Mercy Corps Jobs Recruitment in Nigeria [5 Positions]

Latest jobs, careers and vacanciea at Mercy Corps in Nigeria October, 2021

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Job Title: ICT Assistant | Mercy Corps | Requisition Number: ICTAS001864 | Location: Abuja (FCT)
Reports Directly To: ICT and Software Development Engineer
Works Directly With: All staff
Employment Type: Full-time

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

  • Work under the supervision of, and in collaboration with the IT Systems Administrator (IT Officer) to monitor and maintain all IT Systems in Mercy Corps Abuja office.

Essential Job Functions

  • 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.
  • Read, understand and regularly update the Mercy Corps IT Policy. Conduct IT orientations for new staff (Also periodically conduct refresher training) on the IT Policy. Monitor user activities to ensure adherence to these policies.
  • Conduct staff training on computer basics, use of MS Office 365 and other productivity tools and applications as used in Mercy Corps.
  • Responsible use and confidentiality of any information identified as sensitive.
  • Regularly monitor the health and update status of Operating systems and Antivirus on each computer on the network and ensure a virus, malware-free network.
  • Assist the IT Systems Administrator in establishing a clear, backup policy for the Mercy Corps office and undertake the necessary steps for this activity including designing a schedule and materials list. Ensure backup and archives are made and stored as scheduled.
  • Under the guidance of the IT Systems Administrator, undertake the repairing and maintaining of LAN-s, internet systems and general IT maintenance.
  • Oversee repair of computers and IT equipment at a local level, when possible – facilitate and advise on best, safest and most economic solutions.
  • Maintain an efficient Local Area Network for Mercy Corps office.
  • Identify equipment and accessories required for the smooth functioning of computers and IT equipment in Mercy Corps offices. Facilitate the purchase of items through the Procurement Department.
  • Work with the IT Systems Administrator (and Asset Controller) to document and maintain all IT equipment/systems information to include but not be limited to (specifications, system profiles, MAC address, IP Addresses, Network diagrams etc.)
  • Assist the procurement team under the guidance of the IT Systems Administrator to provide specifications on IT Equipment/Systems purchases.

Security:

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Accountability:

  • Accountable for following Mercy Corps Manual, guidelines, policies and procedures; the Mercy Corps Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

Requirements
Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of three years experience in information technology systems (IT).
  • A relevant University Degree in Computer Sciences is desirable.
  • Experience in both hardware and software requirements in local area networking (LAN);
  • Mikrotik, CMNO, and Microsoft Office 365 Certifications are an added advantage.
  • Exclusive knowledge of internet, proxy, pop mail, and TCPIP settings, windows applications.
  • Experience in upright maintenance of all internet account, Logins and account status.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, plan and design low maintenance systems is a must.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain both wireless and cable connections is required.
  • Must understand, follow and implement existing policies on IT equipment use and best practices.

Behaviours Required:

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations Required:

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Success Factors:

  • 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
13th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
  • In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.

Note

  • Mercy Corps interns 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 Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Title: Reporting Manager | Mercy Corps | Requisition Number: REPOR001865
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time, Country-level staff
Supervisory Responsibility: None at the moment
Reports Directly to: Program Performance and Quality Manager
Works Directly With: PaQ team, Program teams, Finance Department, Sub-Grant and Compliance Manager, Operations, Security.

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.
  • With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps operates along with the humanitarian-development-peace nexus across Nigeria with the ambition of further deepening linkages across the country portfolio and expand both in-depth and length its interventions to providedurable solutions in current programming areas and address the emerging needs in new areas.

General Position Summary

  • The Reporting Manager is a position within Mercy Corps Nigeria’s Program and Quality (PaQ) team and supports the entire country team as the point person for communicating Mercy Corps’ impact and innovation to donors and other external parties.
  • This includes working closely with program and project teams to support research and consolidation of information to feed into clear narratives, statistical evidence, and case studies.
  • The Reporting Manager must develop and possess an understanding of compliance and reporting requirements for each donor and work with teams to ensure quality reporting.
  • S/he is expected to have a strong operational understanding of all activities and strategies.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Reporting:

