Fresh Listings from Mercy Corps Nigeria (Graduate & Experienced) [6 Positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

Fresh Listings from Mercy Corps Nigeria (Graduate & Experienced) [6 Positions]

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8 Aug, 2016

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Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organization is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position within our Conflict Management team in Borno State. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team.

We are  recruiting to fill the following graduate and experienced positions below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant-ENGINE
Location:
Abuja

Program/Department Summary

  • The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) program seeks to improve the lives of marginalised adolescent girls aged 16-19 in Nigeria.
  • The project which is funded through a grant to the Coca-Cola Company as part of the UK Department for International Development’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) is being implemented in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, and the FCT.
  • About 18,000 adolescent girls who are either enrolled in school or are currently out of school are the target beneficiary of the program.
  • The ENGINE program is being implemented by a consortium which includes Mercy Corps, Preston Health Care Consulting and the Nike Foundation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage ENGINE data management platforms (SPSS, CSpro, Excel)
  • Perform data analysis and present monthly report based on project indicators
  • Conduct collation and entry of data from ENGINE data collection tool including but not limited to; post-test questionnaire, Matching Interest to Work (MiW), Attendance summary, academic curricular pretest score and School performance record
  • Perform regular update of ENGINE data management platforms
  • Coordinate data entry clerks
  • Support development of monthly M&E report, factsheet
  • Perform any other assignment as required by the supervisor

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Accountability:

  • Reports directly to ENGINE MEL Officer (100%)

Works Directly With:

  • MEL team, Programs unit, I&E team

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, information management, or relevant field, with a strong foundation in database management
  • Minimum 1-3 years of work experience in the area of qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies, database management and report writing
  • Knowledge of program development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Hausa required.

Success Factors:

  • The successful MEL Assistant will have the ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work under tight deadlines within a complex team.
  • S/he will demonstrate strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and be committed to the values and mission of Mercy Corps.
  • S/he will take initiative and contribute to team efforts, as well as demonstrate ability to communicate.

Living/Environmental Conditions:

  • This position will be based in Abuja with up to 25% travel primarily to locations within Northern States where security is at times high-risk.
  • Security in Abuja is generally good. Housing, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport.
  • Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. 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.

 

Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Location:
Abuja

Job Description
Program/Department Summary:

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on conflict mitigation, adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and humanitarian assistance. With funding from variety of government donors and foundations, Mercy Corps has been able to work together with communities in Nigeria to respond to these needs, bringing benefit to more than 50,000 beneficiaries per year. All Mercy
  • Corps interventions in Nigeria are implemented in a conflict and gender sensitive manner.
  • With the rapid growth and increasing activities in Mercy Corps, there is the need for a middle management staff to complement management’s efforts at sustaining the resolve to meet its HRM objectives.

General Position Summary

  • The HR Manager is responsible for coordinating activities within the HR unit, ensuring excellence and timely delivery on job requirements. The HR Manager is required to provide efficient oversight function in the management of human resources activities for Mercy Corps programs in Nigeria; assist in the achievement of Mercy Corps program objectives with the facilitation of recruitment, remuneration and staff development issues.
  • The Human Resources Manager will be based in Abuja with frequent travels to project locations including the North East

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure an effective and efficient HR system
  • Assist Operations Manager in designing and implementing improvement strategies in the HR unit
  • Responsible for ensuring efficient filing of personnel files for all staff – including recruitment documents,
  • CVs, valid contracts, PAFs, timesheets, employee data sheets, disciplinary papers and performance evaluations:
  • Ensure recruitment of national staff adheres to Mercy Corp approved standard Recruitment Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure adequate participation of HR Department in interviews for new staff;
  • Ensure approved Salaries and benefits adhere to Mercy Corps salary scales and protocols
  • Ensure Mercy Corps Nigeria personnel policies strictly adhere to Nigerian labour law as applicable; this includes payment of appropriate taxes, benefits etc.;
  • Maintain a tracking system for all leave types taken by employees;
  • Maintain up-to- date staffing lists; preferably filing by program and department;
  • Ensure that employee performance evaluations are completed as scheduled;
  • Ensure that all national staff have an up-to- date relevant job description;
  • Coordinate coverage for operations during annual leave of key national staff with management;
  • Oversee the monthly procedure of timesheets for all staff including collection, review and compilation into payroll; train new staff on timesheet procedure;
  • Process monthly payroll in conjunction with finance staff and ensure payroll is delivered in a timely manner;

