Mercy Corps New Vacancy Announcement

Mercy Corps believes in the possibility of a better world. We understand that diverse teams perform best and that every member should feel a sense of belonging. We welcome individuals with various backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to strengthen our impact and ensure long-term success.

Position 1: Innovations and Investments Fund Manager – Highland Resilience Activity

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the management of the Innovations and Investment Fund to achieve project goals and encourage private and public investment in target areas.
  • Develop processes, guidelines, and manuals for effective fund management, adhering to Mercy Corps’ global practices and USAID regulations.
  • Understand the elements of successful investments and create tactical and strategic plans to leverage co-investments.
  • Ensure fund activities align with project targets and do not create unfair market competition.
  • Contribute to overall project implementation plans.
  • Design processes fostering innovation in coordination with program technical leads.
  • Collaborate with HRA Technical Leads to design NOFOs, annual program statements, EOIs, and manage all processes leading to awards.
  • Review fund applicants’ budgets for completeness, cost realism, and compliance.
  • Conduct pre-award financial reviews and due diligence in coordination with finance and compliance teams.
  • Negotiate and draft sub-award agreements with selected sub-recipients.
  • Research and assess potential partners in the private sector, public sector, and community-managed entities.


  • Ensure the Innovations and Investment Fund adheres to USAID regulations and the prime award agreement. Stay updated on regulatory changes and adjust fund procedures as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibility: None


  • Reports Directly To: Chief of Party with working lines to the HRA Technical and Implementation Director.
  • Works Directly with: HRA Technical teams, regional teams, and finance and compliance teams.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics, or Business Administration, or a Bachelor’s degree with significant additional experience.
  • 5-7 years of experience in enterprise development, investment management, and partnerships with private sector actors.
  • Strong understanding of market systems development, investment processes, strategic planning, and business development.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage and attract private sector investments.
  • Proven experience in proposal development and project cycle management related to private sector investments.
  • Ability to represent and defend Mercy Corps’ interests professionally with diverse stakeholders.
  • Understanding of complex developmental and transitional contexts, particularly in resilience, preferred.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa
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Position 2: Driver

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate MC vehicles as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Maintain vehicle log sheets according to MC policies.
  • Regularly check vehicle conditions and report issues to transport management.
  • Follow all safety and communication protocols.
  • Safeguard all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, and spares.
  • Keep the vehicle clean, ready, and on standby for use.
  • Assist with office logistics and daily workloads as required.
  • Cooperate with staff and visitors, assisting in troubleshooting daily business issues.
  • Report vehicle maintenance needs regularly.
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned.
  • Adhere to all MC policies and procedures.
  • Conduct oneself professionally to uphold Mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission.

Reports Directly To: Assistant Logistics Officer
Works Directly With: Program and Support Staff

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid 3rd Grade or above Driving License.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Driver, preferably with an International NGO.
  • Vehicle repair experience is an advantage.
  • Proficient in Amharic and English; knowledge of Afari language is preferred.
  • Familiar with routes, duty stations, project areas, and the NGO/diplomatic community.

Place of Work: Negelle
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Deadline: June 29, 2024

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