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  • Posted on: 25 May, 2016 Deadline: 31 May, 2016
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    Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls' empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the North East of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps has decided to address the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities by starting its humanitarian program in July 2014. The Human resources function is discharged by the operation support. The Operations department functions to ensure effective systems that support strategy for healthy, robust and integrated functions of local team members.

    Admin/Receptionist Intern


    Intern Worksite Location: Abuja
    Dates of Internship: 6 June 2016
    Length of Internship: 6 months

    Mercy Corps Responsibilities

    • For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive a monthly allowance

    Intern Responsibilities

    • Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with his/her internship in Mercy Corps Nigeria

    Project Description

    • The Admin/Receptionist Intern will be based in Abuja and will work under the direct supervision of the Admin and Logistics Officer to support operations process of MC Nigeria.
    • The successful candidate will undertake HR administrative duties working in close collaborations with other operations team members as well Programs.

    Learning Objectives:
    At the end of the internship period, the intern should have acquired the following skills and knowledge:

    • Learn to manage relationships with external stakeholders
    • Demonstrate understanding for discharging administrative functions
    • Understand Mercy Corps processes


    • Answer all incoming correspondents and dispatch to recipients.
    • Direct visitors to the proper person or department.
    • Monitor daily usage of office supplies/utilities and take stock.
    • Log in TARs and support in making travel logistics arrangements.
    • Collate monthly office supply (stationaries) requisition and distribute items to departments.
    • Prepare Payment requests.
    • Make visa enquiries from embassy on behalf of staff.
    • Conduct self in a professional manner
    • Other duties as may be assigned.

    Ideal candidate should possess the following Qualifications

    • A B.Sc or HND in Business related field is essential.
    • A demonstrated ability to multitask and process information into action in a timely manner.
    • Ability to use the following Microsoft Productivity tools: Excel, and Word.
    • Fluency in English Language.

    Working Conditions

    • The intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week
    • Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to: All applications must include the position title in the subject line.

    Additional Info:

    • Application must not be more than four pages.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply.

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