• Vacancy Announcement at Mercy Corps International

  • Posted on: 8 July, 2015 Deadline: 20 July, 2015
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  • Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organisation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team.

    Protection Officer


    The Protection Officer will be responsible for the implementation of protection and gender project activities and protection mainstreaming in Mercy Corps northeast Nigeria program portfolio. S/he will assist in strengthening the organizational capacity toaddress protection risks in the context of northeast Nigeria. S/he will have responsibility for the implementation of strategies and activities developed to address and mitigate protection risks. S/he will work extensively with other sectors to ensure that protection principles are being incorporated into all program activities to strengthen the integrated nature of Mercy Corps’ work.

    • Bachelor degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
    • 3­5 years of professional experience in protection programming (both stand alone and mainstreaming) or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Strong understanding of protection principles, likely protection concerns and conflict sensitivity in the context of northeast Nigeria.
    • Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices
    • Demonstrated training and facilitation experience
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
    • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
    • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
    • Fluency in English; Fluency in Hausa is required

    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: 20 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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