About Mercy Corps
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. Now, and for the future.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps works in places of transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval, or economic collapse present opportunities to build more secure, productive, and just communities. Providing emergency relief in times of crisis, we move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks, and promote sustainable change by supporting community-led and market-driven initiatives. Recognizing both the great potential and the complex challenges faced by the Middle East, since 1989 Mercy Corps has been implementing a range of humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to the specific needs of the region and of those communities where we work.
Since 2003, Mercy Corps has been working to pave the way for a new Iraq. We continue to deliver emergency, life-saving assistance to conflict affected populations while also addressing longer term needs and underlying causes. Ongoing cycles of conflict have resulted in millions of people displaced, basic infrastructure destroyed, livelihoods disrupted, and deepening divisions within communities. Since our work began, we’ve provided support to more than 5 million people affected by war, violence, and displacement.
Mercy Corps has worked across Iraq’s 18 governorates since 2003, implementing relief and development programming, more than a third of which has focused on the specific needs of refugees and displaced persons. Mercy Corps Iraq current goal is to work with new and existing civil society, public and private sector partners to meet immediate and long-term needs by strengthening communities’ ability to rebuild amidst increasing crisis.
General Position Summary
The MEL Assistant is an integral part of the Program Performance and Quality Department (PAQ) in Nineveh governorate. The general duties and responsibilities of the MEL Assistant are to support the conduct of all day-to-day monitoring activities at the project-level in Nineveh governorate, plan travel and logistics related to data collection activities, supervision of enumerators,
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Provide input and updates on MEL work plans
- Support assessments in area of responsibility.
- Lead and supervise enumerators in data-collection activities
- Support MEL Officer with site monitoring (spot checks)
- Train enumerators on data-collection tools
- Lead and supervise enumerators in data-collection activities
- Coordinate logistics required with related departments
- Hire and lead enumerators as necessary.
Community Accountability and Reporting
- As needed, staff help desks at program activities and enter into CARM log all feedback and complaints provided through the help desk.
- Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.
- Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
- Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Hire, orient and lead enumerators as necessary.
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
- 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 toward 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: None
Reports Directly To: MEL Officer
Works Directly With: PAQ Department, Program teams, Operations/Logistics
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree is required.
- 1 year of Work experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with international and/or local NGOs or other relevant organizations is an asset but not a requirement.
Languages (Arabic and Kurdish Badini) are required.
- Strong analytical, multi-tasking, and organizational and prioritization skills are necessary.
Knowledge of data collection and entry level data cleaning and analysis methods.
Commitment to working with vulnerable groups regardless of race, religion or gender.
Demonstrated attention to details, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work
Independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
- Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic is required.
Fluency in written and spoken Kurdish is required (Badini).
- Good computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel are assets.
- Candidate must be willing to travel and work in difficult conditions.
- Candidate must be enthusiastic about traveling to the field in daily bases.
The successful MEL Assistant will show flexibility, and a willingness to test, adapt, and improve. S/he will seek to produce information and learning that is genuinely useful for the program staff in informing their strategic \ and operational decisions.
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.
Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES:
Successful candidates should meet the education and experience requirements in the position descriptions for the On Boarding and Capacity Building Officer.
S/he must be self- motivated, creative, tolerant, and able to work in difficult, stressful environments and follow Mercy Corps procedures. S/he must respect diversity and gender equality at the workplace.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR CVS TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW.
Please indicate on the subject of the email the title of the position you are applying for, for full position description for the noted posts, please visit websites NCCI and F-Job.
ALL APPLICATIONS/ CVS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY October 27, 2021 AT 4:00 PM
Potential candidates for the post will be contacted for an interview and processed according to Mercy Corps Human Resources policies and procedures. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for potential interview.
Any documents submitted will remain with Mercy Corps and will not be returned to candidates. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer. Females are highly encouraged to apply.
Female Candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global Impact.
Mercy Corps Iraq offers a variety of arrangements that enable women to excel in their careers. Mercy Corps Iraq ensures a safe and inclusive working environment for women and men through field security training and measures to provide secure working arrangements on-site and in the office.