Mercy Corps Recruitment 2017/2018 | Application Guidelines (Qualifications Updates)

Mercy Corps Recruitment 2017/2018 | Application Guidelines (Qualifications Updates)

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Mercy Corps Recruitment for Graduates 2017 | Application Guide and Requirements

Mercy Corps is an international relief and development organization working in over 40 countries worldwide helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps Nigeria (MCN) implements a variety of programs with the ultimate goal of building productive, secure and just communities. The organization’s programs are implemented in twelve states, mainly in north and north east parts of Nigeria and Lagos. Our work covers the following sectors: economic development, livelihoods/food security, adolescent girls & boys empowerment, financial resilience, conflict mitigation and humanitarian response. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors.

Mercy Corps are recruiting to fill the position below:
  1. Job Title: Field Manager
  2. Locations: Damboa, Ngala and Dikwa, Borno State
  3. Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
  4. Position Objective/ Purpose

Project Management:

  1. Oversee ongoing programs and start-up of new programs in field locations.
  2. Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to achieve the desired impact
  3. Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities, authorities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan
  4. Fulfill Mercy Corps Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.
  5. Conduct monitoring visits to the field to ensure that all targeted program beneficiaries are rightly benefiting from Mercy Corps interventions.
  6. Supervise and be responsible for all technical aspects of project implementation, ensure that all interventions are completed in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner according to standard engineering methods.
  7. Ensure a safe working environment for all people involved in project implementation.
  8. 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.

Quality, Accountability and Compliance:

  1. Provide Field Leadership in the roll out and implementation of Community Accountability and Response Mechanism according to established Standard Operating Procedures.
  2. Promote and encourage openness to welcoming feedback and complaints from beneficiaries and communities, and learning from staff.
  3. Ensure that those cases of violation of ethics such as fraud, corruption and breach of code of conduct are reported, documented and dealt with according to Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  4. Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria and Standard Operating Procedures.
  5. Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures for all program activities are developed and adopted, strictly followed in the Damboa
  6. Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity, resilience approach and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
  7. Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources and timely, accurate and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures

Operations Management:

  1. With support of Team Leader and Operations Manager, ensure operation systems (procurement, transport, storage, communications, estate / buildings management, asset management etc) are in accordance with Mercy Corps systems and policies
  2. Ensure adequate operational systems are in place to provide adequate support to the field team.
  3. In conjunction with the Senior HR Officer and HR staff, ensure local recruitment is consistent with Mercy Corps HR recruitment policies, the legal context and local practice
  4. And that HR policies and procedures are understood by the project team and implemented.
  5. Provide leadership to the Field team, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities, encouraging effective team work and inclusiveness, and building a team spirit through regular meetings.
  6. Oversee the administrative functions for the project team, line managing staff where appointed.

External Representation:

  1. Develop and maintain good lines of communication and relationships with local authorities and the local community.
  2. Represent Mercy Corps to local authorities (whether formal governmental or informal
  3. Authorities), securing the necessary appointments for visitors and local authority approvals and attendance to Mercy Corps functions.
  4. Represent Mercy Corps to other NGOs, and visitors, ensuring coordination and constructive working relations and attendance at relevant inter-agency coordination meetings as delegated by the Team Leader.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  2. At least 5 years field experience in Humanitarian and/or development programs, including demonstrable success in managing humanitarian programs in transitional environments
  3. Proven experience in managing programs in relevant technical area(s) including E-Vouchers, Cash Transfers, Livelihoods, Financial Services, and/or services for Internally Displaced Persons. Strong understanding of conflict sensitive program mainstreaming would be a key advantage;
  4. Strong field leadership skills and proven experience in managing diverse and multicultural teams to cooperate and deliver results.
  5. Must be a person of high morality and integrity standards both at personal and professional level.
  6. Demonstrated ability to build and manage effective working relationships in multi-cultural environment
  7. Pro-active and able to work independently to complete project tasks
  8. Attention to detail and ability to follow through on task assignments
  9. Experience working in humanitarian context projects is an essential.
  10. Maintain effective communications with the local authorities and local community.
  11. Supervise and be responsible for all technical aspects of daily project implementation.
  12. Ensure regular filed monitoring visits of targeted area and provide on job support & monitoring.
  13. Good English written and spoken and Hausa language.

