Mercy Corps

Consultant (Positive Youth Engagement Reporting)

Mercy Corps

Job Description



Background and Project Description

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, in partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and national organizations: the Palestinian Charity for Youth Economic Empowerment (CYEE), Save Youth Future Society (SYF), Youth Development Resources Center (YDRC) Hebron, YDRC Jericho, and YDRC Jabal Al-Nar, Al-Nayzak Organization for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation, and Lutheran World Federation (LWF) – is implementing the USAID West Bank/Gaza-funded Positive Youth Engagement (PYE) Activity (Agreement No. 72029421CA00004) from September 24, 2021 to September 23, 2026. Through this cooperative agreement, PYE aims to provide 50,000 vulnerable youth with a transformational learning journey that includes a package of life-skills training activities, ways to Design innovative youth-led and community-based initiatives, and unique interventions to advance youth education and work opportunities that will position youth positively within their communities, families, and among their peers.

Consultant Objectives

The Reporting Consultant will support PYE in developing the Activity’s communications and reporting deliverables working closely with the technical team and under the supervision of the PYE Chief of Party (CoP).

Consultant Activities

Read background documentation including the PYE quarterly reports, work plans, Performance Management Plan (PMP), related qualitative data, lessons learned, challenges, and observations. Participate in technical discussions to develop a clear understanding of PYE mandate and implementation approach. Lead the writing of the bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, documents and updates on the PYE activities, challenges, and results. Support the team in developing of a rich content Library including but not limited to factsheets, videos, most significant change stories, statistics, infographics, images, and other materials for use in both online and offline. Provide additional support in developing ad-hoc reports as required. Support the team in managing the sub-award reporting requirements for partners and ensure full compliance with sub-award /grant reporting requirements. Collaborate with PYE MEL team to ensure reporting is in line with PMP. Ensure full compliance with USAID regulations and guidelines.

Consultant Deliverables

Finalize bi-weekly, monthly and 2 quarterly reports and other ad-doc reports as required. Finalize the development of at least 5 fact sheets and infographics, 20 most significant change stories, and other materials as required. Review partners’ reports and provide feedback as required. Support in developing lessons learned and best practice documents as required.

Timeframe / Schedule: March 1 - July 31, 2023 (TBC)

Timing for deliverables will be mutually agreed upon with the consultant and based on any deadlines from USAID.

The Consultant will report to:

Chief of Party

The Consultant also will work closely with:

Partnership Senior Manager PYE

Reporting and Communications Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

Required Experience & Skills:

5-10 years of experience in relevant technical field (required) Positive Youth Development (PYD) Framework experience Demonstrated experience with writing technical documents Familiarity with USAID reporting requirements and USAID Youth technical approaches Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English language

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

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 team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding International Relief and development work, while actively engaging 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.

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