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Job Title: Consultant

Locations: Gombe, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa
Employment Type: Contract

Background

  • The Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity is a five-year Activity funded by USAID. The Activity is being implemented by Mercy Corps in partnership with Save the Children International and International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC).
  • The goal of the Rural Resilience Activity is to facilitate and protect economic recovery and growth in vulnerable conflict-affected areas and sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty via expanded opportunities.
  • The Activity seeks to increase incomes, improve livelihoods and resilience of households through market-led growth in 4 states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States) in Northeast Nigeria.

Purpose / Project Description

  • The Rural Resilience Activity aims to identify potential partners and innovative approaches that leverage USAID resources to develop practical and market-driven solutions to implement innovative business models targeting smallholder farmers, youth, women, and micro-enterprises who have been affected by the protracted conflicts in North-eastern Nigeria.
  • Layered on the principles of broadened and inclusive growth through local economy and microenterprises competitiveness, the Activity objectives are a) inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth; b) strengthened resilience among people and systems; and c) a well-nourished population, especially women and children, thereby contributing to sustainable reductions in malnutrition and poverty.
  • Business Membership Organizations (BMOs) enable members to work collectively, learn and adopt new knowledge and behaviour, improve quality, and sell high quality products to better markets for better prices. Through BMOs, members can access more goods and services such as quality raw materials from traders and aggregators, better advocacy and representation in decision making spaces, better management and record keeping for businesses, access to finance and technologies, among others.
  • BMOs are also a place where they could facilitate improvement in relationships between its members and the other market actors and amongst themselves. The Activity seeks to assess the capacity of BMOs in the BAY-G states with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of relationships that exist between market actors in North-eastern Nigeria. This will comprise of an assessment of the environment in which Business Membership Organizations operate, and how business governance affects the value of services that BMOs provide to members in the BAY-G (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe) states.
  • The analysis and recommendations on how strengthening the capacity of BMOs can contribute to economic resilience in conflicted affected contexts and will serve as critical input for the design of interventions and implementation.

Consultant Objectives
For these relationships to grow sustainably over time, BMOs needs a combination of:

  • A well-defined service package to the members with corresponding capacity to deliver services to the members;
  • Developed relationships and trust with market actors including government regulatory and standards agencies, suppliers, financial institutions, last mile marketing; and
  • Business advisory support to BMOs and their members to improve their profitability, cash flow and use of data for decision making (i.e. having access to data on suppliers for forecasting, trade finance, performance management, digital payments, etc.) such that they operate as a business.

BMOs are faced with capacity constraints which limit their scope to serve members. Increased management capacity, business skills, improved governance, and improved capacity to negotiate and advocate for members will help BMOs serve their members, increase member profits by selling to higher value markets. Specifically:

  • Identify opportunities and challenges that the BMOs in Northeast Nigeria have in serving their members sustainably.
  • Provide recommendations on how the activity can strengthen capacities of prioritised Business Membership Organizations for effective performance based on capacity assessment results.
  • Develop a commercial service model for 4 at least BMOs and their members, prioritizing those working in the Agric sector.

Activities
The Consultant will conduct the following tasks:

Task Area 1:

  • Conduct internal organizational capacity and structure assessments of 20 BMOs, as part of the entry and to establish a baseline status. This assessment will guide a set of interventions and facilitate the development of a capacity building plan. This will be done in a participatory manner with the BMOs’ leadership.
  • Key performance result: Tools for capacity assessment, Organizational Capacity and Structure assessment report and Capacity building plan with key targets and milestones.

Task Area 2:

  • Design and cause to be approved the relevant business documents and policies for BMOsThe consultant will support and facilitate processes leading to the development of internal operation policies of BMOs and work with the leadership to kick off improvements.
  • Key performance result: Developed and approved business operation documents and policies. (Human Resource manual, finance manual, procurement manual, governance manual)

Task Area 3:

  • Develop the BMO business plan, business model and Service package. BMOs have a mandate, which is to represent and serve their members. However, BMOs often lack a well-defined service package and often have no business plan. The consultant will support 5BMOs to achieve this.
  • Key performance results: Service package, business plan, business and financial model including a membership engagement plan.

