Mercy Corps Jobs Recruitment in Nigeria [8 new vacancies]

Latest careers and vacancies at Mercy Corps in Nigeria  May, 2022.

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Mercy Corps has been working in Nigeria since 2012 in the most marginalized regions of the country to deliver urgent, life-saving assistance and promote development. We partner with communities to help them recover and rebuild while addressing the root causes of conflict, insecurity, and inequality. Every month we help ensure that more than 100,000 people have enough food to eat, and our work impacts the lives of over 600,000 people across the country..

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May, 2022. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Kano (GIRL-H)

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Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time – Regular
Supervisory Responsibility: None.
Reports Directly To:GIRL~H Program Manager and Research and Evidence Director.

Program / Department Summary

  • Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods and Health (GIRL-H)is a three-year, multi-country program beingimplementedin Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and now expanding to Nigeria. In Nigeria, the program seeks to improve the well-being of adolescent girls, boys, and young people with diverse identities, which makes them have unique and distinctive needs and capabilities, by increasing their access to skills and knowledge, health resources, formal education, and economic opportunities.
  • GIRL-H also fosters an enabling environment by working with communities to transform unhealthy social norms and create opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people to access education and economic opportunity through an integrated approach to programming.
  • Key to GIRL-H is a robust learning and research agenda that reaches across four focal countries to contribute to the evidence-based on what works to secure access to opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people within the most marginalized communities and to better understand their contribution to household resilience.
  • This evidence and learning will be shared to elevate Mercy Corps’ influence in the program participant’s space and to bolster fundraising efforts to scale the model. In coordination with the local partner organizations in Lagos and Kano states of Nigeria, the GIRL-H Program Officers will support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the routine implementation of the GIRL-H program activities.

General Position Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the GIRL-H Program Manager and GIRL-H Research & Evidence Director, the GIRL-H Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer will support the program team with technical oversight and direction on all monitoring and evaluation needs across implementing areas.
  • S/he will support the GIRL-H Program Manager in ensuring timely and quality reporting. The MEL Officer will support the provision of program staff with the information and training to capture monitoring metrics regularly and efficiently.
  • S/he will coordinate and support quality data collection and analysis of activities and regularly provide technical oversight, problem-solving, and support to the GIRL-H activities in Nigeria.
  • The MEL Officer will work directly with MEL Officers of the local partner organizations in Lagos and Kano states, ensure quality assurance of GIRL-H program implementation.
  • S/he will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation functions related to tracking GIRL-H program progress and quality through program logframe, which provides an overview of a program’s goal, activities, and anticipated results while identifying how results will be monitored.
  • S/he will be responsible for collecting useful, timely, and actionable information for management, and contribute to the frequent review, reflection, and key learning process to improve performance.
  • The GIRL-H MEL Officer will oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E data for the GIRL-H program, document M&E plans for the program, and develop the data management systems.
  • S/he will assist in implementing review and learning processes (e.g., complaints mechanisms, feedback loops, lessons learned documentation and sharing, etc.).
  • S/he will work closely with the local implementing partners and other stakeholders involved in program implementation in order to ensure a coherent and comprehensive program is implemented, lessons are learned and experiences are shared across the various sectors and program teams.
  • The GIRL-H MEL Officer will provide support in the recruitment of an external evaluator review of tools which will form the basis of program monitoring and on-the-job assistance for local implementing partners.
  • Additionally, the position requires management and analysis of cloud-based datasets for timely, and often real-time, visualization and utilization.
  • The GIRL-H MEL Officer will work with the Research and Evidence Director to continue to develop an end-to-end standard for mobile data, which includes building and maintaining dashboards of program progress and performance.
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is key to Mercy Corps programs, therefore the MEL Officer is required to own this component and ensure GESI sensitivity is integrated into his/her work area.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:

  • The GIRL-H MEL Officer will work with the Research and Evidence Director to develop appropriate monitoring, tracking, and reporting systems, tools, and templates (including an M&E plan) that enhance monitoring of program outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on program impact and promote and ensure the use of data for decision-making processes.
  • Work with the Research and Evidence Director to develop, manage, and maintain up-to-date GIRL-H Program databases that reflect progress through Monitor and TolaData including Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD) participants count, and facilitate timely information updates, data quality assurance, sharing of information and learning, etc, while ensuring consistent and accurate transfer of data from both physical and virtual assessments and monitoring tools to internal databases.
  • S/He will carry out regular monitoring and field visits to Lagos and Kano program communities for spot checks, data collection and validation through post-distribution monitoring, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews, including data validation, assuring quality control measures, timely data submission in coordination with the local partners MEL Officers.
  • S/He is responsible for data indicator tracking and analysis, linking it with evidence on a regular basis, and ensuring that data and metrics in field reports are accurate.
  • Remain updated with developments among the Mercy Corps GIRL-H community and agency-wide MEL trends and resources, and ensure that the local implementing partners MEL team are applying Mercy Corps guidance and policies appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Play a key role in the development and leading in the review of result chains, intervention strategies, M&E frameworks, and document changes to generate learnings and ideas for the GIRL-H programs.
  • While ensuring quality data collection for program activities, and monitoring the quality and completeness of data sets, the GIRL-H MEL Officer will further ensure the timely preparation of data analysis at the area level and share with the Research and Evidence Director for consolidation of internal and external quality and informative monthly and quarterly reports.
  • S/He will lead and also participate in the development and implementation of assessments, studies, surveys, and data collection methodologies.
  • S/He will work with the local implementing partners MEL Officers and Program teams to integrate M&E into the GIRL-H program planning and implementation systems and ensure adherence to Mercy Corps M&E minimum standards.
  • Coordinate with the MEL Officers of the local implementing partners in Lagos and Kano States to ensure timely quality data collection and entry.
  • Support use of digital data collection for M&E needs wherever possible.
  • Support documentation of program progress through tracking attendance sheets, photos, etc.
  • Lead in the development of reports on monitoring findings and program participants’ stories.
  • In conjunction with the GIRL-H Program Manager, lead in Lessons Learned sessions and disseminate results across the teams.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Support the program team in data collection and data analysis.
  • Liaise with other program teams and M&E staff as required to ensure that the program databases complement and align with each other. This will ensure that data on program outputs and program impacts are aligned and reported together.
  • Coordinate with the GIRL-H program team and the local implementing partners team to review indicator updates on a monthly basis.
  • Generate and integrate data reports in the form of tables, graphs, charts, narratives, and appealing visuals from the program databases at regular intervals, ensuring reports/information are available for program implementation staff as required, and to fulfil internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Facilitate data analysis with the program implementation team as requested, while reviewing and editing data in reports as requested and required.
  • Contribute to program achievement reporting on TOLA, Activity Info, and other relevant reporting mechanisms.
  • Support in the intra-agency referral mechanism.

Capacity Building:

  • The MEL Officer will strengthen the capacities of all relevant team members to develop and maintain a robust M&E system.
  • S/He will strengthen the capacity of local implementing partners in the area of M&E and reporting.
  • Adapt existing protocols and plans to mentor and coach colleagues to enable them to develop high-quality reports.

Accountability to Program Participants:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participants’ communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field activities.
  • The GIRL – H MEL Officer will ensure that Mercy Corps’ Community Feedback and Accountability Mechanism is clearly communicated to program participants and that the hotline numbers are visible to end participants throughout the program.
  • S/He will ensure all activities are gender-sensitive and follow Mercy Corps’ Gender Equity Policy, apply Do No Harm standards to ensure activities do not have detrimental effects on vulnerable communities.

Influence and Representation:

  • Support and coordinate field learning visits from LGAs, wards, districts, communities, partners, and external visitors, such as donors and media, in collaboration with GIRL~H Program Manager.
  • Support the GIRL~H Program Manager in coordination and communication of field activities with other non-governmental organizations, state, and local government partners for effective synergy, thereby avoiding service duplication, but enhancing support for an enabling environment for GIRL~H program interventions.
  • Establish and maintain a productive working relationship with the GIRL~H Program Manager, local implementing partners, stakeholders, and work in unison to develop complementary joint monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management structures where possible.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate the highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance for any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment, or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Security:

  • Ensure data protection policies are adhered to, establishing security controls for software, hardware, and archive beneficiary databases.

Organization 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.

Works Directly with:

  • Local implementing partners field team (Program, MEL, Finance, HR, Operations), and global GIRL~H technical team.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S or equivalent, preferable in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, International Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • 3-5 years M&E and/or other relevant experience in either program implementation, coordination, analysis, or monitoring and evaluation essentials.
  • The capacity to produce coherent, quality reports, and the ability to think critically and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Previous experience working with an international non-governmental organization.
  • Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel, developing data management systems including ONA/KoBo/ODK.
  • Relevant experience in field survey/data collection techniques, data entry, data verification, analysis, good understanding, and skills in data management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, team coordination, listening, and consensus-building skills.

Success Factors

  • The successful GIRL~H MEL Officer will be bright, energetic, hard-working and eager to learn.S/he will take a deep personal interest in humanitarian and development assistance.
  • S/he will be attentive to detail and able to carry out assigned tasks in a timely manner and according to a very high standard of quality.
  • S/he will be creative and flexible, contributing to developing and encouraging new and innovative solutions, but at the same time will not have any difficulty in adhering to systems and procedures.
  • S/he will strictly follow all protocols related to safety and security and holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Mercy Corps’ values.
  • Excellent team and interpersonal relationship skills, with demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex environments is key.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

  • This position is based in Kano.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed. Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs, and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values always and in all in-country venues. Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.

Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2022.

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

Note: Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Officer (GIRL-H)

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time – Regular
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly ToGIRL-H Program Manager
Works Directly with: Lagos local implementing partner and GIRL-H MEL officer

Program / Department Summary

  • Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods and Health (GIRL-H)is a three-year, multi-country program beingimplementedin Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and now expanding to Nigeria. In Nigeria, the program seeks to improve the well-being of adolescent girls, boys, and young people with diverse identities, which makes them have unique and distinctive needs and capabilities, by increasing their access to skills and knowledge, health resources, formal education, and economic opportunities.
  • GIRL-H also fosters an enabling environment by working with communities to transform unhealthy social norms and create opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people to access education and economic opportunity through an integrated approach to programming.
  • Key to GIRL-H is a robust learning and research agenda that reaches across four focal countries to contribute to the evidence-based on what works to secure access to opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people within the most marginalized communities and to better understand their contribution to household resilience.
  • This evidence and learning will be shared to elevate Mercy Corps’ influence in the program participant’s space and to bolster fundraising efforts to scale the model. In coordination with the local partner organizations in Lagos and Lagos states of Nigeria, the GIRL-H Program Officers will support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the routine implementation of the GIRL-H program activities.

General Position Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the GIRL-H Program Manager, the GIRL-H Program Officer will support a local partner organization in Lagos state in conjunction with community leaders, safe space mentors, and community structures to ensure that eligible adolescent girls, boys, and young people are attending weekly safe space sessions where literacy, numeracy, life skills, and financial literacy modules.
  • TheGIRL-H Program Officer will build and maintain essential relationships with a local implementing partner, state actors in both public and private sectors, relevant community stakeholders, and program participants.
  • The GIRL-H Program Officer in conjunction with the local implementing partner’s Program Officers, will work directly with Safe Space and Other Mentors, strengthen their capacities to ensure quality and timely implementation of GIRL-H activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Implementation:

  • Provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of GIRL-H activities including mentorship to the local implementing partner in Lagos.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the development of activity plans and reporting format for activity implementation and ensure that every activity reported is supported with evidence.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in advocacy and maintenance of effective partnerships with the relevant departments of the state and local Government to elevate GIRL-H objectives.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the program activities.
  • Contribute to the development of training manuals, safe space guide, program tools, and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials; facilitate GIRL-H related training for safe space mentors.
  • Supervise the activities and performance of local implementing partners; conduct routine team meetings, adhere to performance reviews timelines, troubleshoot challenges, and standardize
    implementation approaches.
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons in the GIRL-H program and provide timely feedback to the Program Manager.
  • Work with the Finance team and local partners to ensure that activity budgets are prepared, and payments processed promptly.
  • Ensure timely and consistent submission of program reports, success stories, and other relevant data to the MEL Officer and the Program Manager (weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports).

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Provide ongoing mentorship to the local implementing partner team on quality data collection processes for completeness, accuracy, and timely submission.
  • Oversee the governance structures filling system in the GIRL-H program implementation wards, districts, and communities, and ensure that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program.
  • Work with MEL officer to ensure accurate data collection including Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD), data validation, assuring quality control measures, and timely data submission.
  • Through the local implementing partner’s field staff, the Program Officer will support and mentor community group leaders as partners and structures on data collection and use.

Influence and Representation:

  • Support and coordinate field learning visits in the state, in collaboration with GIRL-H Program Manager.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in coordination and communication of field activities with other non-governmental organizations, state, and local government partners for effective synergy, thereby avoiding service duplication, but enhancing support for an enabling environment for GIRL-H program interventions.
  • Establish and maintain a productive working relationship with the GIRL-H Program Manager, Lagos State local implementing partner, stakeholders, and work in unison to develop complementary joint monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management structures where possible.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate the highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance for any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment, or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Security:

  • Ensure data protection policies are adhered to, establishing security controls for software, hardware, and archive beneficiary databases.

Organization 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 toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participants’ communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field activities.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, Public Health, or in a related field
  • 3-5 years of related professional experience in adolescent girls programming, youth, women empowerment, or livelihoods.
  • Demonstrated skills in data collection, verification, and documentation.
  • Proven skills in networking, team building, community consultations, and organizational development.
  • Excellent reporting, communication, and representation skills
  • Willingness to consider new perspectives, promote gender equality and engage in gender training.
  • Proven knowledge and capacity in using computer basic applications MS Word, Excel, and internet
  • In-depth knowledge of the social, cultural, and economic context of Lagos is a plus
  • Experience in capacity building of sub grantees.
  • Fluency in the local language (Yoruba) prevalent within the operational state of Lagos is highly desired.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will have an excellent team and interpersonal relationship skills, with demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex environments.
  • S/he will combine strong communication skills, creativity, initiative, participatory leadership, and tactful decisiveness to assist in program implementation. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential.
  • S/he must have the confidence and humility to work effectively with a diverse group of people – as well as be sensitive to political and cultural nuance. S/he must be able to consistently apply excellent judgment to a variety of demanding and fast-changing situations while working as part of a team and coordinate with program personnel, and utilizing data to inform activity implementation and program learning.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

  • This position is based in Lagos with significant travel to field locations in Lagos
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed. Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs, and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values always and in all in-country venues. Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.

Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2022.

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

Note: Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.


Program Manager (GIRL-H)



Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time, Regular

Program / Department Summary

  • Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods and Health (GIRL-H) is a three-year, multi-country program being implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and now expanding to Nigeria.
  • In Nigeria, the program seeks to improve the well-being of adolescent girls, boys, and young people with diverse identities, which makes them have unique and distinctive needs and capabilities, by increasing their access to skills and knowledge, health resources, formal education, and economic opportunities.
  • GIRLH also fosters an enabling environment by working with communities to transform unhealthy social norms and create opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people to access education and economic opportunity through an integrated approach to programming.
  • Key to GIRL-H is a robust learning and research agenda that reaches across four focal countries to contribute to the evidence-based on what works to secure access to opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people within the most marginalized communities and to better understand their contribution to household resilience.
  • This evidence and learning will be shared to elevate Mercy Corps’ influence in the program participants’ space and to bolster fundraising efforts to scale the model.

General Position Summary

  • The GIRL-H Program Manager will manage the successful implementation of the GIRL-H program within Nigeria, ensuring that program activities result in positive outcomes for all program participants of different categories and age groups; and driving innovation and learning to refine a replicable and evidence-based GIRL-H programming model.
  • The GIRL-H Program Manager will be responsible for leading the GIRL-H program interventions within selected locations in Nigeria, including program start-up, implementation, adaptation, and closeout activities. This will ensure that the program activities are impactful and implemented on time and within budget.
  • In addition to direct program implementation, the GIRLH Program Manager will play a key role in refining GIRL-H programming in Nigeria through technical assistance to partner organizations implementing GIRL-H activities, integrating a gender and youth perspective into the program activities.
  • The GIRL-H Program Manager will further ensure the effective and timely delivery of all program activities that include the establishment of viable Safe Spaces for adolescent girls and boys, integration of Safe Spaces into relevant programs, management of the Safe Space activities, social capital, and life skills, linkages of participants to formal education, informal and technical education, and promotion of enabling environment for program participants.
  • The GIRL-H Program Manager will lead in the design and implementation of training modules while ensuring that the capacity of local implementing partners and team members are well strengthened for effective and quality service delivery.

Essential Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Lead program start-up and implementation within Nigeria, including identification of team members and local implementing partners.
  • Manage and oversee program implementation in Nigeria, in cooperation with key program stakeholders, including local non-governmental organizations, local government officials, community-based organizations, other international agencies on the ground, and key donors.
  • Lead engagement with local implementing partners within program locations in Nigeria.
  • Collaborate with program, finance, and administrative staff to ensure systems comply with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures, including adherence to Mercy Corps program management minimum standards.
  • Ensure program implementation are impactful, using effective M&E systems, meeting the approved targets, and remaining on budget and schedule.
  • Increase Mercy Corps and partner organization staff capacity by designing and delivering technical training and coaching plans on topics related to building resilience and achieving gender-equitable program outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and oversight in all aspects of program implementation, management, and evaluation within program locations in Nigeria.
  • Establish and oversee effective program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems for both internal and external use and ensure high-quality input is obtained from team members.
  • Ensure documentation of achievements and lessons learned to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated in monthly, quarterly, and final program reports.
  • Lead in the development of local implementing partner’s institutional capacity in resource mobilization, both internally through community mobilization and sensitization and externally through proposal development to source additional funds for sustainability, and to strengthen community participation for sustainability and self-reliance.
  • Strengthen Mercy Corps external engagement processes to broaden resource channels for new business opportunities.

Strategy and Vision:

  • Collaborate with program leadership in the development of a clear vision and strategy for the program in Nigeria and ensure it is shared with all relevant program team members and key stakeholders.
  • Play an active role in identifying and developing new initiatives that foster and/or improve strategic objectives of the program and the country office.
  • Support refinement and expansion of GIRL-H programming, specifically through resource mobilization, proposal development, and technical assistance.
  • Collaborate with other related Mercy Corps programs to create synergies wherever possible.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and aligned with Mercy Corps’ principles and values.
  • Promote gender strategies across the country portfolio and adapt and improve them as needed.
  • Engage support services and risk management resources to enable the program team to execute their respective strategic priorities.
  • Collaborate with relevant team members regarding the measurement and analysis of key program performance and quality indicators and metrics to inform strategic decision-making processes.