Reports Directly to: Team Leader

  1. Complete routine progress reports and submit reports as required by supervisor;
  2. Provide weekly progress reports on implementation to supervisor;
  3. Assist MC management with any requests for information or data regarding program expansion or development.

Works Directly With: Programs, Operation, Logistics and Finance:

  1. Cooperate and coordinate with all project staff to ensure good internal coordination and subsequent high quality project selection, implementation and management.
  2. Coordinate with MC staff of non-engineering projects that may be present in the assigned locations.

Success Factors

  1. The successful candidates will provide effective leadership to the Mercy Corps program team in Damboa, Ngala, and Dikwa Borno state.
  2. S/he will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
  3. S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
  4. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions

The positions are based in Damboa, Ngala, and Dikwa Borno State, Nigeria and it requires frequent travel to field locations in and around these areas.


  1. Security in the field locations require additional vigilance and accessibility will be reassessed continuously. Access to good medical services in northeast is limited. Phone communication, internet, electricity and water is available but might be erratic.
  2. Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting.
  3. 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 locations.

How to Apply for Mercy Corps Recruitment 2017/2018

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: All applications must include the position title in the subject line.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Deadline: 11th August, 2017.


8 Reasons to Work at Mercy Corps

  1. You have a passion to do meaningful work that makes positive change in the world.
  2. You want to be part of a worldwide team with bright, energetic and creative colleagues.
  3. You are deeply interested in the people and cultures of other countries.
  4. You want to join a leading global aid and development organization.
  5. You believe in fighting poverty and injustice.
  6. You are a lifelong learner who craves new challenges.
  7. You want to work in an organization where your voice and ideas are heard.
  8. You seek a competitive salary and benefits package.

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  1. Alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and justcommunities.
  2. Mecry Corps core values
  3. Mecry Corps believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of human life.
  4. Mecry Corps are awed by human resilience, and believe in the ability of all people to thrive, not just exist.
  5. Mecry Corps believe that all people have the right to live in peaceful communities and participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.
  6. Mecry Corps value stewardship of the earth’s health, pledging to accountably and efficiently preserve and manage its resMecry Corpsces.
  7. Mecry Corps believe that it is Mecry Corps duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us.

Mecry Corps philosophy

  1. Mecry Corps believe secure, productive and just societies emerge when the private, public, and civil society sectors are able to interact with accountability, inclusive participation and mechanisms for peaceful change. This theory is illustrated in Mecry Corps Vision for Change ▸
  2. Read about Mecry Corps vision, challenges and goals for this fiscal year in Mecry Corps Compass ▸
  3. Mecry Corps accountability to stakeholders
  4. As an organization and as individuals, Mecry Corps act ethically.
  5. Mecry Corps treat all people with respect.
  6. Mecry Corps are open and transparent about the work Mecry Corps do and how Mecry Corps do it.
  7. Mecry Corps stakeholders participate in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Mecry Corps work.
  8. Mecry Corps are effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us and the natural environment in which Mecry Corps live.
  9. Mecry Corps commit to achieving demonstrable impact for Mecry Corps stakeholders, using their feedback to innovate, learn and improve.
  10. Mercy Corps stakeholders are people or organizations affected by Mercy Corps’ decisions and actions.
  11. Mecry Corps primary stakeholders are the people and communities Mecry Corps serve.
  12. Other stakeholders include: donors, partners, governments, Mercy Corps team members, and Mercy Corps board members.


Since 1979, Mecry Corps have helped people grappling with the toughest hardships survive — and then thrive. That’s the heart of Mecry Corps approach: Mecry Corps help communities turn crisis into opportunity. Throughout Mecry Corps history, Mercy Corps has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to adapt quickly to changing realities.

1979: The organization is founded as Save the Refugees Fund, a task force organized by Dan O’Neill in response to the plight of Cambodian refugees fleeing the famine, war and genocide of the “killing fields.” The fledgling organization raises $1 million to provide lifesaving aid to hundreds of thousands of people in Cambodia and helps focus America’s attention on the humanitarian crisis.

1980: Dan O’Neill meets Ellsworth (“Ells”) Culver. The two men immediately strike up a strong, enduring friendship — and find that they share a commitment to provide more innovative, sustainable aid and development to poor communities.

