NGO Representatives:

Shawn Jacobs.

NGO Overview, Mission, and Purpose: What We Are About and Who We Help
The Mercy Corps were founded in 1979 by Dan O’Neill. Our mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of human life. We are awed by human resilience, and believe in the ability of all people to thrive, not just exist. We believe that all people have the right to live in peaceful communities and participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.
We value stewardship of the earth's health, pledging to accountably and efficiently preserve and manage its resources. We believe that it is our duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us. As an organization and as individuals, we act ethically. We treat all people with respect. We are open and transparent about the work we do and how we do it.

NGO "Bottom Line": How Me Make an Impact

Surrounding the goal are the principles by which we operate. How do we pursue our mission? Through the principles of Accountability, Participation and Peaceful Change, as adapted from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

How do we do this? We send our employees and volunteers to failing states, conflict zones, and countries recovering from natural disaster. We work in places where a child's life is often at risk, where a woman's education is usually ignored, and where a family's livelihood is never a sure thing. We listen to locals and prioritize their most urgent needs. We fix market gaps to drive economic recovery. We bring groups together to negotiate conflict and strengthen civic participation. We think big, start small and take responsible risks to find solutions that benefit the greatest number of people.
Agriculture & Food
Children & Youth
Conflict & Governance
Disaster preparedness
Economic opportunity
Emergency response
Environment
Environmental stewardship
Food security
Good governance
Health
Innovations
Microfinance
Sport for change
Water
Women & Gender
Youth development
These are the areas and fields of work we work in and strive to fix. Our projects are relevant to the situation the people are in and always evolving and changing to fit their needs.

Most of our Funds come from donations, fund raising, events, monthly giving, and volunteers.


NGO Organization Details and Location: Headquarters and Global Outreach

Where we are located?

Mercy Corps


America/World Wide HQ:
PO Box 2669, Dept W

Portland, OR 97208-2669 USA

General inquiries: (800) 292-3355

To give: (888) 747-7440

UK:
40 Sciennes

Edinburgh, EH9 1NJ, UK

Our workers have a number of places to choose from. As of now there are 44 countries to go and help. The type of help and work depends on the countries.


NGO Job Openings: Who, Why, Where, When, and for How Much?

Founders: Dan O’Neill and Ells Culver

Neal L. Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer

Linda A. Mason, Chair

Allen Grossman, Vice-Chair

We limited our interns to 150 a year and pay for their stay and other necessities while living abroad. Other than that they are not paid.

We have over 3,700 workers not including volunteers.

US Assigned, Full Time Regular Team Members, U.S. Hired (> 6 months)
Benefit
Description
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Mercy Corps pays 100% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision care for the team member and eligible dependents.
Basic and Supplemental Life & AD&D Insurance. Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Mercy pays the premium for life, accident, and LTD insurance.
  • Optional life and accident insurance is also available.
Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible Spending Account that allows pretax dollars to cover anticipated non-reimbursed health and dependent care costs as well as work-related transportation and parking expenses.
Retirement Plan
  • Mercy Corps contributes 6% after 12 full months of employment upon meeting eligibility and other requirements.
Transportation Assistance
  • Mercy Corps contributes to an annual pass on public transportation. Bike storage, lockers and showers at Portland Headquarters.
Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 10 days of paid holiday leave plus 2 partial days.
  • 15 -20 days of vacation leave dependent upon the position and length of employment.
Personal, Bereavement and Sick Leave
  • 2 days of personal leave per fiscal year.
  • 3 days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
  • Accruable 10 days of sick leave per year
Life Assistance Program
  • Confidential, 24-hour access to professional advice and services to the team member and his/her household.
Membership Banking Services
  • Eligibility for membership in On Point Credit Union and Wells Fargo Membership Banking.
Emergency medical evacuation services
  • Covered by Mercy Corps during all work related travel outside of the US

