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Mercy Corps Nigeria Job Portal 2019 | www.mercycorps.org.

Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. The organization’s programs are implemented in twelve states, mainly in North West and North East Nigeria and Lagos.

Mercy Corps

Our work covers the following sectors: economic development, livelihoods/food security, adolescent girls & boys empowerment, financial resilience, conflict mitigation and humanitarian response. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Job Title: Livelihood and MSD Programme Officer (BRICC)

Reference Number: YOB/PRO/2019/0009
Location: Potiskum, Yobe State (With an estimated 50% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Regular
Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on humanitarian assistance, economic development, and conflict mitigation. With the ongoing insurgency in Northeast Nigeria causing the displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs
  • As the crisis has persisted, Mercy Corps’ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, youth empowerment, and local conflict management.

General Position Summary

  • The Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of unconditional cash (UCT), cash for work (CFW) and implement all aspects of the Agric and Market Systems Development component of CASH & Livelihoods Programme.
  • The Officer will be required to apply a wide variety of market development tools and approaches to catalyze innovative services and facilitate linkages between market actors in the assigned Programme areas.
  • The Officer will work closely with the Field Manager, Team Leader, MEL team, and operations staff (including finance and operations) to ensure that activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality.
  • The Livelihood and MSD Programme office reports directly to the Field 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.
  • 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 countrywide 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:

  • Work in liaison with the Cash & Livelihood and Agric Market Systems Development Team and sector-focused Technical Specialists, carry out assessments in the target geographic area to assess the current situation, economic opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as obstacles that could be mitigated through MCN engagement with public and private sector actors
  • Such assessments shall include but are not limited to rapid market assessments, a local competitiveness assessment, sector selection, value chain analysis and development, and business support capacity needs to the stakeholders of the Programme.
  • Support the process of identification and engagement of private sector businesses to expand their business models. This task will include profiling businesses, conducting light due diligence assessments, partnership management and mentoring and coaching.
  • Support ongoing positive cooperation with relevant stakeholders, including local business owners, local representatives and community members, and forge links between market actors, producers, end-users, etc.
  • Support in the implementation of UCT and CFW activities and administration of the teams across program field locations;
  • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;
  • Support in ensuring that program implementation is responsive to community needs meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices;
  • Support in ensuring that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria;
  • Support in establishing and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use;
  • Support in Integrating community approaches, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate;
  • Support in ensuring 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.
  • Support in close coordination private sector partners, plan, implement and monitor market system development activities for farmer engagement in economic opportunities. This will include exploring partnerships with private sector actors to design, test, and deliver a wide range of appropriate services that increase effective smallholder farmer engagement within the agricultural market system.
  • Assist private sector partners in developing capacity-building materials for business, technical and financial capacities as well as participate in capacity building sessions.
  • Offer technical assistance in conjunction with other technical staff to build the capacity of producer organizations to perform marketing functions.
  • Work in liaison with Private Sector Partners to ensure strengthening of farmers, associations and rural enterprises.
  • Organize /facilitate the training of agro-dealers, commission agents and other intermediaries to provide goods and services that increase the competitiveness of local production.
  • The incumbent will also mobilize targeted smallholder farmers (especially women) to participate in the programme for sustainability.
  • Identify small business activities any other opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities, especially for women, as identified by the local and national government as well as independent market studies and needs assessments;

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all donor and Mercy Corps regulations.
  • Oversee the UCT and CFW activity budgets and project monthly cash flow.
  • Coordinate with MEL team to map, identify and register program participants.
  • Support in the selection of beneficiaries with support from Cash & Livelihood team, MEL Team & Agric Systems Officer.
  • Support in facilitating the setting up of VSLA groups to provide safe space for beneficiaries.
  • Identify reliable and trusted members locally to serve as village agents for VSLAs.
  • Coordinate the sensitization of beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate with the protection sector to get village agents trained in psychosocial support.
  • Facilitate training of beneficiaries on financial literacy, bookkeeping and smart saving practices.
  • Support the market assessment to ascertain the most profitable skills in the intervention locations.
  • Work with operations (procurement) to select the financial service provider (FSP) for cash disbursement.
  • Support the cash disbursement to beneficiaries through FSP.
  • Coordinate post-distribution monitoring with MEL team.
  • Ensure the grantees VSLA meetings and small-scale businesses are monitored monthly.
  • Ensure effective community engagement to create an enabling environment and ownership.
  • Submit monthly program update including success stories to the supervisor.
  • 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.

Other:

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

Knowledge and Experience:

  • MA/MS/MBA 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 market systems development programs is very essential,
  • Prior experience implementing livelihoods programs is also 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 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. The ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel is required. 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 professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The position is based in Damaturu, Yobe State and it requires up to 50 % travel to field offices in and around Potiskum.

Application Closing Date
22nd September, 2019.

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


2. Job Title: Liaison and Safety Officer

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00083
Location: Biu – Borno State
Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since December 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. In mid-2014 Mercy Corps has decided to address the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities by in the north east Nigeria and started its humanitarian program.
  • With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, EU and ECHO the humanitarian program has been focusing on food assistance, non-food items distribution, protection, livelihoods support, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors.
  • All Mercy Corps interventions in Nigeria are implemented in a conflict and gender sensitive manner.

