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Ongoing Recruitment at Mercy Corps


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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

 

Job Title: WASH Utility Engineer

Requisition Number: WASHU002007
Location: Imo
Position Status: Temporary
Job Category: Programming
Travel Required: Yes

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.
  • 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 response, and market systems development.
  • In 2021, Mercy Corps intends to pursue water and sanitation programming with an anticipated USAID funded project. The program involves designing, rehabilitating, extending, and constructing WASH infrastructure. This position is contingent on funding.

General Position Summary

  • The Water Engineer will organize activities related to the implementation of water infrastructure, from design to implementation, including logistics and monitoring. Responsible for the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all WASH program activities and associated administrative tasks.
  • Supervises all water and sanitation engineering contractors in order to effectively implement planned projects. Manages all administration and security of MC engineering activities in the assigned district. S/he will have to show full adherence to MC security protocols.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local authorities and communities, explaining MC’s role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project.
  • Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects.
  • Develop plans for the implementation of the water and sanitation engineering projects in the assigned district. This should include planned delegation of responsibility to appropriate staff, plans and rationale for projects (including technical designs), plans for material and cash needs over the course of the project, and work schedules (timelines) for the various phases of the project.
  • Prior to the commencement of project implementation, complete standard Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with community representatives and local authorities for each community identified for project activities. Ensure that all elements of MoU are adhered to. Report any problems relating to the MoUs.
  • Implement projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules, and timelines. Ensure correct surface engineering around the well to allow for the correct drainage of excess water using soak away pits and aprons.
  • Keep detailed technical records for every site.
  • Report any variations or problems with the implementation of projects (in regards to staffing, costs, schedules, technical matters). Where necessary, regularly update project implementation plans with associated timelines.
  • Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared ‘go and no-go’ zones ensuring that staff respects them.
  • Supervise the procurement of any materials needed through a competitive and transparent bidding process following the MC policies design for this purpose.
  • Organize competitive bidding processes to select the most qualified and cost-effective contractors and manage the contracts, certifying the quality of the works performed.
  • Coordinate with local authorities to obtain all licenses needed.
  • Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Chief of Party and Project Manager on infrastructure development activity.
  • Organize site visits to the project sites and hostess missions/consultants.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Accountability

  • Reports Directly To: Project Manager
  • Works Directly With: Small Town WASH COP, DCOP, Director of Finance and Administration, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams, M&E Officer, and other Small Town WASH staff. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support

Knowledge and Experience

  • A B.Sc or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, Water Treatment Technologies or related field.
  • 5-10 years of management of development programs including infrastructure rehabilitation and supervision projects.
  • Knowledge of the issues and challenges of the water and sanitation sector in Nigeria
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing water utility infrastructure tender documents including design specifications, technical drawings, and Bill of Quantities (BOQs)
  • Ability to conduct investigations of complex issues involving water utility systems and practices
  • Good knowledge of water utility Asset Maintenance Management Systems
  • Experience in preparing persuasive technical reports and making verbal presentations, explaining issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to innovate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a utility
  • Experience working with computer software such as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, design packages, and other applications relevant to the sector.

Success Factors

  • The successful WASH Utility Engineer will combine strong interpersonal, engineering and project management skills with a highly collaborative and program focused approach and be experienced in maintaining stakeholder relationships.
  • She/he will have an outstanding ability to recognize potential challenges then develop, promote consensus and manage solutions within the implementation of the program.
  • She/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural teams and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving, ability to seize opportunities, attention to detail whilst maintaining budget and schedule and a strategic vision are essential.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: WASH Utility Engineer

Requisition Number: WASHU002008
Location: Delta
Position Status: Temporary
Job Category: Programming
Travel Required: Yes

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.
  • 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 response, and market systems development.
  • In 2021, Mercy Corps intends to pursue water and sanitation programming with an anticipated USAID funded project. The program involves designing, rehabilitating, extending, and constructing WASH infrastructure. This position is contingent on funding.