Foreign Assigned, Full Time Regular Team Members, U.S. Hired (> 90 days)
Benefit
Description
Health & Dental Insurance
  • Mercy Corps pays 100% of the premium for medical & dental care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and eligible dependents.
Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Accruable 20 vacation days per year.
  • 10 paid holidays per year which are designated by the Country Director.
Home leave
  • 10 days per year of home leave, for which round trip transportation is paid by Mercy Corps for team member and his/her family after serving 12 months and anticipated 6 months following
  • Home leave excess baggage allowance
Employee Assistance Plan
  • This program offers confidential, 24-hour access to professional advice and services to the team member and his/her household
Life, AD&D Insurance. Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Mercy pays the premium for life, accident, and LTD insurance.
Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency medical evacuation services for the team member and his/her accompanying family members
Rest and Relaxation (R&R)
  • Paid rest and relaxation time and transportation in R&R eligible locations.
Hardship Allowance
  • 20% of eligible base salary is provided for those locations characterized by the most extreme conditions
Retirement Plan
  • This kicks in after 12 full months of employment with contributions from Mercy Corps upon meeting eligibility and other requirements.
Bereavement and Sick Leave
  • Accruable 10 days of sick leave per year.5 days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
Dependent Education
  • Educational allowances for accompanying unmarried dependent children grades K-12 up to $15k per child and total $30k per family per year.
Housing
  • Provided with basic furniture, varies by program location. May be shared or single depending upon assignment
Relocation Allowances
  • Shipping allowance.
  • Relocation travel expenses paid for the team member and his/her family upon hire and for end of assignment.
  • Settling in allowance.
  • Storage expense reimbursement.

Foreign Assigned, Full Time Regular Team Members, UK Hired (> 90 days)
Benefit
Description
Health & Dental Insurance
  • Mercy Corps pays 100% of the premium for medical & dental care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and eligible dependents.
Employee Assistance Program
  • This program offers confidential, 24-hour access to professional advice and services to the team member and his/her household.
Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Life insurance as well as accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Paid by Mercy Corps
Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency medical evacuation services for the team member and his/her accompanying family members
Hardship Allowance
  • 20% of eligible base salary is provided for those locations characterized by the most extreme conditions
Rest and Relaxation (R&R)
  • Paid rest and relaxation time and transportation in R&R eligible locations.
Retirement Plan
  • Retirement plan after 12 full months of employment with contributions from Mercy Corps upon meeting eligibility and other requirements.
Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Accruable 20 vacation days per year.
  • 10 paid holidays per year which are designated by the Country Director.
Bereavement and Sick Leave
  • 10 paid sick days in team members first year; 20 days in second year of uninterrupted employment; 30 days in third year; 40 days in fourth year. Some team members may also be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.
  • 5 days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
Home leave
  • 10 days per year of home leave, for which round trip transportation is paid by Mercy Corps for team member and his/her family after serving 12 months and anticipated 6 months following
  • Home leave excess baggage allowance.
Housing
  • Provided with basic furniture, varies by program location. May be shared or single depending upon assignment
Dependent Education
  • Educational allowances for children grades K-12 up to maximum 9400 GBP per child and maximum 18,800 GBP.
Relocation Allowances
  • Relocation shipping allowance.
  • Relocation travel expenses paid for team member and his/her family upon hire and return.
  • Settling in allowance.
  • Storage expense reimbursement.

Some jobs and their salaries are

**Country Representative**
1 Mercy Corps Salary
$91k-$99k
**Emergency Program Manager**
1 Mercy Corps Salary
$60k-$66k
**Senior Program Officer**
1 Mercy Corps Salary
$50k-$54k
**Project Assistant - Hourly**
1 Mercy Corps Salary
$10 per hour

**Program Officer**
1 Mercy Corps Salary
$49k-$53k
**Software Application Developer**
1 Mercy Corps Salary
$48k-$52k

Why You Should Join Us...

The Mercy Corps is a great way to help others in need around the world. It can provide a once in a lifetime experience and will change your and someone else’s life for the better around the world. We are dedicated for people not only to exist in our society but to get along and prosper in a world with fewer problems. We believe we are the solutions to many people and countries problems. Our organization can be a fulfilling experience and can lead to more and better things in your and our world’s future.

Our NGO Website

http://www.mercycorps.org

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