Budget Consultant – MENA/Europe Proposal Development Consultant Roster Support - Remote

Programs Anywhere, United States


Project/Consultancy Title: Budget Consultant – MENA/Europe Proposal Development Consultant Roster Support - Remote

Project Location(s): Remote
Finance Department Code: ProDev 23xxx LIN CODE PRO-xx
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.


Mercy Corps’ Middle East, North Africa, and Europe (MENA/Europe) team continues to respond to the humanitarian and development needs with focus on resilience with programs across Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen. With a commitment to deliver quality programs that impact, influence, and innovate at a regional as well as country level, the team’s regional structure provides support to the country offices in advancement of both individual country priorities and the collective regional strategy. This includes a New Initiatives Specialist who keeps track of the new business opportunities pursued in the region and supports on the more complex, strategic, and high value bids.
Purpose / Project Description:
The Consultant will work closely with the Mercy Corps MENA/Europe regional team and country teams on development/reviewing of proposal budgets, as needed. In particular, this could include consolidating multi-country budgets for regional submissions or providing support on particularly complex and strategic proposal budgets.
Consultant Activities:
The Consultant responsibilities will include:
  • Work with the in country finance team to develop overall budgets and budget narratives for proposal submissions
  • Provide guidance to partners on their sub-budgets and budget narratives, as needed
  • Work closely with regional NI and the RPT to ensure the final budget is compliant and competitive


Consultant Deliverables:
  • Final Budgets
  • Final Budget Narratives


Timeframe / Schedule:  
July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025


The Consultant will report to: 
Alexandra Sturgill, New Initiatives Specialist, MENA/Europe


The Consultant will work closely with:
Mercy Corps Finance and Country Teams; Regional NI Specialist; Regional Finance Advisor


Required Experience & Skills:
  • BA/S or equivalent in accounting or relevant field
  • 5+ years finance management experience
  • 5+ years international accounting experience or non-for-profit accounting experience
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas both verbally and in writing
  • Detail oriented, with proven ability to identify process improvements
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing the compliance /regulatory management of grants from US Government (USAID, BHA, UN) and other agencies 
  • Experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting preparation, and presentation and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, financial reporting, accounting systems, and budget development and administration
  • Experience with MS Office and accounting (general ledger) software
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines 
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
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 team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.