January 24, 2024
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Job Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps, a global organization dedicated to creating a better world, operates in over 40 countries. In times of disaster or hardship, Mercy Corps partners to implement bold solutions, fostering resilient communities worldwide. With a history dating back to 1986, Mercy Corps has been pivotal in addressing the complex challenges faced by Afghanistan, providing humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to local needs.

Program/Department Summary

The Mercy Corps Finance Department oversees all financial functions in Afghanistan, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and internal policies. Supporting program objectives with timely financial information, the Finance Department plays a crucial role in efficient resource utilization.

Success Summary

The ability to support programmatic objectives with timely financial information is essential. Upholding impeccable professional standards of finance and procurement ethics, the Finance Department ensures compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies.

Ongoing Learning

Mercy Corps believes in learning organizations for enhanced effectiveness and relevance. Team members are empowered to dedicate 5% of their time to activities fostering personal and professional growth.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Enriching the organization with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs, Mercy Corps strives for a culture of trust and respect. Commitment to diversity and inclusion is an ongoing journey, with continuous learning and evolution.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. A commitment to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety is central to equal employment opportunities.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Committed to ensuring the dignity and respect of all individuals, Mercy Corps adheres to core principles preventing sexual exploitation and abuse. A safe and inclusive work environment is maintained through the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct.

Job Description:

General Position Summary

Mercy Corps is seeking a dynamic individual experienced in protection integration and safeguarding to analyze protection and safeguarding in service delivery. The Protection Officer will work within the programs team, supporting protection mainstreaming across Mercy Corps’ Programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Protection Mainstreaming and Safeguarding
  • Assess access of diverse and marginalized groups to services.
  • Establish action plans for consistent implementation of protection and safeguarding best practices.
  • Act as a reporting avenue for Safeguarding related issues, ensuring compliance with organizational policies.
  • Capacity Building
  • Support the training of program teams and partners on protection and safeguarding concepts.
  • Strengthen teams’ and partners’ capacity in protection and safeguarding through training on best practices.
  • Coordination & Representation
  • Represent Mercy Corps in relevant protection, PSEA networks, GBV, and gender clusters.
  • Coordinate with internal program and operational stakeholders, and relevant Technical Advisors.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualification and Transferable Skills:

  • Degree in social sciences, social work, education, law, or related fields.
  • 3 years of experience working with NGOs on protection programming and/or Safeguarding/ PSEA.
  • Knowledge of the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation in humanitarian settings.
  • Strong personal interest in gender issues, social inclusion, and human rights.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
Submission Guideline:

To apply for this position, submit your CV and Cover letter with the vacancy number and position title (MCA076-2024 Application for (PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING OFFICER)) to by the deadline of 26-may-2024. Please include the vacancy number and title in the subject line.

Mercy Corps is committed to diversity, and females are highly encouraged to apply.