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  • Vacancy at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 30 September, 2014 Deadline: 7 October, 2014
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  • Duty Station: Gombe
    Under supervision of Program Coordinator, the Program Officer provides day-today oversight of all aspects of Program implementation and its wide range of activities. S/he will make sure that all activities are delivered according to the work plan and implementation strategies. Successful candidate will be able to trouble shoot and provide any necessary support. Program Officer will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with communities, partners and other project stakeholders, so to ensure transparent beneficiary targeting, smooth and timely implementation of all project activities: distributions, trainings and other. S/he is an effective communicator, dedicated to the community work, willing to travel to the field and is able to work with a diverse team to achieve common objectives.

    Program Officer



    • BA/BS or equivalent
    • At least 3 years of working experience, with minimum 1 year of supervisory experience.
    • Experience working with/mobilizing displaced populations and overseeing distribution of non-food items is a definite plus.
    • Experience with savings and loans groups; familiarity with VSLA schemes is highly desirable
    • Previous experience in livelihoods based approaches will be an asset
    • Previous field work experience from Gombe or neighboring states desirable
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross cultural environment is required.
    • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
    • Proven ability to learn quickly, lead a team to achieve stated results and objectives.
    • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
    • Excellent oral and written English
    • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
    • Previous experience in insecure environments.

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    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to
    Applications submission deadline: 7th 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 positions.

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