Mercy Corps Nigeria Recruitment

Mercy Corps job vacancies – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. M&E Database Officer,
  2. Communications & Learning Specialist,
  3. Procurement Intern,
  4. Gender & Inclusion Officer,
  5. Senior Program Officer.

Mercy Corps Nigeria Recruitment

Apply for Mercy Corps Nigeria Jobs.

Mercy Corps Nigeria is looking for suitably qualified and experienced candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and how to apply for Mercy Corps Nigeria jobs online.

Application Procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters in one document, addressing the position requirements, reference number and location to: ng-recruitment.nigeria@mercycorps.org

Note

  • All applications must include the position title and reference number in the subject line
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
  • We are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

See the reference number, requirements and description for each position below:

M&E Database Officer

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0015.

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria (With an estimated 50% travel to other program locations)

Program / Department Summary

  • This is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP)
  • The CIPP program aims to strengthen conflict prevention, mediation and early warning by facilitating community-led analysis and action to prevent, manage, and mitigate conflict and violent extremism
  • The program will work in twenty-four (24) high-risk local government areas in Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states
  • The position is based in Abuja and it requires up to (50 %) travel to project sites in Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states.

General Position Summary

  • The M&E Database Officer will work with the MEL Unit as part of a team to operationalize and improve the MEL system, which heavily relies on a well-managed CIPP database
  • The M&E Database Officer is responsible for supporting Mercy Corps staff and local partners to regularly collect/ enter/ verify/analyze/ data and make timely database adjustments to measure the impact of Mercy Corps’ programs
  • The M&E Database Officer will directly work with the M&E Manager who is the point of contact for all Mercy Corps field staff regarding M&E support needs and operational issues
  • The M&E Database Officer will also closely coordinate with the Learning/Knowledge Management Officer to help ensure monitoring and evaluation data is accurately incorporated into all reports, learning and information products.

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.A or equivalent from a recognized institution, preferably in Sciences, MS Access, Database Management/Programming or Administration
  • Microsoft certification is preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience managing or designing MS Access databases, knowledge of SharePoint, MySQL, and VBA a plus
  • Demonstrated skills in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Good basic math and analytical skills as well as a general knowledge of statistical or monitoring and evaluation principles
  • Former experience in field survey/data collection techniques, data entry, data verification, and analysis beneficial
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy in MS Access and other MS Office packages including Excel, and PowerPoint is essential
  • Willingness to travel to all CIPP field offices regularly

Deadline: Not Indicated.

Communications & Learning Specialist

Reference Number: ABV/OPS/2019/0019
Job Location: Abuja
Position Status: 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

  • The Communications & Learning Specialist plays a critical role in both driving and demonstrating program performance across the country portfolio
  • S/he designs new content and maintains, strategies, tools and processes for routinely gathering information, and presenting it to a wide variety of audiences, including the production of a monthly country-level Mercy Corps Nigeria newsletter
  • S/he develops or guides strategic communications that not only showcase the ‘Impact’ of Mercy Corps Nigeria’s work but also demonstrate ‘Innovation’ and ‘Influence’ within all programming, reflecting and reinforcing the strategic and cross-cutting objectives for the country office
  • S/he will develop and maintain best practices and provide support and guidance to program communication leads in their efforts to demonstrate program achievements and integrate stories and research findings into their reports and communications
  • S/he works closely with HQ communications staff to support external engagement with international audiences
  • The position reports to the Program Development and Quality Director, working in coordination with SMT, the country MEL team, and Program Managers, as well as HQ communications focal points and TSU, to contribute to Mercy Corps Nigeria team culture, cohesiveness, and program quality.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Journalism, Communications, International Development or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in coordinating and producing written and audiovisual content for donor engagement, public advocacy, media and community relations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing.
  • Experience in staff development and training.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Experience with Adobe’s design suite a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability as a collaborator and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Deadline: 9th June, 2019.

Procurement Intern

Reference Number: ABV/OPS/2019/0018
Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Position Status: Internship
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly to: Senior Procurement Officer

Program / Department Summary

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

General Position Summary

  • The 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.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 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.
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Working Conditions

  • The intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week
  • The intern will be paid a monthly allowance of N57,000
  • Enabling working environment
  • Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Deadline: 7th June, 2019.

Gender & Inclusion Officer

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0016
Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria (With an estimated 40% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Field-based, and Regular.

Program / Department Summary

  • This is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP). The CIPP program aims to strengthen conflict prevention, mediation and early warning by facilitating community-led analysis and action to prevent, manage, and mitigate conflict and violent extremism.
  • The program will work in twenty-four (24) high-risk local government areas in Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states. Mercy Corps is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to support the engagement of women, gender and social inclusion in the implementation of the Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP).

General Position Summary

  • The gender and inclusion officer will ensure an intentional approach to engaging women in peace-building work, and enable women and vulnerable groups to participate fully in peacebuilding activities, including negotiation mediation and community dialogues.
  • The Officer will provide necessary orientation and advise to all the implementing partners and agencies on gender and social inclusion issues and policies, and Engage with the partners in reviewing and providing necessary inputs on drafting necessary advocacy and policy briefs for women engagement in peace-building work;

Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, conflicts, International Development or related field required.
  • Minimum of Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working on gender and social inclusion issues within community and civil society development programs, preferably with USAID or other U.S. Government programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Nigeria including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges.
  • Excellent knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Nigeria and their engagement in social, political, and cultural realms.
  • Experience designing, leading and conducting gender and social inclusion analyses, as well as integrating and implementing findings into program activities.
  • Experience building capacity of local stakeholders on gender and social inclusion issues.
  • Experience integrating social inclusion in community participatory engagement or advocacy preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Experience engaging local stakeholders, including CSOs, political leaders, and other local and national government leaders in gender and social inclusion initiatives.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

Deadline: Not Indicated.

Senior Program Officer

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0017
Job Locations: Abuja and Kaduna, Nigeria (With an estimated 40% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Field-based, and Regular.

Program / Department Summary

  • This is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP).
  • The CIPP program aims to strengthen conflict prevention, mediation and early warning by facilitating community-led analysis and action to prevent, manage, and mitigate conflict and violent extremism.
  • The program will work in twenty-four (24) high-risk local government areas in Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states.
  • Mercy Corps is seeking to recruit two (2) experienced and exceptional individuals to support the implementation of the Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP). One officer will be based in Abuja and another one in Kaduna.

General Position Summary

  • The senior program officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of program activities in her/his respective area.
  • S/he will ensure that CIPP’s community-level engagement approach is systematic, replicable, and adheres to participatory process to involve, empower, and engage citizens and key stakeholders in conflict prevention and response across the six-state target areas in a cost-effective and sustainable way that seamlessly builds on previous programs and consortium partner strengths. This will include skills building in conflict analysis, mediation, and dialogue as well as establishment/strengthening of EWER mechanisms

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous work experience with an NGO in the area of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, or working in social outreach, governance and policy development activities.
  • Experience in managing staff, providing leadership, clear tasks and oversight.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports in English
  • Good organizational skills, ability to make recommendations for improvement and contribute to overall program strategy.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the MC project areas.
  • Experience in conducting training and workshops is desirable.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation is an advantage.

Deadline: Not Indicated.

About Mercy Corps.

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, lifesaving assistance and promote development. We partner with communities to help them recover and rebuild while addressing 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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