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  • Posted on: 20 December, 2016 Deadline: 6 January, 2017
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  • Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.  In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

    Now, and for the future.  Mercy Corps has worked in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

    Database Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno State

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • The Database Officer is a crucial role under the supervision of the part of the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.
    • The Database Officer analyzes data information submitted by all program teams, M& E team and cleans incoming data, collects and maintains data storage.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Ensure the quality of data submitted by program field team to identify where mistakes have been made and support in data cleaning.
    • Support the Senior  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer  to develop periodic reports on specific or cross-cutting themes through quantitative data analysis for presentation at partner learning workshops, Social Mobilization meetings etc
    • Identify missing data and follow-up with all program  and M& E team
    • Create and Manage the online database  
    • Update and assure the proper functioning of the web-based analytics dashboard, including implementing partners’ dashboard log-in accounts.
    • Work with the analytics dashboard to periodically adapt the design of the analytics dashboard based on program learning or any emerging data needs.
    • Helps create humanitarian profiles for all partners, MC humanitarian beneficiaries, among others.
    • Work with the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer  to provide custom analysis of incoming program activity and assessment data
    • Creates charts, tables, graphs and map visualizations to effectively communicate data insights on Mercy Corps area of interventions or any new planned sites.
    • Contributes to the design of assessment surveys
    • Enter details for all selected  Mercy Corps beneficiary on the  program
    • Complete entries of all the different beneficiaries on each program activity and keeps updating the data periodically as may be requested.
    • Carries out field visits to support in data validation of all program activities.
    • Supports any kind of program data entry and documentations as may be requested from time to time.
    • Ensures all information is captured in a timely manner, updated and well stored.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in  Information Technology, relevant discipline
    • Two  years of work experience in the area of Information Technology,
    • Experience performing basic data analytics with Excel, SASS, SPSS, R or similar analytics software
    • Multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills
    • Experience using mapping software (such as CartoDB) a plus
    • Creative analyst and has a rigorous attention to detail and quality.
    • S/he is skilled in Excel and experienced generating data visualizations including charts, graphs, tables, and maps, to communicate analysis.
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri 

    Success Factors:

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building. S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Human Resource Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno State

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is looking for a Human Resource officer responsible for undertaking the Human Resource function within the human resource department in Maiduguri Office

    Essential Job Functions

    • Follow Mercy Corps Policies and Procedures for Human Resources as stipulated in the Mercy Corps field Administration and National Policy manual;
    • Handles the field recruitment process in liaison with the hiring managers.
    • Receives all HR related documentation from head office and ensures to have it filed.
    • Updates all personnel files and ensures safety of all personnel information
    • Ensures staff fills all medical forms and sends them to the head office, Abuja.
    • Maintain staff personnel files in an MC standardized filing system, making sure all necessary HR paperwork is consistently filed and/or updated as required.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all national staff personnel issues including disciplinary procedures and contracts/pay rises;
    • Assist with the collection of monthly timesheets and ensuring original copies are sent to the head office, Abuja.
    • Ensure that all new hires undergo on-boarding process at the field office for both nationals and expatriates upon the hire.
    • Ensure that staff undertake mandatory trainings like code of conduct and PMD PRO 1 certification
    • Participate in any disciplinary meetings and hearings and take minutes.
    • Track all performance reviews/probationary evaluations and notify supervisory staff accordingly;
    • Ensure monthly tracking’s for Medical and staff attendance, hires and terminations
    • Monthly tracking of Leave attendance, National Field Database, Medical, Performance Management, Training database
    • Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.
    • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Minimum 2 years’ experience with office administration; computer skills are required, must be an independent thinker and have strong organizational skills;
    • Must possess a minimum of a degree in preferably Human Resource, Social Work, Public Administration, Education, or other related field.
    • Demonstrated excellence in human resource management, particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including staff training, motivation, and discipline
    • Ability to communicate in English, Kanuri and Hausa
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Good negotiation, representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff.
    • Strong ability to innovatively solve problems.
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri.

