Job Recruitment at Mercy Corps

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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.  Mercy Corps has worked in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

DATABASE OFFICER
LOCATION:
Maiduguri - Borno State

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The Database Officer is a crucial role under the supervision of the part of the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.
The Database Officer analyzes data information submitted by all program teams, M& E team and cleans incoming data, collects and maintains data storage.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Ensure the quality of data submitted by program field team to identify where mistakes have been made and support in data cleaning.
Support the Senior  Monitoring and Evaluation Officer  to develop periodic reports on specific or cross-cutting themes through quantitative data analysis for presentation at partner learning workshops, Social Mobilization meetings etc
Identify missing data and follow-up with all program  and M& E team
Create and Manage the online database 
Update and assure the proper functioning of the web-based analytics dashboard, including implementing partners’ dashboard log-in accounts.
Work with the analytics dashboard to periodically adapt the design of the analytics dashboard based on program learning or any emerging data needs.
Helps create humanitarian profiles for all partners, MC humanitarian beneficiaries, among others.
Work with the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer  to provide custom analysis of incoming program activity and assessment data
Creates charts, tables, graphs and map visualizations to effectively communicate data insights on Mercy Corps area of interventions or any new planned sites.
Contributes to the design of assessment surveys
Enter details for all selected  Mercy Corps beneficiary on the  program
Complete entries of all the different beneficiaries on each program activity and keeps updating the data periodically as may be requested.
Carries out field visits to support in data validation of all program activities.
Supports any kind of program data entry and documentations as may be requested from time to time.
Ensures all information is captured in a timely manner, updated and well stored.
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
Any Other duties as assigned

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

Bachelor's degree in  Information Technology, relevant discipline
Two  years of work experience in the area of Information Technology,
Experience performing basic data analytics with Excel, SASS, SPSS, R or similar analytics software
Multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills
Experience using mapping software (such as CartoDB) a plus
Creative analyst and has a rigorous attention to detail and quality.
S/he is skilled in Excel and experienced generating data visualizations including charts, graphs, tables, and maps, to communicate analysis.
Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English Hausa, and preferably also in Kanuri

Success Factors:
The successful candidate 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. S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. 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.
In particular, the successful candidate will be willing to travel to locations such as Dikwa and Ngala according to the needs of the Mercy Corps program. This will mean sometimes staying and working in stressful environments with very basic living conditions, strictly following security protocols at all times and sometimes working long and irregular hours.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. 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.

HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
LOCATION:
Maiduguri - Borno State

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

With the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.
In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
Mercy Corps is looking for a Human Resource officer responsible for undertaking the Human Resource function within the human resource department in Maiduguri Office

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Follow Mercy Corps Policies and Procedures for Human Resources as stipulated in the Mercy Corps field Administration and National Policy manual;
Handles the field recruitment process in liaison with the hiring managers.
Receives all HR related documentation from head office and ensures to have it filed.
Updates all personnel files and ensures safety of all personnel information
Ensures staff fills all medical forms and sends them to the head office, Abuja.
Maintain staff personnel files in an MC standardized filing system, making sure all necessary HR paperwork is consistently filed and/or updated as required.
Maintain confidentiality of all national staff personnel issues including disciplinary procedures and contracts/pay rises;
Assist with the collection of monthly timesheets and ensuring original copies are sent to the head office, Abuja.
Ensure that all new hires undergo on-boarding process at the field office for both nationals and expatriates upon the hire.
Ensure that staff undertake mandatory trainings like code of conduct and PMD PRO 1 certification
Participate in any disciplinary meetings and hearings and take minutes.
Track all performance reviews/probationary evaluations and notify supervisory staff accordingly;
Ensure monthly tracking’s for Medical and staff attendance, hires and terminations
Monthly tracking of Leave attendance, National Field Database, Medical, Performance Management, Training database
Conduct him/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by Mercy Corps Country Program.
Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

TO APPLY
Applicants are encouraged to submit CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: ng-recruitment.nigeria@mercycorps.org
Or
Drop off application in a sealed envelope with the position boldly written to:
Mercy Corps Nigeria,
Plot 119, NUJ Street,
New GRA Bama Road,
Maiduguri,
Borno State.     

Note
All applications must include the position title in the subject line and not more than 4 pages.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity organization and we strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

DUE DATE: 6 January, 2017

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