General Position Summary:

  • Reporting to the Country Safety & Security Manager (CSSM), the Liaison & Safety Officer will be responsible for the security analysis and strategic planning support required by the team within the geographical locale in which operations are situated. The Liaison & Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring security protocols are in place at the responsible field sites, maintaining security information networks and assisting all the responsible personnel in operational, programming security and liaison activities. The post-holder will likewise be responsible for outreach and coordination to local NGO networks, as required, to support coordinated engagement work within the relevant geographical locale.

Essential Job Functions
Security Analysis & Operational Security:

  • Work with the Country Safety & Security Manager, Field Managers, Team Leader and field teams to monitor the security environment in the designated areas of Nigeria, with particular focus in the program areas of operations.
  • Stay informed (through media, social media, contacts, etc.) about the safety and security situation in Central & Northern Borno on daily basis.
  • Liaise with security counterparts in other parts of the state and the country in order to understand how security situations in other areas affect
  • Verify acquired information through secondary sources.
  • Maintain regular contact with field teams about the safety and security situation in their area
  • Produce advisories (longer term), incident reports, security updates and other work products as directed for CSSM review and dissemination to staff
  • Produce immediate security advisories to be put out on various security channels in order to ensure staff safety
  • Review staff movement to the field and give advice in order to mitigate risks as necessary. Produce road assessments, etc. for dissemination to staff
  • In conjunction with the CSSM prepare and deliver relevant security trainings for relevant staff (i.e. guards, drivers, program staff, etc.)
  • Vehicle & Staff Tracking: Track vehicle movements where and when required until the safe, arrival
  • to destination. Give advice regarding road movement as needed prior to movement (i.e. identifying safe areas, sharing road assessment, etc.
  • Provide initial analysis of relevant security development and communicate them to the CSSM
  • Update Local Area Security Plans, Contingency Plans, Security Bulletin Boards and other documents on at least a quarterly basis or as directed by the CSSM. Ensure plans are shared with and disseminated to relevant staff.

Reporting:

  • Daily Risk Ratings per location
  • Monthly Go / No-Go for key roads and districts
  • Incident Reports and Incident Log – always up to date (provide incident analysis for CSSM review)
  • Risk Assessment – quarterly minimum
  • Flash Reports – immediate dissemination of critical incidents in our area of work

Details

  • Prepare weekly security brief and share with all staff in the meetings
  • Be readily available at all times to the applicable field teams to give feedback on relevant security developments
  • Alongside the relevant operational focal people, ensure that relevant staff members have and are able to use this equipment, including radios, satellite phones, fire extinguishers, etc through regular training and orientations for new staffs.
  • Alongside with the relevant operational focal people, conduct comprehensive security/risk assessment in potential new program/field sites in Northern & Central Borno and elsewhere as directed by the CSSM.
  • Work with the relevant program and operational focal people as well as the Team Leader, on community acceptance messaging and other operational strategies in the area of operations in Northern & Central Borno and other locations as directed.
  • Gain movement clearances through INSO as required.

Liaison Activities:

  • Stay abreast of political developments and humanitarian trends in Nigeria, with an emphasis on the humanitarian crisis in the NE, informing the CSSM.
  • Ensuring sufficient capacity and knowledge to support policy analysis and strategic planning around the humanitarian architecture and operational issues.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager, Team Leader and CSSM to act as official representative at meetings with external engagement targets.
  • Identify and liaise with external partners
  • Develop a calendar of upcoming lobby opportunities to be tapped into.
  • Liaise with leads from relevant international coordination structures
  • Engage with peace building and resilience working groups, through calling for meetings, drafting action-oriented meeting notes, support in sourcing for presenters and developing agenda for the meetings.
  • Ensure collaboration with the OCHA-chaired Humanitarian Communications Working Group.

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.

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.

Accountability:

  • Supervisory Responsibility: None
  • Reports Directly To: Country Safety & Security Manager
  • Works Directly With: Security Manager (Abuja), Liaison & Safety Officers, Field Managers, Operations Manager, Team Leader, Program Managers, Field Teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in related field.
  • 2 years of security management experience is desired with a minimum of 1 years of security management experience in an INGO.
  • Relevant work experience in policy analysis, influence, strategic planning, communications, research, media, data gathering and/or information management
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement strategies with clear theories of change
  • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment
  • Fluency in English required, with demonstrated writing skills
  • Computer literacy in using Microsoft Office and email/internet.
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies. Good context analysis skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated attentions to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
  • Experience living and working in Nigeria, and experience in the Northeast preferred.
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures highly desirable.
  • English proficiency required; excellent written and oral skills.
  • Ability to speak Hausa or Bura and any other North East local languages (desired but not essential)

Success Factors

  • Critical to this job is the ability to carry out liaison & networking activities, think critically, keep abreast of security situations within volatile terrains, work out methods to deliver successful programs, be able to comply with Mercy Corps and donor regulations while maintaining strong cooperative relationships with other departments.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with national and international staff members and demonstrate ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and provide relevant advice and support in a fluid security environment.
  • The candidate will also have to be able to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and must be able to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense environment.
  • Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. 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.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

  • The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State and it requires travel between field offices.

