Operations Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria
Operations Officer at Mercy Corps Nigeria. 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 are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Operations Officer
Location: Potiskum, Yobe with 50% travel
Position Status: Full-time; Regular
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 Operations Officer provides day-to-day support to the program operations in Potiskum under the direct supervision of the Field Manager
As part of his/her responsibilities, the Operations Officer will undertake tasks under procurement, administration, logistics and security working in close collaboration with the finance and program teams
S/he will promptly and effectively provide all required support to programs so to deliver assistance to beneficiaries in a timely, compliant and transparent manner.
Knowledge and Experience
A relevant First Degree in Business or Arts is desired
Minimum 3 years’ experience in operations (logistics, procurement), preferably within an NGO; international business or related field. Strong organizational skills; ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel
Excellent oral and written English skills
Knowledge of local languages is required
Strong computer skills on MS Office programs, especially in MS Excel
Conscientious with an excellent sense of judgement
Demonstrated attention to details
Ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines
Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work comfortably with ethnically diversified team members
Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
Proved organizational skills
A demonstrated an ability to multi-task and process information into action as to not delay program activities. A clear understanding of procurement ethics and donor compliance is essential.
The successful candidate will have an initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, culinary skills and proven experience
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.
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 MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Potiskum, Yobe State and it requires up to 50 % travel to field offices in and around Potiskum.
Applications Closing Date
8th February, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters in one document, addressing the position requirements and location to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must include the position title in the subject line Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
We are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.