Mercy Corps Nigeria Consultant Jobs

Mercy Corps Nigeria Consultant Jobs


Consultancy Objectives

The overall objective of this assignment is to:

  • Review existing Borno State policies and procedures; economic mechanisms or instruments related to local government administration and facilitation of social and economic development at the grassroots level; identify gaps and areas that may require improvement and strengthening.

  • Review specific policies on themes related to the Good Governance Committee (GGC) advocacy objectives; propose policy options and fiscal mechanisms; giving primary consideration to recommendations on appropriate reforms required for policy and other types of instruments (e.g. economic and fiscal), to support the sustainable and institutionalized response to community needs and priorities in the five focal LGAs of the NE-CMS Program.

    Specific Objectives

    The specific objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Review state planning and development policies, guidelines and other documented policy positions related to local government administration and development and propose new policies, fiscal and economic mechanisms/instruments or relevant changes.

  • Review specific policies on themes related to the GGC advocacy objectives; propose policy options and reforms required to support the sustainable and institutionalized response to community needs and priorities in the five focal LGAs of the NE-CMS Program.

  • Recommend capacity building of primary stakeholders to incorporate legislative and policy advocacy to influence the adoption of proposed policies, fiscal and economic instruments or relevant changes.

  • Incorporate advocacy best practices which will be socially and culturally equitable, gender-sensitive, ecologically effective, economically efficient and reflective of stakeholder needs and economic interests of the five NE-CMS focal LGAs.

  • The Policy Review will be participatory and conducted through a triangulated approach combining

  • This assignment will adopt basically review of policy and related documents (desk review),

  • Any other creative methodology deemed appropriate by consultant for achieving task objectives is recommended.

    Skills and Experience Required of the Consultant

    The consultant is expected to have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees
    in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related discipline;

  • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience in conducting organizational/government capacity needs assessments, experience with self-assessment processes will be an advantage;

  • At least 5 years of experience working in organizational development, capacity building in the specified area;

  • An understanding of the socio-political and economic context of Borno State;

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English;

  • Ability to speak Hausa; Kanuri language ability will be an added advantage;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.

  • Be resident in Maiduguri, Borno State

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates must send their Applications with the following documents below to:

  • mdg-procurement@mercycorps.org using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email to avoid disqualification.

    Application Documents

  • CV or company profile showing similar experience with 3 referees

  • Area of coverage and proposed implementation plan

  • Implementation plan with a clear timeline and milestones

  • Financial Proposal / Cost to deliver the job.



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