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Mercy Corps Nigeria Job Portal 2019 | www.mercycorps.org : Nigerian Education

Mercy Corps Nigeria Job Portal 2019 | www.mercycorps.org.

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization driven by the belief that a better world is possible. The organization's programs are carried out in twelve countries, mainly Northwest and Northeastern Nigeria and Lagos.

  Mercy Corps Nigeria

We are hiring to fill the following vacancies:

1. Job title: Technology for Development (T4D) Advisor

Reference number: ABV / PRO / 2019/0041
Place: Abuja, Nigeria
Position status full time, regular

Program / department summary

  • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and its influence extends across the continent. Nevertheless, inequality and uncertainty have permanently undermined Nigeria's development. Mercy Corps Nigeria was founded in 2012 to meet these challenges.
  • The team from Nigeria is headquartered in Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and has offices throughout Nigeria. With a strong and growing team of over 200 employees, Mercy Corps currently serves more than 600,000 beneficiaries across the country with programs in Lagos in the south. Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and plateau in the central belt; Kano, Yobe and Borno in the north.
  • Programs include girls' education and financial inclusion, community peacebuilding, market-based livelihoods, and multisectoral humanitarian assistance that focuses on WASH, shelter, cash, and protection. With the vision of a Nigerian where everyone is empowered, committed, resilient and safe, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian aid and the development of market systems.
  • Working with a diverse funding base supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations (UN), the European Commission (EC), European Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ( ECHO), Global Affairs Canada (FKA DFATD) and several foundations empower the Mercy Corps to help people recover from the crisis, build a better life, and change their communities forever.
  • Mercy Corps is launching a five-year, $ 30 million, USAID-funded rural resilience activity in northeastern Nigeria. The aim of the Rural Resilience Activity (RRA) is to bring people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty in a sustainable manner. The rural resilience activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems, rather than relying on humanitarian aid and stalling with every new shock.

General position overview

  • The T4D consultant (Technology for Development) is responsible for the technical management, technical support and capacity building in relation to the technology of the activity and the team for rural resilience.
  • He / She will work closely with the (deputy) party leader and program leadership team to develop and implement strategies for using technology in project activities, management systems, and monitoring evaluation and learning.
  • The T4D consultant is an advocate and pioneer for the adoption and use of digital technology within the program.
  • The consultant is responsible for driving digital inclusion and building team capacities so that project participants can take full advantage of technology-based services, including but not limited to financial services, agricultural advisory services, market links, etc.
  • He / She will be an innovative lateral thinker in the field of technology advocates in the project, where every team member and project participant is an "applied technologist" who likes to experiment with ICT and use it in his program work. Ultimately, this role will drive the work of Rural Resilience Activity to maximize the use of digital technologies for greater impact.
  • The consultant ensures that the mechanism he proposes is functional, runs smoothly and promotes employee awareness and commitment.
  • He / She is responsible for designing project interventions, developing partnerships, representing the project and the Mercy Corps in key technology forums and events, and updating industry innovations and best practices.

Basic professional duties
Strategy & vision:

  • Provision of technology-related advice and guidance for the RRA activity team in the development and implementation of project activities.
  • Development and maintenance of an understanding of technological requirements and possibilities that can be adapted / contextualized for the inter-intervention application within the framework of the RRA, and support of the (deputy) CoP and other technical areas within the program with regard to these requirements and possibilities. "
  • Leadership in developing an RRA ICT4D strategy.
  • Advising project management on current and leading technologies and their potential advantages.
  • Support or lead the design of new technology applications and related models to ensure sustainability and scalability where possible.

Program Management:

  • Work closely with thematic leaders, including financial services, market systems, youth, resilience, and MEL, to ensure that the right technologies are used to make a difference.
  • Ensure that the program implementation does justice to the communities and partners and is in line with the program management of the Mercy Corps (PM @ MC) and other relevant principles, values, quality standards and strategies.
  • Take the lead in identifying and managing program quality needs. Work with subject leaders and program leaders to solve problems.
  • Develop and implement technical solutions together with RRA teams
  • Working with program managers and field teams to design and implement advanced and innovative technological solutions to key problems.
  • Manage and / or coordinate with local implementation partners.
  • Coordinate with the procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure that operational systems support field activities.
  • Conduct relevant T4D-related communication with key program participants and implementation partners and work to promote strong, open and sustainable communication channels in the entire function. "

Team management:

  • Support team members with information, tools, and resources to improve performance and achieve goals.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide informal and formally constructive feedback through regular individual and performance reviews.
  • Creating and maintaining a working environment with mutual respect where team members strive for excellence.

Financial and compliance management:

  • Make sure that donor and Mercy Corps regulations are followed.
  • Management of technology-related procurement processes with service integrators, service providers and / or technology partners
  • Draft and / or review of the scope of work for hiring and managing technical advisors, including review of technical effectiveness and the contract budget.
  • At the end of each month, keep accurate knowledge of the grant / funding status and make recommendations for adjustments, but ensure Mercy Corps' overall budget compliance.