Position Description

  • Responsible for ensuring adequate orientation of all new, national staff on Mercy Corps Nigeria
  • Ensure all new staff receive copies of Nigeria National Staff Policy Handbook and are alerted to
  • Support and advice on policies, as required;
  • Advise staff (national and international) on disciplinary procedures;
  • Advise staff (national and international) on raise policies and procedures;
  • Assist management in conducting or arranging for trainings and/or other human resource
  • Oversee the clearance of terminated employees, as per Mercy Corp policies and procedures;
  • Participate in disciplinary, hiring and termination meetings with program staff upon request;
  • Maintain confidentiality of all national staff personnel issues including disciplinary procedures and
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • The HR Manager directly supervises the HR Officer

Accountability:

  • Reports directly to: Operations Manager
  • Works directly with: Program, logistics and finance team

Knowledge and Experience

  • Education: at least Bachelor Degree in Business Management / Administration or equivalent professional certificates in Human Resources Management;
  • At least three (3) years’ HR management experience, preferably with an NGO and in a managerial capacity.
  • Ability to translate letters, reports and meetings as required.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, following procedures, meeting deadlines and working and problem-solving independently and cooperatively.
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures (esp. procurement systems) desirable; M&E experience preferred and knowledge of US, EU and DFID regulations helpful.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, organizational, prioritization and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required;
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment systems, policies and procedures;

Benefits

  • Development activities;
  • Contracts/ pay rates;
  • Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

Success Factors:

  • A successful candidate will have strong diplomacy skills in managing a team with different backgrounds, abilities, and technical knowledge and will have contextual knowledge of Northern Nigeria. She/he will use effective communication and team-building techniques, have excellent organizational and strong interpersonal skills and display an even temperament and good sense of humor.
  • 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 towards 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.
  • Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. 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.

 

Job Title: Household Economic Strengthening Manager
Location:
Abuja

Program/Department Summary

  • The Household Economic Strengthening Manager will play an important role in the implementation of a five-year program in Northern Nigeria supporting the capacity of Nigerian institutions to scale up care and support services for Orphans and Vulnerable Orphans (OVC) households.

General Position Summary

  • The Household Economic Strengthening Manager will provide overall technical direction on Household Economic Strengthening of the program that is funded by USAID and managed by the lead grant holder– Save the Children.
  • S/he will assist with the development of innovative economic strengthening strategies for vulnerable households to compliment other Nigerian government, private sector and international donor funded program interventions by strengthening the capacity of Nigerian entities (NGOs, CSO, local financial institutions).
  • S/he will guide a portfolio of approaches and activities that mitigate economic vulnerability and enable targeted households to better cope with economic shocks allowing them to protect and grow financial, human and social assets.
  • S/he will facilitate relationships between households caring for OVC and public and private sector actors by identifying economic constraints and ensuring appropriate activities that have long-term viability.
  • Emphasis will be placed on market-oriented strategies to ensure sustainability of livelihood gains, including: private sector demand-driven job creation, enterprise development, financial education, value chain linkages and appropriate savings, credit and insurance services for various age groups.
  • The Household Economic Strengthening Manager will work closely with Save the Children, counterparts with other donor funded programs, and private sector actors in designing and implementing innovative economic strengthening and livelihoods support approaches.

Essential Job Functions
Program Management and Technical Oversight:

  • Work closely with counterparts in other NGOs, donor organizations, and other stakeholder groups to re-design, plan, and implement a comprehensive OVC program.
  • Provide technical support in one or more of the following areas: market-driven economic development, private sector engagement, microfinance, youth-focused financial services, financial education, village savings and loan associations (VSLA), micro-insurance, entrepreneurship development, and value chain linkages. Manage implementation of program activities, developing work plans in collaboration with counterparts in other organizations, monitoring implementation, and evaluating impact.

Operations and Management:

  • Oversee the smooth flow of routine project operations in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
  • Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.