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-one and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Oversee program staff and partner performance and quality of program implementation and if security context allows, conduct frequent field visits to all program sites.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Monitor adherence to the donor grant agreement as well as Mercy Corps and donor’s policies and procedures for procurement and compliance.
  • Create and maintain systems to ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with program, donor, and Mercy Corps’ needs.
  • Work closely with financial and operational management to optimize resources through sound budgets, consistent financial tracking, and timely submission of reports to the donor.

Human Resources, Safeguarding, and Diversity:

  • Support Mercy Corps global and regional initiatives for human resources, including safeguarding and diversity, and talent development.
  • Collaborate with the people team to promote staff access to high-quality learning opportunities, with a special emphasis on national team member development.
  • Assist with the on-boarding of senior team members, ensuring they are set up for success and familiar with agency systems, procedures, and protocols.

Risk Management:

  • Engage and support program areas across the country to ensure that adequate risk management systems are in place.
  • Collaborate with country and program leadership to support preparedness and response to major disruptive events.
  • Participate in the internal audit (IA) process to track findings and ensure program compliance with IA findings and recommendations.
  • Work closely with the country team security focal point to develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members.
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security.

Influence & Representation:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO, and other relevant events, in close coordination with the Program Management Unit and country leadership.
  • Maintain active and cooperative relationships with all key stakeholders, including government officials, project partners, other implementing agencies, and related institutions.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, subgrantees, local government, and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Program Officers in focus states
  • MEL Officer.

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: GIRL-H Program Management Unit (PMU) Manager with dotted lines to the Program Director.
  • Works Directly With: PMU team, Nigeria country office support team (programs, Finance, Operations and HR)

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.
  • We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in International Development, Political Science, Gender Studies, Economics, Sociology or other relevant fields.
  • 5-7 years of experience in gender and youth development work including experience developing and conducting gender training, gender/youth mainstreaming, and engaging in gender advocacy.
  • Experience in program startup.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a program, manage a team and develop their capacities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources to ensure effective integration of gender and youth concerns throughout the project’s duration. In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other socio-cultural factors in the context of livelihoods programming.
  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among project staff and in-country actors around gender and youth integration.
  • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will have an excellent team and interpersonal relationship skills, with demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex environments.
  • S/he will combine strong communication skills, creativity, initiative, participatory leadership, and tactful decisiveness to assist in program implementation.
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential.
  • S/he must have the confidence and humility to work effectively with a diverse group of people – as well as be sensitive to political and cultural nuance.
  • S/he must be able to consistently apply excellent judgment to a variety of demanding and fast-changing situations while working as part of a team and coordinate with program personnel.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria with significant travels to communities within Lagos and Kano state.

Ongoing Learning:

  • In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together.
  • Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectivesand authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best workof their lives.
  • We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • 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 based on race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we encounter through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants, or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC.
  • We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
  • Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online

Note: Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.


Program Officer (GIRL-H)



Location: Kano
Employment Type: Full-time, Regular
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: GIRL-H Program Manager
Works Directly With: Kano local implementing partner and GIRL-H MEL officer

Program / Department Summary

  • Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods and Health (GIRL-H)is a three-year, multi-country program being implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and now expanding to Nigeria.
  • In Nigeria, the program seeks to improve the well-being of adolescent girls, boys, and young people with diverse identities, which makes them have unique and distinctive needs and capabilities, by increasing their access to skills and knowledge, health resources, formal education, and economic opportunities.
  • GIRL-H also fosters an enabling environment by working with communities to transform unhealthy social norms and create opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people to access education and economic opportunity through an integrated approach to programming.
  • Key to GIRL-H is a robust learning and research agenda that reaches across four focal countries to contribute to the evidence-based on what works to secure access to opportunities for adolescent girls, boys, and young people within the most marginalized communities and to better understand their contribution to household resilience.
  • This evidence and learning will be shared to elevate Mercy Corps’ influence in the program participant’s space and to bolster fundraising efforts to scale the model.
  • In coordination with the local partner organizations in Lagos and Kano states of Nigeria, the GIRL-H Program Officers will support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the routine implementation of the GIRL-H program activities.

