About Mercy Corps
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About Mercy Corps in the DRC
Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian and development Non-Governmental Organization which has been operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2007, with a staff of about 300 people. Mercy Corps’ country office is located in Goma with field offices in Kitchanga, Kiwanja, (North Kivu) and Bukavu (South Kivu), and a representative office in Kinshasa.
Current Mercy Corps DRC activities in DRC focus on humanitarian and stabilization programming, in sectors of; WaSH and emergency cash-based assistance, food security, good governance and economic recovery programs, with an increasing shift towards transitional and integrated development programming.
Program / Department Summary
A Consortium composed of Mercy Corps (MC) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG), in cooperation with multiple local and international partners, are implementing the integrated Food Security and Inclusive Access to Resources for Conflict-Sensitive Market Development (FARM) program, which seeks to improve stability for men, women, boys and girls through improved land governance and access to land, as well as the development of a more efficient and inclusive market environment for over 250,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries, in the chiefdoms of Bashali (Masisi) and Bwisha (Rutshuru). FARM is a four years program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kigali, Rwanda, aligned with the International Stabilization Support Strategy (I4S), which paves the way for the stabilization of Eastern DRC.
General Position Summary
The Market and Value Chains Development Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, technical oversight and ensuring direct management for all activities related to FARM’s Strategic Objective 2: Strengthen market systems and cooperation between value chain actors, with particular attention on improving agriculture markets and value-chain development. He/she will define implementation strategies in coordination with the Programme Director and the program’s democratic dialogue processes, train staff, provide them with technical assistance; and ensure that common strategies and approaches are applied consistently in all communities through the development of manuals with detailed instructions for implementing activities. He/she will also keep abreast of the latest research and evolutions in the field of market/value chain development (specifically the MSD approach) and integrate new ideas and approaches as appropriate, seek additional technical assistance as needed from Mercy Corps headquarters or regional offices and ensure effective working relationships with collaborating agencies. The Manager will lead coordination with the FARM program’s third-party technical lead on value chain and market systems development.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management and Implementation:
Finance, Compliance and Quality Management
Team Management Support
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: Direct Supervisor to SO2 Team Leader
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Program Director – FARM
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Subgrants & Partnerships Manager, SO1 Manager, FARM M&E Team, program staff, finance, operations and program support staff.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:
This position will be based in Goma (DRC). Accommodation will be provided in Goma within group housing. Goma is a provincial capital of over 700,000 inhabitants. Living in Goma is comfortable, although water and electricity can be unstable. There are different restaurants and leisure activities available.
While conditions in the country are improving, there are still pockets of violence and insecurity. Mercy Corps’ sub-offices experience variable levels of insecurity, with the situation closely monitored by UN peacekeepers. Air travel is necessary to get from one end of the country to the other. Mobile phones and cellular service are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices. There are a number of health services available with evacuation options for serious illnesses. There’s reasonable access to most consumer goods, although they can be expensive.
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.
Diversity is powerful. To achieve transformational change, we seek out team members with different origins, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of thinking. Diversity helps us unlock complexity.
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