Influence & Representation:

  • Representation of the Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in close coordination with the party leader and the state leadership.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub-grantees, private sector partners, technology service providers, local authorities and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Representing the Mercy Corps externally at relevant conferences, workshops and other conferences.
  • Develop strategic technology partnerships, bring external ICT4D resources and innovations to the project.
  • Influencing, negotiating, providing technical information for a non-technical audience

Safety:

  • Work closely with the country team's security center to develop and maintain systems that promote the security of all team members.
  • Make sure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and a clear understanding of security.

Organized learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and to support our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to spend 5% of their time on learning activities, the Mercy Corps he benefits as well as she does.

Accountability to beneficiaries

  • The members of the Mercy Corps team are expected to support all accountability efforts, particularly towards our beneficiaries and international standards that guide international aid and development work, and the beneficiary communities as active partners in the design, monitoring and Include evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to behave professionally and to comply with local MC laws, customs, policies, procedures, and values ​​at all times and in all locations in the country.

Supervisory responsibilities:

Accountability:

  • Report directly to: party leader
  • Works directly with: Deputy party leader, technical program specialists, MEL managers, heads of country program development and quality, MEL managers for countries, IT team, global T4D team

Knowledge and experience

  • BA required and master's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Over 5 years of experience in development or related areas OR over 4 years of experience have been combined with an advanced degree.
  • Over 3 years of experience in technology, project management and related areas; increasing responsibilities are preferred.
  • Experience in the development of new technology concepts and their implementation.
  • Knowledge of user experience design methods would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Experience in program measurement, mastery of GIS systems, analysis and recommendations / arguments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • English knowledge in spoken and written;
  • Ability to moderate meetings, effective moderator and open employee.

success factors

  • The ideal candidate will be able to recognize promising concepts and lead their development to full-scale technology implementations on a large scale. The advisor must play a leading role in building and maintaining external relationships and demonstrate the drive and initiative to contribute to internal team efforts.
  • He / She can develop innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to programming and encourage groups to work closely together to implement high quality programs.
  • Multitasking, prioritization, problem solving and simultaneous attention to details and strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps employees feel strongly committed to teamwork and accountability. They live from developing and changing environments and value effective written and oral communication.

deadline
Not determined.

How do I apply?
Interested and qualified applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover letter in a document stating job requirements, reference number and location to the following address: [email protected]


Second Job title: Youth Engagement Officer

Reference number: ABV / PRO / 2019/0042
Locations: Gombe, Damaturu-Yobe & Biu – Borno
Position: Full-time status, Regular

Program / department summary

  • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and its influence extends across the continent. Nevertheless, inequality and uncertainty have permanently undermined Nigeria's development. Mercy Corps Nigeria was founded in 2012 to meet these challenges. The team from Nigeria is headquartered in Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and has offices throughout Nigeria. With a strong and growing team of over 200 employees, Mercy Corps currently serves more than 600,000 beneficiaries across the country with programs in Lagos in the south. Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and plateau in the central belt; Kano, Yobe and Borno in the north. Programs include girls' education and financial inclusion, community peacebuilding, market-based livelihoods, and multisectoral humanitarian assistance that focuses on WASH, shelter, cash, and protection. With the vision of a Nigerian where everyone is empowered, committed, resilient and safe, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian aid and the development of market systems.
  • Working with a diverse funding base supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations (UN), the European Commission (EC), European Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ( ECHO), Global Affairs Canada (FKA DFATD) and several foundations empower the Mercy Corps to help people recover from the crisis, build a better life, and change their communities forever. Mercy Corps is launching a five-year, $ 30 million, USAID-funded rural resilience activity in northeastern Nigeria. The aim of the Rural Resilience Activity (RRA) is to bring people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty in a sustainable manner. The rural resilience activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems, rather than relying on humanitarian aid and stalling with every new shock.

General position overview

  • The Youth Engagement Officer will be responsible for implementing all aspects of youth integration and engagement strategies to ensure that the interventions lead to positive results for male and female participants of different ages.
  • He / she has overall responsibility for building the capacities of team members and partners in relation to promising practices for youth-oriented employees.
  • He will support the Youth Engagement Advisor on site and in the office.
  • He / She will work closely with the technical teams to develop strategies that connect young people with informal and formal training in life skills, access to services and products, and markets.
  • The agency will support staff training and technical assistance. and ensure that strategies for youth engagement are taken into account in all activities.