General Position Summary

  • The Water Engineer will organize activities related to the implementation of water infrastructure, from design to implementation, including logistics and monitoring. Responsible for the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all WASH program activities and associated administrative tasks.
  • Supervises all water and sanitation engineering contractors in order to effectively implement planned projects. Manages all administration and security of MC engineering activities in the assigned district. S/he will have to show full adherence to MC security protocols.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local authorities and communities, explaining MC’s role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project.
  • Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects.
  • Develop plans for the implementation of the water and sanitation engineering projects in the assigned district. This should include planned delegation of responsibility to appropriate staff, plans and rationale for projects (including technical designs), plans for material and cash needs over the course of the project, and work schedules (timelines) for the various phases of the project.
  • Prior to the commencement of project implementation, complete standard Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with community representatives and local authorities for each community identified for project activities. Ensure that all elements of MoU are adhered to. Report any problems relating to the MoUs.
  • Implement projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules, and timelines. Ensure correct surface engineering around the well to allow for the correct drainage of excess water using soak away pits and aprons.
  • Keep detailed technical records for every site.
  • Report any variations or problems with the implementation of projects (in regards to staffing, costs, schedules, technical matters). Where necessary, regularly update project implementation plans with associated timelines.
  • Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared ‘go and no-go’ zones ensuring that staff respects them.
  • Supervise the procurement of any materials needed through a competitive and transparent bidding process following the MC policies design for this purpose.
  • Organize competitive bidding processes to select the most qualified and cost-effective contractors and manage the contracts, certifying the quality of the works performed.
  • Coordinate with local authorities to obtain all licenses needed.
  • Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Chief of Party and Project Manager on infrastructure development activity.
  • Organize site visits to the project sites and hostess missions/consultants.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Accountability

  • Reports Directly To: Project Manager
  • Works Directly With: Small Town WASH COP, DCOP, Director of Finance and Administration, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams, M&E Officer, and other Small Town WASH staff. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support

Knowledge and Experience

  • A B.Sc or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, Water Treatment Technologies or related field.
  • 5-10 years of management of development programs including infrastructure rehabilitation and supervision projects.
  • Knowledge of the issues and challenges of the water and sanitation sector in Nigeria
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing water utility infrastructure tender documents including design specifications, technical drawings, and Bill of Quantities (BOQs)
  • Ability to conduct investigations of complex issues involving water utility systems and practices
  • Good knowledge of water utility Asset Maintenance Management Systems
  • Experience in preparing persuasive technical reports and making verbal presentations, explaining issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to innovate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a utility
  • Experience working with computer software such as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, design packages, and other applications relevant to the sector.

Success Factors

  • The successful WASH Utility Engineer will combine strong interpersonal, engineering and project management skills with a highly collaborative and program focused approach and be experienced in maintaining stakeholder relationships.
  • She/he will have an outstanding ability to recognize potential challenges then develop, promote consensus and manage solutions within the implementation of the program.
  • She/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural teams and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving, ability to seize opportunities, attention to detail whilst maintaining budget and schedule and a strategic vision are essential.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: WASH Utility Engineer

Requisition Number: WASHU002009
Location: Abia
Position Status: Temporary
Job Category: Programming
Travel Required: Yes

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.
  • 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 response, and market systems development.
  • In 2021, Mercy Corps intends to pursue water and sanitation programming with an anticipated USAID funded project. The program involves designing, rehabilitating, extending, and constructing WASH infrastructure. This position is contingent on funding.

General Position Summary

  • The Water Engineer will organize activities related to the implementation of water infrastructure, from design to implementation, including logistics and monitoring. Responsible for the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all WASH program activities and associated administrative tasks.
  • Supervises all water and sanitation engineering contractors in order to effectively implement planned projects. Manages all administration and security of MC engineering activities in the assigned district. S/he will have to show full adherence to MC security protocols.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local authorities and communities, explaining MC’s role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project.
  • Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects.
  • Develop plans for the implementation of the water and sanitation engineering projects in the assigned district. This should include planned delegation of responsibility to appropriate staff, plans and rationale for projects (including technical designs), plans for material and cash needs over the course of the project, and work schedules (timelines) for the various phases of the project.
  • Prior to the commencement of project implementation, complete standard Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with community representatives and local authorities for each community identified for project activities. Ensure that all elements of MoU are adhered to. Report any problems relating to the MoUs.
  • Implement projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules, and timelines. Ensure correct surface engineering around the well to allow for the correct drainage of excess water using soak away pits and aprons.
  • Keep detailed technical records for every site.
  • Report any variations or problems with the implementation of projects (in regards to staffing, costs, schedules, technical matters). Where necessary, regularly update project implementation plans with associated timelines.
  • Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared ‘go and no-go’ zones ensuring that staff respects them.
  • Supervise the procurement of any materials needed through a competitive and transparent bidding process following the MC policies design for this purpose.
  • Organize competitive bidding processes to select the most qualified and cost-effective contractors and manage the contracts, certifying the quality of the works performed.
  • Coordinate with local authorities to obtain all licenses needed.
  • Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Chief of Party and Project Manager on infrastructure development activity.
  • Organize site visits to the project sites and hostess missions/consultants.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Accountability