    Success Factors

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
    • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Program Assistant

     

    Location: Dikwa or Ngala LGA - Borno State

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is looking for a strong Program Assistant responsible for ensuring the logistics, distributions, registration, reporting and overall monitoring in Dikwa and Ngala.
    • The position is to be based in Dikwa or Ngala.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Daily management of the finance Assistant(s) in Maiduguri office
    • Oversee daily cash count with the assistant finance officer
    • Manage the month end accounting close process, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the ledger and all supporting documentation in all country offices.
    • Primary responsibility for maintaining the general ledger software files, including set up and maintenance of new project accounts, regular back-up of files, etc.
    • Review and upload data to the general ledger
    • Receives all monthly field projections and prepares revenue recognition entries and other final closing journal entries
    • Enter, post and maintain filing of monthly journal entries and prepares month end balance sheet account reconciliations.
    • Oversee the maintenance of all accounting records, ensuring that records are complete, accurate and safeguarded
    • Assist in the training and support staff in the field office including answering daily questions, training new hires, making field visits, etc.
    • Monitor cash and bank balances and coordinate monthly cash flow requests
    • Assist the Finance Manager in responding to audit inquiries at the field level
    • Conduct monitoring plan to lessen financial and compliance risks at beneficiary sites
    • Review field financial reports for correctness and completeness and ensure that reports are submitted on time.
    • Follow up on all compliance issues, audits and document resolutions.
    • Maintain tracking as well as financial files in accordance with the Field Finance Manual.
    • Process payments and reconcile financial tracking to general ledger reports.
    • Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.
    • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning: 

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Preferably a Diploma or its equivalent.
    • At least 2 years’ relevant experience, ideally in commodities tracking, warehousing and distribution of goods. 
    • Experience working for an international NGO is preferred
    • Applicant must have solid skills in data entry and close attention to detail. 
    • Well-developed computer skills with strong familiarity of databases (MS Access), Microsoft Word and Excel are preferred
    • Familiarity with USAID Food rules and regulations is an advantage
    • Candidate must also possess an ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Good experience and skills in distribution management is fundamental.
    • Good experience with NGOs and food programs is a good advantage.
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri

    Success Factors:

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program.
    • This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Finance Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Under the supervision of the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant handles various reconciliations at the field, and systematically follows all financial documentation for payment procession and maintains the appropriate finance records for the work performed.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Follow all Mercy Corps policies, procedures, grant compliance and documentation requirements.
    • Prepare and maintain filling records of all program activities and other related financial documents.
    • Implement and make sure all Mercy Corps Field Finance Manual, procurement, assets
    • Receive requests for funds from teams within program sites for activities, check and process requests.
    • Prepare payment authorizations. Follow-up on timely disbursement of funds to the staff in these regions.
    • Receive, reconcile and submit financial returns from the sub field office to Field office -finance office for account registration purposes.
    • Identify and follow up on outstanding obligations.
    • Receive, check and submit travel advance claims from field based
    • Check and follow up on settlement of personal telephone and sat phone bills for staff.
    • Keeps record of all cash, bank, advances and regularly updates
    • Carries out weekly cash counts and whenever requested by the Senior Finance Officer, Prints off all payment vouchers and matches with the documents to be filed.
    • Pays or receives authorized bank payments and receipts.
    • Makes sure all required documents are attached; calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews made per the AAM before payment of any cash or bank payments.
    • Enters transactions to the accounting software under the supervision of the Senior Finance Officer whenever required.
    • Ensure compliance with GAAPs, Nigerian, US laws and standard accounting practice.
    • Code all expenditures following the standard chart of accounts, coded budget and record to the accounting software or recording system daily and ensure weekly review and posting.
    • Match invoices/receipts with payment vouchers, GRN and other required documents.
    • Prepare cash, bank and advances reconciliations and submit for review/approval every week and monthly.
    • Make sure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
    • Keep all finance documents and reports are properly filed, labeled and stored in a clear and easily accessible manner following FFM.
    • Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Diploma or advanced certificate or equivalent in Accounting or Finance is required. 
    • 1 years’ experience in handling cash and accounting.
    • Any Finance experience is preferred.   
    • Accounting skills and experience in general ledger, journal entries, payroll, cash/bank mgt.
    • Computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
    • Excellent oral and written English skills
    • Willing to travel to Mercy Corps offices and take temporary assignments..
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri

    Success Factors

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Security Advisor

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno State

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is looking to hire a Security Advisor with an experience from a high-risk, humanitarian context.
    • The position requires advanced analytical capacity, together with operational experience in an insecure/post-conflict environments and a strong understanding of the humanitarian community.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Responsible for carrying out host focus group discussions, Conducting activities, Key Informant Interviews, writing detailed notes, summary analyses and writing case studies.
    • Support Database Officer to clean and manage incoming data
    • Follow up with community beneficiaries to gather  the event of missing or inaccurate data
    • Participate and in any field activities such as community mobilization, information dissemination, attendance of committee meetings and any workshops.
    • Enter all training details of all participating Beneficiary details trained under the program
    • Assist in  completing entries of all trainings, distributions, monitoring, registrations carried out at the field  under the program
    • Support in data validation of the all activities that take place in the selected regions of intervention carried out by Mercy Corps
    • Support any kind of program data entry and documentations
    • Participate in any monitoring and evaluations at the field as may be requested by the supervisor
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    • to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to Humanitarian Work or Security Management or equivalent field / operational experience
    • Any recognized certificate in security management.
    • 2 years of experience as a Security Adviser in a humanitarian/recovery context.
    • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts,
    • Expertise in conducting Security Risk Assessment and advising on security protocols.
    • Strong security background particularly working with any INGOs,
    • Experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems
    • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.
    • Demonstrable expertise of Humanitarian risk management.
    • Strong demonstrated inter- personal skills in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Ability to make good judgment on staff safety and provide appropriate advice.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.

    Success Factors

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Logistics Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno. In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is looking for a strong Logistics Officer who will support the program with the logistics function in a timely and effective manner.
    • The Logistics support required will be in areas namely; Dikwa, Ngala and Borno. This position requires someone with a willingness to be based in any of these locations.

    Essential Job Functions
    Asset Management:

    • Maintain the asset records for the field office and liaise with Abuja for a centralized assets inventory
    • Ensure all the items bought that fall under Asset category according to MC Policies are properly registered on the Asset Register with all the required information
    • Maintain a softcopy and manual filing system of the Asset Register for Maiduguri Office
    • Liaise with all staff on Assets Management, movement and monitor if the register is properly maintained and matches with the softcopy.
    • Ensure quarterly reviews and physically crosscheck the Asset Register with the assets to ensure the asset tags are available on the assets and update the assets condition - depreciation if applicable.

    Fleet management:

    • Ensure that all vehicles are safe and road-worthy and have proper on-board vehicle documentation.
    • Maintain administrative vehicle files for each vehicle.
    • Continuous tracking of vehicle log-sheets; responsible for monthly compilation of fuel consumptions.
    • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs by maintaining vehicle movement board daily. Oversee and ensure proper use of the vehicles.
    • Oversee fuel consumption purchase and tracking including coordination with gas station(s)
    • Organize regular service schedules for vehicles and maintain service schedule files.
    • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
    • Track vehicle expenses in accordance with the respective procurement policy.
    • File Monthly Vehicle Consumables sheet for each vehicle separately.
    • Order and maintain stock of spare parts and consumables.
    • Manage drivers’ leave schedules ensuring smooth operation of the fleet.
    • Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure proper tracking of drivers HR files.
    • Ensure drivers are licensed and trained.
    • Coordinate with drivers to ensure regular vehicle communications is in place.
    • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency supplies, etc.
    • Ensures that security incident reports are completed and filed including all vehicles’ related incidents.
    • Ensures that accident reports are completed and filed.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • A Degree in Accounting, Economics, Logistics and Procurement Management, Business Management, or related field ( with international NGOs is an asset)
    • Two to three years’ experience in logistics and procurement with strong organizational skills,
    • Ability to maintain the procurement and logistics filing system,
    • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel
    • Adaptability to unanticipated circumstances,
    • Microsoft Office computer skills and experience with using email.
    • Proven ability to solve problems independently without supervision
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri

    Success Factor

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
    • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Procurement Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno State