Task Area 4:

  • Capacity Building of BMO leadership and 5 BMO members. To ensure delivery of technical capacity building to BMOs, the consultant will be expected to select, train and mentor at least five members of each selected BMO in basic business management, record keeping, marketing, supply chain management, inclusive business planning. The five members are expected to be focal examples from which other members can learn going forward. 2 to 3 of these will be women owned businesses.
  • Key performance result: Capacity building report of the five businesses, inclusive business plans for the 5 businesses, business documents and internal policies of the five businesses, BMO board performance management plan.

Task Area 5:

  • Profiling of BMO members and development of BMO information pack.
  • Key performance results: An electronic profile of each BMO and its members and an information pack for marketing BMO products and services

Task Area 6:

  • Performance reports. The consultant will be required to submit performance reports as defined in the deliverable schedule highlighting progress on key tasks towards achieving the objectives of the SOW.
  • Key performance results: Performance reports of the capacity building tasks.

Consultant Deliverables
The Consultant Will (What will they Accomplish / Deliver – Bulleted list preferred):

Through evidence, provide a framework which will propose business models that will move BMOs from having little recognition, poor performance and ineffective competition, to having increased recognition and improved performance with effective competition.

S/N Deliverable: Timeline:
1 Proposal Discussions Week 1
2 Assessment Framework Week 2
3 Assessment Findings and Recommendations Week 6
4 Service Model Development Week 7 / 8
5 Final Report Week 8

Timeframe / Schedule:

  • 40 days in 3 months (November 2022 – January2023).
  • Payment schedule will be based on the following percentage of deliverable.
Deliverable: Percentage (%) Payment
Initial mobilization fee upon submission of inception report. 20%
Assessment findings and recommendations. 20%
After capacity building training sessions 30%
Final reporting. 30%

Working Relationships

  • The Consultant will report to: The Intervention Officer.
  • The Consultant will work closely with: DCOP and other Internal TSU members, including but not limited to the Financial Inclusion Advisor and the Gender and Youth Engagement Advisor.’

Required Experience & Skills

  • Mercy Corps standard is 5 – 10 years of relevant experience for consultants.
  • At least 5 to 10 or more years of professional experience in the field of MSMEs/BMO development, business, and development advisory.
  • Demonstrated evidence that shows they have supported at least three or more Organizations (both public and private sectors) on business strategy development.
  • Being an assessor (technical or quality) of an accreditation body is an asset.
  • Experience or qualification in supporting development programs is an additional advantage.
  • Experience in critical environment research and business environment reform advocacy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Previous work in Agriculture and Technology specifically.
  • Knowledge of the Northeast and previous work in the region is an added advantage, as is ability to communicate in Hausa.
Evaluation Criteria: Score:
Tax Identification number and/or Tax certification 10%
Experience in similar contracts evidenced by certificates, pictures, reports, and any other related documentation. 10%
CV and Cover Letter detailing microenterprises ecosystem diagnosis expertise and any outstanding case studies and success stories. 80%
Total 100%

Application Closing Date
7th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae (CVs), Cover Letters and any other relevant supporting documents to: ng-gmbprocurement@mercycorps.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Job Title: Senior Infrastructure Delivery Manager

Location: Owerri, Imo
Employment Type: Full-time
Position Status:Full-time, Regular
Reports Directly to: STWASH Chief of Party
Works Directly With: Technical team, program team, finance, procurement and logistics

