Mercy Corps Resilience & Conflict Mitigation Tech Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps Resilience & Conflict Mitigation Tech Advisor Jobs in 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.

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

With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.

The Resilience & Conflict Mitigation Tech Advisor will provide technical, operational, and strategic vision to the implementation of the resilience and conflict mitigation component by working with the project staff, national partners, to ensure that the program meets performance-based targets on time and within budget, as per Mercy Corps and donor requirements.


Program Management:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the implementation and management of innovative Resilience & Conflict Mitigation initiatives aligned with the Program logical framework and project impact goal.
  • Provide sector oversight and guidance in the implementation of Resilience & Conflict Mitigation activities aligned with the project log frame and budget.
  • Work with Consortium Partners and other implementing partners on the Resilience & Conflict Mitigation component of the project.
  • Build the technical capacity of project staff in Resilience & Conflict Mitigation n skills that are relevant to the implementation of the project through training and continuous mentoring.
  • Submit a clear capacity-building plan for this process.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to ensure the quality and integrity of project implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
  • Provide technical and sector inputs to/ during planning, organizing and coordination of project monitoring processes, assessments, surveys, researches and evaluations.
  • Support the Field Manager in ensuring that the overall goal and specific objectives to the conflict management and reconciliation component of the project are achieved.
  • Develop a detailed action plan for the Resilience & Conflict Mitigation component and submit to the field manager for review and re-alignment with the main work plan within the first month of employment.
  • Compile and submit in time for review; evidence-based weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual technical reports and activity plans
  • Develop and submit weekly and monthly activity plans in time for review and prior to implementation.
  • Ensure integration and coordination with other components within the project for the attainment of holistic project impact.

    Team Management:

  • Sustain a work environment of mutual respect you and other team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Provide other team members with information, tools and other resources
    to improve performance and reach objectives.

    Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to the project implementation.
  • Draft and /or review the scope of work to hire and manage any technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.

    Influence & Representation:

  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with governments and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.
  • Proactively form relationships implementing partners to complement donor funding.
  • Represent Program on Conflict Management and Reconciliation issues at technical and strategic planning meetings, or as requested by the Project Manager.


  • Master's Degree or its equivalent in Conflict Management, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Social Sciences or other relevant fields. (minimum Bachelor's Degree)
  • Minimum of four years working experience in a similar context.
  • Strong management skills, with a good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues in a highly insecure environment.
  • Experience working in Yola strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Demonstrated experience working with State-level ministries and Local Government Area government officials.
  • Willingness to learn and interest in conflict, governance, peace, economic and community development related fields
  • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and the ability to formulate well-targeted documents
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment
  • Experience in an NGO (local or international) or research institution

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4-page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: Applications Closing Date 8th February 2019


  • All applications must include the Position Title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and cover letter and should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that 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.

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