  • Reports Directly To: Project Manager
  • Works Directly With: Small Town WASH COP, DCOP, Director of Finance and Administration, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams, M&E Officer, and other Small Town WASH staff. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support

Knowledge and Experience

  • A B.Sc or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, Water Treatment Technologies or related field.
  • 5-10 years of management of development programs including infrastructure rehabilitation and supervision projects.
  • Knowledge of the issues and challenges of the water and sanitation sector in Nigeria
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing water utility infrastructure tender documents including design specifications, technical drawings, and Bill of Quantities (BOQs)
  • Ability to conduct investigations of complex issues involving water utility systems and practices
  • Good knowledge of water utility Asset Maintenance Management Systems
  • Experience in preparing persuasive technical reports and making verbal presentations, explaining issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to innovate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a utility
  • Experience working with computer software such as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, design packages, and other applications relevant to the sector.

Success Factors

  • The successful WASH Utility Engineer will combine strong interpersonal, engineering and project management skills with a highly collaborative and program focused approach and be experienced in maintaining stakeholder relationships.
  • She/he will have an outstanding ability to recognize potential challenges then develop, promote consensus and manage solutions within the implementation of the program.
  • She/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural teams and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving, ability to seize opportunities, attention to detail whilst maintaining budget and schedule and a strategic vision are essential.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: WASH Program Manager

Requisition Number: WASHP002005
Location: Imo
Position Status: Temporary
Job Category: Programming
Position Status: Temporary

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.
  • 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 response, and market systems development.
  • In 2021, Mercy Corps intends to pursue water and sanitation programming with an anticipated USAID funded project. The program involves designing, rehabilitating, extending, and constructing WASH infrastructure. This position is contingent on funding.

General Position Summary

  • The WASH Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality WASH infrastructure interventions; engaging actively with the WASH Cluster, local governments, and all other WASH actors; managing a team of staff across dispersed locations; and managing program budgets.
  • The position includes developing tools for planning, assessment and intervention monitoring; building active community participation into project design and implementation; ensuring the design of high-quality interventions suited to the local context; monitoring and tracking program activities; designing training modules and delivering training for Mercy Corps’ staff, and designing and supervising surveys.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • Provide technical oversight to the field teams and mentor senior staff in the design of WASH activities.
  • Oversee and manage the works, including partner and consultant contracts;
  • Ensure works, partner and consultants contracts are implemented as contracted;
  • Maintain and review program work plans for the entire implementation of the project duration;
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with development partners and Mercy Corps policies and procedures;
  • Ensure quality control and Health-Safety-Security and Environment standards.
  • Integrate gender sensitivity into all activities as appropriate.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites – spend up to 30% of the time in the field.

Program Impact And Program Management:

  • Prepare procurement plans based on the project cycle for WASH and infrastructure work.
  • Manage grant budget lines related to the technical areas of specialization (WASH and infrastructure).
  • Work with M&E Unit to translate assessment criteria to tools and methodology for monitoring and evaluation of interventions related to WASH and infrastructure.
  • Provide technical input and indicators to the M&E Unit to be incorporated into tools and formats as needed.
  • Enhance internal and external compliance through supporting incident reporting mechanisms when needed.
  • Maintain and coordinate reporting and documentation of WASH and infrastructure activities.
  • Fulfil Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • WASH Utility Engineers (3)

Accountability

  • Reports Directly To: STWASHChief of Party
  • Works Directly With: Small Town WASH COP, DCOP, Director of Finance and Administration, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams, M&E Officer, and other Small Town WASH staff. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Public Health or related field. Masters preferred.
  • 5 years in a relief setting with WASH management or managerial experience; from starting up programs to working in emergency and transitional contexts.
  • Experience in complex and complicated settings with time-sensitive deliverables in unstable environments.
  • Strong experience mentoring a team, identifying talent and building their capacity.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches and community sensitization and mobilization.
  • Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps and its interests to key stakeholders including host governments, and national and international NGOs.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required.

