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 collaborate to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within, now and for the future. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps operates in over 13 states focusing on key thematic areas of humanitarian response, conflict mitigation and adolescent girls’ empowerment.
Duty Station: Biu, Borno State.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: This position will offer the intern an opportunity to understand what Mercy Corps stands for as well as understand the Humanitarian program in Borno State. Working in the operations department the Intern will be able to learn how to plan and priorities work schedule in a fast demanding work environment. The Intern will work with other team members in the operations department as well as programs and should be able to develop good working relationship with the rest of the team. Major part of the job responsibility will be to ensure documentations is properly done in the operations department, ensuring documents are stored in an orderly manner.
DELIVERABLES: · Completed, updated procurement files both soft and hard copies as directed by the Head of Office, Operations Officer · Understanding of the Mercy Corps Human Resource systems and procedures and ability to apply it to other work environment. · Accurate hotel booking tracking records with completed supporting documents, such as transfer forms, all assets are tagged. 2
IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
WORKING CONDITIONS: Biu office is newly set up and there are a lot of activities that needs to be completed in the shortest time possible. The intern will be expected to work beyond the normal working hours some days and should be able to cope with pressure of doing every task fast, effectively and efficiently. Office space as well as working equipment is limited and Intern will have to cope with sharing space as well as equipment with the other team members.
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 Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org All applications must include the position title in the subject line. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.