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Under the supervision of the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant handles various reconciliations at the field, and systematically follows all financial documentation for payment procession and maintains the appropriate finance records for the work performed.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Follow all Mercy Corps policies, procedures, grant compliance and documentation requirements.
    • Prepare and maintain filling records of all program activities and other related financial documents.
    • Implement and make sure all Mercy Corps Field Finance Manual, procurement, assets
    • Receive requests for funds from teams within program sites for activities, check and process requests.
    • Prepare payment authorizations. Follow-up on timely disbursement of funds to the staff in these regions.
    • Receive, reconcile and submit financial returns from the sub field office to Field office -finance office for account registration purposes.
    • Identify and follow up on outstanding obligations.
    • Receive, check and submit travel advance claims from field based
    • Check and follow up on settlement of personal telephone and sat phone bills for staff.
    • Keeps record of all cash, bank, advances and regularly updates
    • Carries out weekly cash counts and whenever requested by the Senior Finance Officer, Prints off all payment vouchers and matches with the documents to be filed.
    • Pays or receives authorized bank payments and receipts.
    • Makes sure all required documents are attached; calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews made per the AAM before payment of any cash or bank payments.
    • Enters transactions to the accounting software under the supervision of the Senior Finance Officer whenever required.
    • Ensure compliance with GAAPs, Nigerian, US laws and standard accounting practice.
    • Code all expenditures following the standard chart of accounts, coded budget and record to the accounting software or recording system daily and ensure weekly review and posting.
    • Match invoices/receipts with payment vouchers, GRN and other required documents.
    • Prepare cash, bank and advances reconciliations and submit for review/approval every week and monthly.
    • Make sure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
    • Keep all finance documents and reports are properly filed, labeled and stored in a clear and easily accessible manner following FFM.
    • Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    • to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Diploma or advanced certificate or equivalent in Accounting or Finance is required.
    • 1 years’ experience in handling cash and Accounting.
    • Any Finance experience is preferred.
    • Accounting skills and experience in general ledger, journal entries, payroll, cash/bank mgt.
    • Computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
    • Excellent oral and written English skills
    • Willing to travel to Mercy Corps offices and take temporary assignments..
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri

    Success Factors:

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

    Program/ Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno. In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will support the database Officer in primary data quantitative data from the field.
    • S/he will primarily conduct qualitative research, including focus groups, as well as some quantitative questionnaires. S/he will have excellent ability to interact with beneficiary communities.

    Essential Job functions 

    • Responsible for carrying out host focus group discussions, Conducting activities, Key Informant Interviews, writing detailed notes, summary analyses and writing case studies.
    • Support Database Officer to clean and manage incoming data
    • Follow up with community beneficiaries to gather the event of missing or inaccurate data
    • Participate and in any field activities such as community mobilization, information dissemination, attendance of committee meetings and any workshops.
    • Enter all training details of all participating Beneficiary details trained under the program
    • Assist in completing entries of all trainings, distributions, monitoring, registrations carried out at the field under the program
    • Support in data validation of the all activities that take place in the selected regions of intervention carried out by Mercy Corps
    • Support any kind of program data entry and documentations
    • Participate in any monitoring and evaluations at the field as may be requested by the supervisor
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    • to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Preferably a diploma or a B.Sc.
    • 1 years’ experience managing quantitative data
    • Effective verbal and written communication,
    • Multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills
    • Experience using Excel
    • Experience creating basic graphs and tables a plus
    • Attention to detail and quality.
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri.

    Success Factors

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
    • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program.
    • This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours.
    • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Senior Finance Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is looking for a Senior Finance Officer responsible for leading the finance function in Maiduguri Office.
    • This person will ensure accuracy and completeness of Mercy Corps accounting records and will primary be responsible for managing the monthly accounting cycle at the field office.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Daily management of the finance Assistant(s) in Maiduguri office
    • Oversee daily cash count with the assistant finance officer
    • Manage the month end accounting close process, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the ledger and all supporting documentation in all country offices.
    • Primary responsibility for maintaining the general ledger software files, including set up and maintenance of new project accounts, regular back-up of files, etc.
    • Review and upload data to the general ledger
    • Receives all monthly field projections and prepares revenue recognition entries and other final closing journal entries
    • Enter, post and maintain filing of monthly journal entries and prepares month end balance sheet account reconciliations.
    • Oversee the maintenance of all accounting records, ensuring that records are complete, accurate and safeguarded
    • Assist in the training and support staff in the field office including answering daily questions, training new hires, making field visits, etc.
    • Monitor cash and bank balances and coordinate monthly cash flow requests
    • Assist the Finance Manager in responding to audit inquiries at the field level
    • Conduct monitoring plan to lessen financial and compliance risks at beneficiary sites
    • Review field financial reports for correctness and completeness and ensure that reports are submitted on time.
    • Follow up on all compliance issues, audits and document resolutions.
    • Maintain tracking as well as financial files in accordance with the Field Finance Manual.
    • Process payments and reconcile financial tracking to general ledger reports.
    • Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.
    • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Four or more years of general ledger accounting experience is required.
    • A university Degree in Accounting is required.
    • A professional accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA preferable)
    • Five years’ experience in the Finance Department of an international NGO is preferred. 
    • Demonstrated competency with computerized general ledger software (ability to use Serenic navigator would be an advantage)
    • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
    • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri.