General Position Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the GIRL-H Program Manager, the GIRL-H Program Officer will support a local partner organization in Kano state in conjunction with community leaders, safe space mentors, and community structures to ensure that eligible adolescent girls, boys, and young people are attending weekly safe space sessions where literacy, numeracy, life skills, and financial literacy modules.
  • TheGIRL-H Program Officer will build and maintain essential relationships with a local implementing partner, state actors in both public and private sectors, relevant community stakeholders, and program participants.
  • The GIRL-H Program Officer in conjunction with the local implementing partner’s Program Officers, will work directly with Safe Space and Other Mentors, strengthen their capacities to ensure quality and timely implementation of GIRL-H activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Implementation:

  • Provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of GIRL-H activities including mentorship to the local implementing partner in Kano.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the development of activity plans and reporting format for activity implementation and ensure that every activity reported is supported with evidence.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in advocacy and maintenance of effective partnerships with the relevant departments of the state and local Government to elevate GIRL-H objectives.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the program activities.
  • Contribute to the development of training manuals, safe space guide, program tools, and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials; facilitate GIRL-H related training for safe space mentors.
  • Supervise the activities and performance of local implementing partners; conduct routine team meetings, adhere to performance reviews timelines, troubleshoot challenges, and standardize
    implementation approaches.
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons in the GIRL-H program and provide timely feedback to the Program Manager.
  • Work with the Finance team and local partners to ensure that activity budgets are prepared, and payments processed promptly.
  • Ensure timely and consistent submission of program reports, success stories, and other relevant data to the MEL Officer and the Program Manager (weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports).

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Provide ongoing mentorship to the local implementing partner team on quality data collection processes for completeness, accuracy, and timely submission.
  • Oversee the governance structures filling system in the GIRL-H program implementation wards, districts, and communities, and ensure that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program.
  • Work with MEL officer to ensure accurate data collection including Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD), data validation, assuring quality control measures, and timely data submission.
  • Through the local implementing partner’s field staff, the Program Officer will support and mentor community group leaders as partners and structures on data collection and use.

Influence and Representation:

  • Support and coordinate field learning visits in the state, in collaboration with GIRL-H Program Manager.
  • Support the GIRL-H Program Manager in coordination and communication of field activities with other non-governmental organizations, state, and local government partners for effective synergy, thereby avoiding service duplication, but enhancing support for an enabling environment for GIRL-H program interventions.
  • Establish and maintain a productive working relationship with the GIRL-H Program Manager, Kano State local implementing partner, stakeholders, and work in unison to develop complementary joint monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management structures where possible.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate the highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance for any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment, or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Security:

  • Ensure data protection policies are adhered to, establishing security controls for software, hardware, and archive beneficiary databases.

Organization 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 toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participants’ communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field activities.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or in a related field
  • 3-5 years of related professional experience in adolescent girls programming, youth, women empowerment, or livelihoods.
  • Demonstrated skills in data collection, verification, and documentation.
  • Proven skills in networking, team building, community consultations, and organizational development.
  • Excellent reporting, communication, and representation skills
  • Willingness to consider new perspectives, promote gender equality and engage in gender training.
  • Proven knowledge and capacity in using computer basic applications MS Word, Excel, and internet
  • In-depth knowledge of the social, cultural, and economic context of Kano is a plus
  • Experience in capacity building of sub grantees.
  • Fluency in the local language (Hausa) prevalent within the operational state of Kano is highly desired.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will have an excellent team and interpersonal relationship skills, with demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex environments.
  • S/he will combine strong communication skills, creativity, initiative, participatory leadership, and tactful decisiveness to assist in program implementation. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential.
  • S/he must have the confidence and humility to work effectively with a diverse group of people – as well as be sensitive to political and cultural nuance.
  • S/he must be able to consistently apply excellent judgment to a variety of demanding and fast-changing situations while working as part of a team and coordinate with program personnel, and utilizing data to inform activity implementation and program learning.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • This position is based in Kano with significant travel to field locations in Kano
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed. Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs, and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values always and in all in-country venues. Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together.
  • Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
  • We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • 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 based on race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants, or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC.
  • We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
  • Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online

Note: Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.

Protection Program Officer


Location: Dikwa, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time, Regular

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from the Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA), Mercy Corps will continue its engagement in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, non-food items, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors.
  • Mercy Corps is scaling up and expanding its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional assistance in a wider geographic area under the project titled Addressing Diverse and Acute Primary Threats (ADAPT) to Human Security in North-Eastern Nigeria.

General Position Summary

  • The Gender and Protection Program Officer is responsible for the implementation of protection sector activities including the mobilization of women’s groups, adolescent programming, training on topics such as psychological first aid, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and response, and the validation of referral pathways in Borno state, Northeast Nigeria.
  • With the support of the Protection Coordinator, s/he will also advise and build the capacity of other sector teams on gender and protection mainstreaming and best practices.
  • S/he will report directly to the Protection Coordinator and will work closely with other sectors.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision:

  • Oversee the implementation of protection activities and ensure adequate gender mainstreaming across program field locations;
  • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation related to protection;
  • Ensure that program implementation mainstreams gender and protection in coordination with other sectors in line with best practices;
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria;
  • Lead where necessary community meetings to identify protection concerns.
  • 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 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 orientation for all new staff on MC guidelines on gender and protection mainstreaming. If necessary, organize capacity building sessions for other sector staff on gender and protection.
  • Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned, success stories on the project as well as the general situation and community updates and needs.
  • Report on any problems encountered in the field such as project participant complaints, local authority interference, and security threats to MC staff and activities. Coordinate with MC Security Officer and Protection Coordinator on any threats to MC staff and activities.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Program Management:

