Mercy Corps Nigeria Job Recruitment 2018 [For 15 Positions]

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Mercy Corps Nigeria Job Recruitment 2018 – Mercy Corps is a main worldwide association fueled by the conviction that a superior world is conceivable. In a fiasco, in hardship, in more than 40 nations around the globe, we accomplice to put intense arrangements without hesitation – helping individuals triumph over misfortune and fabricate more grounded groups from inside. Presently, and for what’s to come. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by concentrating its programming on pre-adult young ladies’ strengthening, monetary advancement, strife moderation, and philanthropic reaction.

We are enrolling to fill the accompanying positions underneath:

Job Title: House Keeper

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The house Keeper will be need to work independently and be responsible for the general upkeep of the apartment as contained herein.
  • The candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Admin and Logistics Officer to ensure the outlook of the guesthouse is maintained.

Deliverables

  • He/she will do the laundry of guesthouses (curtains, sheets and kitchen towels included) and for the guest as requested.
  • The successful candidate will Identify needed repairs in the house and premises – alert Admin/Log Officer immediately;
  • He/she alert the Admin/Log Officer immediately if guest are not adhering to GH rules.
  • He/she will go to the market or shops and prepare meals upon request from the guests. Guest will cover the costs of grocery shopping and transport to the market/shop.
  • Welcome and ensure visitors are settled.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirement
Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2018.

Method of Application

“Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected] All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.”

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Job Title: Enumerator for Endline Survey

Locations: Benue & Nasarawa

Project Summary/Background
Mercy Corps’ through funding from the US Government (USAID) is implementing ECPN (Engaging Communities for Peace in Nigeria) program. ECPN aims to reduce violence in North Central Nigeria through strengthen the capacity of farmer and Pastoralist to resolve disputes in an inclusive and sustainable manner; leverage social and economic opportunities to build trust across lines of division; and foster engagement among farmer-pastoralist communities, local authorities and neighboring communities to prevent conflict. Mercy Corps will use two unique approaches in three target states.

Over two year Mercy Corps has worked in Nasarrawa and Benue states, using a two pronged approach, mitigation and prevention of conflict, by multiple activities which build on each other to achieve the aforementioned goals. Mercy corps conducted baseline study in 15 sites, randomly selected 10 communities as treatment sites, commenced implementation of program activities in January 2016 and has ever since been systemically carrying out peace building activities. The program conducted analysis of the conflicts and actors; trained local leaders to negotiate and mediate conflict situations to prevent escalations and reach all-inclusive, satisfactory, and sustainable agreements; facilitated joint community-led conflict prevention forums where farmer and pastoralist address root causes of conflicts by drawing up plans and executing such plans; and creating links with government, neighboring communities, and security agencies to create systems that will promptly pick up early warning signs and respond to such signs to prevent escalation.

Also leveraging on social and economic opportunities that existed but were weakened after incidents of conflict, Mercy Corps through quick impact and natural resource initiative projects focused on building trust across lines of division.

Position Objective/Purpose
The purpose of the data collection is to provide data set for quantitative evaluation of impact levels against baseline. Baseline was collected in 15 sites in 2015. Endline data would be collected in these sites once more. And this would be used for impact evaluation purposes or as assessment of success of the program as regard achieving its objective and contributing to the broad goal. Data collection will begin in the second (2nd) week of January 2017 and last for three weeks.

Scope of Work /Responsibilities
The field enumerators will:

  • Get familiar with data collection tools and study protocol
  • Attend study orientation and data collection training
  • Orient and guide the Mercy Corps project team on likely sensitivities that could affect the usage of the survey tools within the target communities
  • Conduct Key informant interviews (KII) with selected stakeholders in the selected communities
  • Work collaboratively with ECPN project and MC M&E team to ensure successful implementation of the baseline study
  • Review filled data collection tools to ensure completion and quality of data
  • Provide guidance and clarifications at data analysis stage regarding collected data as needed
  • Play a key role in the mobilization of community respondents for the survey.
  • The duration of this assignment is 16days

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • Qualifications in the fields of the Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or Statistics.
  • A sound track record in developing and conducting research
  • Proven skills in the use of mobile device for data collection
  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research in Northern part of Nigeria
  • Experience working in the selected communities and a good understanding of the local dialects is preferred.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis using participatory methodology.
  • Possess a degree of flexibility to work and availability to respond to comments and questions in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Strong command of English and Hausa or Tiv or Fulbe (Fulani). Do not apply if you do not have command of any of the additional language sets.

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2018.

Method of Application
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Consultant – Creating Alternatives to Early Marriage for Adolescent Girls – CAEMAG

Locations: Southern Borno & Gombe

About the Program
Mercy Corps is currently operating an adolescents’ program, investing in the Safety and Integrity of Nigerian Girls (I-SING)1. Funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa, I-SING addresses the unique needs of adolescent girls and boys in a humanitarian crisis.

I-SING will target a total of 12,000 adolescent girls and 5,000 adolescent boys through the Safe Space model, in which small groups of girls or boys meet weekly to build friendships and learn life-skills, including topics such as positive attitudes, self-esteem, creativity, consensus building, leadership, decision-making, goal-setting, and how to manage peer pressure. Older adolescents (aged 15 to 19), learn basic financial literacy and how to establish and operate Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs)2. Following their training in financial literacy, the older adolescents will receive livelihood grants to help them establish or improve upon an existing safe income generating activity.

