Mercy Corps NGO Partner Evaluation Assistants Jobs in Kenya

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. Mercy Corps began working in Kenya in 2008 to address the societal wounds following the 2007 postelection
violence.


Responsibilities


Market Research

  • Conduct market research, analyze market trends on youth employment and technology;
  • Conduct desk research to map out early stage tech enhanced businesses that are creating new employment opportunities
  • Prepare market briefs of priority sectors based on market research conducted

    Due Diligence

  • Conduct initial assessment of pitch decks and company financial statements
  • Conduct initial assessment of job creation potential
  • Prepare an investment memo of companies reviewed for internal purposes

    Engagement Execution Support

  • Conduct initial review of the due diligence information gathered to determine accuracy and
    authenticity
  • Consolidate and organize due diligence documents
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.


    Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and
    evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a
    professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues. Supervisory Responsibility
    None Accountability
  • Reports Directly To: Partnerships Manager
    Works Directly With: Partnerships Manager, Investment Analyst


    Knowledge and Experience


  • This is an entry level position but 1- 2 years’ experience working in business, financial and/or technology analysis in the banking, technology, business support or NGO sectors is preferred
  • Prior exposure to grant application assessment exercises
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics and quantitative problem-solving
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Passion for youth employment programming and financial analysis

    Success Factors

    The ideal candidate should have the willingness to learn, improve and take feedback positively. S/he should be organized and possess good judgement.


    The ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the project is crucial.


    How to Apply


    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a
    recent supervisor) to [email protected] on or before 17th August, 2018.
    The email subject line must clearly show the job title.
    Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
    Please do not attach any certificates.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

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