General Position Summary

  • The Small-Town Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (STWASH) Activity is a five-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • The Activity is to support sustainable improvements in access to basic water and sanitation that are necessary to facilitate ongoing recovery, peacebuilding, and economic development within Nigeria.
  • The program has three interrelated areas of intervention. As a foundational approach, STWASH focuseson expanded access to water and for sanitation facilities and strengthening capacity for small town water governance covering the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) in Northeast Nigeria.
  • The overarching vision of the activities in the BAY states is to facilitate the economic recovery of some crisis-affected communities and bolster the capacity of the state governments in providing essential WASH services and creating and sustaining enabling environments for Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agencies and Water Consumers Associations to operate effectively. In addition, the ST WASH Activity is anticipated to expand to implement water utility infrastructure projects in the three southern states of Imo, Abia, and Delta.
  • MC Nigeria seeks a Senior Infrastructure Delivery Manager to provide technical leadership on infrastructure for the STWASH Activity and any future expansions.
  • The Manager will be responsible for WASH activities in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Imo, Abia, and Delta including infrastructure rehabilitation of water schemes, treatment facilities, pumping system, boreholes, water towers, transmission main pipes as well as distribution piping system. In additional, Mercy corps will also implement a fecal sludge treatment facility in Borno.
  • The Manager will lead staff as they plan and implement technical program activities; support on both internal and external reports, and recruit and supervise an engineering team and firms responsible for delivering high-quality projects.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program and Team Management:

  • Lead implementation of all technical components of WASH infrastructure projects in full coordination with other staff members.
  • Manage the technical team including the WASH and utility water engineers, site engineers, and provide overall supervision and monitoring of engineering designs and construction activities in the field. Provide support to team through constructive feedback and coaching to ensure implementation is on track. Organize workflow and ensure that duties or delegated tasks are clearly communicated and carried out.
  • Ensure that all minimum program/ construction management standards are met and that strong structures are in place for smooth completion of the projects
  • Work closely with the technical team to develop timely and realistic plans.
  • Conduct frequent site visits to provide construction management supervision including oversight of work onsite, materials testing, report development, verification of quantities,
  • Review interim payment certificate from contractors prior to payment request submission.
  • Prepare budget forecast , projection and expenditure reports as well as analysis of any risk of over spending anticipated
  • Lead on the contract management related to all construction activities and provide advise to the supervision team and consultant.
  • Manage tender processes with MC Nigeria procurement team, including reviewing technical documentation, initiating procurement requests, and providing additional inputs as needed.
  • Work closely with finance and program teams to ensure compliance to MC procedures and standardization.
  • Develop a full working knowledge all WASH project designs including pump stations, pipelines, water treatment plants, civil, mechanical, and electrical works and sanitation facilities.
  • Assist in selection of projects, preparing design, cost estimation, preparing work plans, implementation of the infrastructure projects and conducting market assessments/price monitoring (on annual basis or as needed).
  • Develop and implement progress monitoring tools related to construction activities, review progress, identify delays and analyze adequacy of resources
  • Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop Quality control plan and procedures to ensure compliance to the contractual terms and conditions as well as preparing progress report and updates required
  • Develop program filing system for all infrastructure-related activities including contract management, correspondences, claims, payment records, meeting minutes and reports
  • Develop / approve guidelines on essential tests to be carried out prior to infrastructure or rehabilitation activities.
  • Ensure compliance to health and safety procedures, monitor, track and escalate incidents as appropriate, ensuring there is a robust system of flash reporting that the team adheres to.
  • Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared ‘go’ and ‘no-go’ zones.
  • Work with Chief of Party (CoP), Mercy Corps headquarters infrastructure team, and Mercy Corps country office WASH Advisor to coordinate and communicate with local authorities, program third party monitoring consulting firm, donor and other implementing partners to avoid overlapping and obtain all necessary no objection certifications.
  • Conduct himself / herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not jeopardize its humanitarian / development mission in Nigeria.
  • Prepare / review / approve site visit and quality check reports and contribute to overall program reporting to the donor and the government.
  • Working closely with Mercy Corps Ethics Team to support them to conduct spot checks to ensure infrastructure projects are as per technical documents and donor guidelines are followed.
  • Identify staffing needs within the technical team and coordinate with office leadership to review CVs, interview candidates, and recommend new hires.
  • Lead QA/QC process ensuring all technical reviews are conducted according to best practices.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Direct supervision of the technical team as determined during deployment

