EXTERNAL PROGRAMME DEVELOPER – AGRICULTURE SECTOR

  • Development
  • Anywhere
Country: Switzerland
Organization: Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid
Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

Mercy Hands Europe (MHEurope) is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious organization registered in Geneva, Switzerland since December 2019.

MHEurope was born as a sister organization of Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid (MH), based in Baghdad, Iraq, and one of the biggest NGO active in emergency relief in Iraq . They share the same vision and mission but work independently of each other and are governed by different Boards of Directors and bylaws. Together, these two NGOs form the Mercy Hands’ Alliance. The Mercy Hands’ Alliance comprises of nonprofit organizations that work for conflict-torn and disaster-affected areas to save lives, sustain human rights and build sustainable futures for people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable. Mercy Hands is also in Annecy, France.

MHEurope sustains the activities of the sister organization and develops its own projects in various states. MHEurope implements humanitarian and development programs in different parts of the world, either directly through its field missions or through its sister organization and other local partners (Iraq, Syria, Turkey, KRI, NES).

MHEurope is offering a service contract (article 394 et seq. of Swiss Code of Obligations).

The collaborator will be remunerated by a percentage of the calls for proposals that s/he will win.

Location:

Geneva

Salary

The remuneration will be 1% or 2 % of the winning call for proposal, depending on the total amount.

Benefits

After 6 months, there is a possibility to become an internal staff member based in Geneva, on the field or home-based.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Answering to call for proposals;

  2. Developing projects and concept notes;

  3. Being in contact with the field workers and asking for need assessments;

  4. Advocating activities (contact with donors);

  5. Fundraising activities related to the projects.

Requirements

· Strong written (and verbal) communication skills in English

· Knowledge of the MENA region context and needs

· Ability to work independently

· Team player

· Be able to successfully manage time and tasks

· Be able to continuously meet targets

· Project management experience

· Knowledge on how to answer a call for proposal

· Knowledge on how to create a new project (from A to Z)

· Expertise in the agriculture sector (production of food, technologies, environment and sustainability. Knowledge in beekeeping would be an asset).

NB: Women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and cover letter to leo.frey@mercyhandseurope.org

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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