Mercy Corps Vacancy for Trainee – DRR and Humanitarian

Trainee -DRR and Humanitarian  


INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Kathmandu Office with field visits as and when required.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Two Months (Possible to extension)

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. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.


A seismic event with magnitude of 6.4 struck Barekot Rural Municipality of Jajarkot District in the Karnali province, at 11:45 pm on November 3, 2023. The earthquake was destructive, resulting in significant loss of life and property in Jajarkot and Rukum districts, with tremors felt as far as the capital city Kathmandu. Numerous aftershocks followed the initial quake, and the casualty count stands at 154. This catastrophic event impacted the lives and livelihoods of the people in one of Nepal’s most impoverished regions.

Since the onset of this earthquake Mercy Corps Nepal is engaged in information management support and humanitarian market assessment. We have responded to this disaster by reaching out to the 1150 most needed households through the transitional shelter and winterization with support from Start  fund.

Mercy Corps is currently implementing a recovery project which aims to support Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) recovery in earthquake-affected communities in selected palikas of Jajarkot and West Rukum districts. The recovery project will work in complementarity with other agencies to provide comprehensive support to increase access to WASH services through Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). The project will reach the most vulnerable 100 households with: 1) Toilet construction, 2) Restoration of water systems through cash-for-work schemes, 3) Multipurpose cash assistance, 4) Nutrition top-up, and 5) Equitable shelter support.  The project will consist of three major partners: (i) Implementing partner: primarily responsible for mobilization and local coordination. (ii) Technical partner: tasked with supporting design, implementation, and quality assurance. (iii) Financial service provider: facilitating the CVA implementation.


Trainee will support and assist in various activities related to project implementation, admin, logistics, procurement, and Finance.



Project Implementation: 

  • Work closely with the DRR and Country Humanitarian Team and support the project implementation across different locations.

  • Support research Humanitarian and DRR landscape in Nepal.

  • Support in the coordination of project-related events, training, and workshops, and compile reports.

  • Provide program and administrative support in the preparation of plans and program implementation arrangements.

  • Participate in meetings with stakeholders and partners at different events and initiatives as required.

  • Support in the preparation of event and project reports, fact sheets.

  • Provide support on additional tasks and projects as required and assigned by the supervisor.

  • Travel to the field as and when required to support project activities.


  • Provide logistic & administrative support to the humanitarian team.

  • Assist in procurement process for project related requirement.

  • Assist the Admin & Log Officer to Implement and manage relevant logistics systems which includes asset and, Inventory, warehouse, and transportation management.

  • Support to program staff during program activities delivery.

  • Provide support for the program team for their field travel plan and management.

  • Perform any other duty as maybe assigned by as well as supervisor.


Reports Directly to: Country Humanitarian Focal Point 

Works Directly with: DRR and Humanitarian program team, Program Coordinator (Jajarkot ERF project), Technical Team, MEL team, Admin & Logistic, Finance and Compliance team.

Required Qualification and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, DRR/Environment Science, Social Science, or any other relevant fields. \

  • Prior experience in DDR will be an advantage.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Nepali are required.

  • Basic computer skill (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and email internet.

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 e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 28th May, 2024

To apply visit: p2p.com.np

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