In partnership with the Ford Foundation, Mercy Corps will assist the same older adolescent girls selected to receive a livelihood grant with vocational training, greatly improving their likelihood of success when establishing a safe income-generating activity. Mercy Corps has already established Safe Spaces for adolescent girls in both Borno and Gombe States. The training on financial literacy and VSLAs will start in August/September 2017, making this the ideal time for the partnership with Ford Foundation to commence as well. Although the program will focus primarily on out-of-school girls, Mercy Corps will also assist in-school girls in acquiring vocational training when appropriate and on the condition that it does not affect girls’ ability to continue schooling. For example, receiving training a couple of afternoons a week will not be an issue, but a full-time apprenticeship would disrupt schooling significantly.

This program will be implemented in Biu, Hawul, and Kwaya Kusar Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno State and in Yalmatu Deba, Gombe, Biliri, Balanga, and Funakaye LGAs in Gombe State.

In partnership with the Ford Foundation, Mercy Corps will work toward the following goal: Adolescent girls are economically empowered and able to engage in safe livelihoods. The theory of change underlying this program is that providing select adolescent girls with access to vocational training, however informal, will help them alleviate their vulnerabilities to early marriage and unsafe income generation, while improving their personal agency. When girls have the opportunity to earn an income and gain economic status in their family, they reduce the risk of early marriage which is often used as an economic coping strategy. Targeting adolescent girls also has a cascading effect, as, given the opportunity, girls and women reinvest 90% of their income in their families.

By achieving this goal, the program will also:

  • Reduce the risk of early marriage and pregnancy by providing adolescent girls with the skills needed for safe work.
  • Improve the status and decision-making power of adolescent girls in their households as they will be recognized as economic actors and contributors to their family’s income.
  • Enhance livelihoods opportunities for adolescent girls by providing them with skills that allow them to join the workforce.
  • Mercy Corps will connect adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19) with vocational training in their local communities. All of the adolescent girls will also be taught basic financial literacy, the VSLA methodology, and receive a livelihood grant, allowing them to make the best use of the vocational training they receive.
  • Mercy Corps will use a phased approach, with activities starting in the three LGAs in Borno State (Biu, Hawul, and Kwaya Kusar) prior to the activities rolling out in the five LGAs in Gombe State (Yalmatu Deba, Gombe, Biliri, Balanga, and Funakaye).
  • This will complement the implementation of the EU-funded I-SING initiative, as it will allow the program team to iterate the approach and apply lessons-learned from one location to the other. Together with Ford Foundation, Mercy Corps will work in 27 communities and assist up to 2,800 adolescent girls.

Objectives of the Baseline Survey

  • To conduct market and vocational Skills’ Needs Assessment to Identify and map skilled artisans and trainers in the communities.
  • To identify safe vocational and livelihood opportunities for adolescent girls acceptable by parents, gatekeepers and in demand by local artisans
  • Identify the resources and vocational skills considered necessary for adolescent girls to engage safely in a livelihood in their local community.
  • To identify viable and profitable livelihood options adolescents girls can be linked to
  • To collect data relating to the indicators in the project log frame, that will be used to monitor the project

Program Outcome Indicators
The project aims at achieving the following three outcomes:

  • OC1: % of Adolescent girls (15-19) that report meaningful participation in decision making at Household level
  • OC2: % of adolescent girls (15-19) who report control over their cash earning

Specific Tasks to be done by the Consultant
The baseline survey will include undertaking the following key tasks:

  • Develop appropriate survey instruments that include questionnaires, FGD checklists, In-depth Interview questionnaires etc. Prior to survey implementation, Mercy Corps will review tools and methodologies and approve their use. These tools will be field-tested and inputs of the pre-test will be incorporated.
  • Train, supervise and manage data collectors.
  • Organize and implement the survey.
  • Compile and collate the data collected, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • Analyze the data and make a comparative analysis of the findings (status of relevant indicators)
  • Develop a draft survey report and submit to Mercy Corps for feedback.
  • Produce a final report, incorporating feedbacks from Mercy Corps.

Deliverables:

  • Survey instruments
  • Final Survey Report.

Timing:

  • The survey is planned to take place in January 2017. The preparation, fieldwork and report writing will take a maximum of not more than 25 days.

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2018.

Method of Application
“Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in one document, along with other relevant supporting documentations to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Program Assistant – Livelihoods

Location: Borno
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly to: Program Manager
Works Directly With: Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.
  • With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods.
  • With the recognition of the protracted crisis in Northeast Nigeria, Mercy Corps’ strategy and expansion plans aim to address the root causes of the crisis and seek to build long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, and youth empowerment with emphasis on adolescent girls and boys.
  • With multiple funding streams from large institutional donors and foundations, Mercy Corps’ programs in Northeast Nigeria continue to scale up and serve communities by transitioning them from humanitarian aid to early recovery programs.