  • Oversee program startup and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Develop program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, beneficiary targeting and distribution process as well as psychosocial and capacity building of partners.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Fulfil Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
  • Ensure teams are able to apply the “I’m Here Approach” and safe space programming to identify, engage, and empower adolescent girls and boys including the use of tools like the Girl Roster, Boys Matrix and Inclusion Now.
  • Monitor progress and ensure that sex and age disaggregated data and analysis are used in assessments, implementation documents, monitoring, and evaluations to adapt and meet the unique needs of adolescent girls and boys (10-14 yrs, 15-19 yrs, 20-24 yrs).
  • Ensure mentors receive support and training to engage adolescents, their care providers and stakeholder, promote psychosocial well-being, and enable safe programming.
  • Promote a holistic approach that encourages the participation of young people that strives for girl and boy-led initiatives as well as promote enabling environments that involve care providers and community stakeholders.

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.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.
  • Draft and/or review scope of work to hire and manage any technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.

Influence & Representation:

  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.

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.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • S/he will supervise Gender and protection Program Assistants

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Protection Coordinator
  • Works Directly With: Finance, Program, MEL, and Operation Teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA / B.Sc in relevant field required;
  • 3 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program; general gender and protection mainstreaming experience & knowledge required.
  • Experience with conducting gender analysis, protection assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
  • 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 and Hausa is required.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
  • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
  • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
  • We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • 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 (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members.
  • As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
  • Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Closing Date
1st April, 2022.

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

Note

  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is contingent upon funding approval.

Program Intern, Abuja



Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Internship
Position Status: Full-time, Internship
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A

Program Summary

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to respond primarily to growing humanitarian needs in the Northeast. With a strong and growing team of over 300 staff, Mercy Corps is currently serving over 600,000 beneficiaries across the country with programming in Lagos in the South; Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau in the Middle Belt; Kano, Yobe and Borno in the North.
  • Programs include girls’ education and financial inclusion, community peacebuilding, market-based livelihoods and a multi-sector humanitarian response that has a strong emphasis on WASH, Shelter, Cash and Protection. With the vision of a Nigeria in which all people are empowered, engaged, resilient and secure, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the root causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian response, and market systems development.
  • Working with a diverse funding base that includes the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UK Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations (UN), European Commission (EC), and several foundations, Mercy Corps empowers people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. In 2019, Mercy Corps was awarded a five-year, $30 million USAID-funded Rural Resilience Activity in Nigeria’s northeastern states.
  • The purpose of the Rural Resilience Activity is to sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty. The Rural Resilience Activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems rather than continuing to rely on humanitarian assistance and faltering with each new shock.
  • The Rural Resilience Activity is a five-year, $45 million USAID-funded Program in Nigeria’s northeast. The purpose of the Rural Resilience Activity is to sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty. The Rural Resilience activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems rather than continuing to rely on humanitarian assistance and faltering with each new shock. To achieve this purpose, the Activity will have five components and five cross-cutting elements:
  • Component 1: Provide up-to-date evidence for the selection of market systems, livelihoods and employment opportunities that contribute to inclusive and resilient growth and improved nutrition.
  • Component 2: Stimulate market systems growth and diverse economic opportunities (Pull activities).
  • Component 3: Build capacity to take advantage of market systems opportunities (Push activities).
  • Component 4: Sequencing, layering, integrating (SLI), and collaborative learning to improve activity effectiveness, sustainability, and scale.
  • Component 5: Supporting Market Resilience to COVID-19 Shocks.

General Position Summary

  • The Program Intern is based in Abuja, FCT with major responsibility in supporting the teams in record retention, initiating procurement requests, supporting focal points for documentation, securing approvals, assisting the Learning and Communications Assistant in day-to-day tasks. S/he will work closely with the Knowledge Management team to carry out tasks for the program, ensuring delivery and accurate documentation of program files.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the Learning and Communications team for Rural Resilience Activity in documentation and record retention in compliance to [email protected] minimum standard and manage the documentation of the sector for audit and donor compliance.
  • Liaise with finance, Operations and Rural Resilience Activity offices to provide necessary program-related documentation when required.
  • Assist the Learning and Communications Assistant on all administrative affairs in liaison with other relevant team members.
  • He/she will be the focal point for all the field demands to seek approvals, follow up with program support and program management/team lead on the approvals of Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders and preparation of payment documents and following up on approvals, reviews, procurement, and payment processes as per Approval Authority Matrix, and final submission to finance team for pay-out.
  • Maintaining all documentation relating to Rural Resilience Activity, ensuring accountability to the participants and donor.
  • Assisting in organizing internal and external meetings for the Rural Resilience Activity and taking notes of those meetings and disseminating to team members and external audience.
  • Keeping program staff updated on all documents and make possible for them to easily access required documents in google team drive.
  • Photo Management for Rural Resilience Activity, documenting lessons learnt and success stories.
  • Perform other duties as determined and assigned by the supervisor.

