Apply: Mercy Corps Regional Technical Resources and Quality Director

Mercy Corps

Deadline: Not Specified

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Mercy Corps is seeking to fill the position of Regional Technical Resources and Quality Director.

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible.


  • Lead the development and implementation of an ambitious and compelling regional technical strategy for Mercy Corps, in alignment with Pathway to Possibility (P2P) framework, in close collaboration with other regional teams.
  • Support country teams in the successful development and implementation of their country strategies and annual implementation plans
  • Work as a key partner to the deputy regional director-programmes to drive and implement an impactful regional strategy
  • Work closely with the business development teams to ensure compelling proposals are submitted with high-technical input
  • Work closely with the evidence and learning team to ensure technical inputs feed into the global and/or regional evidence and learning agenda and other country learning priorities
  • Supervise the regional technical advisors and create a cohesive regional technical team to deliver utmost and timely technical support to country teams
  • Develop efficient systems to identify support needs of country teams and ensure that programmes access quality, relevant and timely support from technical advisors and structures from global programmes and support
  • Fill in as needed for deputy regional director, programmes, and for field leadership during vacations/home leave and or leadership gaps as necessary
  • Develop and lead the regional technical and programme excellence vision and strategy across the region to deliver transformational change and impact at scale
  • Ensure country teams in the region have access to technical support and resources to deliver quality-based and technically sound programmes across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • Ensure all programmes adhere to minimum programme management standards, technical standards and best practices and disseminate and promote new tools and guidance developed by the global teams
  • Lead capacity strengthening and learning initiatives across the region to ensure country teams continue expanding their technical knowledge and expertise over time in close coordination with evidence and learning teams


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in International Development, Political or Social Science, Public Administration, Business Management, (MA preferred)
  • Seven years minimum of field experience in senior management related to technical support and advisory, and/or, direct programme development and implementation
  • Direct experience managing and supervising large teams, as well as mentoring and development
  • Demonstrated technical experience in one of Mercy Corp’s outcomes or sub-outcome/distinctive areas of pathway to possibly (P2P)
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience with US, UK, EU, UN and other public and private donors, government grant and financial management requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding of the critical humanitarian and development issues in the region, and significant experience with the challenges of operating in the region
  • An internationally recognised qualification in project or programme management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work
  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, fluency in an additional language relevant to the portfolio an advantage
  • Detailed understanding of the finance, operations and administration mechanisms that support a grant/project implementation life cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, and to solve complex problems at an organisational level
  • Confident communication skills applicable to donor relations, media outreach, and inter-agency coordination
  • Ability to handle multiple issues at one time, especially in emergency situations, and to organise and prioritise accordingly

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