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Essential Responsibilities


  • Support production, dissemination, and uptake of learning products, for qualitative story production.
  • Organize logistics for learning events/sessions
  • Document compelling stories utilizing evidence from resilience measurements surveys
  • Participate in resilience learning journey cross-training session
  • Work closely with recruited Short Term Technical Assignments g., community youth reporters, media firms and journalists
  • Develop storyboards for the development of effective and appropriate story assets (text, images, audio, video)
  • Cultivate close-working relationships with Community Youth Reporters to develop strategic resilience stories
  • Facilitate capacity building sessions for Community Youth Reporters.
  • Determine and execute cross-promotional opportunities including the development and sharing of messaging toolkits and promo campaigns
  • Support collection of qualitative data for panel and recurrent monitoring surveys
  • As assigned by the supervisor, perform other tasks, which are consistent with the expertise needed in this role


  • Work closely with the country team’s security focal point to develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members.
  • Ensure that activities are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

Reports Directly To:  Strategic Communication for Learning Manager

Works Directly With: RMEL Specialist, Deputy chief Party, Director of Research, Chief of Party, & other members of the RPM Applied Learning team as well as Short-Term Technical Assistants, Somalia MEL, and Mercy Corps HQ research and technical support team members.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

  • BA/S degree in communications, marketing, international development, or related field preferred,
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, including experience in strategic communications
  • Ability to write story-driven content about complex technical subjects and projects that engages target audiences
  • Sensitivity to diverse audiences and demonstrated sound judgement about messaging
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Photoshop and other design and publishing software; working knowledge of WordPress preferred
  • Working knowledge of photography and videography
  • Understanding of working with the media in Somalia
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse teams and manage production schedules
  • Strong written and verbal English communication and interpersonal skills to engage a variety of audiences, Somali language skills a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, local organizations, and partners
  • Experience working in Somalia is required

Ongoing Learning

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. 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.

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