Basic professional duties

  • Lead the implementation of interventions to engage youth in different sectors of rural resilience
  • Lead and work with the technical team to implement strategies for engaging young people that focus on training and mentoring business and life skills, building capacity, and increasing market participation.
  • Participate in youth market research for information on program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with technical teams, including the development of financial services and market systems, to identify the private sector actors who can promote, advocate and expand the benefits of engaging young people as customers, suppliers and employees, and effective ways to do this to reach.
  • Work closely with the market and financial services teams to identify and promote sectors, services and products with high potential for youth growth and engagement.
  • Support team members with information, tools, and resources to improve performance and achieve goals.
  • Creating and maintaining a working environment with mutual respect where team members strive for excellence.
  • Build the capacities of the RRA team and partner organizations in a youth-friendly approach to developing market systems.
  • Representation of the Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in close coordination with the party leader and the state leadership.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub-grantees, private sector partners, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Representing the Mercy Corps externally at relevant conferences, workshops and other conferences.

Safety:

  • Work closely with the country team's security center to develop and maintain systems that promote the security of all team members.
  • Make sure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and a clear understanding of security.

Organized learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and to support our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to spend 5% of their time on learning activities, the Mercy Corps he benefits as well as she does.

Accountability to beneficiaries:

  • The members of the Mercy Corps team are expected to support all accountability efforts, particularly towards our beneficiaries and international standards that guide international aid and development work, and the beneficiary communities as active partners in the design, monitoring and Include evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to behave professionally and to comply with local MC laws, customs, policies, procedures, and values ​​at all times and in all locations in the country.

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • Supervisors: none
  • Report directly to: Youth Engagement Advisor
  • Works directly with: (deputy) party leader, technical program specialists / executives, MEL team, partners, finance and operations teams

Knowledge and experience

  • BA required and master's degree in a related field preferred.
  • Over 3 years of experience in the design and implementation of activities to engage young people in the areas of market systems, agribusiness and corporate development
  • Ability to promote engagement and capacity building among project teams and partners in the field of gender and youth development.
  • A clear understanding of current development issues, especially in connection with economic opportunities for young people
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • English knowledge in spoken and written;
  • Ability to moderate meetings, effective moderator and open employee.

Success factors:

  • The ideal candidate will be results-oriented, motivate himself and demonstrate his analytical skills.
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with youth market-oriented farming programs and demonstrate cultural knowledge and sensitivity. At the same time, he will demonstrate his skills and abilities to create incentives and capacities for market players who work with young people and provide technical support for young people's engagement with all project partners.

deadline
Not determined.


Third Professional title: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Research Consultant

Place: Borno (Remote and Maiduguri, with trips to Dikwa, Damboa, Gwoza, Konduga)

background

  • The Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012 and focuses its measures on humanitarian aid, economic development and conflict resolution. Due to the ongoing uprising in northeastern Nigeria that caused millions of people to be displaced, the Mercy Corps began providing humanitarian aid in 2014 to meet growing humanitarian needs
  • As the crisis continued, the Mercy Corps' strategy was expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and achieve long-term resilience among the population with integrated programs that target governance, livelihood, social cohesion and protection, youth empowerment and local conflict resolution ,

Program / goals:

  • The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization Program (NE-CMS) is funded by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) to reduce violence and insecurity in the state of Borno
  • The program started in August 2016 and is expected to continue until July 2021
  • Implementation is currently being carried out by a consortium of national and international partners, including the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and Okapi Consulting with Mercy Corps in the lead.

The NE-CMS program aims to improve community peace and resilience to the causes of conflict and violence in the state of Borno. As such, the program provides the following underlying results:

  • Citizens are more committed and the civilian government and security forces are more transparent and inclusive in meeting the needs of the community in terms of providing and protecting services
  • The communities and the security forces of the citizens have improved their capacities to protect civilians in conflict situations
  • The communities show improved trust and social cohesion within and between actors at local level
  • Local decision-making spaces and peace-building processes are fair and include excluded social groups, especially young people and women

Consultant goals:

  • Given the ongoing formal and informal reintegration of people associated with armed opposition groups (AOGs) into communities across Borno State, the Nigerian government and international players are increasingly investing in mechanisms and approaches to reintegration and reconciliation in rehabilitation through demobilization (DRRR, Operational) Safe Corridor and radio messaging programs to promote returns
  • Nonetheless, these programs have largely overlooked local perspectives and tend to prioritize de-radicalization and rehabilitation, while neglecting key processes related to transitional justice and reconciliation
  • For this reason, Mercy Corps conducts research to assess community expectations related to transitional justice practices
  • The results will influence general policy support at state and national levels on transitional justice issues and should serve as a road map for future peacebuilding and reconciliation programming by the NE-CMS consortium partners or other actors.

In particular, Mercy Corps expects from this advice:

  • Assessing the perception of existing state and NGO-sponsored DRRR and judicial mechanisms by the population for people related to AOGs, as well as people related to the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and other civil security groups
  • Understand how communities affect existing and planned DRRR and judicial mechanisms
  • Understand the community's attitudes towards different approaches to retribution and restoration of justice and how they want to implement them in their community
  • Assess the community's perception of the prerequisites for reconciliation with people related to AOGs
  • Identify prospects for coping with trauma in addition to DRRR and judicial mechanisms and what additional approaches (including radio programs) may need to be integrated to ensure that both social cohesion and psychosocial health are promoted in the long term.