Application Closing Date
3rd October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


3. Job Title: Program Officer

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0028
Locations: Abuja & Plateau
Position Status: Full-time
Reports Directly to: Program Manager
Works Directly With: Program Manager, Senior Program Officers, MEL Team, Communications Officer, Finance, Program and Operation teams
Program / Department Summary

  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched one of its most comprehensive peacebuilding programs in Nigeria to date with Mercy Corps, a leading global humanitarian aid and development organization, which has been working with communities in Nigeria since 2012. The goal of the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program is to prevent violent conflict in the most at-risk communities across 6 states and 24 local government areas (LGA) in Nigeria’s North West and North Central regions. CIPP builds on the accomplishments and deep contextual knowledge gained by USAID and Mercy Corps through their previous peacebuilding programs in Nigeria.
  • Mercy Corps’ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long-term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, protection of the vulnerable population, social cohesion, inclusion of women, youth and persons living with disabilities, and local conflict management.
  • The CIPP program will be implemented in six Middle Belt & North-Western Nigerian states: Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau. CIPP will strategically build on the past four years of the Mercy Corps former peacebuilding programs to:
    • Improve local capacity and skills to manage disputes
    • Strengthen and enable more sustainable Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) mechanisms
    • Increase collaboration among communities with government agencies, CSOs, and local leaders to address the root causes of conflict
    • Strengthen women’s capacities to prevent and resolve conflict
    • Improve ability to address violent extremist recruitment tactics

General Position Summary

  • The CIPP Program Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the program. S/he will support the implementation of activities related to capacity building for farmers, herders, religious leaders, religious institutions and other appropriate actors.
  • The Officer will support the facilitation and implementation of joint conflict prevention and PVE plans, and the facilitation of events related to advocacy initiatives.
  • S/he will also provide support to all other activities related to the USAID-funded CIPP Program and will ensure smooth, timely, and compliant implementation across the six states. The Program Officer will liaise frequently with implementing partners, community members, conflict actors, religious leaders, and represent Mercy Corps at relevant meetings.
  • The Program Officer will work closely with the Program Manager, Senior Program Officers, Communications Officer, MEL team, and Operations staff (including finance and operations) to ensure that activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality.

Essential Job Functions
Program Support:

  • Support technical aspects of the peacebuilding and conflict management program by assisting with the development of activities/agendas/curricula as appropriate
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate community meetings, events, and training as required
  • Ensure implementation of activities is on time, target and budget
  • Liaise with CIPP partner organizations and potential resource persons as needed
  • Support the Program Manager in overseeing the performance of project implementation by partners and conduct frequent field visits to program sites
  • In collaboration with M&E staff, coordinate the implementation of relevant surveys, needs assessments, data and information collection for on-going monitoring
  • Develop activity work plans 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
  • 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, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
  • Ensure effective community engagement to create enabling environment and ownership
  • Submit weekly program updates including success stories to supervisor
  • Update Program Issue Log, Risk Register & Incident Tracker 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

Representation and Coordination:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO, community meetings in close coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate activities with implementing partners, local government representatives, religious leaders, other international and local organizations operating in the same geographic area, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs in Nigeria

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.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all donor and Mercy Corps regulations

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 not jeopardize its peacebuilding mission
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Conflict Management, Social Sciences, International Development or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector preferably on conflict management/peacebuilding and community development
  • Experience working in rural areas in Nigeria, particularly in target states of CIPP
  • Experience working in a multi-organizational team (international and national partners) is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing. Knowledge of Hausa is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Experience engaging with State and Local Government authorities, religious leaders and local partners
  • Experience managing community-based peacebuilding and conflict management interventions
  • Strong training and capacity building experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the conflict dynamics in the Middle Belt & Northwest Nigeria
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The positions are based in Abuja and Plateau and require up to 30% travel to the program sites field and around the Middle belt and Northwest.

Success Factors:

  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative. Strong leadership, communication, and management skills are essential.
  • Understanding of peacebuilding principles and their application to program implementation is required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to solve problems and multi-task on a range of administrative and programmatic issues.
  • The ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel is required. 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 professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 pages CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


4. Job Title: Program Officer – Women Peace Building Council Coordinator

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0029
Location: Abuja, Nigeria (With an estimated 40% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Field-based, and Regular.
Program / Department Summary

  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched one of its most comprehensive peacebuilding programs in Nigeria to date with Mercy Corps, a leading global humanitarian aid and development organization, which has been working with communities in Nigeria since 2012. The goal of the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program is to prevent violent conflict in the most at-risk communities across 6 states and 24 local government areas (LGA) in Nigeria’s North West and North Central regions. CIPP builds on the accomplishments and deep contextual knowledge gained by USAID and Mercy Corps through their previous peacebuilding programs in Nigeria.
  • Mercy Corps’ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long-term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, protection of the vulnerable population, social cohesion, inclusion of women, youth and persons living with disabilities, and local conflict management.
  • The CIPP program will be implemented in six Middle Belt & North-Western Nigerian states: Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau. CIPP will strategically build on the past four years of the Mercy Corps former peacebuilding programs to:
    • Improve local capacity and skills to manage disputes
    • Strengthen and enable more sustainable Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) mechanisms
    • Increase collaboration among communities with government agencies, CSOs, and local leaders to address the root causes of conflict
    • Strengthen women’s capacities to prevent and resolve conflict
    • Improve ability to address violent extremist recruitment tactics.