Success Factors

  • The successful Manager will combine exceptional technical skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships. S/he will have previous experience in working in large-scale emergency programs in insecure and conflict context.
  • S/he will have an outstanding ability to design and provide technical oversight of innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in the area.
  • S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills. The successful candidate will be able to provide technical oversight to large relief programs in an austere environment.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

Requisition Number: MELMA002011
Location: Owerri, Imo
Job Category: Programming
Position Status: Temporary
Travel Required: Yes

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.
  • 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 response, and market systems development.
  • In 2021, Mercy Corps intends to pursue water and sanitation programming with an anticipated USAID funded project. The program involves designing, rehabilitating, extending, and constructing WASH infrastructure. This position is contingent on funding.

General Position Summary

  • The primary function of the Monitoring Manager is to carry out assessment and monitoring activities with a view to determining the benefits of the program and how they influence the lives of targeted communities.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will help conduct a baseline survey and train staff, conduct survey and monitoring missions. These surveys will be used to assess community needs, design MC program, and monitor the progress of the program and assess the longer-term impacts of MC projects against program objectives.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager must promote the use of participatory methods for assessment and monitoring surveys.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Technical Leadership:

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring in the development of M&E Plans, M&E tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other skills required for assessing the impact of the program.
  • Lead and/or collaborate with external evaluators on the design and roll-out of the program baseline, midline and end line and evaluations, while setting up effective systems for learning.
  • Ensures program uses the necessary M&E systems and tools, to inform and improve the program, as well as feed into the broader country-level M&E.
  • Support teams in collecting sex and age disaggregated data and using gender-sensitive data collection methods to understand and respond to program results with diverse participants.
  • Participates in the facilitation of country and sector-level strategic planning sessions, assisting the program in the development of its annual plans.

Information Management:

  • Works with the program and M&E teams to adopt a holistic program-level M&E system that harnesses open-source software and flexible cloud solutions to more accurately collect, monitor and verify program activities and ensure they are aligned with the country strategic and annual plans.
  • Provides guidance, recommendations, and leadership to ensure that the M&E systems meet the needs of the program.
  • Maintain a comprehensive schedule of reports for the program and review the program reports to ensure that reports contain accurate, clear, and high-quality data and are presented in the proper format.
  • Develop program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition, aggregation and flow of information in programs.

Capacity Building And Mentoring:

  • Develops and oversees the implementation of the M&E staff and partner capacity building strategy that promotes a culture of learning through systematic analysis and reflection of program data.
  • Build the capacity of all relevant team members to develop and maintain an excellent M&E system, including regular reflection and analysis of program monitoring data.
  • Contributes to the knowledge management with best practices in M&E 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 M&E 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 M&E counterparts in other relevant actors and counterparts in Nigeria.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Accountability

  • Reports Directly To: Project Manager
  • Works Directly With: Small Town WASH COP, DCOP, Director of Finance and Administration, Country Director, Finance, and Operations teams, M&E Officer, and other Small Town WASH staff. Coordinates with HQ Program Performance team and the Technical Support

Knowledge and Experience

  • University Degree in Social Science or Social Studies, or equivalent experience in monitoring and evaluating program activities and outputs, in comparison to program objectives.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in project monitoring and evaluation, preference for M&E for large WASH infrastructure programs.
  • Prior experience in carrying out surveys, conducting interviews, and undertaking assessments are essential.
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative indicators.
  • Creative and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Analytical and report writing skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required.
  • Computers skills – word-processing and spreadsheets experience required.
  • Computer database experience preferred.
  • Experience in the development of Logical Framework Analyses and in the conducting of Participatory Rural Appraisal is extremely desirable.

