• Vacancy Announcement at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 1 July, 2015 Deadline: 13 July, 2015
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  • Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organization is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position within our Operations Department. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team.

    Country Operations Manager

     

    Summary

    • The Operations Manager is a member of the country’s senior management team (SMT).
    • She/he manages all administrative, procurement and logistics support functions for the Mercy Corps program, including also security management.
    • S/he ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as with Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures, updates local manuals and policies, and builds the capacity of operations team members. S/he provides support and advises the Country Director, Finance Manager and Senior Program Management on operational issues.
    • S/he is an example of honesty and integrity and ensures the integrity of the operations team.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Master’s Degree in management, procurement and logistics or related field
    • 7 years field experience in administrative or operational support functions with a humanitarian non-governmental organization with supervisor responsibilities.
    • 2-3 years of experience in senior operational position
    • History of integrity and honesty
    • Experience in setting up or developing further administration, procurement, logistics, and human resource management.
    • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies.
    • Excellent writing and communications skills.
    • Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
    • Effective verbal and written communication, organizational, prioritization and Microsoft Office applications. 
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision.
    • Experience living and working in Nigeria preferred.
    • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures (particularly Mercy Corps procurement systems) highly desirable.
    • M&E experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of donor (DfID, USAID, ECHO and various Foundations grants) regulations helpful.
    • Speaking Hausa is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org.

    Applications submission deadline: 13 July, 2015. 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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