General Position Summary

  • The Program Officer- Women Peacebuilding Council Coordinator will ensure an intentional approach to engaging women in peacebuilding work through the program’s multi-level women councils, and enable women and vulnerable groups to participate fully in peacebuilding activities, including negotiation mediation and community dialogues.
  • The Officer will provide necessary orientation and advise to all the implementing partners and agencies on engaging the Women Peacebuilding Councils on issues and policies, and engage with the partners in reviewing and support the Gender & Inclusion Officer with the provision of necessary inputs on drafting advocacy and policy briefs for women engagement in peacebuilding work.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Support the formulation and management of the Women Peacebuilding Councils at State and Local Government levels in collaboration with the Gender & Inclusion Officer, Program team and implementation partners
  • Facilitate capacity building training and activities to strengthen the capacity of the Women Peacebuilding Councils across the six states
  • Foster multi-level and interstate learning by facilitating joint activities specifically for the councils across the six states
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team in establishing and implementing gender-sensitive monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems
  • Support the Gender & Inclusion Officer to develop the data collection and analysis tools for the baseline assessment to guarantee gender and social inclusion considerations.
  • Assist the Gender & Inclusion Officer & M&E team in conducting a local gender assessment at the start of the program with an integrated gender and social inclusion analysis, to inform how CIPP address needs in different States
  • Assist implementing partners to develop gender-sensitive and gender-responsive monitoring mechanism as well as engage with the Women Peacebuilding Councils in program activities;
  • Work closely with the Communications Officer to support the documentation of successes, lessons learned and best practices and communicate with the Gender Officer & program team to contribute to global knowledge on gender and social inclusion in relation to conflict and peacebuilding
  • Provide partner organizations with ongoing gender integration and social inclusion technical assistance
  • Support the inclusion and representation of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations across all CIPP program components, including as staff members, project participants, trainers, facilitators, speakers, evaluators, and so forth
  • Support the integration of gender and social inclusion considerations into operational research design and policy analysis
  • Provide necessary orientation and advise to all the implementing partners and agencies on  gender and social inclusion issues and policies;
  • Contribute to the production of resource materials addressing the issues of women in peacebuilding
  • Facilitate policy dialogue on women and conflicts, gender and social inclusion, sexual and gender-based violence, gender-sensitive transitional justice with government through the Councils and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Support the engagement of partners in reviewing and providing necessary inputs on drafting necessary advocacy and policy briefs for women engagement in peacebuilding work;
  • Support the capacity strengthening of CSOs and government partners towards planning and implementing of project activities on women peacebuilding, gender and social inclusion in conflict management programs;
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to make sure that the impact measurements focus on women and other vulnerable groups;

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.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Gender & Inclusion Officer
  • Works Directly With: Program Team, Communications Officer, M&E Team, Staff of Partner Organizations, Operations team etc.

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Peace Studies, International Development or related field required
  • Minimum of Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience working in program management on gender and social inclusion issues within the community and civil society development programs, preferably with USAID or other U.S. Government programs
  • Excellent knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Nigeria including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges
  • Excellent knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Nigeria and their engagement in social, political, and cultural realms
  • Experience in conducting gender and social inclusion analysis, as well as integrating and implementing findings into program activities
  • Experience building capacity of local stakeholders on gender and social inclusion issues
  • Experience integrating social inclusion in community participatory engagement or advocacy preferred
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience engaging local stakeholders, including CSOs, political leaders, and other local and national government leaders in gender and social inclusion initiatives
  • High level of interpersonal, diplomacy and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

Success Factors:

  • The successful Program Officer will combine exceptional implementation skills and coordination skills with a focus on innovative interventions to bring communities together.
  • An ideal candidate will be conversant with the challenges inherent in peacebuilding, gender inclusion and will be a self-starter who has led grassroots development efforts.
  • He/she will have an outstanding ability to support innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in Nigeria. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. The candidate must have excellent attention to detail.

Applications Closing Date
20th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


5. Job Title: Deputy Program Manager (NE-CMS)

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00083
Location: Maiduguri – Borno State with 20% travels to deep field locations within North East Nigeria.
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 Northeast Nigeria and causing displacement of millions, 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.
  • The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE-CMS) Program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to reduce violence and insecurity in Borno State.
  • The program seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
    • Citizens are more civically engaged, and civilian government and security forces are more transparent and inclusive in addressing community needs around service delivery and protection;
    • Communities demonstrate improved trust and social cohesion within and between actors at the local level;
    • Local decision-making spaces and peacebuilding processes are equitable and inclusive of marginalized social groups, especially youth and women.
  • The program is implemented in a consortium with multiple partners both international and national with Mercy Corps being the lead.

General Position Summary 

  • The Deputy Program Manager (DPM) will provide direct support to the Program Manager in the technical oversight and management of staff and resources to ensure the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time, on-scope and on budget.
  • S/he will support the team to ensure effective coordination and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance and accountability.
  • The DPM will represent and manage the program in case of absence of the Program Manager.