Success Factors

  • The successful Manager will combine exceptional technical skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships. S/he will have previous experience in working in large-scale emergency programs in insecure and conflict context.
  • S/he will have an outstanding ability to design and provide technical oversight of innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in the area.
  • S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills. The successful candidate will be able to provide technical oversight to large relief programs in an austere environment.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Accounting Manager

Requisition Number: ACCOU002012
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Finance & Compliance
Travel Required: Yes

Program / Department Summary

  • The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Abuja including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
  • The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.
  • In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the country team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

General Position Summary

  • Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance and Compliance Director, the Accounting Manager will have primary responsibility for the management & effectiveness of Mercy Corps Nigeria accounting function.
  • The Accounting Manager will ensure a high level of efficiency as well as accuracy and completeness of accounting records.
  • This role will also provide training, coaching and regular feedback to finance staff taking part in or managing the monthly accounting cycle, ensuring all accounting controls are effective both at field and country offices. As required, the Accounting Manager will examine the accounting function staffing structure and make necessary adjustments to ensure functional roles and clearly designated responsibilities.
  • S/he will ensure standard routine accounting practices in all offices as stated in minimum performance indicators and complete the relevant payroll, Tax and HQ accounting reports for Mercy Corps Nigeria.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Accounting Management & Team Capacity Building:

  • Responsible for management and oversight and effectiveness of accounting function within Finance Department; ensures country-wide coordination, preparation and the on-time submission of the monthly reporting package to HQ and FY-end close-out process
  • Oversee and coordinate timely preparation of month-end/quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all accounting records, ensuring that records are complete, accurate and safeguarded in compliance with MC policies and local laws.
  • The lead in the accounts management, upgrades and implementation of any changes in the accounting software (Navigator Citrix System)
  • Oversee daily entries into the system, identify errors and coordinate with respective team members any corrective actions; does and follows up on regular transaction review and posting within Navigator
  • Monitors and reviews process and accuracy of transaction entry in all MC Nigeria offices; regularly review balance sheet accounts, coordinates corrections and reclasses with the team, review and post journal entries.
  • Oversee national staff payroll processing, accruals, reconciliations, end of service and statutory deduction calculations.
  • Review Potential procurement of a payroll system and offer continuous review of the payroll system.
  • In charge of month-end and fiscal year-end closure / General ledger finalization & submission to HQ offices for review; main point of contact with HQ on all accounting matters
  • Ensure that accounting records are organized (soft and hard copy) and accessible at all times for easy review and retrieval.
  • Ensure compliance with Nigeria statutory requirements (PAYE, WHT, pension, etc.); monitors timely remittances to relevant institutions, and liaise with relevant tax consultants and authorities
  • Provide regular transaction reviews as per the AAM level assigned
  • Monitor cash and bank balances and coordinate monthly cash flow requests from field offices to ensure accuracy and support consolidated country cash flow requests to HQ.
  • Contributes to development and update of local accounting and other policies; as member of finance management team assist with interpretation and enforces implementation and compliance with any HQ and locally developed policies
  • Daily management of finance staff through training, scheduling, coaching and regular communicating of job expectations to ensure minimum accounting controls are effective.
  • When required, review and delineate clear roles and responsibilities within the accounting function, communicate clearly any changes required and ensure that team understands their roles
  • Train the relevant finance staff on the month-end accounting close process and adjustments, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the ledger entries and all supporting documentation within the country; train team on maintenance of hard and soft copy of accounting records as per MC policies and local law requirements
  • Train and support field finance officers with the aim to reduce coding errors, build their capacity and increase efficiency across the team.
  • Support to audit efforts from accounting function, both internal & external audits; Assist the Finance Director in responding to audit inquiries.
  • Other duties 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.

