Mercy Corps Sr Gender Advisor

Please note that this role could also be based in Portland, OR or London, UK.


Mercy Corps alleviates poverty, suffering, and oppression and works to build secure, productive, and just communities in over 40 countries around the world. Our Program Department supports field-led work that delivers measurable impact.

Mercy Corps’ Technical Support Unit (TSU) is a key part of the Program Department. TSU subject-matter experts help set agency strategy and provide consultation – from assessment and design through project implementation and results measurement – to field offices worldwide, in some of the world’s toughest places. TSU team members lead research, foster organizational learning, represent Mercy Corps to external audiences, and develop partnerships. The TSU is also integral to global business development and revenue.


The senior gender advisor plays a key role in the strategy development and implementation of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide gender integration initiative. This organizational change process uses a holistic approach to incorporating gender across the agency, from human resources and operations to programs. While the senior gender advisor facilitates this process, accountability for success is shared across Mercy Corps leaders. The Sr. Advisor also provides expert technical support and capacity building to Mercy Corps field teams. The support includes program design and development, network and partnership development, representation at key sector forums and events, helping to monitor and improve program quality and relevance, staying current on industry innovation and best practices, writing competitive proposals for submission to donors, delivering training, and disseminating information to internal and external partners. The senior advisor will participate in matrixed teams, share and build the capacity of others, and help integrate their technical areas with others.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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