Mercy Corps Zimbabwe will implement a 4-year Market Systems Development (MSD) program focused on urban/peri-urban and the associated rural and urban linkages. The program seeks to improve incomes, working conditions and resilience to shocks and stresses for women through sustainable livelihoods, with a particular emphasis on the potential embedded in microenterprises and informal markets. This position presents an exciting opportunity to lead a programme that pushes the boundaries of conventional MSD practice through its application of the MSD approach to employment outcomes for women in informal markets, and through its emphasis on rules, norms and networks. The MSD Regional Coordinator will be based in Mutare. The position holder will also provide MSD technical leadership in the region on the strategic development and management of MSD programs from new business development to technical support for implementation and close out. Zimbabwe is well positioned to grow its MSD portfolio, presenting exciting potential for the position holder’s leadership role to grow in influence and impact.
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