Team Management:

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular feedback.
  • Supervise, hire and orient new team members as necessary.
  • Provide team members with information, work plan, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options, take ownership and be accountable.
  • Ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
  • 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.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Abuja Finance Officer(s); Finance Assistant(s) and Interns

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Finance and Compliance Director
  • Works Directly With: Finance Managers, Field Finance/Accounting staff, Program staff, HR and Operations staff, HQ IFOs / AFOs, Sub-award Unit

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • A University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification is required (CPA, ACA or ACCA preferable).
  • Five years of experience in the Finance Department of an international NGO is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience training others on financial systems.
  • Four or more years of general ledger accounting experience is required.
  • Demonstrated competency with computerized general ledger software.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Success Factors:

  • The ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel is required. A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary. A high professional standard of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.
  • Training will be a key output/success factor of this role to ensure that the Nigeria finance team are structured and properly trained to perform their functions with minimal oversight. The Accounting Manager must be willing to travel and spend a minimum of 20% of his/her time in Mercy Corps field offices.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

  • The Accounting Manager is based in the capital city Abuja. 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 reach some field locations. Mobile phones services are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices and Guest Houses with some inconsistencies in the most remote sites. This position requires travel by air and road to field offices.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside 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.
  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Finance Officer (Cost Share and Subawards)

Requisition Number: FINAN002013
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-time
Travel Required: Yes
Job Category: Finance & Compliance

Program / Department Summary

  • The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Nigeria, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.
  • The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.
  • In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

General Position Summary

  • Working directly under the direction of the Director, Finance & Administration and with parallel/dotted reporting line to the Sub-award Manager, the Cost Share & Sub-awards Finance Officer will dedicate full time to supporting the Small Town Wash (STW) Program in adhering to the compliance procedures related to finance, match/cost-share management and documenting, sub-awards, etc.
  • The Cost Share & Sub-awards Finance Officer in close coordination with the Program Lead will be responsible for securing the required match documentation from MC complementing programs/activities and STW partners, reviewing and analyzing match/cost-share financial records, coordinating timely match reporting and files archiving, generate financial statements, monitoring of subgrants and ensure adequate internal controls are in place to mitigate risks in compliance with laws, regulations, donor requirements and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • S/he is responsible for ensuring the achievement of the cost-share component of the award by ensuring adequate documentation and reporting of the cost-share to the donor.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Cost-Share / Match Management:

  • Work with the COP, Sub-awards Manager and Finance team to develop a Cost Share Plan
  • Work with the COP to mobilize resources for the cost-share
  • Collate and document all cost-share documents according to the match plan
  • Prepare cost share reporting for MCG HQ for use in donor financial reporting
  • Manage, track and document cost share transactions and files as per the Mercy Corps cost share/match internal policies and donor requirements
  • Maintain an auditable cost-share filing system as per Mercy Corps record retention policy

Finance:

  • Ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures
  • Review payment requests and other financial requests as per the AAM.
  • Assist the Program team and the finance director to develop annual work plans and the budget for submission to the donor
  • Review program procurement and program transactions, contracts and other documents for compliance requirements and ensure these requirements are met.

Subgrants:

  • Ensure compliance with Mercy Corps and donors regulations related to sub granting, including issuance, management and monitoring of subawards as well as training team members on processes and guidelines.
  • Provide financial review for all local partner financial reports and follow up with any missing documents.
  • Identify areas of improvement for partners to work on and include in their implementation plans.
  • Set up physical grant files and ensure all grant documents are properly filed, both financial and program reports
  • Prepare sub-award JE and enter same on navigator for subgrantee liquidations
  • Review subgrantee financial reports for correctness and completeness and ensure that reports are submitted on time

Strategy And Vision:

  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions & resources to achieve objectives and contribute to countrywide strategy development.
  • Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support.
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.

Team Management:

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Provide team members and sub-awardees with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.

Influence And Representation:

  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.

Security:

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

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:

  • NA

Accountability

  • Reports Directly to: Director, Finance & Administration with a dotted line to the Sub-Awards Manager based in Abuja.
  • Works Directly with: Program and operational teams in Adamawa State, finance and sub-award teams in Abuja and across South Borno.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A University Degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of four years of compliance and finance experience is required.
  • Two years of experience in the compliance department of an international NGO is preferred.
  • Experience with USAID awards with cost-share reporting preferred
  • Proven experience in resource mobilization, cost-share and leveraging
  • Demonstrated competency with computerized general ledger software
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Prior management experience and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

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 within Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States in the LGAs outside the state capitals 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 MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Local Consultancy for the Development of Training Manual for Parenting for Peace Activity

Locations: Abuja (FCT), Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau
Employment Type: Contract
Reports Directly to: DCoP CIPP
Works closely With: CIPP SPO-Gender & Inclusion (CIPP) and Program Manager

