• Career Opportunity at Mercy Corps

  • Posted on: 24 June, 2014 Deadline: 11 July, 2014
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  • Mercy Corps has been working in Nigeria since 2012. With a team of over 25 people, our country programs currently focus on conflict mitigation, economic development, girls’ education, and women and girls’ financial inclusion. Mercy Corps Nigeria is launching a new program, in consortium with other NGOs, aimed at promoting household economic development and financial inclusion.

    Project Officer – CONCUR

     

    Primary Location: Abuja, Nigeria, with up to 50% travel to project locations
    Position Status: Field-based, full-time
     
    GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Project Officer will support the implementation of activities related to capacity building for leaders in negotiation and dispute resolution, facilitation and implementation of joint economic projects between conflicting communities, and the facilitation of events related to advocacy initiatives. The Project Officer will also provide support to all other activities related to the CONCUR program and will ensure smooth, timely, and compliant implementation.  The Project Officer will liaise frequently with community members and represent Mercy Corps to local leaders.

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Fluency in Hausa and English.
    • BA/BSc or equivalent in conflict management, social sciences, international development or other relevant field.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector in conflict management/peacebuilding, community development, or economic and market development.
    • Experience working in rural areas in Nigeria, particularly in target states of CONCUR.
    • Experience working in a multi-organizational team (international and national partners) is a plus.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Experience working with country-level ministries and government officials, Ministry of Education experience preferred.

    Method of Application

    Please submit CV and cover letter addressing the key criteria above, to recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org with the subject PROJECT OFFICER by 11th July, 2014.

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