You are on MyJobMag Nigeria. Go to MyJobMag Nigeria instead.
  • Jobs at Mercy Corps Nigeria

  • Posted on: 24 June, 2019 Deadline: 29 June, 2019
  • View Jobs in NGO / Non-Profit Associations View All Jobs at Mercy Corps
  • Subscribe to free job alerts
  • Mercy Corps Nigeria implements a variety of programs with the ultimate goal of building productive, secure and just communities. The organization’s programs are implemented in twelve states, mainly in North West and North East Nigeria and Lagos. Our work covers the following sectors: economic development, livelihoods/food security, adolescent girls & boys empowerment, financial resilience, conflict mitigation and humanitarian response. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors

    Deputy Chief of Party

     

    Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0022
    Location: Abuja, with regular travel
    Position Status Full-time, Regular

    Program / Department Summary

    • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and its influence spreads across the continent. Yet, inequality and insecurity have consistently undermined Nigeria's development. Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to respond to these challenges.
    • The Nigeria team is headquartered in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with offices throughout Nigeria. With a strong and growing team of over 200 staff, Mercy Corps is currently serving over 600,000 beneficiaries across the country with programming in Lagos in the South; Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau in the Middle Belt; Kano in the North; and Gombe and Borno in the Northeast. Programs include girls’ education and financial inclusion, community peace-building, market-based livelihoods and a multi-sector humanitarian response. With the vision of a Nigeria in which all people are empowered, engaged, resilient and secure, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the root causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian needs, and market systems development.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is seeking candidates for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) who will manage and lead the finance and administration components of an expected five-year USAID-supported Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) Program in Nigeria.
    • The DCOP acts as the COP and serves as the principal point of contact in Nigeria for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP. The DCOP will be responsible for all the day-to-day technical activities and implementation of the activity.
    • The D/COP will assist the COP in programme oversight, managing directly the technical, administrative, operational, and logistical aspects of the programme. programme.
    • The D/COP will work closely with different departments and support functions to ensure effective program coordination and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance and accountability.
    • The D/COP will also work directly with partner agencies both national and international to achieve objectives of the programme.

    Essential Job Responsibilities
    Technical Leadership:

    •  Provide leadership and strategic vision to the technical components of the program including workplan development, market analysis, partnership selection and management, and overall sector strategy.
    • Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
    • Oversee performance of consortium partners and sub-grantees.
    • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.

    Program Implementation:

    • Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations.
    •  Lead the development of detailed implementation plans, flowing from annual strategic work- plans, and ensure the delivery of the same.
    • Lead the socialization of the program with Government of Nigeria stakeholders, ensuring necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
    • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
    • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
    • Provide managerial and programmatic oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s).
    • Document processes and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
    • Produce written reports on program activities, capturing the impacts of activities.
    • Oversee efforts to design effective M&E systems for the program, and linkages with internal M&E systems.
    • Create and follow effective stakeholder management plans, ensuring sound and proactive communications with Mercy Corps Nigeria, partner organizations, Mercy Corps headquarters, USAID, Government of Nigeria authorities, and colleague agencies.
    • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites - spend up to 50% of time in the field .

    Program Support Operations:

    • Coordinate with program, finance and administration/logistics staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources.
    • Propose design of new local policies as needed and in accordance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.

    Information Management:

    • Facilitate the achievement of performance-based targets and outcomes and lead efforts to design effective, proactive, and iterative M&E systems following the program's logical framework and results chain measurement.
    • Oversee the scope of work, deliverables and overall quality of work of any internal or external evaluation or research partners.
    • Oversee the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports on all aspects of the program in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Ensure program data and analysis is used for learning by holding and leading semi-annual program workshops with all program partners.
    • Document achievements/impact of innovative program components of the program.
    • Ensure that M&E and all team members together focus on assisting the program to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program analysis and decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level

    Security:

    • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
    • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Capacity Building and Mentoring:

    • In close partnership with the COP, create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
    • Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback.
    • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same in a timely manner.
    • Contribute to country team-building efforts and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision making processes
    • Provide conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity, and Do No Harm analysis training and technical assistance to USAID mission staff and USAID implementing partners.

