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    The people who join our team are a special bunch.

    They’re leaders, and they take responsibility every day to act on our core values and advance our mission. They exhibit discipline in their work and in their relationships. To every challenge, project and interaction, they apply a balance of head and heart.

    Our people are smart. They’re rigorous thinkers with the highest intellectual and analytical skills. They relish challenges and come up with creative solutions to the world’s toughest problems. They’re optimists: if one idea fails, they get right back to work on a new one. They don’t stay attached to old ways of thinking, nor do they let their egos get in the way. They are confident and curious, always open to learning. That’s how - in a fast-changing world, and even when resources are slim - they consistently come up with great programs.

    Our people are proud to represent Mercy Corps, and conscious that they do so not just in the workplace, but wherever they go. If you see yourself in this profile, you may belong on our team.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants (x2)


    Under the direction of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, M&E Assistant will be responsible for the monitoring of project activities at project sites.  These activities include:  beneficiaries verification, monitoring of project activities, collecting data through surveys and interviews, participating in the assessments and submitting routine reports.

        Willingness and ability to perform field work.
        Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in a related field:  social sciences, development studies, education, etc. or at least one year of work experience in a related discipline.
        Experience in community work with previous experience in project monitoring, preferably with an NGO within Gombe State.
        Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, analyzing and reporting.
        Ability to interact effectively with various community members, conducting him/herself with sensitivity and respect towards others
        Fluency in English and Hausa is a must
        Excellent computer skills – Word and Excel are required;

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    All positions require high motivation, positive attitude, and willingness to work with multi-cultural and multi-ethnic team. Successful candidates should have cheerful personality, be able to work after hours, if need.

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    Program Assistants (x2)


    Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Program Assistant will assist program team in day-to-day implementation of the activities, what may include:  beneficiaries registration, community sensitization and mobilization, facilitation of the community meetings, conducting assessments, collecting beneficiary feedback, contributing to the teams planning.

        Willingness and ability to perform field work
        1-2 years of working experience, previous experience from community work within Gombe LGAs, highly preferred.
        Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries
        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to effectively communicate with various community groups
        Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
        Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
        Fluency in Hausa and English is required
        Good computer skills are the must

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    Program Coordinator


    The Program Coordinator provides oversight of all aspects of emergency program implementation in Gombe State and is responsible for supporting the implementation and monitoring the delivery of emergency assistance for internally displaced and host community households within Gombe state. The position includes daily management of program activities and program staff; supporting the Abuja based Head of Emergency Programs to ensure that the program and operational systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on results.


        University degree in international studies, social sciences, economics or other relevant field; MA/S preferred
        Minimum of five years of progressive work experience in program implementation preferably with an international organization and preferable minimum one year experience in emergency assistance
        Previous experience from cash-based, market oriented interventions will be an asset.
        Understanding of the social, political and economic context of N-East Nigeria
        Previous supervisory experience is essential.
        Ability to work effectively as part of team in an emergency, cross-cultural and politically sensitive setting.
        Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
        Ability to collect, interpret, and synthesize data collected from field teams.
        Excellent people management skills; including the ability to motivate, train staff and distribute workloads between team members.
        Knowledge of sphere standards and gender sensitive programming.
        Willingness to learn and to progress professionally.
        Excellent IT skills and command of Microsoft Office (mainly Word and Excel) in addition to email.
        Excellent English language skills, fluency in Hausa are required.

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    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to Please note that a candidate can apply for 1 position only.
    Applications submission deadline: 10th of October 2014.
    All applications must include the position title in the subject line.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply to these

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