Senior Advisor – Water

About Mercy Corps

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.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps alleviates poverty, suffering, and oppression and works to build secure, productive, and just communities in over 40 countries around the world. Our Program Department supports field-led work that delivers measurable impact. 

Mercy Corps’ Technical Support Unit (TSU) is a key part of the Program Department. TSU subject-matter experts help set agency strategy and provide consultation – from assessment and design through project implementation and results measurement – to field offices worldwide, in some of the world’s toughest places. TSU team members lead research, foster organizational learning, represent Mercy Corps to external audiences, and develop partnerships. The TSU is also integral to global business development and revenue.

General Position Summary

The senior advisor position focuses on providing expert technical support and capacity building to Mercy Corps field teams in the senior advisor’s area of expertise. The support includes program design and development, network and partnership development, representation at key sector forums and events, helping to monitor and improve program quality and relevance, staying current on industry innovation and best practices, writing competitive proposals for submission to donors, delivering training, and disseminating information to internal and external partners. The senior advisor will also participate in matrixed teams, share and build the capacity of others, and help integrate their technical areas with others.

Mercy Corps has a strong portfolio of water programming covering a wide spectrum of activities from emergency WASH service provision for vulnerable population, water infrastructure development, market development for water management technologies and services, and water source protection and watershed management. In addition to the roles and responsibilities described above, this new position has been created to help achieve two key objectives 1) develop a unified vision for this broad water portfolio, in line with Mercy Corps’ mission and agency priorities, and 2) drive a business development strategy to build this portfolio in priority geographies,

The senior advisor position is part of the TSU focused on Environment, Water, Energy and Climate, and will work as part of this team to achieve established cross-sector goals and strategies.

For more information see the Mercy Corps website