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, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
We the Mercy Corps are presently recruiting to fill the vacant position of Program Assistant and by this notice all qualified members of the public are expected to apply as quick as possible
Job Title: Program Assistant
Location: Abuja (With an estimated 40% travel to other program locations)
Position Status: Full-time, Field-based, and Regular.
Program / Department Summary
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched one of its most comprehensive peace building programs in Nigeria to date with Mercy Corps, a leading global humanitarian aid and development organization, which has been working with communities in Nigeria since 2012. The goal of the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program is to prevent violent conflict in the most at-risk communities across 6 states and 24 local government areas (LGA) in Nigeria’s North West and North Central regions. CIPP builds on the accomplishments and deep contextual knowledge gained by USAID and Mercy Corps through their previous peace building programs in Nigeria.
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, protection of vulnerable population, social cohesion, inclusion of women, youth and persons living with disabilities, and local conflict management.
The CIPP Program will be implemented in six Middle Belt & North-Western Nigerian states: Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi and Plateau. CIPP will strategically build on the past four years of the Mercy Corps former peacebuilding programs to:
General Position Summary
Essential Job Responsibilities
Accountability to Beneficiaries:
Knowledge and Experience
Application Closing Date
20th November, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements, reference number and location to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the “Job Title & Reference Number” as the subject of the email.
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