Essential Job Functions
Strategy and Vision:

  • Support development and adherence to joint vision for the NE-CMS program to achieve highest level of impact.
  • Ensure high quality of the program through innovation, active pursuit of lessons learned, adaptability to changing dynamics, and collaboration with related programs.

Program Management:

  • Support the program team to design robust implementation strategies for each component of the program.
  • Promote quality assurance to ensure adherence to the highest programmatic standards and industry norms/regulations.
  • Support production of donor reports, lessons learned documentation, case studies, and other reflections on program progress.
  • Support the monitoring of all programming for compliance with Mercy Corps policies and procedures as well as donor/government/external rules and regulations.
  • Support oversight of the performance of sub-grantees, consultants and contractors.
  • In collaboration with the MEL team, maintain a strong monitoring, evaluation and learning system to ensure that all program aspects are documented and archived according to internal/donor requirements.
  • Ensure all program management minimum standards are met (including risk management, issues management).
  • Ensure optimal integration of all program components for maximum impact.
  • Support the coordination of the implementation of program activities in all locations, using effective management systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Support identification and management of links with existing and planned donor interventions that promote peacebuilding in target communities in Borno State.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles, values and strategic plan.
  • Support organization of monitoring visits for host visitors and donors, as needed.

Team Management:

  • Create a work atmosphere of mutual respect conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees.
  • Contribute to team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  • Draft and/or review scopes of work to hire and manage any technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.

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.

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.

Accountability:

  • Supervisory Responsibility: Program Assistant, MEL Assistant   Reports Directly To: NE-CMS Program Manager

Works Directly With:

  • Program Team, Finance Department, MEL, Operations, Security

Knowledge and Experience 

  • At least 2 years of management experience in progressively responsible positions.
  • At least 2 years of experience in conflict management and peacebuilding programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop good relationships with a wide range of actors required.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local stakeholders, host government officials, and local and international partners.
  • Ability to work independently in the field and show initiative. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong management skills, with good knowledge of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • MA/M.Sc or equivalent in Conflict Management, International Development, International Relations, or other relevant field.

Success Factors

  • A successful Deputy Program Manager will combine exceptional management skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships.
  • The DPM will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and process information in support of changing program activities if necessary.
  • S/he will be able to support the development, implementation and management of a large, multi-sector program.
  • The DPM will have the ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel and experience in building the capacity of individual staff and teams.
  • 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
23rd September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


6. Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Assistant (NECMS)

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00077
Location: Maiduguri – Borno State with 20% travels to deep field locations within Borno.
Program / Department Summary

  • The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE-CMS) Program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to reduce violence and insecurity in Borno State.
  • The program seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
    • Citizens are more civically engaged, and civilian government and security forces are more transparent and inclusive in addressing community needs around service delivery and protection;
    • Communities demonstrate improved trust and social cohesion within and between actors at the local level;
    • Local decision-making spaces and peacebuilding processes are equitable and inclusive of marginalized social groups, especially youth and women.
  • The program is implemented in a consortium with multiple partners both international and national with Mercy Corps being the lead.

General Position Summary

  • The MEL Assistant will be responsible for the monitoring of project activities in association with the program MEL framework, including data collection, data entry, knowledge management, and basic analysis.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist the timely development of monitoring tools based on work plans and MEL framework, in close coordination with the program officers and MEL Team.
  • Conduct regular data collection across program field sites, implementing tools such as pre- and post-tests, surveys, focus group discussions and interviews.
  • Conduct entry of monitoring data into Ona, Tola, and other program databases.
  • Conduct participant verification, ensuring they match agreed criteria and established committee lists.
  • Support the NE-CMS MEL Advisor to conduct assessments and evaluations, including management of enumerators, as requested.
  • Ensure proper filing, handling, and movement of project files.
  • Assist in data analysis and sharing and documentation of lessons learned.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • 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.

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.

Accountability:

  • Supervisory Responsibility: None
  • Reports Directly To: Deputy Program Manager
  • Works Directly With: NE-CMS MEL Advisor, NE-CMS Program Team, MEL Team

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in community work, with previous experience in project monitoring, preferably with an NGO within Borno State
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, analyzing and reporting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field: Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education, etc. or at least one year of work experience in a related discipline
  • Ability to interact effectively with various community members, conducting him/herself with sensitivity and respect towards others
  • Willingness, ability to perform field work and work under pressure
  • Have a good appreciation of technology in enhancing program and MEL related activities
  • Excellent computer skills – Word and Excel are required
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Hausa

Success Factors

  • S/he will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence and constructive communication skills.
  • 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 MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Closing Date
13th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 pages CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


7. Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Advisor (NECMS)

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00082
Location: Maiduguri – Borno State with 20% travels to deep field locations within North East Nigeria
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 Northeast Nigeria and causing displacement of millions, 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.
  • The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE-CMS) Program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to reduce violence and insecurity in Borno State.
  • The program seeks to achieve the following outcomes: 1) Citizens are more civically engaged, and civilian government and security forces are more transparent and inclusive in addressing community needs around service delivery and protection; 2) Communities demonstrate improved trust and social cohesion within and between actors at the local level; 3) Local decision-making spaces and peacebuilding processes are equitable and inclusive of marginalized social groups, especially youth and women. The program is implemented in a consortium with multiple partners both international and national with Mercy Corps being the lead.

