• New Job Opening at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 20 November, 2014 Deadline: 4 December, 2014
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  • Position Title: Program Officer - Inter-Religious Peace building in Northern Nigeria
    Primary Location: Abuja.Nigeria. or Jos, Plateau with up to 50% travel to project locations
    Position Status: Field-based, full-time

    Program Officer - Inter-Religious Peace building in Northern Nigeria

     

    GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Program Officer will support the implementation of activities related to capacity building for leaders in negotiation and dispute resolution, facilitation and implementation of joint economic projects between conflicting communities, and the facilitation of events related to advocacy initiatives. The Program Officer will also provide support to all other activities related to the Inter-Religious Peace building in Northern Nigeria (IPNN) program and will ensure smooth, timely, and compliant implementation. The Program Officer will liaise frequently with community members and represent Mercy Corps to local leaders.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Fluency in Hausa and English.
    • BA/S or equivalent in conflict management, social sciences, international development or other relevant field.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector in conflict management/peacebuilding, community development, or economic and market development.
    • Experience working in rural areas in Nigeria, particularly in Plateau State.
    • Experience working in a multi-organizational team (international and national partners) is a plus.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

     

    Method of Application

    The full details of this position can be found online at: http://bit.ly/1wSqiBt
    Please submit CV and cover letter addressing the key criteria above, to recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org with the
    subject IPNN PROGRAM OFFICER by 4th December, 2014.

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