General Position Summary

  • The Program Assistant will provide all required logistics, procurement, administrative and general program support.
  • This will also include providing capacity building support and maintenance of all operational systems, as well as supporting the program with the development of relationships with government, NGOs, and private sector partners.
  • This position will work directly on the agricultural livelihoods and poultry development projects.

Essential Job Functions
Programmatic:

  • Assist program officers to track program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan, including community mobilization, beneficiary registration, community sensitization and coordination in the target geographical locations.
  • Assist in promoting community participation including organizing for community meetings and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented and ensure equal representation of various community groups during implementation.
  • Conduct program related messaging to ensure the messages developed address the current knowledge and practices gaps, messages channels are in line with those most commonly used by the communities.
  • Support the Program Officers in conducting trainings to Mercy Corps community volunteers and committees on community sensitization and messages delivery.
  • Attend coordination meetings, whenever delegated.
  • Together with the Program Officer, ensure inclusion of protection principles like gender segregation, adaptation to meet the gender-specific and disablement needs, in the design and implementation of the program.
  • Organize and conduct focus group discussion on program related topics.

Operational:

  • Maintain procurement, financial, and administrative systems
  • Provide ongoing support in maintaining these systems, problem-solving, and functioning as a focal point for communications with operations, human resources and finance team.
  • Facilitate and organize all required meetings with internal departments as well as external contacts to communicate accurate and up-to-date information as and when required
  • Assist in organizing all logistics for trainings, workshops, events and other activities including flight bookings and procuring office supplies.
  • Assist in maintaining of work calendars (internal and external).
  • Take meeting minutes and circulate to identify recipient lists as and when required.
  • Assist in development of TORs and contracts for events and consultancies.

Organizational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of working experience. Previous experience in community work is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is highly recommended
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
  • S/He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work without direct supervision.
  • S/he will be willing to conduct field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2018.

How to Apply
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected] All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.”

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Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant

Location: Borno
Reports Directly to: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation.
  • With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs. With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods.
  • With the recognition of the protracted crisis in Northeast Nigeria, Mercy Corps’ strategy and expansion plans aim to address the root causes of the crisis and seek to build long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, and youth empowerment with emphasis on adolescent girls and boys.
  • With multiple funding streams from large institutional donors and foundations, Mercy Corps’ programs in Northeast Nigeria continue to scale up and serve communities by transitioning them from humanitarian aid to early recovery programs.

General Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager as part of a team to operationalize specific program systems.
  • The M&E Assistant is responsible for supporting Mercy Corps staff and partners to regularly collect, enter, verify and analyse data and make timely database adjustments to measure the impact of the program.
  • The M&E Assistant will work directly with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and will closely coordinate with other program staff to help ensure monitoring and evaluation data is accurately incorporated into all reports and information products.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Understand and maintain an M&E system database that improves Mercy Corps’ ability to inform program implementation, analyse data and represent impact to donors, government, partner organisations and communities.
  • Ensure all relevant programme staff are able to utilize the database to analyse program information and results.
  • Regularly review data entered into the M&E system to locate and fix problems with data entry or integrity.
  • Manage regular synchronisations and backups of field data to cloud-based data management system.
  • Troubleshoot front and back end issues with the database, including any synchronisation issues of field-level data.
  • Work as part of a team to facilitate and support M&E operations including baseline, annual and endline surveys, regular monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting according to the M&E workplan.
  • Generate data (tables/graphs/reports) from the M&E database at regular intervals, ensuring reports/information are available for programme implementation staff when required. Facilitate data analysis with programme implementation team as requested.
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure all elements of the M&E system and database are being utilised effectively by all stakeholders, assessing and identifying breakdowns and areas that require clarifications and improvements.
  • Ensure field teams always have the most recent version of all M&E tools and documents.
  • Assist the team in improving the PROGRAM’s M&E systems by identifying good practices, field tested lessons learned and creative recommendations; share with and encourage staff to incorporate these in their daily work.
  • Work closely with the Senior M&E Officer to develop and deliver staff/partner trainings, improving capacities in monitoring, evaluation and database management.
  • Review or edit data in reports as requested and required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
  • Work closely with Mercy Corps Nigeria country team’s security focal point to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its implementation process.

Organizational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Knowledge and Experience

  • Three or more years of experience working in the NGO sector in M&E, ideally in conflict management, peacebuilding, community development or economic and market development.
  • A university degree in social sciences or a related field is required.
  • Prior experience carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Prior experience with computerized data management systems.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and Access.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of quantitative indicators and data collection strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Success Factors

  • The ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel is required. A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
  • The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours.
  • 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.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2018.

Method of Application

“Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected] All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.”

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Job Title: Program Assistant (EU MAIDA)

Location: Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • The MAIDA programme will directly support the recovery of at least 70,000 women, men, girls and boys who are returnees, IDPs and members of host communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in southern and central Borno State.
  • The objective of MAIDA is to increase the social cohesion and resilience to economic, social and climate related shocks in Borno State in an environmentally-conscious way.
  • Four interrelated and mutually reinforcing intermediate outcomes will contribute to achieving this objective.
  • First, MAIDA will restore and improve rural livelihoods in an ecologically sustainable manner by enabling households to take advantage of existing and new agricultural market opportunities.
  • In parallel, adolescents and youth will be empowered as economic actors in their communities through access to employment, diversified livelihood opportunities, vocational training and business development initiatives.
  • These outcomes will be reinforced by improved access to social protection and community-based services for women, youth, adolescent breadwinners and other at-risk groups.
  • Finally, overall social cohesion will be strengthened within and between conflict-affected communities and environmental resource management will be improved in areas of displacement and return.
  • Sectors of intervention will include market-led and climate-smart livelihood and employment opportunities, vocational training for youth, social and economic protection and community reintegration and peace building.
  • Economic recovery activities will build resilience through Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) market systems-based models, reducing poverty by enhancing the ways that poor and vulnerable households interact with markets.