  • Responsible for coordinating, tracking, and developing a high volume of donor reports – ensuring they are of high quality and submitted on schedule.
    • Establish systems for reporting management (trackers, timelines, communications, helping teams to build out their reporting systems, etc).
    • Provide Quality Assurance on reports by receiving and editing them, identifying issues, liaisingwith teams to fix them, strengthening the storytelling, among other tasks.
    • Liaise with HQ on reporting- managing comms, follow-ups, as needed in collaboration with Program PM/Director and PAQ Manager.
    • Liaise with the sub-grant focal point to ensure reporting standards are upheld by partners.
    • Ensure reports build program accountability to key initiatives of Mercy Corps Nigeria, such as gender integration and social inclusion, accountability to the affected population, amongst others.
  • Lead on the production of internal reports, including situation reports, impact stories ensuring timely inputs from program, finance, and operations teams, and ensure review and signoff processes are thorough and adhered to.
  • Lead on the production of required reports to government agencies.
  • Strengthen the report writing capacity of the team, conduct training, one-on-one coaching where necessary.

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 Program Participants:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participants’ communities as equal partners in designing, monitoring, and evaluating our field projects.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a related field.
  • Graduate Degree preferred.
  • Excellent English language communication skills, with a proven track record in communications in the humanitarian and/or development sectors.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, and ability to edit with a critical eye to details.
  • Prior experience in copy editing and consolidating information into cohesive reports required.
  • 2 – 3 years of experience related to humanitarian and/or developmental work, with specific contextual knowledge of Nigeria preferred.
  • Ability to deliver to deadline under pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and follow donor reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly to diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to support in the development of proposals for new projects and programs from conception to submission.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and prioritization skills, and the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will have phenomenal writing and interpersonal communication skills. They 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, 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.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria but requires travel to other field locations.
  • Considering the travel from/to different field locations, this position will require flexibility in terms of accommodation and logistics.
  • Housing in the field will be in hotels or guesthouses where available. Security in the field locations requires additional vigilance and accessibility will be reassessed continuously.
  • Access to good medical services in the field is limited. Phone communication, internet, electricity, and water are available but might be erratic. Given the nature of the role, working hours require flexibility, and working through weekends/evenings might be necessary.

Application Closing Date
17th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
  • In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.

Note

  • Mercy Corps interns 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 Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Title: State Program Officer | Mercy Corps | Location: Abuja (FCT) | Requisition Number: STATE001820
Locations: Benue, Kano, Katsina & Kogi
Job Category: Programming
Reports Directly to: Program Manager
Works Directly with: Program Manager, Senior Program Officers, Gender & Inclusion team, 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, which commences in 2019, 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 populations, social cohesion, the inclusion of women, youth and persons living with disabilities, and local conflict management.
  • The CIPP program was implemented in six North Central & North-Western Nigerian states Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina. Since 2019 is strategically building 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 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 State Program Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the program in the respective states.
  • S/he will support the implementation of activities related to peacebuilding and conflict management with key actors such as farmers, herders, religious leaders, religious institutions, government 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 and relationship building 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 in the respective 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 in each state 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 implementation are according to plan, schedule, budget and required quality.

Essential Job Responsibilities
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
  • Build strong relationships with key actors such as government, other CSOs, private sector and community at large
  • In collaboration with M&E staff, coordinate the implementation of relevant surveys, needs assessments, data and information collection for ongoing monitoring
  • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation in the state
  • 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 in the state 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 state/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/S 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/local language 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 Northcentral & Northwest Nigeria
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Behaviors:

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations:

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help.

Success Factors:

  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative. Strong leadership, communication, and management skills are essential. Understanding 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 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.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The positions are based in Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Benue states. They require up to 50% travel to the program sites field in the state and around the North Central / North West regions.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Candidates should indicate their choice of location in their Cover Letter when submitting their applications.
  • Mercy Corps team members 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 Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
  • In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor | Mercy Corps | Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time or Part-time, Exempt or Non-exempt, Regular or Temporary
Reports Directly To: Chief of Party
Works Directly With: DCOP, EWER Technical Advisors, Program Managers, and other PARTNER Consortium MERL/Program Officers

