Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation 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 Netherlands was established as a non-profit association on 19 December 2017. It is an independent legal entity with its own constitution as an Association registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam (RSIN: 8582.69.235).
The organisation will operate in collaboration with its sister agencies, Mercy Corps Global and Mercy Corps Europe, sharing the same mission, vision, core values, and charitable objects, as well as operational resources for the implementation of program activities but it will maintain an independent governance structure and decision making in relation to those programs for which it is directly responsible.
The Management Board
Simon David Sebastian O'Connell
Chairman of the Board
Adrienne Anne Airlie
Nicholas Bodo Blazquez
Mercy Corps Netherlands
The Hague Humanity Hub,
Fluwelen Burgwal 58,
2511 CJ Den Haag
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Mercy Corps Netherlands is currently in the process of setting up offices, hiring staff and establishing a full presence in the Netherlands. It is expected that the remaining period of the current financial year (until 30 June 2018) will not yield significant funds for program activities, as the focus will be on the operational setup. The financial projection presented below represents our best, modest estimate based on our projected fundraising and implementation capacity. This information will be updated before the end of the financial year to present the actual results and projections developed once the entity becomes fully operational.
The restricted income will be spent in accordance with donor regulations on the implementation of the agreed upon activities. The unrestricted income will serve to support the administrative costs of the Mercy Corps Netherlands operations in the headquarters office as well as the support of field programming.
Mercy Corps Netherlands will follow the Mercy Corps global operational policies and procedures and ensure the highest standard of transparency, accountability, program quality and efficient use of resources. Mercy Corps global teams of expert technical and management staff will be responsible for the smooth running of field operations.
No remuneration can be granted to the Management Board members. Expenses will be reimbursed to the Management Board members on production of the necessary supporting documentation.
Staff members employed by Mercy Corps Netherlands to perform duties in the Netherlands office and for the implementation of program activities will be compensated according to a salary scale to be developed for this office and managed in line with the Dutch Labour Law and the Mercy Corps internal personnel policies and procedures.
A compensation package – competitive pay and comprehensive benefits – will be designed to both attract and retain high-calibre, diverse, high-performing individuals at all levels. We believe in the power of the individual to create their own future and we believe that both team members and beneficiaries alike have the possibility to shape the organisation. We want our team members to embrace interesting opportunities, feel empowered to make decisions, generate new ideas, tackle challenging problems and pursue valuable solutions. Every position at Mercy Corps is essential to our success and we want our team members to feel valued for the work they do. We will evaluate the external market and internal organisation context on a regular basis to ensure that our compensation packages are equitable and in line with our targeted colleague agencies and other comparator organisations.
Mercy Corps Netherlands' Policy Plan
For more information about Mercy Corps Netherlands' objectives and activities please refer to the Policy Plan.