Context

  • Mercy Corps is implementing the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program. CIPP is a five-year, $15 million project funded by USAID and implemented by Mercy Corps in partnership with Pastoral Resolve (PARE), Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC), Savannah Centre for Diplomacy Democracy and Development (SCDDD) and African Radio Drama Association (ARDA).
  • The program is mitigating violent conflict in at-risk communities in six states of Nigeria’s NorthWest (Kaduna, Kano, and Katsina States) and North Central (Kogi, Benue and Plateau States) through an integrated, multifaceted program that:
    • Empowers communities to prevent and respond to violence and violent extremism by strengthening key skills and relationships, and
    • Fosters an enabling environment for peace through policy advocacy, media outreach, and linkages to development programs.
  • CIPP is deliberate in its effort to advance Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) in peacebuilding interventions to ensure meaningful engagement of women and inclusivity in peace processes.

Consultancy Summary

  • We seek a highly motivated individual/team who believes deeply in Mercy Corps’ organizational mission and who can display a record of results and achievements, providing programs with technical guidance and support in ‘parenting for peace’, including application of positive parenting techniques in promoting peace and preventing violent extremism, preferably in the local context of Northern Nigeria.
  • The primary objective of this consultancy is to develop a context specific comprehensive training of trainers manual that includes visual illustrations for use by community volunteers and other field teams.

Consultancy Outcomes:

  • Designed methodologies for conducting training needs assessment, specifically to collect input of diverse stakeholders for developing a comprehensive manual
  • Findings and input of the training needs assessment collected from diverse stakeholders harmonized, analyzed, and shared with CIPP team to inform the production of the manual
  • Development and integration of GEDSI and effective facilitation approach that creates an inclusive learning environment for community stakeholders, including parents, and female and male youth influencers
  • Production of two contextualized GEDSI integrated training of trainers manuals for use by community field teams, including women and youth groups in the Northwest and North Central
  • GEDSI and conflict sensitive IEC materials developed to aid interpretation of the manual

Basic Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Development Studies, Social Work, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, or related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in delivering training workshops and developing training material for use by local women, men and youth groups engaged in conflict mitigation and peacebuilding
  • Understanding of the context/strong working knowledge of CIPP implementing states in the North West and North Central regions, Nigeria
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of sub-groups.
  • Ability to develop strategies for effective communication.
  • Vast knowledge of preventing violent extremism concepts, practices, and strategies.
  • Ability to address diverse groups and individual interests; provide feedback and listen.
  • Ability to identify problems and work to quickly develop possible options and solutions.
  • Ability to make independent judgement, critically assess ever-changing situational conflict dynamics and make the necessary referrals where required.
  • Rely on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Submit a detailed work plan for the consultancy period
  • Undertake desk research and analyze current training modules and other relevant documents to fully understand the gaps in existing training materials being used for rolling out training of trainers in preventing violent extremism and promoting the role of women and youth in building peace.
  • Engage and consult with diverse stakeholders, including government, civil society, academia, women and youth groups and community leaders
  • Organize a validation workshop with concerned stakeholders and develop debrief report
  • Develop and submit drafts training of trainers manuals in English and Hausa that suit the context of Northwest and North Central region of Nigeria.
  • Design methodologies for effective facilitation approach that creates an inclusive learning environment for women and men in local and semi-urban communities
  • Participate in multistakeholder platforms and pilot testing of the training manual and be willing to review and adapt draft manual based on recommendations.
  • Finalize the two training of trainers manual with close support from Mercy Corps. ALL training materials developed will subsequently become the property of Mercy Corps.
  • Develop gender and conflict sensitive IEC materials for use alongside the manual to aid participants learning.

Timeframe/Schedule:

  • Consultancy is expected to be completed within 2 weeks.

Location:

  • The consultancy will require travel to Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Katsina and Kano states

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: ng-consultancy@mercycorps.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Application Requirements
All Submissions Should also include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing Past Work / Achievement
  • A detailed Concept Note, itemized Workplan, and Budget
  • Samples of related work undertaken by the Consultant.

 

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASCand have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.
  • We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

 

Application Deadline  16th November, 2021.

Note: Positions are subject to funding availability


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