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  • Ongoing Recruitment at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 3 October, 2014 Deadline: 17 October, 2014
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    Mercy Corps has been working in Nigeria since 2012. With a team of over 25 people, our country programs currently focus on conflict mitigation, economic development, girls’ education, and women and girls’ financial inclusion. Mercy Corps Nigeria is launching a new program, in consortium with other NGOs, aimed at promoting household economic development and financial inclusion.

    Operations Officer


    The Operations Officer will be providing day-to-day support to the humanitarian program operations in Gombe from our country office in Abuja, under supervision of Country Operations Manager while his/her priorities will be agreed in close negotiation with Director of Humanitarian Programs. As part of the responsibilities the Operations Officer will undertake the tasks under Procurement, Administration and Logistics, working with close collaboration with Finance and Program team, based out of Abuja. S/he will promptly and effectively provide all required support to the programs, so to deliver the assistance to beneficiaries in timely, compliant and transparent manner.
    ·         BA/BS or equivalent
    ·         At least 3 years of working experience in Operations (Logistics, procurement)
    ·         Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
    ·         Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross cultural environment is required.
    ·         Strong computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel
    ·         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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    Director of Humanitarian Programs


    The Director of Humanitarian Programs is a member of the country senior management team and will be responsible for developing and implementing Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian response strategy. This involves coordinating and implementing the delivery of humanitarian response programming that might include livelihoods, cash, food, non-food items and wash interventions for families affected by conflict or unrest from both host and displaced communities. The position includes overall leadership of humanitarian program. management of daily program activities and staff, ensuring appropriate systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on results as well as engagement with senior management on the strategic direction of the overall emergency and recovery program. The post holder will represent Mercy Corps on various humanitarian coordination platforms in Nigeria. He/she will be responsible to grow and strengthen our humanitarian and transitional programming.
    ·         MA or equivalent in relevant field
    ·         At least 10 years of field experience in international relief and/or development programs, including demonstrable success in managing humanitarian programs in transitional environments; previous working experience in Africa highly desirable
    ·         5 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building and field management experience.
    ·         Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country governments, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments
    ·         Proven skills in finance and grants management; prior experience with emergency response grant management for both private and institutional donors desired
    ·         Knowledge of SPHERE and other humanitarian programming standards
    ·         Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills
    ·         Excellent oral and written English skills
    ·         Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to
    Applications submission deadline: 17th 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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