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Current Vacancies at Mercy Corps

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

Operations Officer

The Operations Officer will be providing day-to-day support to the humanitarian program operations in Gombe from our country office in Abuja, under supervision of Country Operations Manager while his/her priorities will be agreed in close negotiation with Director of Humanitarian Programs. As part of the responsibilities the Operations Officer will undertake the tasks under Procurement, Administration and Logistics, working with close collaboration with Finance and Program team, based out of Abuja. S/he will promptly and effectively provide all required support to the programs, so to deliver the assistance to beneficiaries in timely, compliant and transparent manner.

REQUIREMENTS:
· BA/BS or equivalent
· At least 3 years of working experience in Operations (Logistics, procurement)
· Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgment
· Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross cultural environment is required.
· Strong computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel
· Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
· Proven ability to learn quickly, lead a team to achieve stated results and objectives.
· Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
· Excellent oral and written English
· Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
· Previous experience in insecure environments.

Director of Humanitarian Programs

The Director of Humanitarian Programs is a member of the country senior management team and will be responsible for developing and implementing Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian response strategy. This involves coordinating and implementing the delivery of humanitarian response programming that might include livelihoods, cash, food, non-food items and wash interventions for families affected by conflict or unrest from both host and displaced communities. The position includes overall leadership of humanitarian program. management of daily program activities and staff, ensuring appropriate systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on results as well as engagement with senior management on the strategic direction of the overall emergency and recovery program. The post holder will represent Mercy Corps on various humanitarian coordination platforms in Nigeria. He/she will be responsible to grow and strengthen our humanitarian and transitional programming.

REQUIREMENTS:
· MA or equivalent in relevant field
· At least 10 years of field experience in international relief and/or development programs, including demonstrable success in managing humanitarian programs in transitional environments; previous working experience in Africa highly desirable
· 5 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building and field management experience.
· Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country governments, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments
· Proven skills in finance and grants management; prior experience with emergency response grant management for both private and institutional donors desired
· Knowledge of SPHERE and other humanitarian programming standards
· Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills
· Excellent oral and written English skills
· Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.

Method of Application
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter, addressing the position requirements to recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org

Applications submission deadline: 17th of October 2014. All applications must include the position title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity organization and we encourage women to apply to these positions.

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MERCY CORPS (DRIVERS)

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

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
The Driver will work within the Logistics department of Operational Support structure, committed to provide reliable and compliant support to program activities in order to achieve efficient service to program beneficiaries.

The driver will provide safe, transport services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations;
Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management;
Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;
Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouse daily workloads;
Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
Undertake field assignments as assigned;
Work night shifts at MC guesthouses – as assigned by Supervisor with the understanding these are 12 hour shifts;
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.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Valid drivers license and experience driving 4×4 vehicles. Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules. Basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages is required. Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.

Method of Application
Please submit CV and cover letter addressing the key criteria above, to recruitment.nigeria@ng.mercycorps.org with the subject DRIVER GOMBE by 22nd July, 2014

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