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.Sc, or Master’s Degree, in Civil Engineering (or related field) with significant knowledge and experience in the design and construction of large-scale water and sanitation facilities
  • At least 12 years of experience in design and construction of various urban water supply infrastructure projects, including water treatment, and feacal sludge management facilities projects and work in urban environments
  • Experience in Managing FIDIC contract with successful records preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel and to be a neutral party with people of different perspectives and backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in managing contracts with engineering design consultants, and construction firms
  • Experience in reviewing tenders and developing recommendation for award
  • Strong construction management experience including ability to review contractor work plans, budgets and work progress
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action to not delay program activities
  • Strong ability and demonstrated experience in mentoring and building high performing engineering teams
  • Knowledge and experience of USAID funded projects is a plus
  • Prior experience working for/with INGOs is a plus
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Success Factors:

  • Proven ability to manage large-scale infrastructure design and construction projects
  • Proven ability to manage engineering teams and consultants to ensure production of quality and effective engineering plans, BoQ, and technical specifications ready for tendering
  • Proven track record for supervision of international contractors, work with consultants, resident engineers, FIDIC contract management.
  • Proven ability to manage all phases and aspects of construction and contract management
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently without direct supervision.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work comfortably and effectively in the religious, security and political climate of North-East, South-East, and South-South Nigeria regions
  • Security permitting, s/he must be willing to undertake travel frequently within the program area

Competencies:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Delegation responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities

Application Closing Date
16th November, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title:  On-Call Driver

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Contract
Project/Consultancy Title: Driver
Duration: 12 Months
Slot: 3 Openings

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.

General Position Summary

  • 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 Responsibilities
Program Management:

  • 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
  • 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 the operations lead within the office on a regular basis;
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned.
  • 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.

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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None applicable

Accountability:

  • Reports Directly To: Head Driver
  • Works Directly With: Assistant Logistics Officer, other drivers. Co-ordinates with Mercy Corps program and operations staff in the office

Knowledge and Experience

  • Valid driver’s 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.

Success Factors

  • The successful candidate must be committed to assigned responsibility, having respect for time and be supportive to program activity.
  • Should be helpful with guiding and assisting passengers. Ensure compliances with safety regulation during the trip.

Timeframe:

  • Proposed Start date: 21stNovember 2022.
  • Reports directly to: Head Driver.

Application Closing Date
9th November, 2022.

Method of Application
ested and qualified candidates should send Applications inclusive of Price quotation for a period of 12 month to: ng-quotations@mercycorps.org using the Position as the subject of the email.

Job Title: Program Officer

Requisition Number: PROGR003016
Location: Lokoja, Kogi
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Programming
Travel Required: Yes
Reports Directly To: CIPP Program Manager, with dotted reporting lines to the Deputy Chief of Party and the Chief of Party based in Abuja.
Works Directly With: The Programs and Operational teams in Abuja and across CIPP’s states of implementation

Program / Department Summary

  • The Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) Activity is a 60-month Cooperative Agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and aims to strengthen skills and relationships that will empower communities to prevent and/or respond to violence and violent extremism, and foster enabling environments for peace through policy advocacy, media outreach, and linkages to development programs.
  • The CIPP Activity is implemented by Mercy Corps Nigeria in partnership with the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA), Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC), Pastoral Resolve (PARE), Savannah Centre for Diplomacy Democracy and Development (SCDDD), and the Social Justice and Human Development for Peace Initiative (JDPC).
  • The CIPP Activity is implemented in six states: Kano, Kaduna and Katsina (North-west), Benue, Kogi and Plateau States (North-central).

