in the DRC (French)
Mercy Corps est une organisation non-gouvernementale internationale d’aide humanitaire et de développement. Elle est opérationnelle en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis août 2007 avec un effectif actuel de plus de 350 employé/es nationaux et expatriés.
Le bureau national de Mercy Corps se situe à Goma avec des sous-bureaux/bases à Beni, Mambasa, Bunia et Mahagi (Provinces du Nord-Kivu et Ituri) ; une coordination provinciale à Bukavu, avec deux sous-bureaux Kavumu et Uvira (Province du Sud-Kivu). Mercy Corps s’est aussi récemment implantée au Kasai à Thsikapa.
Les activités clés de Mercy Corps en RDC se concentrent sur l’approvisionnement en eau, assainissement et les services d’hygiène (WASH) dans les zones de déplacement internes, ainsi que sur des assistances à grande échelle en cash ou vouchers pour les populations les plus vulnérables. Mais également sur des infrastructures WASH à grande échelle et le développement de l’offre de services dans les centres urbains et péri-urbains. Mercy Corps met également en place des programmes de sécurité alimentaire, d’appui à la bonne gouvernance, et de relance économique avec une tendance croissante vers des programmes de transition et de développement intégré
The Position (General Position Summary)
Working under the management of the Finance Director based in Goma, the Finance & Subgrant Manager will play a leading role in the reporting of financial information and ensure that Mercy Corps operations in Kasai comply with Mercy Corps policies, procedures and donors’ grant requirements. In addition, the incumbent of this position will work with the Finance Director in the overall management of the countrywide accounting, will lead the capacity building of the finance team members in Kasai, as well as partner organizations operating there. In support of the country finance strategy, the Finance & Subgrant Manager will support the Finance Director in updating and maintaining efficient written finance procedures, enforcing them in the Kasai region, and will train people around them. The incumbent of this position will also play a leading role with the different departments and functions within Mercy Corps’ offices in Kasai, especially with the program department of the assigned portfolio.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & reporting
Finance and Compliance management
Management oF sub-grants & COMPLIANCE WITH PRIME DONORS’ REQUIREMENTS
2 – 4 staff in Tshikapa, + 2 sub-office finance staff.
Reports directly to: Finance Director (based in Goma).
Works directly with: Chief of Party of the assigned portfolio, Deputy Chief of Party, Program Managers, Operations teams in Kasai, Regional Finance teams, and the entire DRC Finance team
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills
The ability to interact effectively with local community members, national and international personnel is required. A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines is necessary. A high professional standard of finance ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential. The ability to take financial data and present it in meaningful financial reports is essential. The Finance & Subgrant Manager must be able to lead a team and manage by example.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Tshikapa, DRC and it requires travels to various locations within the Kasai Region.
The position is non-accompanied. While conditions in the country are improving, there are still pockets of insecurity and petty crime is present. Mercy Corps’ offices experience variable levels of insecurity, with the situation closely monitored by UN peacekeepers and other security actors. Years of conflict and poor governance have badly damaged the country’s infrastructure. Air travel is necessary to get from one end of the country to the other. Mobile phones and cellular service are widely available. Internet is however limited in some places, but available in all Mercy Corps’ offices. Travel to field sites will be required where living conditions are clean and secure, but basic. There are a few health services available with some evacuation options for serious illnesses. There is reasonable access to basic consumer goods, although some can be expensive, and prices may fluctuate unexpectedly.
This position is entitled to shared staff housing in Tshikapa and is eligible for R&R per the DRC R&R policy. This position is eligible for hardship pay.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis. The screening process is designed to be transparent and completed in partnership with new Team Members. You will have the opportunity to disclose any prior convictions at the conclusion of the recruitment process before the check is initiated. We ask that you do not disclose any prior convictions in your application materials or during the recruitment process.