Program / Department Summary

  • Waves of resource-based, ethnic, and sectarian conflict, rising criminality and banditry, and expanding violent extremism are rendering North Central and Northwest, Nigeria increasingly insecure. While multiple initiatives seek to address the complex causes of violence, community and security responses to drivers and triggers are often piecemeal at best, and ineffectual at worst.
  • Existing Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) systems suffer from slow responses, poor coordination, top-down mandates that limit community ownership, weak dispute resolution skills among responders, little political and financial investment, leadership structures that exclude women and youth, and scant rigorous evidence. The result of ineffective EWER systems is that unchecked, violence proliferates.
  • To examine and mitigate these barriers, Peace Action for Rapid and Transformative Nigerian Early Response (PARTNER) will pursue a bold approach to collaboration across local, international, government, non-government, community, state, and security stakeholders. Our consortium of Government Agencies and CSOs will be led by Mercy Corps in a mentorship capacity in Years 1 and 2, after which local partners will assume leadership, working hand-in-hand with other consortium members.
  • Local ownership, fueled by iterative organizational performance assessment and capacity strengthening, will inform each component of the proposed sustainable, flexible, and evidence-based national EWER system that builds on existing locally-led and gender-sensitive conflict management mechanisms for vertical integration; incentivizes quick responses through horizontal coordination; and fosters increased trust in security and government actors to promote inclusive and collective action. By embedding EWER innovations within formal structures from the beginning, PARTNER will increase Nigeria’s self-reliance in leading a holistic, coordinated, and effective effort to promote sustainable peace.

General Position Summary

  • The MEL Advisor will be supporting an Early Warning, Early Response System strengthening program in Nigeria on a full-time basis. The general duties and responsibilities of the MEL Advisor are to provide oversight of project-level monitoring and evaluation activities within the program, ensuring the quality of the project’s MEL activities, information management via the programs reporting system (which may be tied with Mercy Corps’ proprietary Tola systems), and geographic information systems (GIS), where applicable.
  • The MEL Advisor’s role is to also oversee and ensure coordination of the various technical areas across the MEL staff of the Project, and other relevant Project staff and components. The MEL Advisor is responsible for the capacity building and mentoring strategy for program staff on themes related to monitoring, evaluation, accountability, reporting and learning.
  • The MEL Advisor provides strategic guidance, vision and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the activity. This individual also supervises MEL staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all MEL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USAID. The Advisor oversees all MEL activities, provides technical direction and support, and ensures the accurate reporting of results for program activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Set up the MEL system, including all tools and data collection processes for program activities.
  • Develop and review frequently the Project’s MEL Plan including Data Management Plan
  • Oversee the implementation of the MEL System.
  • Plan and lead all MEL activities including the baseline, midterm, and final evaluations, and develop standards for data collection.
  • Supervise all sub-contractor involved in data collection activities including the baseline, midterm, and final evaluation teams, and review their standards for data collection.
  • Train project team members and partners on their ME&L responsibilities
  • Directly manage MEL staff in day-to-day MEL activities, as well as provide technical oversight of additional MEL staff located in field offices.
  • Update MEL and project management systems to reflect program progress and needs; enforce proper usage of these systems by program staff.
  • Collect, analyze, and validate information and data on the performance indicators
  • Present data analysis and periodic reporting in consultation with technical staff
  • Ensure that lessons learned throughout the project are captured and communicated to internal and external stakeholders through appropriate channels
  • Liaise with various stakeholders and project-related donors on relevant program MEL concerns.
  • Take on overall responsibility for project reporting including Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, Final, and ad-hoc reports.
  • Address any other task assigned by the COP/Director of Programs.
  • Given the nature of the work, staff are expected to be flexible and may be asked to carry out duties that are not specifically listed above. The job description may be revised after discussion between the staff member and the organization.

Team Management:

  • Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary.

Security:

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

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • MEL Officers
  • Accountability

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA / B.Sc or equivalent in any of 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 analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, with excellent organizational as well as English oral and written communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation, and learning
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation management for international development programs; USAID or another donor, or NGO preferred.
  • Experience with ArcGIS or other geographic information systems is preferred but not required.
  • A high degree of computer literacy; Excel and Word skills are essential.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently on multi-task load.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic mathematical skills and ability to perform job-specific mathematics with experience in statistical analysis and statistical software.
  • Should also have experience in the experimental design of evaluations.

Success Factors

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the complex cultural, political, security and social environment of Nigeria. He/She will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations.
  • He/She will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.
  • The successful candidate will be focused on team building and capacity-building of national staff; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in design monitoring and evaluation of development programs and maintain a sense of humour.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit 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 always and in all Nigeria venues.
  • Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
  • In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.

Note

  • Mercy Corps employees 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 Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.