Consultant activities
The advisor will:

  • Contact the NE-CMS team to clarify goals, scope and methods
  • Conduct a desk study on existing research on perspectives for transitional justice and reconciliation in Borno
  • Development of relevant qualitative data collection tools and approaches to promote the defined goals
  • Do fieldwork to collect data, including visits to LGAs
  • Report of results and analysis, including a presentation to Mercy Corps employees and consortium partners

Delivery items

  • Kickoff Report (January 6th)
  • Desk Study Summary Report (Jan 10)
  • Final assessment methodology, including data collection tools and work plan (Jan 14)
  • Field work (Jan. 31)
  • Preliminary Analysis Presentation (February 5)
  • Draft report (February 14)
  • Final report, approx. 30 pages, plus annexes (February 21)

Total expenses:

Experience and skills required
The ideal consultant has the following experience and skills:

  • Advanced degree in development, social sciences or other related fields
  • 5-10 years of experience in performing social research, especially in sub-Saharan Africa or other developing countries
  • Proven skills in applied research and qualitative research methods
  • Extensive experience working for international non-governmental organizations
  • Extensive experience in working and conducting research in conflict contexts
  • In-depth knowledge of transitional justice and GDR literature and practices
  • Experience in rural areas in Nigeria, especially in the northeast
  • Proven attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently, without close supervision, but also cooperatively with team members
  • Proof of the ability to explain research results visually and in writing
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work under time constraints
  • Business fluent spoken and written English; Knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri is strongly preferred

The consultant reports to:

The advisor will work closely with:

  • Partner of the NE-CMS consortium.

deadline
December 27, 2019.

How do I apply?
Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV and cover letter to the following address with the following information: [email protected] Use the job title as the subject of the email.

  • Technical suggestion
  • Statement of technical expertise, including descriptions of 3 similar previous projects (no more than 2 pages in total)
  • Suggested methodology, including recommended assessment tools and methods
  • Proposed work plan
  • CVs for key people
  • Estimate with detailed information on daily consultant fees and other required costs.

4th Job title: Consultant for business development training

Program / department summary

  • The MAIDA program will directly support the recovery of women, men, girls and boys who are returnees, internally displaced persons and members of host communities affected by the conflict in the southern and central Borno state.
  • MAIDA's goal is to increase social cohesion and resilience to economic, social and climate-related shocks in the state of Borno. Four interrelated and mutually reinforcing interim results will help to achieve this goal.

Living for the youth

  • Mercy Corps offers economic opportunities to young people in Borno because it is important to maintain stability, promote inclusive economic growth and strengthen the sense of belonging of young people to achieve their ambitions.
  • This not only strengthens the resilience of the communities to the effects of the conflict, but also access to finance. Dies kann auch den Erfolg einer der Rekrutierungsstrategien von Boko Haram beeinträchtigen: Zugang zu Bargeld oder Krediten für Jugendliche, um ihr Geschäft auszubauen.
  • Im Rahmen dieser Komponente des MAIDA-Programms erhalten 6.400 Jugendliche in Rückkehrgebieten die Möglichkeit, Einkommen zu verdienen, berufliche und geschäftliche Fähigkeiten zu erwerben, Zugang zu Finanzmitteln zu erhalten und von sicheren Räumen zu profitieren, in denen sie psychosoziale Unterstützung und Ausbildung im Leben erhalten können Fähigkeiten und reproduktive Gesundheit.

Arbeitsumfang

  • Basierend auf den Programmzielen soll der Berater ein umfassendes Business Development Training für Programmmitarbeiter im Bundesstaat Borno organisieren.

Besondere Verantwortlichkeiten

  • Entwickeln Sie ein umfassendes Trainingshandbuch für das Business Development Training
  • Das Schulungshandbuch sollte für die Schulung von Nicht-Lesern entwickelt werden
  • Organisieren Sie ein Training von Trainern für 25 Personen in einem Zeitraum von 11 Tagen:
    • 4 Tage für die manuelle Entwicklung
    • 5 Tage zum Training
    • 2 Tage zum Verfassen des Berichts
  • Entwickeln Sie eine Trainingsagenda

Wichtige Ergebnisse:

  • Ein umfassender Arbeitsplan und eine Agenda wurden eine Woche vor dem Training eingereicht
  • Budget für alle Kosten
  • Zeitleiste für die Durchführung des Trainings.
  • Ein Schulungshandbuch zu Geschäftsentwicklungsfähigkeiten in englischer Sprache mit einer Länge von höchstens 50 Seiten.
  • Schulung der Mitarbeiter in Bezug auf Geschäftsentwicklungsfähigkeiten
  • Ein umfassender Workshop-Bericht, der eine Woche nach dem Training an MCN gesendet wurde, mit einer akzeptablen Gliederung und einem akzeptablen Format

Erfüllungsort:

  • Der Berater wird seinen Auftrag im Bundesstaat Borno ausführen

Qualifikationen, Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten

  • Exzellente Kommunikations Fähigkeiten
  • Erfahrung in der Durchführung ähnlicher Schulungen
  • Erfahrung in der Arbeit mit internationalen Nichtregierungsorganisationen und Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft
  • Berichte von früheren Arbeiten geschrieben
  • Ansicht eines Beispiels für ein Business Handbuch, das bereits zuvor erstellt wurde
  • Mindestens fünf Jahre Erfahrung in verwandten Arbeiten
  • Vertraut mit der Terrine

Bewerbungsschluss
27. Dezember 2019.

