management, innovation, as well its adoption and implementation by the relevant teams. Reporting to the Senior Director, Operations Management, and with close linkages to the Global People Team, Strategy Realization Unit (SRU), and the Program Redesign Steering Committee along with its Project Management Office, they will also oversee efforts related to the simplification and streamlining of key processes to make us more efficient and effective, with an emphasis of Human Resources and People support. They will collaborate and coordinate with the key actors and stakeholder across the agency also reviewing or undertaking transformative initiatives as part of the refreshed strategy and ensure that the outcome of these workstreams feeds into the holistic structure vision. The Project Manager, Program Redesign Implementation will serve as the key focal point for all People-related matters within the Project Management Office. They will ensure that HR initiatives, policies, and procedures are effectively aligned with the objectives of the Program Redesign and are consistently implemented.
Due to the executive sponsorship of the Program Redesign, which is constituted of key executives and stakeholders across the agency, as well as the cross-cutting initiatives under the Strategic Realization Unit, this role interacts heavily with other organizational leaders to design and implement changes. This role will need to successfully build credible partnerships across the departments/business functions to achieve the intended purpose and value propositions of operational initiatives. This includes Regional teams, ensuring significant benefit is achieved at the country level and that change is supported with adequate capacity and capability.
REPORTING AND COMMUNICATIONS
HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATION
External consultants contracted for this work as required.
Reports Directly To: Senior Director, Operations Management
Works Directly With: Global People Team, Strategy Realization Unit, Program Redesign Steering Committee, Project Management Office
Coordinates With: a variety of internal stakeholders engaged in strategic planning or strategy realization.
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.
Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills
The successful candidate will translate the strategic vision into an actionable and implementable work plan, which can be managed and validated via accountability mechanisms. They are an effective communicator both verbally and in writing - as well as a good listener, able to understand different perspectives, open to feedback, and importantly able to identify realistic and workable compromises. They are also a strong influencer with the ability to effectively help shape Mercy Corps' strategy and decisions, and equally strong conveners and facilitators with the ability to meaningfully engage and leaders and their teams in key processes and changes designed to deliver on our Pathway to Possibility as well as build true ownership of the strategy by all and maximize effectiveness in the required changing behavior.
The position is based remotely in a location where Mercy Corps has an established and registered presence, as determined in coordination with the Senior Director, Operations Management. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/short term assignment to a field posting. Staff 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.
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.
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.
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, 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 & Ethics
**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 and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. 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 e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.