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  • Posted on: 6 December, 2012 Deadline: 20 December, 2012
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  • MercyCorps is an international NGO that is seeking to fill vacant positions, contingent upon receipt of funding and registration. Successful candidates will meet qualification requirements. Excellent written and spokien english is required for all positions.
    All applications will include a one-page cover letter with salary requirements, CV with references, original transcripts, degree certification and NYSC certificate.

    ICT Systems Officer

     

    The ICT Systems Officer will be responsible for supporting all information and communications technology systems for MC Nigeria, including email, internet, network, wireless, mobile, and other ICT related systems.  The ICT Systems Officer will be the primary administrator for all MC Nigeria ICT related accounts, managing relationships with necessary ICT system service providers, and training team members to use various ICT systems and adhere to IT policies and procedures.   The ICT Systems Manager will also ensure MC Nigeria complies with all Mercy Corps IT policies and procedures and donor regulations.  In the role as a support to the Program Department, the ICT Systems Officer will provide timely assistance to the Country Director and Program team to ensure that systems are used efficiently and effectively.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
    A minimum of 3 years applied work experience in information technology systems management;
    A relevant university degree in computer sciences is desirable;
    Experience in both hardware and software requirements in local area networking (LAN); mobile technology, experience in the configuration of internal email system as per the local area networking (LAN);
    Exclusive knowledge of internet, proxy, pop mail, and TCPIP settings, Linux, windows and mobile operating systems.
    Experience for upright maintenance of all internet account, Logins and account status; Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures,
    Meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
    Ability to troubleshoot, plan and design low maintenance systems is a must.
    Ability to trouble-shoot and maintain both wireless and cable connections is required.
    Must understand, follow and implement existing policies on ICT equipment use and best practices.

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    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.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

        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 is preferred
        3-5 years’ experience managing development economic programs in a development setting is required.
        Experience in highly volatile security situations and a commitment to team safety.
        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 required.
        Experience in economic development and/or enterprise development required
        Experience interacting with the private sector
        Familiarity with the Nigerian context is a plus
        Experience working in integrated economic development and peacebuiding interventions highly preferred.
        Experience working with pastoralists and on youth programs is valued
        Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and constructively with local partners.

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    Household Strengthening Advisor

     

    The HHES Advisor will provide overall technical direction on household economic strengthening s of the proposed umbrella grants program. S/he will assist with the development of innovative economic strengthening strategies for vulnerable households to compliment other Nigerian government, private sector and international donor funded program interventions by strengthening the capacity of Nigerian entities (NGOs, CSO, local financial institutions). S/he will guide a portfolio of approaches and activities that mitigate economic vulnerability and enable targeted households to better cope with economic shocks allowing them to protect and grow financial, human and social assets. S/he will facilitate relationships between households caring for OVC and public and private sector actors by identifying economic constraints and ensuring appropriate activities that have long-term viability. Emphasis will be placed on market-oriented strategies to ensure sustainability of livelihood gains, including: private sector demand-driven job creation, enterprise development, financial education, value chain linkages and appropriate savings, credit and insurance services for various age groups.

    The HHES Advisor will design a call for proposals for CSOs to lead interventions and engage the private sector in solutions.  The HHES Advisor will work closely with Save the Children, counterparts with other donor funded programs, and private sector actors in designing and implementing innovative economic strengthening and livelihoods support approaches.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

        MA/S  in Business, finance, economics, agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics, or related field
        At least 5 years work experience with for profit organization, non-governmental organization (NGO) or for-profit agribusiness working with vulnerable, marginalized groups in West Africa, preferably Nigeria
        Proven knowledge of international best practices of household economic strengthening for OVC and OVC caregivers.
        At least 5 years proven experience in innovative value chain development or business models using best practices.
        Proven experience in one or more of the following: market-driven economic development, private sector engagement, microfinance, village savings and loan associations (VSLA), micro-insurance, entrepreneurship development, and value chain linkages.
        Fluency in English required, including report development, writing and editing; preference given to candidates fluent in Hausa.
        Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
        Preference given to candidates with previous professional experience in Nigeria, especially in Northern Nigeria.
        Demonstrated experience in training, capacity building of partners and team members.
        Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members required
        Highly developed computers skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel are mandatory.

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    Senior Finance Officer

     

    Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Senior Finance Officer will ensure the accuracy and completeness of Mercy Corps accounting records and will have primary responsibility for managing the monthly accounting cycle.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

        Four or more years of general ledger accounting experience is required.
        A university degree in accounting is required.
        Two years experience in the Finance Department of an international NGO is preferred.
        Demonstrated competency with computerized general ledger software
        Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
        Prior management experience and strong organizational skills
        Excellent oral and written English skills
        Prior work experience in Nigeria and knowledge of the local dialect is a must

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    Operations Manager

     

    The Operations Manager will manage and implement all human resource, procurement, administrative and logistics functions for MC Nigeria.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

        A minimum of five years field experience in operational support functions
        Experience in setting up and managing administration and operations management systems.
        Experience in procurement, logistics, and human resource management
        Excellent writing and communications skills
        Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with diverse staff.
        Effective organizational, prioritization, time-management, cost-management and computer skills.
        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.
        Previous work experience knowledge of the local dialect is a must

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    Method of Application

    Deadline for all applications: 20th December, 2012 at 16:00 (deadline may be revised without notice).
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