    Success Factors

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Shelter Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno. In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • The Shelter Officer is a new position under the overall supervision of the Shelter Senior Officer. The shelter officer will implement all the activities within the work plan under the shelter component.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Implement best practices through capacity mapping and gaps identification.
    • Implementing program activities within the set timeline and are delivering according to the work plan. 
    • Responsible for shelter and NFIs response in the field, including targeting, registration, verification, distribution, and follow up, in coordination with relevant stakeholders
    • Develop documents on Shelter/NFI best practices, through capacity mapping and gaps identification
    • Prepare distribution reports, including analysis and recommendations. Plan and participate where possible in post-distribution monitoring exercises, and prepare Post-Distribution Monitoring
    • Develop and contribute to a central database of partnership profile.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationship with contractors
    • Review construction materials testing and interpret the results of such tests
    • Monitor and advise on construction safety practices
    • Take primary responsibility for data gathering in engineering related works;
    • Provide data in support of team submission of timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation.
    • Develop documents on Shelter/NFI best practices, through capacity mapping and gaps identification.
    • Responsible for shelter and NFIs response in the field, including targeting, registration, verification, distribution, and follow up, in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • BA/S in Engineering or other relevant field.
    • 2 years’ experience implementing shelter programs/ activities
    • Experience with emergency Shelter programs with a view on sustainable infrastructure, Cash-for-Work programming required
    • Experience working with local stakeholders required
    • Good organizational and program management skills and the ability to anticipate program needs.
    • Ability to effectively represent the organization and its interests to a diverse range of stakeholders, including local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, donors, other international organizations, the media and the community.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with the MS Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required, with strong focus on Excel.
    • Ability to analyze databases resulting from surveys
    • Excellent oral and written English skills are an advantage, with local languages skills a bonus.
    • Proven experience in working in insecure environment and through remote management.
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri

    Success Factor

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
    • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Warehouse Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

    Program/Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • The Warehouse Assistant is responsible for receiving and tracking all distribution commodities and reporting on commodity holdings related to Mercy Corps’ Humanitarian program in Maiduguri.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Have a clear understanding of the MC warehousing policy and assist in advising program teams and management on required practices and procedures.
    • Collect, track, and maintain records of waybills in and out of Mercy Corps’ warehouses, including all waybills related to commodity reception, transfers, distributions and the non-food items. 
    • Implement a stack plan to store the commodities, based on the shipment and ensure its stability, accuracy and accountability.
    • Handle work based on store releases received to prepare the commodity stock for distribution plan.
    • Keep track and update warehouse transaction using waybill, stack bin card, tally sheet, warehouse ledger, physical inventory sheet , logistics summary, fumigation schedule, inventory log book and other related warehouse documents, include maintained those documents properly.
    • Maintain records of the beneficiary numbers of the program.
    • Keep the daily warehouse register books up to date
    • Conduct a physical count of commodities on hand at the end of every day or every week as needed, and reconcile that account with information in the CTS (Commodity Tracking System) database.  Report any discrepancies to the Warehouse Officer as required.
    • Provide weekly report to Warehouse officer regarding commodity movement, stock available for distribution and any other issues during the week.
    • Regularly compile commodity distribution reports, recipient status report, lost status report and commodity distribution plan.
    • Maintain the master log of distributions.
    • Maintain a daily monitoring of both food and nonfood items with recording, CTS data management, and any related warehouse duties.
    • Coordinate laborer’s activities and ensure there are enough laborers to support activities (loading, unloading, restacking, etc)
    • Conduct a physical count of commodities on hand at the end of every day or every week as needed, and reconcile that account with information in the NFI Tracking System database.  Report any discrepancies to the Logistics Officer and the Head of Office with reasonable explanations.
    • Maintain an accurate and consistent filing system of copies of warehouse, handling, transportation, and other key contracts.
    • Carry out any other duties or activities assigned to by the supervisor(s) from time to time.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Preferably a Diploma is required, ideally in a field related to Information Technology or Management, Logistics and Warehouse management
    • At least 1 year’s relevant experience, ideally in commodities tracking, warehousing and distribution of food and non - food items. 
    • Applicant must have solid skills in data entry management and close attention to details. 
    • Well-developed computer skills with strong familiarity of databases (MS Access), Microsoft Word and Excel are required
    • Candidate must also possess an ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Good experience and skills in NFI Tracking System management is fundamental.
    • Good experience with NGOs and food programs is a good advantage.
    • A clear understanding of commodity management and Warehousing ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps rules and regulations is essential. 