General Position Summary

  • The CIPP State Program Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the program in the respective states. S/he will support the implementation of activities related to peace building and conflict management with key actors such as farmers, herders, religious leaders, religious institutions, government institutions and other appropriate actors.
  • The Officer will support the facilitation and implementation of joint conflict prevention and PVE plans, and the facilitation of events related to advocacy and relationship building initiatives.
  • S/he will also provide support to all other activities related to the USAID-funded CIPP Program, and will ensure smooth, timely, and compliant implementation in the respective states.
  • The Program Officer will liaise frequently with implementing partners, community members, conflict actors, religious leaders, and represent Mercy Corps at relevant meetings.
  • The Program Officer in each state will work closely with the Program Manager, Senior Program Officers, Communications Officer, MEL team, and Operations staff (including finance and operations) to ensure that activities implementation are according to plan, schedule, budget and required quality.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Implementation:

  • Support technical aspects of the peacebuilding and conflict management program by assisting with the development of activities concept notes, budget and agendas, and curricula as appropriate.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate community meetings, events, and training as required.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is on time, on target, within budget and right quality.
  • Liaise with CIPP partner organizations and potential resource persons as needed.
  • Support the Program Manager in overseeing the performance of program implementation by partners and conduct frequent field visits to program sites.
  • Build strong relationships with key actors such as government MDAs, I/NGOs, CSOs, private sector and the communities at large.
  • In collaboration with the MEL team, coordinate the implementation of relevant surveys, needs assessments, data and information collection for ongoing monitoring.
  • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation in the state.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to community needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices.
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use.
  • Integrate community approaches, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure effective community engagement to create enabling environment and ownership.
  • Submit weekly program updates including success stories to supervisor.
  • Update the Program Issue Log, Risk Register and Incident Tracker as appropriate.
  • Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained.
  • Adhere to all MC policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.
  • Undertake all the required trainings by Mercy Corps, and other professional advancement courses.

Representation and Coordination:

  • Intentionally engage with government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to sustain acceptance and promote collaboration with CIPP’s interventions.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in the state at government, donor, NGO, community meetings in close coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate activities with implementing partners, local government representatives, religious leaders, other international and local organizations operating in the same state/geographic area, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs in Nigeria

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.

Finance & Operational Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with all Mercy Corps’ and Donor’s regulations.

Safety / Security:

  • Ensure compliance with Mercy Corps’ Safety/Security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership. Proactively ensure that teams and program participants/recipients are aware of policies and operate in a safe/secure environment.

Accountability to Program Participants / Recipients:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to apply international standards of accountability, specifically to our program participants/recipients and to guide international relief and development work, while actively engaging the program participants/recipients (government, communities, etc) as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of field interventions.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/B.Sc Degree and above in Social Sciences such as Peace and Conflict Management, International Law, or related fields.
  • Four years and above relevant experience in implementing multifaceted conflict management and peacebuilding interventions in conflict and transitional contexts.
  • Experience working with local and state government authorities, I/NGOs, traditional leadership, and community groups.
  • Demonstrated and progressive ability for creative and flexible program design and implementation.
  • Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps to key stakeholders.
  • Effective oral, written communication and reporting skills in English language.
  • Medium to high level of communication and facilitation skills in the Hausa language (and other appropriate local dialects) will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work respectfully and effectively with socially, ethnically, and religiously diverse teams and groups in sensitive environments.
  • Possess internationally recognized professional certifications in project or program management, or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Experience managing community-based peacebuilding and conflict management interventions
  • Strong training and capacity-building experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the conflict dynamics in the Northcentral Nigeria

Behaviours:

  • Charismatic and inspires confidence from team members.
  • Pays attention to detail and capable of carrying out given tasks as effectively as possible.
  • Dedicated and devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations:

  • Inspired to perform well and able to contribute to the success and impact of the program and the organization.
  • Inspired to complete assigned tasks within authorization.
  • Inspired to research extensively and perform with little help.

