Mercy Corps is a global, non-governmental organization, which exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps works in the areas of emergency relief, sustainable economic development and civil society. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 94 nations. Mercy Corps Nigeria is collaborating with the Federal Government of Nigeria
Job Title: Field Assistant
Administration, Secretarial, NGO, Non-Profit
Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the north east of Nigeria and causing displacement of over a million individual, Mercy Corps is addressing the rising humanitarian needs among displaced households and vulnerable host communities through program interventions in the Northeast. With current funding from OFDA, FFP, CERF and ECHO and ongoing opportunities from other donors, all Mercy Corps interventions in the Northeast are implemented with plans for scale-up.
Assist program officers to ensure program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan.
Assist in the coordination in target geographical areas.
Support in the process of beneficiary registration, community mobilization and sensitization.
Assist in promoting community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented.
Ensure equal representation of various community groups in the implementation of activities.
Assist in the facilitation of community meetings, focus group discussion and other as required by the program.
Keep program officers and management updated with regards to security situation in the project implementation area.
Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs.
Document lessons learned and success stories on the project.
Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Experience
1-2 years of working experience. Previous experience in community work is highly preferred.
Proven ability to develop and maintain good relation with the local communities and project beneficiaries.
Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and reporting
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience is highly recommended
Ability to work under pressure
Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.
The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources.
She or He will be highly motivated, with initiative and capable to work without direct supervision.
She or He will be willing to conduct field travels and work in ethnically and culturally diversified and fast growing team.
Qualified Persons should forward CV to [email protected]