General Position Summary

  • The Program Assistant will provide all required logistics, procurement, administrative and general program support.
  • This will also include providing capacity building support and maintenance of all operational systems, as well as supporting the program with the development of relationships with government, NGOs, and private sector partners.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Assist program officers to track program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan, including community mobilization, beneficiary registration, community sensitization and coordination in the target geographical locations.
  • Assist in promoting community participation including organizing for community meetings and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented and ensure equal representation of various community groups during implementation.
  • Conduct program promotion messaging to ensure the messages developed address the current knowledge and practices gaps, messages channels are in line with those most commonly used by the communities.
  • Support the Program Officers in conducting trainings to Mercy Corps community volunteers and committees on community sensitization and messages delivery.
  • Attend coordination meetings, whenever delegated.
  • Together with the Program Officer, ensure inclusion of protection principles like gender segregation, adaptation to meet the gender-specific and disablement needs, in the design and implementation of the program.
  • Organize and conduct focus group discussion on Livelihood related topics

Operational Management:

  • Maintain procurement, financial, and administrative systems
  • Provide ongoing support in maintaining these systems, problem-solving, and functioning as a focal point for communications with operations, human resources and finance team.
  • Facilitate and organize all required meetings with internal departments as well as external contacts to communicate accurate and up-to-date information as and when required
  • Assist in organizing all logistics for trainings, workshops, events and other activities including flight bookings and procuring office supplies.
  • Assist in maintaining of work calendars (internal and external).
  • Take meeting minutes and circulate to identify recipient lists as and when required.
  • Assist in development of TORs and contracts for events and consultancies.

Accountability To Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.
  • Supervisory Responsibility: None
  • Reports Directly to: Programme Manager
  • Works Directly with: Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of working experience. Previous experience in community work is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is highly recommended
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
  • S/He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work without direct supervision.
  • S/he will be willing to conduct field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2018.

Method of Application
“Interested and qualified candidates should should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Program Assistant – Conflict Management and Stabilization

Location: Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE CMS) Program is an expansion from a pilot phase implemented from August 2016 to March 2017. The program is implemented in a consortium with multiple partners both international and national with Mercy Corps being the lead. The program will result in increased peace within and between communities, and increased confidence in government and security institutions to address the root causes of conflict and violent extremism in Borno State.
  • The consortium will strengthen protection of civilians, support social cohesion, address the root causes of violent extremism and contribute to conflict management in Northeast Nigeria by: a) strengthening government and civil-society efforts to address key grievances; b) increasing economic and social engagement opportunities for youth; c) promoting reconciliation and transitional justice at a community level; d) supporting civilian protection and improving civil-military relations; e) laying the groundwork for successful reintegration of former members of violent groups, their victims and IDPs; and f) promoting positive alternative narratives through radio.

General Position Summary

  • The Program Assistant will provide all required logistics, procurement, administrative and general program support.
  • This will also include providing capacity building support and maintenance of all operational systems, as well as supporting the program with the development of relationships with government, NGOs, and private sector partners.

Essential Job Functions
Programmatic:

  • Assist program officers to track program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan, including community mobilization, beneficiary registration, community sensitization and coordination in the target geographical locations.
  • Assist in promoting community participation including organizing for community meetings and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented and ensure equal representation of various community groups during implementation.
  • Conduct program related messaging to ensure the messages developed address the current knowledge and practices gaps, messages channels are in line with those most commonly used by the communities.
  • Support the Program Officers in conducting trainings to Mercy Corps community volunteers and committees on community sensitization and messages delivery.
  • Attend coordination meetings, whenever delegated.
  • Together with the Program Officer, ensure inclusion of protection principles like gender segregation, adaptation to meet the gender-specific and disablement needs, in the design and implementation of the program.
  • Organize and conduct focus group discussion on program related topics.

Operational:

  • Maintain procurement, financial, and administrative systems
  • Provide ongoing support in maintaining these systems, problem-solving, and functioning as a focal point for communications with operations, human resources and finance team.
  • Facilitate and organize all required meetings with internal departments as well as external contacts to communicate accurate and up-to-date information as and when required
  • Assist in organizing all logistics for trainings, workshops, events and other activities including flight bookings and procuring office supplies.
  • Assist in maintaining of work calendars (internal and external).
  • Take meeting minutes and circulate to identify recipient lists as and when required.
  • Assist in development of TORs and contracts for events and consultancies.

Organizational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

Accountability To Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly to: Program Manager
  • Works Directly With: Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of working experience. Previous experience in community work is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is highly recommended
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
  • S/He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work without direct supervision.
  • S/he will be willing to conduct field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2018.