Success Factors:

  • The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have strong commitments to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative. Strong leadership, communication, and management skills are essential.
  • Understands peacebuilding principles and their application to program implementation.
  • Must be able to solve problems and multi-task on a range of administrative and programmatic issues.
  • Able to interact effectively with international and national personnel is required.

Travels:

  • The post holder will be based in Lokoja, Kogi State, with travel to all CIPP locations within the state

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 IASC.
  • 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 the 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 Closing Date
Friday; 11th November, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Requisition Number: PROCU003026
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Operations, Procurement, Logistics
Travel Required: Yes
Supervisory Responsibility: Directly supervises all Procurement team members/staff in Mercy Corps Nigeria
Reports Directly To: Director of Operations
Works Directly With: Field managers, Program Managers, Finance Manager, HR Manager, Operations Coordinators, and all Operations team as required

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 Corps’ 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 Manager will be responsible for supervising all purchases of goods, services and works of Mercy Corps’ Country program.
  • S/he will train and oversee a team while ensuring that a support strategy for healthy,robust,and integrated systems is in place.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision:

  • Analyze the procurementteam set up in every office. Propose adjustment; recruit and train staff accordingly to guarantee a high-performing and professional team is in place.
  • Develop/improvethe management tools necessary to make optimal decisions
  • Provide senior leadership with the data and analysis necessary to make optimal decisions.
  • Analyze and propose changes to procedures based on needs and risk management.
  • Orientate procurement staff and provide service-oriented training to enable work with other non-procurement staff effectively.

Procurement Management:

  • Provide direct support to and ensure that all MC Nigeria offices have high standards in procurement.
  • Ensure that the procurement Team and all relevant employees have correctly assimilated and applied the new field Procurement Policies and procedures FP3
  • Provide training to staff on this news policy (or refresher training as necessary)
  • Assist Program and operational personnel in the regular procurement planning meetings.
  • Work closely with program managers, Operations director and operations Managers to develop/ updatepolicies, procedures and set up better adapted to procurement for emergency programs.
  • Lead the implementation of market surveysin all locations where Mercy Corps operates
  • Maintain files on market prices forcommonly boughtitems.
  • Organize proper filing of the procedure-related documentation accordingtomercy corps standards
  • Maintain a comprehensive dashboard for procurement to ensure follow-up and analysis is updated on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Engage with program managers for the development and regular updating of procurement plans for each project
  • Regularly produce purchase status and completed purchases reports using the Ongoing PR Master List and PR Master List
  • Maintain a comprehensive dashboard for procurement; to ensure good planning of allupdateson a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Ensure ongoing communication with the different departments to ensure good planning of all purchasesin a collaborative and respective manners
  • Ensure maximum use of Master Agreement and yearly renewal of these agreements
  • Ensure that Mercy Corps’ procurement activities are legal and moral.
  • Establish MSA&MPAs supplier agreements for commonly used items
  • Ensure all contracts and contractual terms are respected by supplier and mercy corps and respect local legislation
  • Ensure all tenders are done in accordance with the procedure and archived according to mercy corps procedures
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Team Management:

  • Provide team members with information,toolsand other resources to improve performance and reach objectives
  • Provide direct support toensurethat all MC Nigeria officesmeetminimum standards in procurement management.
  • Guide and supervise the team according to the performance revealed in the dashboard
  • Create and sustain a working environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicateexpectationsand provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Supervise,hireand orient new team members as necessaryand provide full orientation for the newly hired team members
  • Review job descriptions as necessary and include performance indicators. Conduct annual performance evaluation.
  • Develop and implement KPIs for the procurement team
  • Ensure training and capacity building for procurement team membersin order toincrease the level of technical ability and skills within the department
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  • Implement a management dashboard to provide accurate data on the department’s performance and proposes as well as implementchanges

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations
  • Uphold Mercy Corps’ zero-tolerance policy against corruption
  • Provide training to program team members on procurement compliance procurement tools use

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.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in Supply Chain Management and/or International Business in a relevant Business field.
  • 5+ years of experience sitting up managing procurement systems with INGOs with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated understandingof a complexenvironment. Related security concerns and appropriate response with experience in a secure context
  • Strong organizationalskills:ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel in a sensitive environment.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • High level of computer skills in MS Office programs.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action so as to not delay program activities.
  • A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor (USAID, EU, DFID,OFDA) compliance is essential.