Representation and Coordination:

  • Liaise with private sector actors, local government officials, local NGOs and civil society organizations, local religious leaders and other notables to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps’ programs.
  • Maintain close working relationships with donors, other humanitarian and development organizations, and local partners (banks, training institutes, insurance companies, and microfinance institutions), including representing Mercy Corps at local coordination meetings as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Security:

  • Work closely with the country team’s security focal point to ensure that program is contributing to and responding to safety and security plans and procedures.
  • Ensure that program is implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.

Organizational Learning:

  • As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards 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:

  • This position will manage several short-term consultants.

Reports Directly To:

  • Country Director, Mercy Corps Nigeria; on day to day matters reports to STEER Program Director in Kaduna.

Works Directly with:

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria team, STEER/Save the Children Program Director, Organizational Development Director

Knowledge and Experience

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

Success Factors:

  • A successful candidate will have strong diplomacy skills in managing a team with different backgrounds, abilities, and technical knowledge and will have contextual knowledge of Northern Nigeria.
  • She/he will use effective communication and team-building techniques, have excellent organizational and strong interpersonal skills and display an even temperament and good sense of humour.

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions:

  • The Economic Strengthening Advisor will be based in Abuja and work collaboratively with the Save the Children, Nigeria with frequent travel to the states of Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, and Plateau
  • Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Deadline: 10th August, 2016.

Job Title: Procurement Assistant
Location:
Abuja (with travels)

Program/Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of thousands of individuals, Mercy Corps interventions in Nigeria are implemented in a conflict and gender sensitive manner.
  • The Operations department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the logistics and purchasing of goods and services for country office in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement and logistics activities are the prompt and effective provision of procurement and logistical solutions as well materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with Mercy Corps’ and donor policies, procedures, regulations and specifications.

General Position Summary

  • The Procurement Assistant is responsible for facilitating the general aspects of Mercy Corps procurement and logistics operation.
  • Working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and Logistics.
  • The Procurement Assistant is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist procurement team with daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Able to understanding of MC procurement policies and formats.
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for PR’s as assigned by supervisor – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with vendors during collection of quotations – explain Mercy Corps formats and ensure that vendors will use the provided forms.

Ensure fair competition and strictly adhere to MC procurement rules regarding vendor relations as described below:

  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Procurement Officer;
  • Prepare the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Assists the P&L management and office staff with procurement activities, as required;
  • Assists Senior Operations Manager with asset management.
  • Identify assets during the course of procurement and notify the Asset Controller on receipts of assets.
  • The Procurement Assistant will 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
  • Other duties assigned.

Accountability:

  • Accountable for Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, Field Asset Management Manual, Fleet Management and Warehouse Management Policy Guidelines and other in-country policies and procedures in logistics and procurement management as well the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

Reports Directly to:

  • Senior Procurement Officer

Works directly with:

  • Finance team, Abuja based logistics and procurement staff
  • Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operation staff regarding procurement planning and activities.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in supply chain management; international business or related field.
  • Certification in procurement and supply chain management, an advantage
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
  • Good oral and written English skills.
  • Good computer skills on MS Office programs especially in MS excel.
  • A demonstrated ability to multitask and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.

Success Factors:

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.

 

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location:
Abuja (with frequent travels)

Program/Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of over a million individual, Mercy Corps is addressing the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities through program interventions in the Northeast.
  • With current funding from OFDA, FFP, CERF and ECHO and ongoing opportunities from other donors, all Mercy Corps interventions in the Northeast are implemented with plans for scale-up.
  • The current funding opportunity’s goal in Gombe is to support economic opportunities, food security and protection among conflict-affected populations, and to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies and the quality of information gathering in Nigeria.
  • The current funding opportunity’s goal in Adamawa is to provide a package of relief interventions designed to help conflict affected communities in central Adamawa meet their basic needs in livelihoods restoration, water and sanitation and protection. Expansion into other affected states is also planned for the humanitarian response team.

General Position Summary

  • The procurement officer will be responsible for facilitating and executing different aspects of procurement, logistics and administration.
  • S/he will work extensively with other departments to ensure that all program activities are implemented successfully and timely.

