• Consultancy Job Opening at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 9 December, 2014 Deadline: 19 December, 2014
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  • SCOPE OF WORK FOR CONSULTANCY

    Title: Promoting Financial Services and Economic Development in Northern Nigeria.
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
    Duration: 18 Days

    1. Overview

    Mercy Corps has been working in Nigeria since 2012. With a team of over 50 people, our country program currently focus on conflict mitigation, markets and economic development, girls’ education and financial inclusion.

    Under the USAID funded SUPPORT TO VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS FOR ACCELERATED REVENUE EARNINGS (SHARE) Program, led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mercy Corps will help households grow their incomes by building skills and employment readiness to more effectively participate in market opportunities.

    SHARE will help rural households grow their wealth by increasing their participation in financial services leveraging on mobile technology. It is therefore seeking a consultant to support it in establishing background information on access to financial services and mobile penetration and usage in target communities in Northern Nigeria. Specifically, the consultant is required to review results from analyzed survey data and to write a comprehensive report for peer review and reference.

    Consultant - Promoting Financial Services and Economic Development in Northern Nigeria

     

    2. Activities

    a. Review result from survey data analysis.
    b. Write comprehensive and standard survey report.
    c.  Present key findings to Project Team.

    3. Methodology

    Two surveys were conducted in rural target communities in Northern Nigeria to understand the “Barriers to the use of financial services by rural households” and the second one to understand the “Extent of mobile penetration and usage in rural communities. The consultant will review the results of data analysis from the two surveys and write comprehensive reports in alignment with the objectives of SHARE Project.

    4. Consultant Deliverables

    The consultant will deliver the following set of deliverables to Mercy Corps-

    a. One report for the survey to understand “barriers to the use of financial services by rural households”. 
    b. One report for the survey to understand the “extent of mobile penetration and usage among rural households”
    c.  Presentation of key findings to SHARE Project Team

    5. Organizational Support

    The consultant will be managed by the SHARE Project Income Generation Team Lead.

    6. Timeframe/Schedule

    Mercy Corps anticipates that this assignment will require 18 days, based on a 5 day work week, subject to discussion and agreement with the consultant. The work-plan is roughly outlined below:

    7. Activities

    Review of results of data analysis from the two surveys
    Writing of reports for the two surveys
    Presentation of key findings to SHARE Project Team

    Method of Application

    Applicants for this consultancy should email their CV, cover letter outlining specific relevant work experience, and daily rate to: recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org.

    Application deadline: 19th December, 2014.

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