Success Factors:

  • The successful Procurement Manager will be good at problem-solving andhave the ability towork out methods to deliver successful programs while demonstrating excellent stewardship of donor funds and compliance with Mercy Corps and donor regulations.
  • S/he will maintainstrong cooperative relationships with other departments and interact effectively with international and national personnel both in a managerial as well as training capacity, while demonstrating the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities.
  • S/he will be able to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense and fluid work and security environment and be willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps field offices and project sites.
  • 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 in all situations.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria and requires travel to other offices 60%. Security in the field locations requires additional vigilance and accessibility will be reassessed continuously.
  • Access to good medical services in the field is limited. Phone communication, internet, electricity, and water is available but might be erratic.
  • 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.

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 IASC.
  • 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 the 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 Closing Date
Friday; 11th November, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Accounting Manager

Requisition Number: ACCOU003028
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Finance & Compliance
Travel Required: Yes
Supervisory Responsibility: Abuja Senior Finance Officer, Finance Officer and Finance Assistant(s)
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

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 management & effectiveness of Mercy Corps Nigeria’s 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 the 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 coordinates 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, identifies errors and coordinates 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 a 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; the main point of contact with HQ on all accounting matters
  • Ensure that accounting records are always organized (soft and hard copies) and are accessible for easy review and retrieval.
  • Ensure compliance with Nigeria’s 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 the 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 communication 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 the team on the maintenance of hard and soft copies of accounting records as per MC policies and local law requirements
  • Train and support field finance officers with the aim to reduce coding errors, building their capacity and increasing efficiency across the team.
  • Support audit efforts from the 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

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.
  • Knowledge of Nigeria tax regulations
  • 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 at minimum 20% of his/her time in Mercy Corps field offices.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The Accounting Manager is based in the capital city of Abuja. Air travel is necessary to reach some field locations.
  • Mobile phone 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

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.
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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 IASC.
  • 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 the 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 Closing Date
Tuesday; 15th, November 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Roving Finance and Compliance Manager

Requisition Number: ROVIN003029
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Finance & Compliance
Travel Required: Yes
Supervisory Responsibility: None. However, the position will require back-stopping that will have supervisory responsibility
Reports Directly To: Finance Director
Works Directly With: All Mercy Corps Nigeria team members including Department Directors/Managers, Program Directors/Program Managers, Team Leader, and headquarters team members at MCE and MC PDX, as appropriate

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.
  • To ensure that financial resources are utilized efficiently and effectively, the Finance Department ensures adequate coverage/backstopping, routine training, and ongoing support to all field offices.

General Position Summary

  • Working under the Finance Director based in Abuja, the Roving Finance and Compliance Manager will support the reporting of financial information and ensure that the Country Office complies with Mercy Corps policies, procedures and donors’ grants and contracts requirements.
  • In addition, this position supports the Finance Director in the overall management of the country-wide accounting, capacity building of the national team members, and with frequent travel to the field sites, plays a coordinating role with the different departments and functions within the country finance system.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with MC policies and procedures and donors’ requirements.
  • Perform timely and accurate financial reviews of the monthly payroll and coordinate with HR/Admin to improve the process as needed.
  • Perform compliance reviews of in-country processes including procurement, logistics, stock management, HR & Admin, and coordinate with the relevant departments to correct and improve as needed.
  • Support of sub-office finance staff with frequent travels to relevant sub-offices.
  • Provide advice, training, and consultation on compliance with MC policies and procedures as well as donor compliance requirements.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of systems that ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donors’ and Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures.
  • Ensure grant files are maintained and up to date in accordance with Mercy Corps’ minimum program requirements.