Method of Application
“Interested and qualified candidates should should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected] All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.”

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Job Title: Program Officer – Livelihoods

Location: Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation.
  • With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.
  • With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods.
  • With the recognition of the protracted crisis in Northeast Nigeria, Mercy Corps’ strategy and expansion plans aim to address the root causes of the crisis and seek to build long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, and youth empowerment with emphasis on adolescent girls and boys.
  • With multiple funding streams from large institutional donors and foundations, Mercy Corps’ programs in Northeast Nigeria continue to scale up and serve communities by transitioning them from humanitarian aid to early recovery programs.

General Position Summary
The Program Officer Livelihoods provides expert support to the livelihoods component of the program implementation and ensures the smooth running of the activities in compliance with program deliverables.

Essential Job Functions
Programmatic:

  • Overseeing the implementation of the program livelihood activities in all program implementation states.
  • Ensure the cohesion of the overall livelihoods approach through a close working relationship with the program manager.
  • Apply well researched and thought out interventions to restart livelihood activities.
  • Lead where necessary community meetings to identify Livelihoods priorities.
  • Mitigation where necessary maintaining a clear impartial profile for Mercy Corps in confusions or disputes between community/association/group members.
  • Liaise with local government maintaining an impartial profile for Mercy Corps based on the ethos of its humanitarian mission as an INGO.
  • Conduct where necessary workshops to identify livelihoods priorities with key groups and to disseminate pertinent livelihoods information.
  • Bring to the attention of the Program Manager areas where formal agreements should be made e.g. MOU’s.
  • Conduct surveys, need assessments, data and information collection as and when required for the on-going program or future project proposals in livelihoods.
  • Participate in NGO and INGO meetings on Livelihoods and represent MC as requested in coordination forums related to Livelihoods.
  • Ensure all Livelihoods programs activities are in line with government strategy.
  • Provides technical input on MC’s livelihoods programs including potential partnerships with local NGOs.
  • Maintains links to sources of technical assistance and information and will disseminate technical information and assistance to program assistants where necessary.
  • Maintain, monitor and measure project implementation data entry. Track project impact, standards, and operational compliance.
  • Data-entry of program information, as assigned. Develop charts, statistical reports and data-bases as required by Program Manager.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Operational:

  • Maintain procurement, financial, and administrative systems
  • Provide ongoing support in maintaining these systems, problem-solving, and functioning as a focal point for communications with operations, human resources and finance team.
  • Facilitate and organize all required meetings with internal departments as well as external contacts to communicate accurate and up-to-date information as and when required
  • Assist in organizing all logistics for trainings, workshops, events and other activities including flight bookings and procuring office supplies.
  • Assist in maintaining of work calendars (internal and external).
  • Take meeting minutes and circulate to identify recipient lists as and when required.
  • Assist in development of TORs and contracts for events and consultancies.

Organizational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Program Assistants

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly to: Program Manager
  • Works Directly With: Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.A/S in relevant field required; M.A/M.S/MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program; specifically, in livelihoods or economic recovery.
  • Prior experience implementing livelihoods programs is required, preferably in a non-camp setting.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to criteria required.
  • Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public.
  • Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices
  • Demonstrated training and facilitation experience
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors

  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative; experience with NGOs a plus. Community liaison skills necessary. Ability to supervise and support a diverse team .
  • Must be able to multi task on a diverse range of technical supervision issues as well as supervising the daily smooth running of the Livelihoods activities.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2018.

Method of Application
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected] All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.”

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Job Title: Administrative Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population.
  • As a result of the wide-scale needs, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

General Position Summary

  • Mercy Corps is looking for an Administration Officer to support all office administration in Maiduguri Office.
  • The Administration Officer will be responsible for the smooth running of all administration functions in support of the humanitarian Program.

Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitate the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work of the Mercy Corps office and program support operations;
  • Enforce adherence to Mercy Corps administrative, IT, HR and logistics procedures and staff policies by support staff;
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the following office functions: receiving visitors and ensuring they are going to the right offices
  • Responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements for Mercy Corps guests and staff in Maiduguri.
  • Ensuring all photocopiers, printers, scanners, mail services, telephones etc are running within the office and any calls for repairs or maintences needed are properly reported to the right department focal persons.
  • Oversees cleaners, gardeners that will maintain office premises are cleaned and general cleanliness is maintained.
  • Oversee the smooth flow of routine, administrative work in Maiduguri office is in compliance with mercy corps field administration manual and national staff policy handbook.
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of office supplies to include stationery, consumables and cartridges/tonner.
  • Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Senior Operations Officer
  • Works Directly With: Programs, Operations, and support team

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with office administration; computer skills are required, must be an independent thinker and have strong organizational skills;
  • Must possess a minimum of a degree in preferably Business Administration/ Public, Social Work, Education, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in administration , particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including staff training, motivation, and discipline
  • Good writing and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Good negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff.
  • Strong ability to innovatively solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate in English, Kanuri and Hausa

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
  • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
  • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Closing Date
1st January, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]
Or
Drop off application in a sealed envelope with the position boldly written to:
Mercy Corps Nigeria,
No.6 Extension 111 Gambole Road,
Opposite Capital School,Old GRA,
Maiduguri,
Borno State
.