Wie bewerbe ich mich?
Interessierte und qualifizierte Bewerber sollten ihre Bewerbung in einem einzigen Ordner mit folgendem Inhalt an folgende Adresse senden: [email protected] Verwenden Sie den "Jobtitel" als Betreff der E-Mail.

  • Erwähnung des gewünschten Tagessatzes
  • Lebenslauf mit detaillierten Angaben zu früheren Schulungserfahrungen und Hervorhebung von Schulungen im Zusammenhang mit der Geschäftsentwicklung.

Lieferanteninformationen, die in das Angebot aufgenommen werden sollen

  • Lebenslauf
  • Firmenprofil
  • Nachweis über vergangene und aktuelle Arbeiten
  • Nachweise früherer Berichte für ähnliche erbrachte Dienstleistungen
  • Beispielhandbuch, das zuvor verwendet wurde

5th Berufsbezeichnung: Technology for Development (T4D) Advisor

Referenznummer: ABV / PRO / 2019/0041
Place: Abuja, Nigeria
Positionsstatus Vollzeit, Regelmäßig

Programm- / Abteilungszusammenfassung

  • Nigeria ist das bevölkerungsreichste Land Afrikas und sein Einfluss erstreckt sich über den gesamten Kontinent. Dennoch haben Ungleichheit und Unsicherheit die Entwicklung Nigerias nachhaltig untergraben. Mercy Corps Nigeria wurde 2012 gegründet, um diesen Herausforderungen zu begegnen.
  • Das Team aus Nigeria hat seinen Hauptsitz in Abuja im Federal Capital Territory (FCT) und Niederlassungen in ganz Nigeria. Mit einem starken und wachsenden Team von über 200 Mitarbeitern bedient Mercy Corps derzeit mehr als 600.000 Begünstigte im ganzen Land mit Programmen in Lagos im Süden. Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa und Plateau im Mittelgürtel; Kano, Yobe und Borno im Norden.
  • Zu den Programmen gehören die Aufklärung und finanzielle Inklusion von Mädchen, die Friedenskonsolidierung in den Gemeinden, marktorientierte Lebensgrundlagen und eine multisektorale humanitäre Hilfe, bei der WASH, Shelter, Cash und Protection im Vordergrund stehen. Mit der Vision eines Nigerias, in dem alle Menschen befähigt, engagiert, belastbar und sicher sind, konzentriert sich Mercy Corps Nigeria auf die Ursachen von Konflikten, Regierungsführung, humanitärer Hilfe und Entwicklung von Marktsystemen.
  • Arbeiten mit einer vielfältigen Finanzierungsbasis, die die US-Agentur für internationale Entwicklung (USAID), das britische Ministerium für internationale Entwicklung (DFID), die Vereinten Nationen (UN), die Europäische Kommission (EC), die Europäische Humanitäre Hilfe und den Katastrophenschutz (ECHO) umfasst, Global Affairs Canada (FKA DFATD) und mehrere Stiftungen befähigen das Mercy Corps die Menschen, sich von der Krise zu erholen, ein besseres Leben aufzubauen und ihre Gemeinschaften für immer zu verändern.
  • Mercy Corps startet eine fünfjährige, 30 Millionen US-Dollar teure, von den USAID finanzierte Resilienz-Aktivität für den ländlichen Raum im Nordosten Nigerias. Ziel der Rural Resilience Activity (RRA) ist es, Menschen nachhaltig aus chronischer Verletzlichkeit und Armut herauszubringen. Die Resilienz-Aktivität für den ländlichen Raum wird es Einzelpersonen und Gemeinschaften ermöglichen, sich auf starke und nachhaltige Marktsysteme einzulassen, anstatt sich weiterhin auf humanitäre Hilfe zu verlassen und bei jedem neuen Schock ins Stocken zu geraten.