Essential Job Functions

  • In collaboration with the Senior Procurement Officer, coordinates Mercy Corps daily procurement activities taking into cognizance Mercy Corps internal procedures.
  • Able to quickly gain knowledge of and ability to apply Mercy Corps procurement policies and formats.
  • Assists staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other documentation.
  • Collects quotations and bids from the market for requests as per Mercy Corps standard policies.
  • Conduct quote analysis and draft contracts as applicable
  • Ensures that required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed.
  • Maintains and updates procurement files
  • Assists with payment requests and follows up with status.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • 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 in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • No supervisory responsibility

Reports Directly to:

  • Senior Procurement Officer

Works directly with:

  • Finance, Program and Operation Teams.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S in relevant field required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in similar position, preferably within an NGO, international business or related field.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Certification in procurement/supply chain management an advantage
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action to avoid delays in program implementation.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
  • Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
  • Strong computer skills on MS office programs
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude.
  • Ideally s/he will have previous experience in working in large-scale emergency programs in insecure and conflict-affected contexts, including remote management.
  • S/he is a problem solver, who is adept in successfully dealing with issues of complexity.
  • S/he is an active listener and contributor, working to create a strong team share ideas and learn. Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement.

 

Job Title: Senior Procurement Officer
Location:
Abuja (with frequent travels)

Program/Department Summary

  • The Procurement Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services.
  • The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement activity is the prompt and effective provision of materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

General Position Summary

  • The Senior Procurement Officer is responsible for overseeing the procurement aspects of Mercy Corps’ logistic operation.
  • Working closely with Program, Administration, Finance and Logistics the Procurement Manager is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

Essential Job Functions

  • The Senior Procurement Officer will 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.

Specific Duties

  • Able to quickly gain understanding of and able to apply MC procurement policies and formats
  • Daily coordination of MC procurement activities;
  • Support the Operations Manager in all aspects of MC Nigeria Operations.
  • In collaboration with the Operations manager provide training to staff on these policies
  • Enforce proper use of procurement ceilings and approval procedures.
  • Ensure that Mercy Corps’ procurement activities are legal and moral.
  • Assist Program and Operational personnel in regular procurement planning meetings.
  • Assists staff as needed on timely completion of purchase requests and other documentation;
  • Oversee the gathering of quotations and bids from the market for PR-s as – as per Mercy Corps standards and formats;
  • Interact with contractors, in coordination with the Operations Manager;
  • Ensure that the required documentation of supplies and transactions are completed to MC standards.
  • Preparation of status reports on deliveries for P&L and office Management and recipient of supplies.
  • Assist in the maintenance of thorough procurement files as outlined in the MC procurement policy;
  • Ensure procurement team is able to regularly produce purchase status and completed purchases reports using the Ongoing PR Master list and PR Master List.
  • Ensure that the procurement filing system is in place and in accordance with the Procurement filing procedures as outlined in the Procurement Manual.
  • Coordinate with the Warehouse on delivery of items including completion of Goods Received Notes, storage of items and transfer of items to field sites.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Department to ensure that payments to vendors are made on-time and without any unnecessary strain on the financial systems of MC
  • Assists P&L Management with asset management. Identify assets during the course of procurement and promptly notify the Asset Controller on receipts of assets.
  • Maintain a regularly updated file on market prices for commonly-bought items.
  • Maintain a regularly updated record on all MC contracts/agreements
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Directly supervises the Procurement Officer and Procurement Assistant

Accountability:

  • Accountable for following Mercy Corps Field Procurement Manual, the MC Code of conduct regarding procurement activities and MC Conflict of Interest policy.

Reports Directly to:

  • Operations Manager

Works directly with:

  • Operations Team
  • Finance Team
  • Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff regarding procurement planning and activities

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree in a relevant business field is desired. 2-3 years of experience in similar senior position in a large scale supply chain management and/ or international business or NGO (preferable).
  • Certification in procurement/supply chain management.
  • Training in Strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel. Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • High level computer skills on MS Office programs.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.

Success Factors

  • Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Computer literate and strong organizational skills.

Application Deadline: 21st August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application and CV’s to: [email protected] with the position applied for as the subject of the email.

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