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Job Title: WASH Program Assistant

Location: Dikwa, Borno State
Reports Directly To: WASH Program Officer
Works Directly With:Program, Operations, MEL, and support team

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area.
  • Mercy Corps plans to implement a program in 3 states “ISING” or Investing in the safety and integrity of Nigerian girls targeting adolescent girls and boys affected by the conflict in the Northeast.

General Position Summary

  • The project assistant will assist the program teams in the day to day implementation of all program activities in the areas of intervention.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist program officers to track program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan, including community mobilization, beneficiary registration, community sensitization and coordination in the target geographical locations.
  • Assist in promoting community participation including organizing for community meetings and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented and ensure equal representation of various community groups during implementation.
  • Conduct nutritional and hygiene promotion messaging to ensure the messages developed address the current knowledge and practices gaps, messages channels are in line with those most commonly used by the communities.
  • Support the Programme Officers in conducting trainings to Mercy Corps community volunteers and WASH committees and Sanitation Brigades on community sensitization and messages delivery.
  • Whenever delegated, support in supervision of processes like borehole drilling, well constructions, latrine constructions, distribution of WASH related NFIs at the program site level.
  • Organize  for water quality monitoring including ensuring proper  water treatment activities in general, at the program site level and makes sure that the consumables are timely replenished
  • Together with the WASH Officer, ensure inclusion of protection principles like gender segregation, adaptation to meet the gender-specific and disablement needs, in the design and implementation of the program.
  • Organize and conduct focus group discussion on WASH related topics, including the importance of WASH in Nutrition programming.
  • Security savvy, s/he Complies to -and sets the good example for the respect of- security measures and regulations in place.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of working experience. Previous experience in community work is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field (Engineering, Nutrition, Community Public Health) or equivalent experience is highly recommended
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
  • S/He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work without direct supervision.
  • S/he will be willing to conduct field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Shelter Program Officer

Location: Ngala, Borno

Program/Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria.
  • With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, GAC and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors.
  • Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area.

General Position Summary

  • The Shelter Officer is responsible in managing all shelter construction and to conducts comprehensive sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant team members such as protection advisor, community relief committee and WASH team.
  • He/she will be involve and assist to develop all technical components to manage Safer Building Designing, WASH, Preparation of BOQ and Estimates, Planning, Technical Details, Drawings, improve development techniques for the safer building/shelter and other all Civil and Architectural related projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Carrying out shelter needs assessments taking into account the current situation, projected population planning figures and the expected scale of returns.
  • Developments of shelter strategies which are framed by Mercy Corps’ Global Strategy for shelter and take into consideration the local context, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental protection and the availability of local resources, including materials, capacities and existing infrastructure.
  • Provide clear guidance on standards for shelter, including minimum emergency standards to meet basic and essential needs as well as guidance for phased improvement of shelter conditions that will be necessary as the duration of the displacement prolongs.
  • Compiling, analyzing and mapping available information on shelter options in country taking into account relevant policies adopted by the Government and CCCM cluster. When planning shelter works, ensuring that the technical component reflects Sphere minimum standards for the provision of emergency and other types of shelter assistance and is within the budgetary requirements. Due consideration should be given to standards in other relevant sectors such as water and sanitation.
  • Ensuring the shelter strategy is periodically reviewed to reflect the evolving situation in country and progressively transitioning to more sustainable shelter solutions. This process should be done in close collaboration with the CCCM Cluster, beneficiaries and the host Government while bearing in mind the shelter needs of people upon their eventual return to their community of origin.
  • Ensuring that specifications, bills of quantities and drawings are produced in a technically sound and standardized manner. Establish monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that works are implemented according to plans and completed within the designated timeframe.
  • Ensure that local communities and community relief committee have been consulted on all activities so as not to create unnecessary tension between the displaced and host populations.
  • Monitor all shelter and infrastructure activities
  • When identifying beneficiaries, ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable population of concern (POC) and host families are addressed. Mercy Corps’ vulnerability indicators should be applied in a participatory manner during the beneficiary selection.
  • When planning shelter works, ensure that the technical component reflects Sphere minimum standards for the provision of emergency and other types of shelter assistance and is within the budgetary requirements. Standards for other sectors such as water and sanitation should be taken into consideration also.
  • The position requires regular contact with program, protection and field staff in country in order to ensure technical support related to shelter and construction activities.
  • Close and regular contact with CCCM Cluster and Government Authorities, is essential to discuss matters relating to shelter and infrastructure coordination and provision.

Accountability To Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Shelter Assistant

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Senior Program Officer
  • Works Directly With:Program ,Operations , and  support team

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S or Higher in Building Engineering or Civil Engineering.
  • 3-4+ years in building and construction sector
  • Experience in building shelter in humanitarian context etc.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English highly preferred. Fluency in Kanuri is required
  • Multi-tasking, coordination, organization, prioritization skills essential. Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Highly-developed computers skills, with strong familiarity with MS Office, Power point, Outlook, Excel, Word, and infrastructure design software
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members required. Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills

Success factors

  • The successful candidate will combine curiosity and strong technical skills, experience in Shelter programs, and a want-to-do attitude.
  • S/he will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
  • S/He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work with limited direct supervision.
  • Ideally s/he will have previous experience in working in large-scale emergency programs in insecure and conflict-affected contexts, including remote management and capacity development.
  • S/he will be willing to conduct several days-long field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team.