General Position Summary

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Advisor is a key position in the Consortium Management Unit, which provides oversight to all consortium partners in their execution of the program.
  • The MEL Advisor will support planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation, ensure quality in accordance with accepted standards, provide essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision-making.
  • S/he will be responsible for providing internal capacity building for consortium partner staff on MEL principles and practices, developing tools and supporting analysis, spearheading evaluative activities, capturing collective progress and impact of consortium partners, and reinforcing the utilization of MEL products to support overall institutional learning, strategic planning, and advocacy.
  • The MEL Advisor will report directly to the Consortium Manager and will continuously liaise with respective partner MEL staff, who will retain responsibility for the regular monitoring of activities for which that partner is the lead implementer.

Essential Job Functions
Strategy and Design:

  • Ensure that all MEL systems comply with Mercy Corps’ and donor’s global, regional and country policies, procedures, standards and strategic initiatives.
  • Coordinate MEL activities across consortium partners to ensure comprehensive and coherent assessment of program progress.
  • Assist in program strategy design, planning and implementation to ensure adherence to Mercy Corps’ Minimum Standards, including use of standardized tools, indicators, and methodologies.
  • Lead and support the design and implementation of assessments and other pre, ex-ante and post data collection and analysis.
  • Support learning-to-action events, reflection session to analyze data for programmatic use and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design, planning and implementation.

Technical Support:

  • Spearhead development and review of MEL frameworks and ensure that all established indicators, data collection, and analysis approaches are in line with programmatic strategic objectives.
  • Support best practices in collecting sex and age disaggregated data and using gender-sensitive collection methods in order to understand and respond to program results with diverse participants.
  • Provide consortium partners in the development of MEL Plans, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services for effective program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with MEL and IT staff to maximize the value and utility of technology initiatives for effective data collection and analysis.
  • Coordinate assessments, evaluations, and monitoring surveys, including development of consultant SoWs, development of methodologies and tools, facilitation of trainings and management of enumerators, report writing, and utilization of the results.

Data Management and Quality Controls:

  • Assist program teams to develop and maintain knowledge and information management systems to support data collection, reflection, analysis and reporting needs.
  • Ensure quality control procedures and accuracy of entered data and comparing it with the existing filing system to make sure all records are consistent and aligned.
  • Ensure program teams are compliant with donor monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Support the integration of open-source software and flexible cloud solutions to more accurately collect, monitor and verify program activities and ensure they are aligned with program strategy.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain a database that reflects progress on program indicators.
  • Visit sites and partners to collect supplementary data, stories and conduct qualitative research
  • Support consortium partners to maintain proper documentation and produce detailed and timely donor reports.
  • Produce quality and evidence-based program reports that reflect program progress.
  • Regularly document lessons learned, best practices, data analysis, and evaluations and provide evidence-based information, success stories, case studies and other high quality, results-based documentation for internal strategic and advocacy purposes.

Capacity Building:

  • Maintain an active advisory role with consortium partner program and MEL teams to help guide towards robust and relevant data collection.
  • Build the capacity of team members across all consortium partner staff through the circulation of resources and ad hoc mentorship.
  • Facilitate synthesis of best practices and lessons learned and promote an overall culture of learning through systematic analysis and reflection on program data.
  • Support documentation, sharing, and integration of lessons learned into strategic design and implementation.
  • 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.

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.

Accountability:

  • Supervisory Responsibility: None
  • Reports Directly To: NE-CMS Consortium Manager
  • Works Directly With: Country MEL Manager, Consortium Partner MEL and Program Teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any the following or related fields: Social Science, International Development, Evaluation Research, Statistics, or Economics.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing and implementing results-based MEL activities.
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in collection and analyzing of quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to design and implement surveys, with knowledge of commonly used sampling techniques.
  • Experience with facilitation, capacity building, formal and informal knowledge transfer, partnership strengthening, and empowering staff through opportunities for growth and development.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of conflict management programs.
  • Experience leading learning extraction, development and sharing as part of the monitoring and evaluation feedback process.
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning, including impact evaluation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available statistical software programs.
  • Strong ability to work across multiple teams
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment

Success Factors

  • S/he will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive communication 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.
  • A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving. S/he will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take initiative, and be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details, problem solving, work within a complex and sensitive setting and to follow laws and security protocols.
  • The most successful Mercy Corps team 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.

Applications Closing Date
23rd September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 pages CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


8. Job Title: Program Assistant, NE – CMS

Reference Number: MDG/PRO/2019/00076
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Position Status: Full-time, regular
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Works Directly With: Program, Finance, and Operation Teams
About Mercy Corps in Nigeria

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on humanitarian assistance, economic development, and conflict mitigation. With the ongoing insurgency in Northeast Nigeria causing the displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs. As the crisis has persisted, Mercy Corps’ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, youth empowerment, and local conflict management.

Program Summary
The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE-CMS) Program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to reduce violence and insecurity in Borno State. The program seeks to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Citizens are more civically engaged, and civilian government and security forces are more transparent and inclusive in addressing community needs around service delivery and protection;
  • Communities demonstrate improved trust and social cohesion within and between actors at the local level;
  • Local decision-making spaces and peacebuilding processes are equitable and inclusive of marginalized social groups, especially youth and women. The program is implemented in a consortium with multiple partners both international and national with Mercy Corps being the lead.