    Success Factors:

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
    • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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    Wash Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

    Program/ Department Summary

    • With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
    • In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is looking for a strong WASH Officer who will be responsible for the day to day Implementation of the WASH Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) component in Ngala and Dikwa areas. The person will be required to be based in Ngala or Dikwa.

    Essential Job Functions 

    • Works closely with the WASH Senior Officer to implement the project in line with Mercy Corps, Donor, Government requirements and standards in accordance with the approved work plan, budget, project documents and implementation strategy.
    • Attends WASH Coordination meetings as may be requested by the supervisor.
    • Operationalizes the implementation of all WASH related activities in regions like Ngala and /or Dikwa
    • Works closely with beneficiaries in the area of WASH on a daily basis to identify and prioritize needs and closely monitors the implementation of all the WASH activities.
    • Participates in site assessment and selection of rightful beneficiary communities.
    • Participates in needs assessments and baseline surveys to identify a clear water, sanitation and hygiene situation in the selected project areas.
    • Participates in the planning, design and implementation of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene projects in accordance with applicable technical standards and best practices.
    • Carries out supervision and monitoring of all field activities related to the WASH component.
    • Responsible for timely and well-planned delivery and distribution of the beneficiary items to the communities in the assigned project area(s).
    • Participates in all relevant WASH trainings of committees for the operationalization of the program.
    • Ensures good coordination and working relationships with relevant NGOs and UN agencies, beneficiary communities and local authorities.
    • Mobilizes the community to fully participate in the project implementation for sustainability.
    • Works closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation staff to capture the required data for measuring the impact indicators.
    • Establishes and maintains good coordination and good working relationships with all leaders, the local government line departments, humanitarian actors in the area and beneficiaries. 
    • Ensure that all his/her work follows international & national quality standards and best practices and that all WASH projects are technically environmentally sound.
    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with all Mercy Corps teams
    • Conducts him/herself both professionally in such a manner that brings credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
    • Preparation of activity reports, weekly and monthly reports; ensure timely submission to the supervisor.
    • Carry out any other duties or activities assigned to by the supervisor(s) from time to time.
    • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
    • Any Other duties as assigned

    Organizational Learning:

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    • to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Degree or a Diploma in Civil, Water Engineering or Community/Public/Environmental Health Sciences.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience in handling WASH responsibilities preferably from any setting (Private/ Public enterprise)
    • Excellent skills and experience in the assessment and supervision of WASH and rural projects
    • Proven ability to lead a team of professionals in the field of expertise in order to successfully achieve the objectives of the project.
    • Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri.

    Success Factors:

    • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
    • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
    • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
    • In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program.
    • This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours.
    • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Method of Application

    Applicants are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: ng-recruitment.nigeria@mercycorps.org
    Or
    Drop off application in a sealed envelope with the position boldly written to:
    Mercy Corps Nigeria,
    Plot 119, NUJ Street,
    New GRA Bama Road,
    Maiduguri,
    Borno State.    
       

    Note

    • All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • We are an equal opportunity organization and we strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

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