    Internal and External Coordination

    • Active contributor and collaborator with regional and global counterparts to promote the use of best practices.
    • Strengthen linkages with other internal resources, including the LMS, Digital Library, Hub, and Connect, to enhance organizational learning where relevant to M&E.
    • Maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs, and local NGOs and associations in Nigeria.

    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

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    • National and international team members working on the program, as well as partnerships with international and national program partners. The number of direct and indirect reports is to be determined.

    Accountability

    • Reports Directly To: Chief of Party
    • Works Directly With: Director of Finance and Administration, Program Sector Managers, Program Managers, Reporting & Communications Officers, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support Unit.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, etc. However, a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) additional years of relevant international development experience can be substituted for the Master’s degree.
    • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the successful implementation of international development activities, with preference given to conflict mitigation and/or violent extremism prevention programs - at least three (3) years of which must be in senior program management, including direct supervision of professional and support staff.
    • Prior experience in awarding and managing sub-grants to local organizations to promote conflict mitigation, violent extremism prevention, and/or democracy and governance goals.
    • Experience working in the conflict mitigation/preventing violent extremism sector in Africa.
    • Conflict analysis, Do No Harm analysis, conflict sensitivity training, and Do No Harm training experience strongly preferred. [1]
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Experience of working on USAID programs preferred
    • Previous experience living and working in challenging or insecure environments.
    • Nigeria/West Africa experience preferred.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English required.
    • Knowledge of local dialects is preferred.

    Success Factors:

    • A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
    • S/he will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take initiative, and be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details, problem solving, work within a complex and sensitive setting and to follow laws and security protocols.
    • The most successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

    Living /Environmental Conditions:

    • The position is based in the capital city Abuja with regular travel to other parts of Nigeria. The location is accompanied and generally secure. Housing, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport. Air travel is necessary to get to some field locations. Mobile phones services are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices with some inconsistencies in the most remote sites. There is a wide variety of schools with different education philosophies and curriculum (British, American, French, and German to name the few). This position requires 40% travel by road and air to field offices that are located in highly insecure locations.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a short term assignments. 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.
    • Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.  Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

    go to method of application »

    Director of Finance and Administration

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Nigeria
    • Job Field
     

    Reference Number: ABV/OPS/2019/0022
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria with regular travel
    Position Status Full-time, Regular

    Program / Department Summary

    • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and its influence spreads across the continent. Yet, inequality and insecurity have consistently undermined Nigeria's development. Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to respond to these challenges.
    • The Nigeria team is headquartered in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with offices throughout Nigeria. With a strong and growing team of over 200 staff, Mercy Corps is currently serving over 600,000 beneficiaries across the country with programming in Lagos in the South; Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau in the Middle Belt; Kano in the North; and Gombe and Borno in the Northeast. Programs include girls’ education and financial inclusion, community peace-building, market-based livelihoods and a multi-sector humanitarian response.
    • With the vision of a Nigeria in which all people are empowered, engaged, resilient and secure, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the root causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian needs, and market systems development.

    General Position Summary

    • Mercy Corps is seeking candidates for a Director of Finance and Administration who will manage and lead the finance and administration components of an expected five-year USAID-supported Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) Program in Nigeria.
    • The Director of Finance and Administration oversees program operations, including but not limited to human resources, logistics, procurement, sub-contracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance. This individual also develops internal control measures, conducts internal financial audits, and coordinates external financial audits.
    • The Director prepares budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID. This individual also develops the financial management capacity of all relevant staff and sub-awardees.

    Essential Job Responsibilities
    Financial And Administration Management:

    • Ensure effective, transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
    • Maintain banking relations and plan and monitor country cash flow requirements to ensure the smooth implementation of the program.
    • Maintain appropriate local insurance coverage in coordination with the Admin. Department.
    • Provide monthly standard accounting submissions to Mercy Corps Headquarters, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, required subgrantee reporting, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Provide monthly management reports to the Country Director and Program Managers, including expenditures by cost center/project, subgrantee reporting and other financial information, in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Develop annual fiscal year budgets with the COP and Country Director and develop and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems with Program Managers.
    • Oversee subaward and service contracts budgets.
    • Manage and oversee staff in and functions of human resources, logistics, and procurement ensuring they provide timely, effective, compliant, and cost effective support to program implementation.