General Position Summary

  • The program assistant will support the program teams in the day-to-day implementation of all program activities in the areas of intervention, focusing on administrative support and implementation of programmatic work plans.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist team to ensure program progress according to the developed work plan.
  • Conduct all program administration, including submission and follow-up of all documentation related to procurements and finances, in close coordination with program officers and operations team.
  • Conduct notetaking related to internal meetings and programmatic activities.
  • Support preparation and smooth implementation of events and activities.
  • Support the writing and submission of activity reports and program monitoring data into established systems and databases.
  • Assist in the coordination with local partners in target geographical areas.
  • Assist in promoting community participation and inclusion to encourage community ownership.
  • Ensure equal representation of various community groups in the implementation of activities.
  • Assist the facilitation of workshops, meetings, focus group discussions and other program activities.
  • Document and share lessons learned and success stories on the project.
  • Adhere 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 the country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of working experience, with previous experience in community work highly preferred
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with the local communities, partners, and project participants
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is highly recommended.

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.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State and it requires up to 20% travel to field offices in Northeast Nigeria and Abuja.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. 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
15th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 pages CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


9. Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Intern

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00078
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Dates Of Internship: 1st October, 2019 – 30th September, 2020
Length Of Internship: 12 Months
Slot: 7 Openings
Program / Department Summary

  • 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.
  • Mercy Corps is looking for Seven Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Intern to support its MEL activities in Central Borno (MMC). These interns will be directly under the supervision of the MEL Assistants and working closely with all MEL, programs and support (finance and operations) teams

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of the internship period, the intern should have acquired the following skills and knowledge:

At the end of the internship period, the intern will be able to learn and perfect in the following areas:

  • Data collection, analysis, presentation and visualization
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Data management systems
  • Administration of Open Data Kit platforms such as ONA, Commcare

Responsibilities

  • Support data management system and data collection (including assessment, PDM, participant registration)
  • Support M & E training logistics and Planning
  • Support project monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Assist the collation of Quantitative and Qualitative studies
  • Conduct periodic report writing
  • Archiving of documents on google drive / team drive.
  • Perform administrative and finance functions
  • Perform any other duty assigned by supervisor

Qualifications
Ideal Candidate Should Possess the Following Qualifications:

  • A degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Statistics or relevant field, with foundation in monitoring and evaluation, would be an advantage, but is not required.
  • Experience in organizing programs/meetings
  • Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts.
  • Experience designing and implementing research initiatives is desirable.
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing.
  • Good interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, including experience with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong contextual knowledge of Central Borno (MMC) is required.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English required.
  • Fluency in verbal Hausa and Kanuri is required.

Working Conditions

  • The intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week
  • The intern will be paid a monthly allowance of N60,000
  • The internship engagement aims at creating learning opportunity and is not a guarantee for securing full time working relationship with Mercy Corps Nigeria.

Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and 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.

Remuneration

  • For the duration of this internship assignment, the intern will receive NGN60,000 as a monthly stipend
  • Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with: Accommodation  Living expenses

Applications Closing Date
15th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]


10. Job Title: Safety and Security Deputy Manager

Reference Number: ABV/OPS/2019/0027
Location: Abuja, Nigeria (With an estimated 50% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Regular
Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps works in fragile and conflict-affected environments. While we recognize that these are difficult places to operate, we believe that transitional environments – countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – offer tremendous opportunities for positive change
  • Since the late 1990s, Mercy Corps has managed over 100 peacebuilding projects in over 30 countries and regions, making Mercy Corps a true leader in the field
  • We currently implement 34 peacebuilding programs globally. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps is currently implementing several conflict management programs, focused on reducing violent conflict between farmer and pastoralist communities, preventing/countering violent extremism, and increasing peace between religious groups.

General Position Summary

  • The Safety & Security Deputy Manager is responsible for managing all safety & security systems in  Abuja, middle belt, South Western and Northwestern Nigeria program locations.
  • The SSM will work closely with the Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager in developing and implementing procedures and policies specific to each situation including security management plans.
  • The Safety & Security Deputy Manager will provide support and advice to the Safety and Security Deputy Manager, relevant program directors on safety and security issues.
  • The Safety & Security Deputy Manager will provide training, mentoring, support and guidance to security focal points (SFPs) appointed in each field office and Security Officer (SO) for humanitarian team based in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states.
  • Moreover, the Safety & Security Deputy Manager will provide (or arrange for) necessary training of Mercy Corps staff and partners in the program locations as mentioned above, as needed.
  • He/she is expected to assist program teams in incorporating security planning and awareness into program planning. It is expected that He/she provides extensive support with frequent dialogue and field visits.
  • Reporting instruments and tactical guidance will be standard with the Nigeria team. In addition, the Safety and Security Deputy Manager will work closely with the Safety and Security Deputy Manager.
  • He/She will also coordinate with the Nigeria Security forums including UNDSS, other INGOs, embassies, etc. This engagement will be of particular importance as the UN scales up its humanitarian response/security infrastructure and security forums in the middle belt/Northwest.

