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  • Posted on: 24 July, 2015 Deadline: 7 August, 2015
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  • Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organisation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position within our Empowering Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) Program. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team.

    Economic and Market Development (EMD) Advisor



    The Economic and Market Development (EMD) Advisor is responsible for leading and supervising the economic development components of the program, including ensuring that economic aspects of conflict are adequately assessed, designing and supervising implementation of community-led economic and natural resource projects, and supporting business-led efforts to raise awareness of the economic costs of conflict and advocates for stability-enhancing policy change. S/he provides technical leadership in the design and implementation of economic development activities using a market-led approach integrated with peacebuilding. The EMD Advisor is responsible for ensuring that all economic projects are viable in terms of market realities, through conducting market assessments, and is also responsible for ensuring the quality of all infrastructure and other types of economic projects. The EMD Advisor is also responsible for ensuring that all economic development and natural resource management projects are implemented in a conflict-sensitive manner and are helping to benefit both communities. The EMD Advisor is responsible for ensuring that all projects adhere to Mercy Corps standards in terms of both quality and process.


    • MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, business, or international development.
    • Formal training and/or experience in a Markets for the Poor or market–led development
    • 3-5 years’ experience managing development economic programs in a development setting is required.
    • Experience in economic development and/or enterprise development required
    • Experience interacting with the private sector
    • Familiarity with the Nigerian Middle Belt context
    • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and constructively with local partners.
    • Commitment to the principles of participatory team management and participatory, community-oriented development.
    • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational skills.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa
    • Experience working in integrated economic development and peacebuilding interventions highly preferred.
    • Experience working with pastoralists and on youth programs is valued
    • Experience in highly volatile security situations and a commitment to team safety.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to

    Applications submission deadline: 7 August, 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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