Can successful development interventions contribute to stability in Somalia? This is the question Mercy Corps’ study, “If Youth Are Given The Chance,” sought to answer. This study evaluates how two components of our USAID-funded Somali Youth Learners’ Initiative (SYLI)—secondary education and civic engagement opportunities—affected young people’s support for armed opposition groups.
Millions at risk from heavy rains and winds
DHAKA, Bangladesh—In response to the start of Bangladesh’s monsoon season and the first heavy rains, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping Rohingya people from Myanmar and Bangladeshis in host communities in Cox’s Bazar access clean water and reinforce their shelters against mudslides and flooding.
Filed by: Meghan Prichard
Digital Content Manager
Soon after Grace learned to walk, she learned to flee.
Now 29 years-old, she has fled to Uganda two separate times because of conflict in her home country of South Sudan.
Grace, like so many other South Sudanese people, was forced to leave her home behind to save herself and her four children from violence. Last time she fled with her family — at the age of 2 — was also due to conflict.
She hopes she’ll be able to return home again soon.
Background and Context
Global organization will assist new arrivals in La Guajira as exodus from Venezuela continues
RIOHACHA, COLOMBIA – The global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its Colombia operations to meet the urgent needs of Venezuelans seeking refuge and opportunity in Colombia, which is hosting more than 600,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants. The organization will initially provide vouchers to Venezuelans who have arrived in the department of La Guajira so that they can purchase food, medicine and other essential supplies.
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Mercy Corps implements high quality- analytical work in tough environments. We’ve been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently manage a range of programs in Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja sub-regions with funding from a host of donors. In October 2017, Mercy Corps was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4 districts in Karamoja (Amudat, Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong), the Apolou Activity.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps drives high quality, analytical work in tough places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently manage a breadth of programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions with funding from a basket of donors. We partner with a range of private, public and civil society actors to systemically broaden opportunity for people across northern Uganda.
Job Title: Digital Communications Officer
Los requerimientos mínimos incluyen:
• INDISPENSABLE Graduada/o Universitario o Pensum Cerrado en Gestión y Reducción de Riesgos, Ingeniería Ambiental, Agronomía, Biología, u otras carreras afines al tema.
• INDISPENSABLE Mínimo 3 años de Experiencia en puestos similares, familiarizado con las leyes y regulaciones USAID, especialmente en el tema ambiental.
• INDISPENSABLE estar altamente familiarizado con manejo de Bases de Datos, Microsoft Office, Windows y Google Drive.