Allgemeine Positionsübersicht

  • Der T4D-Berater (Technology for Development) ist für die technische Leitung, die fachliche Unterstützung und den Kapazitätsaufbau in Bezug auf die Technologie der Aktivität und des Teams für ländliche Resilienz zuständig.
  • Er / Sie wird eng mit dem (stellvertretenden) Parteichef und dem Programmleitungsteam zusammenarbeiten, um Strategien für den Einsatz von Technologie in Projektaktivitäten, Managementsystemen und bei der Überwachung der Evaluierung und des Lernens zu entwickeln und umzusetzen.
  • Der T4D-Berater ist ein Befürworter und Wegbereiter für die Übernahme und Nutzung digitaler Technologie innerhalb des Programms.
  • The advisor is responsible for leading the way in digital inclusion and building capacities of teams to have full engagement in pursuing tech-based services to project participants including but not limited to financial services, agricultural advisory services, market linkages etc.
  • S/he will be an innovative outside the box thinker in championing technology in the project where every team member and project participant is an ‘applied technologist’, comfortable experimenting with and using ICTs in their program work.  Ultimately, the role will drive Rural Resilience Activity’s work to maximize the use of digital technology for greater impact.
  • The advisor ensures the tech proposed mechanism is fit for purpose, runs smoothly, and promotes staff awareness and engagement.
  • S/he will be responsible in the design of project interventions, partnership development, representation of the project and Mercy Corps in key technology forums and events, and staying current on industry innovation and best practices.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision:

  • Provide technology-related advice and guidance to the RRA Activity team in the development and execution of project activities.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding technology requirements and opportunities that can be adapted/contextualized for application across interventions under the RRA, and support (Deputy) CoP and other technical areas within the program in relation to these requirements and opportunities”
  • Lead in developing an ICT4D strategy of the RRA.
  • Advise project management on current and leading technology and the potential benefits.
  • Assist in, or lead the design of, new technology applications and their associated models for sustainability and scalability where possible.

Program Management:

  • Work closely with thematic area leads including financial services, market systems, youth, resilience, and MEL to ensure the use of the right technologies for greater impact.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Program Management at Mercy Corps ([email protected]) and other relevant principles, values, quality standards and strategy.
  • Take leadership in identifying and addressing program quality needs. Collaborate with theme leads and program leadership to solve problems.
  • Co-design and co-implement technical solutions with RRA teams
  • Working with program leadership and field teams to design and implement advanced and innovative technological solutions to key problems.
  • Manage and/or coordinate with local implementing partners.
  • Coordinate with procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support field activities.
  • Lead relevant T4D related communications with key program stakeholders and implementing partners, and work to drive strong, open and sustained communication channels throughout the function”

Team Management:

  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations.
  • leading any technology-related procurement processes with service Integrators, service providers, and/or technology partner
  • Draft and/or review scope of work to hire and manage any technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.
  • Maintain accurate knowledge of the grant/funding status at the end of each month, making recommendations to adjust as necessary, but overall ensure Mercy Corps accurate budget compliance.

Influence & Representation:

  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events, in close coordination with the Chief of Party and country leadership.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub-grantees, private sector partners, tech service providers, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Represent Mercy Corps externally at relevant conferences, workshops and other convenings.
  • Develop strategic technology partnerships, bring external ICT4D resources and innovations into the project.
  • Influencing, negotiating, providing technical information to a non-technical audience

Security:

  • Work closely with the country team’s security focal point to develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members.
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security.

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 professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Chief of Party
  • Works Directly With: Deputy Chief of Party, Program technical specialists, MEL Manager, Country Program Development and Quality Director, Country MEL Manager, IT team, Global T4D team

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA required and Master’s Degree preferred in a related field.
  • 5+ years working in development or related field OR 4+ years’ experience were combined with an advanced degree.
  • 3+ years’ experience in technology, project management, and related business; increasing levels of responsibilities preferred.
  • Experience developing nascent technology concepts and moving them into implementation.
  • Knowledge of user experience design methodologies would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience in program measurement, fluency in GIS systems, analysis and recommendations/arguments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, effective presenter and open collaborator.

Success Factors

  • The ideal candidate will be able to recognize promising concepts and lead their development into full-fledged technology implementations at scale. The advisor must take a lead role in building and maintaining external relationships as well as demonstrating the drive and initiative to contribute to internal team efforts.
  • S/he will have the capacity to spark innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to programming and to inspire groups to collaborate closely to implement high-quality programs.
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters in one document, addressing the position requirements, reference number and location to: [email protected]


6th Job Title: Youth Engagement Officer

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0042
Locations: Gombe, Damaturu-Yobe  &  Biu – Borno
Position: Status Full-time, Regular

Program / Department Summary

  • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and its influence spreads across the continent. Yet, inequality and insecurity have consistently undermined Nigeria’s development. Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to respond to these challenges. The Nigeria team is headquartered in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with offices throughout Nigeria. With a strong and growing team of over 200 staff, Mercy Corps is currently serving over 600,000 beneficiaries across the country with programming in Lagos in the South; Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau in the Middle Belt; Kano, Yobe and Borno in the North. Programs include girls’ education and financial inclusion, community peacebuilding, market-based livelihoods and a multi-sector humanitarian response that has a strong emphasis on WASH, Shelter, Cash and Protection. 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.
  • Working with a diverse funding base that includes the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UK Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations (UN), European Commission (EC), European Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), Global Affairs Canada (FKA DFATD), and several foundations, Mercy Corps empowers people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. Mercy Corps is starting a five-year, $30 million USAID-funded Rural Resilience Activity in Nigeria’s northeast. The purpose of the Rural Resilience Activity (RRA) is to sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty. The Rural Resilience Activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems rather than continuing to rely on humanitarian assistance and faltering with each new shock.