Essential Job Functions
Security Information & Analysis:

  • Work with SFPs, SO, Heads of Office and the SMT to monitor the security environment in the designated areas of Nigeria, with particular focus on the middle belt, South West, North, Northwest, and Abuja.
  • Prepare analytical reports, based on information from internal and external sources, to support policy and procedure reviews as well as to mitigate risks to programming.
  • Prepare weekly security brief and share with all relevant staff, including program managers, SFPs and security management team.
  • Be readily available at all times to the Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager and field staff to advise on security developments.

Security System Management:

  • Develop, review and ensure effective implementation of the MC Nigeria Security Management Plans including a security plan in assigned offices, together with key actors.
  • Develop, review and ensure the effective implementation of hibernation and evacuation SOPs.
  • Carry out vulnerability assessments, evaluating information and developing security protocols and strategies that work for the team and allow to progress safely and with the lowest risk possible.
  • Conduct security assessments in all offices and international staff residences, with recommendations to the Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager for any necessary improvements.
  • Ensure an adequate supply of necessary safety and security-related equipment at all offices and international staff residences.
  • Ensure that relevant staff members understand and can use this equipment, including radios, satellite phones, fire extinguishers, etc.
  • Conduct comprehensive security/risk assessment in potential new program/field sites, as necessary.
  • Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a vehicle tracking system in each office.
  • Ensure implementation of incident tracking and reporting protocols, with key stakeholders.
  • Prepare and update as necessary the “constant companion”, both full and pocket-sized versions.
  • Review and revise security telephone tree for all locations as necessary, with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct mock drills in  MC offices that fall under His/her responsibility(e.g. fire drill, evacuation drill etc.).
  • Promote and support efforts by field offices to meet the InterAction Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) through effective planning and budgeting for security.
  • Work with SFPs, Program Managers, Heads of Offices and Directors of Programs on community acceptance messaging and other operational strategies.

Staff Management and Technical Support:

  • Participate in the identification of SFPs and recruitment of Security Officers as necessary. Assist Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager in the onboarding and training of these staff.
  • Assist Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager in supervising the security staff in his/her area of responsibility, including setting objectives, developing quarterly work plans, performance evaluation, etc. Assist SFPs in developing a monthly/quarterly work plan that can be monitored by the Head of Office, and remotely by Safety and Security Deputy Manager and Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager.
  • Mentor the SFPs to fulfil their safety and security responsibilities at the field-level.
  • Work with Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager to include necessary safety and security information in pre-departure information packages for new international staff and visitors.
  • Work with the Human Resources Officer (HRO) to develop and implement security orientation for new staff (international and national) and visitors.
  • Work with the HRO to identify security training needs of team members in coordination with Country Safety and Security Deputy Manager and include security awareness as an essential part of program training and refresher workshops.
  • Assess the training needs of drivers and guards in consultation with SFPs and Logistics staff.
  • Significant technical support provided to partner agencies – particularly in tactical skills and them defining their risk thresholds.

Coordination:

  • Place a high value on inter-agency coordination in security. Actively participate in security coordination activities in Abuja and encourage SFP and Heads of Office to participate in coordination activities at the field-level.
  • Daily check-ins with program/field teams in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Actively seek opportunities for formal and informal cooperation in security.
  • Develop a network of relationships with peers in the humanitarian community (UN, NGO, ICRC, appropriate governmental offices, etc.).
  • Develop and engage Mercy Corps’ internal network of SFPs, SO and Heads of Office, and encourage inter-communications between them.
  • Pursue opportunities to engage others in our community in creative solutions to our security challenges through collaborative efforts.
  • Any other duties which are not listed but are essential to the safety and security for MC staff members and properties.

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 towards 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:

  • Security Officer

Works directly with:

  • SFPs, Director of Humanitarian Programs, Team Leader of Humanitarian Programs, Directors of Conflict Management and Gender Programs, Operations Manager, Head of Offices, Program Managers, and Finance Manager.
  • S/He will work very directly with Mercy Corps’ Safety and Security Deputy Manager.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of field experience in safety and security with a humanitarian or development non-governmental organization.
  • Extensive experience in setting up and managing safety and security systems and protocols and provide training to staff and partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies. Good context analysis skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven ability to work and solve problems independently without direct supervision.
  • Experience living and working in Nigeria, and experience in the Northeast preferred.
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures highly desirable.
  • English proficiency required: excellent written and oral skills.
  • Ability to speak Hausa or Kanuri.

Success Factors

  • The Safety and Security Deputy Manager is responsible for the implementation of security policies, procedures and systems that are appropriate for the conditions in Nigeria. Strategies and tactics must be consistent with regional practices.
  • Critical to this job is problem-solving, and the ability to work out methods to deliver successful programs while demonstrating excellent stewardship of donor funds and compliance with MC and donor regulations. Maintaining strong cooperative relationships with other departments is crucial.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with national and international staff members and demonstrate the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and provide relevant advice and support in a fluid security environment.
  • The candidate will have a high degree of professionalism and must be able to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense environment.
  • Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters in one document, addressing the position requirements, Reference number and location to: [email protected]


Note

  • All applications must include the position title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and Cover Letter should not be more than 4 pages.
  • 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.

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