1982: Culver and O’Neill incorporate as Mercy Corps International in Seattle, Washington, and begin focusing on long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. The agency’s first development project is launched in Honduras, partnering with a local group called Project Global Village (PAG, in Spanish), which teaches soil conservation and watershed management. Mercy Corps also begins working in Lebanon, helping to rebuild houses and provide job training.
Mercy Corps Recruitment 2017/2018 | Application Guidelines (Qualifications Updates)

1984: Mercy Corps shortens its name and establishes it headquarters in Portland, Oregon. PAG becomes an independent organization which by 2010 grows to employ 190 people in six offices that serve 650 Honduras villages.

1985: Mercy Corps begins work in Sudan, with projects to improve food security and accelerate development.

1986: Mercy Corps launches programs in Afghanistan, assisting 2.5 million people with agriculture and development projects.

1988: Mercy Corps distributes $7 million in supplies, including seeds to people in Ethiopia and medicine to people in Afghanistan.

1989: Mercy Corps begins lending programs that by the mid-2000s evolve into 12 microfinance organizations (MFIs). To date Mecry Corps MFIs have lent $1.5 billion to help low-income customers build small businesses to support their families.

1990: Mercy Corps provides medical supplies and relief to refugees in Jordan.

1991: Mercy Corps and Scottish European Aid provide medicines, supplies and services to Bosnians during the Balkans wars. In Iraq, Mercy Corps ships food, medicines and blankets to Kurdish refugees. Mercy Corps also ships medicines, food and clothing to 12 million people in Sudan.

1993: Mercy Corps uses a $3 million grant to assist 175,000 people in war-torn Kosovo.

1994: Neal Keny-Guyer joins Mercy Corps as chief executive officer. Keny-Guyer forges new directions at Mercy Corps, implementing global mergers and strategic alliances, placing human rights, civil society and social entrepreneurship at the forefront of Mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission, and building an organizational reputation for groundbreaking, innovative programming in the world’s toughest environments.

1995: Mercy Corps distributes $20 million in supplies to people in need in Bosnia and Kosovo. Mercy Corps’ work on the ground is carried out by a diverse international team. Around the world, 93 percent of Mecry Corps field staff are from the countries where they work. They personify Mecry Corps core belief in finding local solutions to local problems. Mecry Corps programs are led by people of the region who speak its language, know its history, and actively invest in developing its human network. Mecry Corps field teams work with local residents — who deeply comprehend the challenges and have the greatest stake in how they are solved — in designing and pursuing the best strategies for their communities.

1996: Mercy Corps merges with Scottish European Aid to launch its European operations and opens its European headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mercy Corps also ships food to avert widespread malnutrition in North Korea.

1997: Mercy Corps provides clothing and bedding to thousands of people in Azerbaijan who lost their homes during war with Armenia.

1998: Hurricane Mitch strikes Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; Mercy Corps provides $3 million in assistance. Mercy Corps joins with Pax World Service to expand its peace and civil society initiatives. Mercy Corps also establishes Mercy Corps Northwest, its first initiative in the US, which helps low-income populations in Oregon and Washington through microenterprise development and self-employment.

1999: Mercy Corps delivers food and supplies to 250,000 people in Kosovo and helps 100,000 refugees in Macedonia.

2000: Mercy Corps provides shelter and medical supplies to families displaced by war in Eritrea. The agency also ships 71,000 apple trees from Oregon to North Korea. Mercy Corps’ growth is made possible in part thanks to support from institutional donors including the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the U.S. Dept. of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; the UK Dept. for International Development; the European Commission and the European Community Humanitarian Organization; the United Nations; and the governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, among others.

2001: Mercy Corps provides $1.4 million in aid to survivors of a massive earthquake in India. The agency also installs water pipelines and rehabilitates schools in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In response to the attacks of September 11, Mercy Corps launches a first-of-its-kind effort, called Comfort for Kids, to provide social and psychological support to affected children in New York. In China, Mercy Corps launches school-to-work programs, small loan projects and farmer training.

2003: In Iraq, Mercy Corps begins to help vulnerable families displaced by the war. More than 1 million people flee to Jordan and Syria, where Mercy Corps helps thousands of refugees with humanitarian aid, education and job training. The agency also founds one of the first microfinance institutions in Afghanistan.

