Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:
Position: Regional Market Systems Development (MSD) Advisor Africa
Location: Nairobi County
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 is currently operational in 17 countries in Africa including Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia. Mercy Corps’ country programs in Africa face momentous humanitarian crises and significant development challenges, and operate in fragile and conflict-affected areas, displacement settings, emergency responses, as well as more stable developed settings.
Against this backdrop Mercy Corps’ focus in Africa has been in promoting good governance and conflict resolution, enhancing resilience, facilitating market systems, access to finance and economic opportunities, as well as youth employment and empowerment.
It is imperative that Mercy Corps presents itself as a key and credible partner with the many donors, government authorities and civil society actors in order to contribute to the process of positive change across the continent. Mercy Corps looks to actively engage and partner with an ever-growing and innovative African private sector to achieve greater and sustained impact.
General Position Summary: Mercy Corps is seeking an experienced and field-tested Africa Regional Advisor for Market Systems Development (MSD) to support and grow our regional capacity to design, deliver and learn from a portfolio of high quality and impactful market/economic recovery and development programs.
The Advisor will provide strategic, evidence-based MSD technical support to country teams in multiple contexts, with a strong focus on enabling programs to integrate market-driven approaches into humanitarian and complex crisis settings, while ultimately strengthening individual, household and community resilience.
S/he will build out a wider system of global, regional and country-level support and expertise through a robust Africa-focused Community of Practice and employ a flexible, adaptive approach to the agency’s MSD work that builds on local capacities of teams, partners and communities, and uses our resilience lens and contextual analysis to address changing risks or vulnerabilities.
Mercy Corps’ MSD programs are implemented through multiple sectors, including Agriculture, Livestock, Employment, Energy, Financial Services, and Water. The Advisor will work seamlessly within agency matrixed teams to plan for and deliver the optimal level of support to field programs for increased quality and impact, using multiple sectoral entry points, to achieve our desired long-term results.
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