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:

  • Reports Directly To:Learning and Communications Assistant
  • Works Directly With:RRA Knowledge Management, Operations, and Finance teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Development studies with knowledge of social work.
  • Knowledge of reporting on program implementation with relevant field experience (Minimum of 1 year).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, flexible, culturally sensitive.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English is highly preferred.
  • Multi-tasking, coordination, organization, prioritization skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members required.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate will be willing to multitask, set priorities and work under tight deadlines with a complex team. S/he will demonstrate strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and be committed to the values and mission of the Rural Resilience Activity team. 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.

Application Closing Date
1st April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Note
Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • 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 (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC.
  • We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.


Procurement Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
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

General Position Summary

  • The Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services.
  • The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement activity is the prompt and effective provision of materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Update contract tracking sheet on a weekly basis.
  • Update On-going PR Master list with all assigned purchase requests and share with program team on a weekly basis
  • Printing Purchase Requests (PRs) in coordination with Procurement Coordinator and the Procurement Officers; ensuring that PR is given to the originator for appropriate signature
  • Has a full understanding of MC procurement policies and format
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PR-s as assigned by coordinator – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats.
  • Interact with vendors during the collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided for
  • Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations as described below:
  • Interact with vendors, in coordination with Procurement Coordinator and the Operations Lead; coordinating with Finance department to ensure payments are facilitated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure goods are received in accordance with Mercy Corps standard
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Update Completed PR Master list with all assigned.
  • File completed transactions as necessary.
  • Assist the procurement team by scanning all procurement files and upload to drive.
  • Assist Procurement Coordinator and the Procurement Officer during tender opening and evaluation sessions
  • Follow up with the finance team to retrieve documents submitted for reviews.
  • Identify assets during procurement and notify the Asset Controller on receipt of assets.
  • The Procurement Assistant will conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned

Security:

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

Organizational Learning:

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

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.
  • Accountable for following Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

Accountability:

  • Supervisory Responsibility: None
  • Reports Directly to: Procurement Coordinator

Knowledge and Experience

  • Candidates should possess a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND).
  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks.
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel.
  • Good spoken and written English is required, fluency in Hausa & Kanuri languages is desirable
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.

LivingCondition / Environmental Condition:

  • The position is based in Maiduguri and will require travel to the Deep field offices in and around Mercy Corps Nigeria as and when required.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
  • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
  • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
  • We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • 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 (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members.
  • As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
  • Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Closing Date
1st April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is contingent upon funding approval.

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Consultant – Quality Control Assessment of Cowpea Processing Equipment



Locations: Lagos and Kano
Employment Type: Contract

General Clauses

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria (herein referred to as the EMPLOYER) is planning to engage the service of a consultant who will conduct a quality control assessment of cowpea processing equipment.
  • This scope of work is an integral part of the contract.
  • This document defines the requirements expected to be delivered by the contractor.
  • The Contractor will be responsible for himself which means no supervisor will scrutinize his work. As such, he is expected to use the opportunity of non-interference and his expertise to deliver quality service to the Mercy Corps.
  • Mercy Corps will provide the locations where the cowpea processors are of which he/she is expected to be on-site and make quality control assessments of this equipment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc, B.Tech or HND in Food Technology, Agriculture, Engineering or any other related discipline with at least 7 years experience in cowpea processing equipment.
  • B.Sc or HND in any field of study with at least 10 years of experience in cowpea processing equipment

General Requirements:

  • The contractor shall be qualified who has been in the business or has been working as an expert of cowpea processing equipment with a registered company in Nigeria or willing to work in Nigeria.
  • He or she must possess strong technical knowledge of cowpea and food processing equipment: types of the machines, maintenance requirements, and how they are installed.
  • He or she must have knowledge of local communities and can travel to Lagos and Kano and any other location within Nigeria should the need arise.

Equipment and Materials:

  • The contractor shall provide all the tools required for his work

Deliverables of the Consultant:

  • Identify and ensure all the pieces of cowpea processing equipment being supplied are as per Purchase Order.
  • Ensure they meet the specific standards for food processing equipment.
  • The consultant may or shall be required to consult with the women cowpea processors to ensure consistency of their required machines and that being supplied by the XXX.

Method of Payment

  • Payment for the consultancy service will be made when all deliverables have been met by the consultant.
  • However, a separate payment for subsistence and other logistic cost incurred will be made upon showing evidence of payment.

Application Closing Date
27th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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