2004: Mercy Corps is one of the first responders to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Within hMecry Corpss of the deadly waves, Mercy Corps mobilizes the largest and most comprehensive emergency response in Mecry Corps history. Dozens of staff are sent to devastated areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India to provide lifesaving relief and supplies. Mecry Corps tsunami recovery programs touch 1 million lives through emergency relief, cash-for-work, loans and longer-term projects that focus on economic development and community-building. In Ethiopia, Mercy Corps administers 1.2 million vaccinations to animals. Mercy Corps delivers food, water and shelter materials to thousands of displaced families in Darfur, Sudan. The agency merges with the Conflict Management Group, founded by Harvard law professor Roger Fisher, to strengthen its peacebuilding work.

2005: Mercy Corps assists in recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina in the United States, providing water, food, bedding and tools to deconstruct houses and re-use building materials. In Pakistan, Mercy Corps provides medical supplies, food and shelter after a massive earthquake. In Niger, the agency helps feed 4,000 children and trains health care workers.

Mercy Corps was among the first humanitarian groups to use relief and development programs to strengthen civil society. Simply handing out food, building a school or immunizing a child is not enough — especially in countries torn by ethnic conflict and economic transition. Just a few weeks of armed conflict can destroy roads, schools, businesses and health systems that took years of traditional development work to build. Working side by side with the poor but hard-working families, Mecry Corps bring diverse groups together to create societies that are more peaceful, open, democratic and economically strong.

2006: Mercy Corps provides 155,000 residents of Darfur, Sudan with health services, household supplies and education for their children. In Indonesia, the agency helps more than 1,000 farmers restore rice fields ravaged by the 2004 tsunami. Mercy Corps merges with NetAid to educate and empower young people to fight global poverty.

2007: In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mercy Corps delivers water for drinking and hygiene to 50,000 people a day.

2008: Mercy Corps wins the Fast Company Social Capitalist Awards for its innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems. The agency is becoming known for its leadership in social innovation as an engine for sustainable development — where creativity, powered by business discipline and the imperative of a social “return on investment,” effect transformative change for the poor. For instance, in Indonesia, Mercy Corps developed a wholesale bank that’s transforming the country’s microfinance industry and connecting millions of previously unbanked low-income people with the financial services that can change their lives. Mercy Corps is working to replicate the model in the Philippines and considering how to expand it to other countries.

2009: Mercy Corps helps 2.2 million people in 14 countries combat the global food crisis through innovative programs that feed hungry people — while making longer term investments to prevent future food shortages. Mecry Corps also respond to conflict and displacement in Pakistan and Sri Lanka and earthquakes in Indonesia.

2010: Mercy Corps is on the ground just two days after the massive earthquake in Haiti. Mecry Corps provide 1 million people with emergency food, clean water, household necessities and shelter materials, and reach hundreds of thousands more with post-disaster trauma support for children, temporary jobs, and health campaigns to combat cholera. Looking for ways to protect communities from future devastating disasters, Mercy Corps partners with Haiti's largest microfinance institution Fonkoze to found the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organization (MiCRO), pioneering a unique hybrid insurance product to low-income microentrepreneurs who otherwise have no safety nets.

2011: Mercy Corps responds to the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in 60 years, to help families survive the crisis, while focusing on innovative rebuilding efforts and large-scale strategies that would help families in East Africa build resilience to future droughts and food shortages in the region. After Japan’s terrible earthquake and tsunami, Mecry Corps deliver lifesaving supplies to thousands of people living in shelters and help people reopen small businesses to speed recovery. Mecry Corps also support the people of the Middle East and North Africa, where a wave of uprisings comes to be known as the Arab Awakening and energizes a movement to build more fair and inclusive societies.

2012: Mercy Corps helps refugees fleeing the burgeoning civil war in Syria by building safe places for children to play and providing clean water. In rebel-torn Congo, Mecry Corps meet urgent needs for food, clean water and sanitation. Across Africa's Sahel region, where drought brings on a severe hunger crisis, Mecry Corps provide food to vulnerable families and help keep livestock — their most precious assets — healthy.

2013: Mercy Corps' response to the Syria crisis grows quickly to meet the needs of millions of refugees who continue fleeing the war in their country.

2014: During a year of unprecedented humanitarian crises, Mercy Corps reaches 42.5 million people with urgent assistance and lasting solutions to save and improve their lives.

2015: Today, Mercy Corps is working in more than 40 countries to help people recover from disasters, build stronger communities and find their own solutions to poverty. The agency consistently ranks as one of America’s most effective and efficient charitable organizations. Over the last five years, more than 87 percent of resMecry Corpsces have been allocated directly to programs that help families turn crisis into opportunity in some of the world’s toughest places.

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