DUE : 23 JAN 2023
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps partners with communities as they move from a place of fragility to resilience, meeting urgent needs while addressing root causes – always 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.
The Program / Department / Team
Mercy Corps is a consortium member implementing the USAID-Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) funded Resilient Food Security Activity (RFSA), Amalima Loko, in the Matabeleland North province of western Zimbabwe. Mercy Corps provides overall technical oversight and leadership on resilience as a guiding principle and approach to reach the program’s overall goal: improve food security through increased food access and sustainable watershed management. The Resilience Coordinators will be responsible for implementing the technical vision for resilience in the program, working closely with consortium partners to translate the program’s resilience logic into work plans to ensure quality implementation of key activities. The Resilience Coordinators will feed into resilience measurement and learning (RMEL) contributions to the program’s overall MEL system.
Provides technical input for resilience integration across the implementation of the program’s three
main outcomes and cross-cutting themes.
Supports Mercy Corps’ start-up processes during the program Refinement Phase, including
contributing to research, assessment, analysis, and design activities.
Collaborate with Amalima Loko technical staff and partners from the Amalima Loko consortium, and
Mercy Corps’ regional and HQ technical support team to ensure buy-in and coordination of key
resilience inputs into start up and throughout implementation.
Support regular reflection to assess strengths and weaknesses of resilience application in
programming and develop detailed reports to adapt program approaches to the local context.
Monitoring, Measurement and Learning
Contribute to the design and implementation of assessments and conduct or facilitate analyses to
inform program understanding of resilience dynamics in target communities and among target
Support the resilience monitoring and learning agenda, tied to program outcomes, working in close
coordination with the Resilience Lead, Mercy Corps’ Resilience-MEL focal point and the program’s
CLA Lead and M&E Manager.
Support program monitoring and implementing teams to implement a resilience monitoring system, to
track resilience program outcomes and document lessons-learned.
Work with the program’s CLA Lead and M&E Team to develop and facilitate resilience-informed
adaptive management processes at a district level, to reflect on resilience monitoring results, take
stock of successes and failures, and make program adjustments as necessary.
Work with teams to support the delivery of research and learning priorities in resilience, in
consultation with the Resilience Lead, consortium’s senior management team and donor priorities
Identify opportunities for ensuring the program can demonstrate evidence and deliver compelling
messages on what works best for resilience in target districts.
Support the development of high-quality learning products, program briefs and thought pieces
articulating and sharing evidence of success for building resilience
Knowledge Management and Communication
Contribute to documentation and dissemination of program learning related to resilience
Package resilience content and information for key internal and external audiences
Facilitate capture and packaging of resilience stories
Secure additional support and resources in communications and knowledge management for
resilience, as required.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
The position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding environment.
BA/BS or equivalent in development studies, agriculture, economics, environmental management,
governance or other relevant field.
Graduate degree in development studies, agriculture, economics, environmental management,
governance or other relevant field is desirable.
At least 3 years of experience working in resilience building programming involving livelihoods, food
security, disaster risk reduction, market systems or environmental management approaches
required. Previous experience working in Matabeleland is highly desirable.
Demonstrated ability to design and facilitate processes to use research and M&E to improve program
learning and adaptive management.
Experience with design and implementation of participatory assessment processes, quantitative and
qualitative data collection techniques, and monitoring and evaluation
Strong representation, networking, and facilitation skills with experience in conducting participatory
trainings and workshops.
Essential computer literacy and capacity to work with MS Office applications
Written and verbal proficiency in English and verbal proficiency in Ndebele is highly desirable.
To apply, please send one document that includes your cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, contactable references, and your CV to Mercy Corps Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 23 January 2023.
Application should be clearly marked with the position applied for in the email subject line.
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity organization and encourages both female and male candidates to apply. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and shortlisting will proceed as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.