Program Development & Reporting:

  • Take part in the development of new programs as assigned by the Finance Director; lead the budgeting process and ensure budget proposals are in-line with Mercy Corps’ minimum requirements and donors’ regulations.
  • Prepare and update monthly grant spending reports (Budget vs. Actuals, BvAs) of assigned programs if/when needed, including administrative/operational projections; work with program managers to ensure program projections are updated; together with the relevant program managers and staff members, review BvAs and projections, to ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget
  • Lead the consolidation of the monthly cash-flow projections
  • Consolidate and prepare financial reports including budget projections of assigned programs.

Accounting:

  • With support to the finance officers in Abuja and Maiduguri, support in the process of the month-end closing including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring all transactions for the month are posted in the accounting system and reviewed for any necessary corrections;
    • Prepare timesheet allocations for international staff and review and post timesheet allocations for national staff;
    • Prepare/review of employee receivables accruals and any other relevant/required monthly accrual entries;
    • Work with HQ on tracking intercompany/interagency transactions;
    • Prepare/review necessary reclassification entries and other accounts’ adjustments;
    • Run month-close allocations in the accounting system;
    • Work with the Finance Director on monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, review, monitor, and control balance sheet accounts’ balances;
  • Support the Finance Director and senior finance officers in month-end and year-end HQ required reports, quarterly balance sheet reconciliation reports, fiscal year-end reports, statutory deductions reports and other taxable benefits reports.

Sub-Grants & Compliance:

  • Support maintenance of a filing system for sub-grants and related documents as required by policies and regulations of Mercy Corps.
  • Support in the pre-award assessment process as well as the contracting and closeout processes; ensure that all steps are properly documented in accordance with Mercy Corps’ minimum program requirements
  • Help ensure subgrantee payments are on time and subgrant financial reports are properly reconciled.
  • Review subgrantee financial reports, manage and assist in subgrantee site audits and follow up on subgrant compliance issues. Ensure subgrantee information is entered and updated in the accounting system on a regular basis.

Team Management:

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Provide coverage and backstopping for FMs/SFOs/FOs when on leave or under recruitment.
  • Advise Finance Director on training needs for the country and provide training support to finance staff across the country
  • Assist in short-term finance projects/issues and follow up on potential financial compliance issues
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Provide team members (new and old) with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Strategy & 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.

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.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A University Degree in Degree in Finance, Accounting or a related Business Management field is required.
  • Two to five years of finance experience, including budgeting and grant management;
  • At least four years of high-level finance management experience with international NGOs.
  • Strong background in compliance, donor regulations (USAID, UN agencies, FCDO and EU), and coordination with operations, program departments and partners.
  • Good understanding of accounting and proven experience in managing financial systems, payroll, and balance sheet accounts.
  • Experience in financial analysis and reporting within non-profit organizations.
  • Experience in budgeting for various donor proposals.
  • Experience in leading internal and external audit is a strong asset.
  • Experience in training and capacity building of staff.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs is required, particularly Excel;
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English is required.

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.
  • The ability to take financial data and present it in meaningful financial reports is essential.
  • The Roving Finance & Compliance Manager must be willing to travel to all Mercy Corps field offices and project sites for short and long term assignments.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The Roving Finance and Compliance Manager is based in the capital city Abuja.
  • Air travel is necessary to get to some field locations.
  • Mobile phones services are widely available.
  • Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices with some inconsistencies in the most remote sites.
  • This position requires frequent travel by road and air to field offices.
  • Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on short term assignments.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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 IASC.
  • 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 the 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 Closing Date
Tuesday; 15th, November 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applicants should have their CV and Cover Letters in one document not more than four (4) pages long, addressing the position requirements.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  •  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  •  Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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