General Position Summary

  • The Youth Engagement Officer will be responsible for implementing all aspects of youth integration and engagement strategies aimed at ensuring that interventions result in positive outcomes for male and female participants of different target age groups.
  • S/he will have overall responsibility for building team members’ and partners’ capacity on promising practices to youth-centred.
  • S/he will provide field and office-based support to the Youth Engagement Advisor.
  • S/he will work closely with the technical teams in the implementation of strategies to link youth to informal and formal life skills training, access to services and products, and markets.
  • The position will support the training of staff, the provision of technical assistance; and ensuring that youth engagement strategies are mainstreamed across activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of youth engagement interventions across sectors of the Rural Resilience Activity
  • Lead and work with the technical team in the implementation of youth engagement strategies focusing on business and life skills training and mentorship, capacity building and increased participation in markets.
  • Participate in youth-led market research to inform program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with technical teams including financial services and market systems development to identify the private sector actors to promote, advocate and build capacity on the benefits of engaging youth as clients, suppliers and employees, and effective methods of doing this.
  • Work closely with markets and financial services teams to identify and promote sectors, services and products that have a high potential for growth and youth engagement.
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Build the capacity of the RRA team and partner organizations’ in youth-friendly market systems development approach.
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events, in close coordination with the Chief of Party and country leadership.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub-grantees, private sector partners, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Represent Mercy Corps externally at relevant conferences, workshops and other convenings.

Security:

  • Work closely with the country team’s security focal point to develop and maintain systems that promote the safety and security of all team members.
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security.

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 professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervises: none
  • Reports Directly To: Youth Engagement Advisor
  • Works Directly With: (Deputy) Chief of Party, Program technical specialists/Officers, MEL team, partners, finance and operations teams

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA required and Master’s Degree preferred in a related field.
  • 3+ years working in designing and delivering youth engagement activities in markets systems, agribusiness and enterprise development
  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among project team and partners around gender and youth development.
  • A clear understanding of contemporary development issues particularly those related to economic opportunities for youth
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, effective presenter and open collaborator.

Success Factors:

  • The ideal candidate will be results orientated, self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with market-based agricultural programs targeting youth and will demonstrate cultural knowledge and sensitivity, while also demonstrating skills and ability to provide incentives and capacities for market actors working with youth and offer technical assistance on youth engagement across project partners.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


7th Job Title: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Research Consultant

Location: Borno (Remote and Maiduguri, with travel to Dikwa, Damboa, Gwoza, Konduga)

Background

  • Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on humanitarian assistance, economic development, and conflict mitigation With the ongoing insurgency in Northeast Nigeria causing the displacement of millions, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs
  • As the crisis persisted, Mercy Corps’ strategy expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and to build long-term community resilience with integrated programs focusing on governance, livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, youth empowerment, and local conflict management.

Program / Objectives:

  • The Northeast Conflict Management and Stabilization (NE-CMS) Program is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to reduce violence and insecurity in Borno State
  • The program started in August 2016 and is set to continue until July 2021
  • It is currently being implemented by a consortium of national and international partners, including the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), and Okapi Consulting, with Mercy Corps as the lead.

The NE-CMS program seeks to improve peace and resilience among communities in the face of drivers of conflict and violence in Borno State. As such, the program envisions the following underlying results:

  • Citizens are more civically engaged, and civilian government and security forces are more transparent and inclusive in addressing community needs around service delivery and protection
  • Communities and citizen security forces have improved capacities to protect civilians in conflict
  • Communities demonstrate improved trust and social cohesion within and between actors at the local level
  • Local decision-making spaces and peacebuilding processes are equitable and inclusive of marginalized social groups, especially youth and women

Consultant Objectives:

  • With the ongoing formal and informal reintegration of individuals associated with armed opposition groups (AOGs) into communities across Borno State, the Nigerian government and international actors are increasingly investing in ‘demobilization rehabilitation reintegration and reconciliation’ (DRRR) mechanisms and approaches, such as Operational Safe Corridor and radio messaging programs to promote returns
  • Nonetheless, these programs have largely failed to consider local community perspectives and tend to prioritize de-radicalization and rehabilitation, while sidelining important processes around transitional justice and reconciliation
  • As such, Mercy Corps is conducting research to assess community expectations associated with transitional justice practices
  • The findings will inform overall policy advocacy at the state and national levels on issues of transitional justice and are likely to serve as a roadmap for future programming on peacebuilding and reconciliation by the NE-CMS consortium partners or other actors.