Applications Closing Date
31st December, 2017.

How to Apply
“Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Gender & Protection, Senior Program Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

General Position Summary

  • The Gender and Protection Senior Program Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of Protection sector activities including the mobilization of women’s groups, training on topics such as psychological first aid, and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), and the validation of referral pathways in Northeast Nigeria Maiduguri (will focus on Ngala and Dikwa)
  • The Senior Program Officer will also advise other sector teams on gender and protection mainstreaming and best practices.
  • The Gender and Protection Senior Program Officer will work closely with the Protection Advisor, Team Leader, Head of Office, and support staff (including finance, operations, and administration) to ensure that activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality.
  • The position includes the daily management of program staff. The Gender and Protection Senior Program Officer reports directly to the Team Leader on admin and will receive technical guidance and supervision from the Protection Advisor and will work closely with the I-SING Programme Manager.

Essential Job Functions
Strategy and Vision:

  • Recognize opportunities to evolve the current humanitarian portfolio into a more effective and impactful portfolio addressing the changing needs of conflict-affected populations.
  • Contribute to country-wide strategy development.

Representation and Coordination:

  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with communities, local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective coordination with relevant working groups, UN, ICRC and colleagues I/NGO agencies.

Program Management:

  • Oversee the implementation of protection sector activities and administration of the teams across three field locations;
  • Develop activity workplans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to community needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices;
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria;
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use;
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate;
  • Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained;
  • Adhere to all MC policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.

Team Management:

  • Supervise, hire and orient team members, as necessary;
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews;
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives;
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  • Identify any gaps or capacity needs within the team and ensure training and capacity building is incorporated into program planning.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all donor and Mercy Corps regulations;
  • Proactively follow-up on reconciliation of cash transfer activities related to livelihoods;
  • Oversee the livelihood sector activity budgets and project monthly cash flow.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership;
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Other:

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Gender and Protection Officer

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Team Leader
  • Works Directly With: Protection Advisor, Finance, Program, Operations, MEL, and support team

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and above in relevant field required.
  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program; specifically in economic recovery.
  • Prior experience implementing livelihoods programs is essential, preferably in conflict settings.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to criteria required.
  • Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public.
  • Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices
  • Demonstrated training and facilitation experience
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa and Kanuri is required.

Success Factors

  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative. Strong leadership, communication, and management skills are essential.
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and their application to program implementation is required.
  • Ability to supervise, mentor and coach a diverse team.
  • Must be able to problem solve and multi-task on a range of administrative and programmatic issues.

Applications Closing Date
31st December, 2017.

How to Apply
“Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: MEL Officer

Location: Ngala, Borno

Program/Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria.
  • With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, GAC and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors.
  • Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area.

General Position Summary

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer will support the program teams with technical oversight and direction on all monitoring and evaluation needs across implementing area.
  • S/he will support the MEL manager in ensuring timely and quality reporting.
  • The MEL Officer will support the provision of program staff with the information and training to capture monitoring metrics regularly and efficiently.
  • S/he will coordinate and support data collection and analysis activities facilitated by MEL Assistants and regularly providing technical oversight, problem-solving and support.
  • S/he will report to the MEL Manager.

Essential Job Functions

  • Contribute to adapting existing M&E systems to monitor and evaluate project activities and impact, in accordance with existing Mercy Corps DM&E guidelines.
  • Support data capture across program interventions and analyze data collected during monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Oversee data tracking and analysis on regular basis and ensure that data and metrics in field reports are accurate.
  • Write, edit, and summarize field reports to develop quality and informative monthly and quarterly reports for donors and internal teams.
  • Work with the program team to identify opportunities to innovate M&E systems.
  • In partnership with program team document lessons learned and best practices for dissemination within Mercy Corps, to donors, other agencies and interested parties
  • Support pre and post monitoring, need assessments, survey, focus groups and evaluation or verification as well as other studies at the project and program levels.
  • Utilize standard Mercy Corps assessment tools and help in developing new tools.
  • Provide input on the design and implementation of baseline studies, mid-term evaluations and final evaluations.
  • Conduct regular field visits to meet the beneficiaries, coordinate with project officers, to capture data correctly and efficiently to ensure regular and accurate information.
  • Track and report lessons learned, prepare success stories about the program and share with MEL manager for inputs and wider circulation.
  • Work closely with program teams for filing/archiving documentation both softcopies and hardcopies.
  • Maintain relevant program and correspondence files related with DM&E.
  • Contribute to developing other reports as requested by management (this may include research for new projects or programs or information requested by the donors, among other things)
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • To show problem solving skills in monitoring as well as data management

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • M&E Assistant.

