Mercy Corps announces vacancy foInclusion and Accountability Advisorr . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Oversee CARM, Safeguarding, and GDI workstreams including: ensuring the smooth day-to-day functioning of systems and processes, supporting relevant team members with related responsibilities, developing and reviewing tools and guidance, identifying shared priorities and avenues for collaboration and coordination, andidentifying challenges and problem-solving, elevating, and seeking support as needed.
  • CARM: Guide country-level CARM processes and tools (develop, revise, roll-out, orient, and build capacity), oversee and grade feedback received through CARM system and maintain database, support program-level CARM focal points, collaborate with MEL team to ensure feedback received through CARM informs programmatic adaptations.
  • Safeguarding: Collaborate with Senior Safeguarding & Protection Officer on Safeguarding strategy and activities, support awareness-raising and adherence to global Minimum Standards, support with reporting and case management as needed
  • GDI: Oversee implementation of GDI activities and adaptation, lead GDI diagnostic components as needed, and engage relevant colleagues which may include focal points, HR department/leadership, and SMT.
  • Lead SDI workplan, approach, and working group, including tracking workplan progress, adapting as necessary (including annual revision), ensuring regular report-outs as outlined in the approach, and convening the SDI working group regularly.
  • Bring strategic vision to MCN’s SDI work, identifying areas for improvement and growth, which may include increasing integration across CARM, Safeguarding, and GDI, impact measurement, further incorporating programmatic gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) work, strengthening shared priorities, engaging partners and increasing coordination with the localization strategy, and other items based on country office priorities and needs.
  • Develop tools, resources, and guidance as necessary to support workstreams and SDI.
  • Engage in relevant working groups and communities of practice at the country, regional, and global levels, as well as relevant groups and platforms in Nepal.
  • Lead and contribute to knowledge products and thought leadership efforts.
  • Document processes, successes, and learnings and share out with country team, regional colleagues, and more widely (e.g. communities of practice).
  • Contribute to business development and proposal efforts, bringing SDI-related best practices and global minimum standards, learnings, and activities into program design; engage in design workshops, proposal review and feedback, budget development, and related discussions as needed (will vary by opportunity). 
  • Bring key principles to this work overall, including accountability, protection, safety and well-being, and do-no-harm.


  • Ensure relevant focal points and working groups are in place, functional, and receiving adequate support, including Safeguarding focal points and champions and CARM focal points; review and adapt structure as needed based on country office needs and staffing.
  • Ensure that onboarding materials are up-to-date and new team members are receiving orientations.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to SDI principles and responsibilities are incorporated in position descriptions and support HR with related workstreams including diversity and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, and retention.
  • Support the Director of Programs to incorporate relevant Mercy Corps Minimum Standards in proposal development and program design as well as ongoing program implementation; work with teams on understanding and adoption of relevant standards (including Safeguarding and CARM) by providing orientations, ongoing refreshers, and monitoring progress.


  • Work closely with the country office security lead to promote and maintain systems that support the safety and security of all team members, incorporating an inclusion and accountability lens.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:
 to be determined


Reports Directly To: Director of Programs

Works Directly With: Program Managers, Nepal country office leadership, Head of Operations and Security, relevant focal points (CARM, Safeguarding, GDI, and GESI), HR Senior Manager, relevant technical leads and teams (CARM, Safeguarding, GDI, GDI), regional CARM, Safeguarding, GDI, and GESI Advisors

Knowledge & Experience

  • University degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender/women’s studies, anthropology, social work, or other related discipline. 
  • 5-7 years of professional experience related to inclusion, accountability, gender equality and social inclusion, protection, safeguarding, and/or development. 
  • In-depth understanding of gender, age, caste, and other significant socio-cultural factors in the context of inclusion, safety, and accountability – both with programming and internal operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively, balancing time-sensitive tasks with longer-term strategic work, and to communicate these priorities to teams, colleagues, and leadership. 
  • Experience advocating for related issues with colleagues and leadership and creating buy-in and ownership.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources – incorporating participatory methods as appropriate – and synthesize this information into relevant products, including workplans, approach documents, and reports.
  • Strong facilitation skills and ability to communicate confidently and present information/argumentation in a straightforward and persuasive manner. 
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse team in a sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, adherence to details, and ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members.


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.
In Nepal, Mercy Corps  began  operations  in  2005,  and  since  then  has  implemented  projects  in  the  sectors of agriculture, food security and nutrition, financial services, youth engagement, and disaster risk reduction/ climate change adaptation. To date, this programming has reached over 900,000 people in 23 districts. We work with a range of donors in Nepal, and have been a trusted prime partner of choice for decades. 

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Application DeadlineSunday 13th Aug, 2023

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