Specifically Mercy Corps expects this consultancy to:

  • Assess community perceptions of existing government and NGO-sponsored DRRR and justice mechanisms for individuals associated with AOGs, and those associated with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and other civilian security groups
  • Understand how communities expect existing and planned DRRR and justice mechanisms will affect their communities
  • Understand community attitudes towards different retributive and restorative justice approaches, and how they would like them to be implemented in their communities
  • Assess community perceptions on the preconditions for reconciliation with individuals associated with AOGs
  • Identify prospects for addressing trauma alongside DRRR and justice mechanisms, and what additional approaches (including radio programming) may need to be integrated to ensure that both social cohesion and psychosocial health are nurtured in the long-term.

Consultant Activities
The Consultant will:

  • Consult with the NE-CMS team to clarify objectives, scope, and methodologies
  • Conduct a desk study of existing research on prospects for transitional justice and reconciliation in Borno
  • Develop relevant qualitative data collection tools and approaches aimed at promoting the established objectives
  • Conduct fieldwork to collect data, including visits to the LGAs
  • Report on findings and analysis, including a briefing presentation to Mercy Corps staff and consortium partners

Deliverables

  • Kickoff Report (6th Jan)
  • Summary Report of Desk Study (10th Jan)
  • Final Assessment Methodology, including Data Collection Tools and Work Plan (14th Jan)
  • Field Work (31st Jan)
  • Preliminary Analysis Presentation (5th Feb)
  • Draft Report (14th Feb)
  • Final Report, approximately 30 pages, plus annexes (21st Feb)

Total Level of Effort:

Required Experience & Skills
The ideal Consultant will have the following experience and skills:

  • Advanced Degree in Development, Social Sciences or other related fields
  • 5-10 years of experience conducting social research, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa or other developing country contexts
  • Demonstrated skills in applied research and qualitative research methods
  • Extensive experience working for international non-governmental organizations
  • Extensive experience working in and conducting research in conflict contexts
  • Deep knowledge of transitional justice and DDR literature and practices
  • Experience working in rural areas in Nigeria, particularly in the northeast
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently without close supervision, but also cooperatively with team members
  • Demonstrated ability to explain research findings, both visually and in writing
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under time constraints
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri strongly preferred

The Consultant will report to:

The Consultant will work closely with:

  • NE-CMS Consortium Partners.

Application Closing Date
27th December, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter indicating the following below to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


8th. Job Title: Consultant for Business Development Training

Program / Department Summary

  • The MAIDA programme will directly support the recovery of women, men, girls and boys who are returnees, IDPs and members of host communities affected by the conflict in southern and central Borno State.
  • The objective of MAIDA is to increase the social cohesion and resilience to economic, social and climate-related shocks in Borno State. Four interrelated and mutually reinforcing intermediate outcomes will contribute to achieving this objective.

Youth Livelihood

  • Mercy Corps is Providing economic opportunities for youth in Borno as it is vital to maintain stability, support inclusive economic growth and increase young people’s sense of belonging that they can achieve their ambitions.
  • In addition to strengthening resilience of communities to the effects of the conflict, increasing access to finance Which may also reduce the success of one of Boko Haram’s recruitment strategies: providing access to cash or loans for youth to grow their businesses.
  • Under this component of the MAIDA programme, 6,400 youth in areas of return will be provided with the opportunity to earn income, attain vocational and business development skills, access finance and benefit from safe spaces where they can receive psycho-social support and training in life skills and reproductive health.

Scope of Work

  • Based on the program objectives, the consultant is to organize comprehensive Business Development Training for Program staff in Borno State.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop an extensive training manual for the business development training
  • The training manual should be developed to suite training of non-literates
  • Organize a Training of Trainers for 25 persons a period of 11 days:
    • 4 days for manual development
    • 5 days for training
    • 2 days for report writing
  • Develop an agenda for training

Key Deliverables:

  • Comprehensive work plan and agenda submitted a week before the training
  • Budget covering all cost
  • Timeline to conduct the training.
  • A training manual on business development skills in the English Language, not exceeding 50 pages in length.
  • Train Staff on business development skills
  • A comprehensive Workshop Report submitted to MCN a week after the training using an acceptable outline, and format

Place of Performance:

  • The consultant will carry out his assignment in Borno state

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in conducting similar training
  • Experience working with international Non-governmental and civil society organization
  • Reports of written for past work done
  • Sample of Business manual done before
  • At least five years’ experience in doing related works
  • Familiar with the terrine

Application Closing Date
27th December, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications in a single folder with the following contents below to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

  • Mentioning the desired daily rate
  • CV detailing previous training experience and highlighting training’s related to business development.

Vendor Information to be Included in the Proposal

  • CV
  • Company profile
  • Evidence of both past and current jobs done
  • Evidence of past reports for similar services provided
  • Sample manual used before

Note

  • All applications must include the position title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and Cover Letter should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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