    Technical Leadership:

    • Provide leadership, training and mentoring in the development of financial plans and management tools
    • Ensures programs use the necessary financial and administrative systems and tools, to inform and improve the program, as well as feed into the broader country-level financial system and country strategy.
    • Participates in the facilitation of country and sector-level strategic planning sessions, assisting program managers and senior management in the development of their annual plans.

    Capacity Building And Mentoring:

    • Develops and oversees implementation of the finance staff and partner capacity building strategy that promotes a culture of learning through systematic analysis and reflection of financial data.
    • Build the capacity of all relevant team members to develop and maintain an excellent financial system, including regular reflection and analysis of program monitoring data.
    • Work closely with Program Managers, Human Resources and Finance to ensure that financial management skills are incorporated into all program position descriptions and positions are budgeted for.
    • Contributes to the knowledge management repository with best practices in financial management and ensure that it is accessible to all staff and partners.
    • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

    Internal And External Coordination:

    • Active contributor and collaborator with regional and global counterparts to promote the use of financial management and administration best practices.
    • Strengthen linkages with other internal resources, including the LMS, Digital Library, Hub, and Connect, to enhance organizational learning where relevant to financial management and administration.
    • Maintain close working relationships with financial management counterparts in other relevant actors and counterparts in Nigeria.

    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.

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    • Finance team members

    Accountability:

    • Reports Directly To: Chief of Party
    • Works Directly With: Program Sector Managers, Program Managers, Reporting & Communications Officers, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support Unit.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Master's degree in business administration, finance or a related field.
    • An ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.
    • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing,finance, or business management, including at least three (3) years of post-qualification experience as an auditor with a recognized public or private firm or as a finance manager with a reputable civil society organization or donor agency.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of
    • USG Cost Accounting Standards.
    • Progressively responsible experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, and sub-contracts or sub-awards.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and English oral and written communication skills;demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team.
    • Previous experience in building or enhancing civil society organization financial management capacity.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.
    • Experience of working on USAID programs preferred
    • Previous experience living and working in challenging or insecure environments.
    • Nigeria/West Africa experience preferred.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English required.
    • Knowledge of local dialects is preferred.

    Success Factors

    • A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
    • S/he will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take initiative, and be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details, problem solving, work within a complex and sensitive setting and to follow laws and security protocols
    • The most successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

    Living /Environmental Conditions:

    • The position is based in the capital city Abuja with regular travel to other parts of Nigeria. The location is accompanied and generally secure. Housing, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport. Air travel is necessary to get to some field locations. Mobile phones services are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices with some inconsistencies in the most remote sites. There is a wide variety of schools with different education philosophies and curriculum (British, American, French, and German to name the few). This position requires 40% travel by road and air to field offices that are located in highly insecure locations.
    • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a short term assignments. 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.
    • Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.  Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should their CV and Cover Letters in one document, addressing the position requirements, reference number and location to: ng-recruitment.nigeria@mercycorps.org with the "Job title" as the subject of the email.

    Note

    • All applications must include the position title and reference number in the subject line
    • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
    • We are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position added

  • ❮ Back to All Jobs
  • Know more about Mercy CorpsSimilar Jobs
  • Search for jobs by keyword
  • Human Resource/Admin Technical Assistant at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  • Job Opportunities at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Advert for Audit Services at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
  • Drivers at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
  • Accounting & Finance Manager at United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
  • Education Program Manager at The International Rescue Committee
  • Job Vacancies at The Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
  • Jobs at Plan International
  • Filter Jobs
  • State | Search by region instead
    Field

    Industry

    Education

    Experience


    Also include jobs without defined experience

    Job Title

Display your company or industry jobs on your website or blog Get Started
  « 1 Recently Viewed Job
 
 
Send your application through

Yahoomail Gmail Hotmail