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: MEL Manager
  • Works Directly With: Program, Operations, and support team

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S in relevant field or other similar field; MA/MS/MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation or other learning efforts is required.
  • Experience developing and disseminating regular communication materials and updates
  • Experience conducting rapid needs assessments.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with social media and other multi-media tools preferred.
  • Demonstrated training and facilitation experience
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis software such as SPSS, EPI Info and mobile data collection platforms preferable
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factor

  • Skilled writer and synthesizer of diverse and complex information, helping teams generate new insights into their work, the needs of their countries and the region, and how program impact can be scaled.
  • Talent for organizing and cataloguing information essential
  • Sense of creativity essential
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well on a team is essential
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required
  • Ability to understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Conscientious, with an excellent sense of judgment

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2017.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Cash and Voucher Program Officer

Location: Ngala, Borno State
Reports Directly To: Senior Cash and Voucher Program Officer
Works Directly With:Program, Operations, and support team

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, GAC and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area.

General Position Summary

  • The Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)/Cash for Work (CFW) Program Officer is responsible for assisting in the implementation of CTP and CFW activities in the intervention communities of Ngala in Northern Borno State.
  • With support from the Senior Program Officer – Cash & Vouchers, s/he will supervise all projects, project selection and planning, project assets, local government and community liaison work, monitoring and payment.
  • The CTP/CFW Program Officer will report to the Cash & Vouchers Senior Program Officer and work collaboratively with fellow program and MEL staff.
  • S/He may also support other livelihood sector interventions including unconditional cash transfers, livelihood grants and VSLAs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan and ensure the effective implementation of CTP/CFW.
  • Contribute to all CTP/CFW related field work, including community mobilization, beneficiary identification/registration, distributions, and monitoring.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Review labor and time-line requirements for CFW activities, determining staffing requirements.
  • Coordinate payment procedures, including documentation, approval and actual payment.
  • Oversee procurement of all materials for CFW projects.
  • Maintain all documentation relating directly to CTP/CFW activities required to ensure accountability to the donor, particularly where labor is concerned.
  • Oversee administrative matters relating directly to CFW activities:  time-sheets, payment schedules, required paper-work and liaison with finance department.
  • Maintain all documentation relating directly to cash transfer activities required to ensure accountability.
  • Oversee administrative matters relating directly to cash transfer activities including reconciliation with cash-out agents following distributions.
  • Contribute to effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use in coordination with the other program staff.
  • Work with the Senior Program Officer – Cash & Vouchers to prepare monthly cash requirement forecast for CFW activities, including the purchase of materials at site and CFW labor payments.
  • Provide information on CTP/CFW activities as requested by the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Senior Program Officer – Cash & Vouchers or MEL team.
  • Support orientation for all new staff on CTP/CFW.
  • Report on any problems encountered in the field such as project participant complaints, local authority interference, and security threats to MC staff and activities.  Coordinate with MC Security Officer and Livelihoods Manager on any threats to MC staff and activities; follow up on incidents/security threats in areas of operation.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Cash and Voucher Assistant

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S in relevant field required;
  • 3 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program; general program management experience required.
  • Prior experience implementing distributions is required, preferably in a non-camp setting. Experience with CTP/CFW or other community micro-projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to criteria required.
  • Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public.
  • Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices
  • Demonstrated training and facilitation experience
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude. Ideally s/he will have previous experience in working in large-scale emergency programs in insecure and conflict-affected contexts.
  • S/he is a problem solver, an effective community mobilizer who is adept in successfully dealing with issues of complexity.
  • S/he is an active listener and contributor, working to create a strong team share ideas and learn.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2017.

Method of Application
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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Job Title: Cash and Voucher Program Assistants

Location: Ngala, Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • The Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)/Cash for Work (CFW) Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in the implementation of CTP and CFW activities in the intervention communities of Ngala in Northern Borno State.
  • With support from the Program Officer – Cash & Vouchers, s/he will assist the Program Officer to supervise all projects, project selection and planning, project assets, local government and community liaison work, monitoring and payment.
  • The CTP/CFW Program Assistant will report to the Cash & Vouchers Senior Program Officer and work collaboratively with fellow program and MEL staff.
  • S/He may also support other livelihood sector interventions including unconditional cash transfers, livelihood grants and VSLAs.

General Position Summary

  • The project assistant will assist the program teams in the day to day implementation of all program activities in the areas of intervention.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist program officers to ensure program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan.
  • Assist in the coordination in Ngala.
  • Support in the process of beneficiary registration, community mobilization and sensitization.
  • Assist in promoting community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented.
  • Ensure equal representation of various community groups in the implementation of activities.
  • Assist in the facilitation of community meetings, focus group discussion and other as required by the program.
  • Keep program officers and management updated with regards to security situation in the project implementation area.
  • Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs.
  • Document lessons learned and success stories on the project.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Accountability To Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Cash and Voucher Program Officer
  • Works Directly With:Program, Operations, MEL, and support team

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of working experience. Previous experience in community work is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is highly recommended
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required, ability to speak Kanuri and Shuwa highly desired.

Success factors

  • The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
  • S/He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work without direct supervision. S/he will be willing to conduct field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team

Applications Closing Date
31st December, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]
Or
Drop off application in a sealed envelope with the position boldly written to:
Mercy Corps Nigeria,
No.6 Extension 111 Gambole Road, Opposite Capital School,
Old GRA,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Note

  • All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.
  • All applications must include the position title in the subject line. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.