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Helping build a new generation of female teachers

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Mercy Corps

If you're a girl in many parts of the world — especially in some of the toughest places —the odds are stacked against you. In Somalia, barriers like early marriage, household responsibilities and traditional gender expectations make it nearly impossible to stay in school.

Beyond cultural challenges, schools are often located far from homes, forcing girls to take the risk of walking alone during their morning and afternoon commutes. Many schools also lack girl-friendly spaces — some don’t even have private latrines for girls.

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Q+A: Supporting children through conflict

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Mercy Corps

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has created a humanitarian catastrophe — hundreds of thousands of displaced families are in desperate need of food, water and basic supplies to help them survive as they wait for a lasting cease-fire.

While our team on the ground continues emergency distributions and water deliveries, they also know we cannot wait for peace to help children cope with the trauma they’ve already endured.

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Not to be forgotten: Helping people survive CAR crisis

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Mercy Corps

For the first time in recent memory, the world is seeing four different crises across the globe that have received the “Level 3 Emergency” designation from the United Nations — a mark reserved for only the most serious humanitarian situations.

Those countries, all active conflict zones, are Syria, South Sudan, Iraq and last, but not to be forgotten — the Central African Republic.

The humanitarian situation

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Families on the run in Iraq: How our team is helping

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Mercy Corps

Latest updates on the humanitarian crisis

The most recent rash of violence in the Sinjar area of Iraq has forced 200,000 more people to flee for safety, including thousands of families who were trapped hiding in the mountains for nearly a week.

Many displaced families are staying in crowded homes in urban host communities or have taken shelter in public schools and mosques. Others are in transit or living in makeshift displacement sites that have been established in more rural areas.

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What does flooding mean for displacement camps?

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Mercy Corps

When I was in South Sudan last week, our team in Bentiu sent these photos of the floodwaters that have inundated the U.N. compound where 40,000 people are taking refuge from the conflict. They reported that tents have been swept away and that the displaced families are facing terrible conditions.

Just to collect clean water for drinking, people must wade through water and mud that is knee deep.

The situation is become worse and worse by the day, and the continuing rain and flooding is making a challenging situation nearly impossible.

JOBS

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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager - DRC (219295-927)

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

3-month contract (extension of contract up to 5 years contingent upon successful completion of transition plan and program approval)

PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

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Emergency Response Team Leader - Erbil, Iraq (219292-927)

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

This position is for 6 months period.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist - Aden, Yemen (219291-927)

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

During this critical period in Yemen, Mercy Corps is not only providing humanitarian assistance but also working closely with its Yemeni partners and local communities to implement programs that emphasize long term development and resilience building. It is essential that Mercy Corps have strong systems in place to monitor, evaluate, and measure the impact of its work. The information gathered through these activities both helps Mercy Corps to strengthen its programming and assists us in remaining accountable to communities and donors alike.

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Niger - Livestock Value Chain and Market Analysis - Consultant (219265-927)

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

Application procedures

Applications are acceptable in English or French and will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Please submit not later than the 31st of August 2014 at 17.00 WCAT.

Background (see Annex 1 for detail):

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Project Officer (BREAD Program)

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2014 Mercy Corps

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT