Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Field Coordinator . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, environment science , Social Science or any other relevant fields.
- At least 5 years’ experience of humanitarian/emergency response especially in implementation with a strong background on capacity building of stakeholders.
- Experience working in cash transfer modalities including both cash and and vouchers, with specific experience and/or knowledge of digital cash transfer options.
- Experiences working in partnerships, coordination among different stakeholders and organizations at local and provincial level is required.
- Prior experience working on FCDO funded programs is highly preferred.
- Good understanding of humanitarian contexts in Madhesh Province. .
- In-depth knowledge and significant experience of implementing large CVA distribution and multi stakeholder engagement.
- Experience of emergency preparedness with a good understanding of the emergency cash preparedness process.
- Experience of the humanitarian coordination system, humanitarian standards and principles, and humanitarian accountability initiatives.
- Working experiences and understanding on short-term emergency response, M&E, social protection, and SBCC will be an added advantage.
- Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments under tight deadlines.
- Strong coordination skills, including capacity to coordinate with teams remotely.
- Excellent spoken and written English and Nepali language skills and ability to interact effectively with international and national staff.
- Ability to communicate in local language is strongly preferable
- Experience working with governments, civil society, national and international organizations.
- Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps and its interests to key stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Field Coordinator includes the following points primarily, but is not limited to the following:
- Support to execute standby agreement with civil society organizations, Technical and Financial Service Provider (T/FSP) for emergency preparedness and responses.
- Work with partners to undertake quality market capacity assessment to identify conditions for implementing cash and voucher assistance and produce report
- Lead consultation on post-disaster vulnerability targeting criteria including the Minimum Expenditure Basket with local government
- Support conducting CVA training and orientation to local implementing partners and Local Government staff on CVA and disbursement mechanisms including on vulnerability targeting
- Provide technical support to partners on Financial and Procurement policies for CVA and disbursement mechanisms and mobilization.
- Mobilization of Technological and Financial Service Provider for deployment of digital CVA modalities.
- Engage on strengthening communication channels of Emergency Operation Centers at different levels (PEOC, DEOC and LEOC).
- Support orientation to vendors and enumerators and register flood affected targeted households and generate reports.
- Coordinate with service providers to disseminate messages to participating households on response modality and benefits entitlement through both in person gathering and push IVR calls.
- Facilitate redemption of CVA assistance through value electronic vouchers and or transfer of (multipurpose) cash transfer working along with Financial Service Providers (FSP) .
- Assist undertaking Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) within two to four weeks of support through call centers.
- Ensure project accountability matrix is duly followed for smooth and quality implementation of Cash and Voucher Assistance
- Provide capacity building initiatives of provincial and local governments, civil society and private sector to strengthen capacity and prepositioning of system and procedure for timely CVA, improve coordination and harmonized response.
- Work closely with Country Community Accountability and Response Mechanism (CARM) focal person to ensure participants, communities and stakeholders are oriented on CARM, safeguarding and the issues are managed as per MC policy
Finance & Compliance Management
- Monitor adherence to the grant agreement, Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that the team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
Accountability to Affected People
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 beneficiaries and communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our 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.
- Ensure proper integration of child safeguarding and GESI aspects into sector specific project planning and implementation.
- Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when a crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other duties as assigned by their supervisor and or Country Director.
Supervisory Responsibility: Not applicable
Reports Directly to: Project Manager
Works Directly with: MEL Coordinator, CCG coordinator
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. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.
Application Deadline: 3rd August, 2022