Recruitment: Mercy Corps says application closes 31st May

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, Mercy Corps partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

  1. Job Title: Operations Coordinator

Reference Number: ABV/OPS/2020/0024
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Position Status Full-time, Regular

Program / Department Summary

  • The Operations department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the logistics, administration and procurement of goods and services for Nigeria program in Borno State. The overriding objective for all Mercy Corps procurement, logistics and Administration activities are the prompt and effective provision of procurement, logistical and administrative solutions as well materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with Mercy Corps’ and donor policies, procedures, regulations and specifications.

General Position Summary

  • The Operations Coordinator is responsible to coordinate, supervise and ensure operations and internal control of Mercy Corps Nigeria in accordance with the latest policies and procedures. The Operations Coordinator will deputize the Operations manager and may be asked to act in the absence of the Operations Manager.
  • The Operations Coordinator is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services. The Operations Coordinator will coordinate and ensure all administrative and logistics support functions for the Mercy Corps program in Borno State. The successful candidate is expected to travel 50% of his/her time to deep field offices and to program implementation sites to strengthen the skills of logistics and program support staff and ensure compliance with Mercy Corps systems.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain/logistics/operations Management discipline, business administration, public administration, commerce etc.,
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in operational coordination and support functions with an international non-governmental organization or in the private sector;
  • Experience in overseeing logistics operations and systems;
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing complex administration and operational systems;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading teams in humanitarian assistance and development field;
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies;
  • Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, prioritization and computer skills in Microsoft Office applications are required;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven records of successful training and capacity building of staff;
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures (particularly Mercy Corps procurement systems) is desirable;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to unstable areas of Borno state and operate comfortably in these areas.

2. Job Title: Procurement Assistant

Reference No.: ABV / PRO / 2020 / 0022
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt or Non-exempt, Regular.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly to: Senior Procurement Officer

Program / Department Summary

  • 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 of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.
  • As the crisis has persisted, Mercy CorpsТ strategy has also expanded to address the root causes of the conflict and seek to build the long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on governance, the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, youth empowerment, and local conflict management.

General Position Summary

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

Knowledge and Experience

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

3. Job Title: Project Communication Officer

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2020/0021
Location: Abuja, Nigeria (With an estimated 40% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Field-based, and Regular.

Program / Department Summary

  • This is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Community Initiative to Promote Peace (CIPP). The CIPP program aims to strengthen conflict prevention, mediation and early warning by facilitating community-led analysis and action to prevent, manage, and mitigate conflict and violent extremism.
  • The program will work in twenty-four (24) high-risk local government areas in Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states.

General Position Summary

  • The Project Communications Officer will be responsible for raising awareness about CIPP-related activities among the government and the Nigerian public at large.
  • S/he will be responsible for engaging counterpart organizations and also work with the affiliated Ministries and LGAs to implement CIPP project activities and record their outcomes and learnings.
  • An important role of the Project Communications Officer is to produce press releases, and maintain a vibrant approach to developing communication outputs. The Project Communications Officer will report to the Program Manager.
  • The position is based in Abuja and it requires up to (40 %) travel to Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau states.

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility required; Five+ years preferred;а
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Publishing or similar area required; Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Creative & Innovative mind with a strong emphasis on visual graphic and content design skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe applications and good photography skills;
  • Working knowledge of USAID policies, rules and regulations preferred;
  • Project management experience a plus;
  • Team player, with excellent organizational, high emotional intelligence and people skills, time management, and communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to:


  • All applications must include the position title and Reference Number in the subject line
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview
  • We are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

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