April 20, 2024

Mercy Corps is a number one international group powered by the assumption that a greater world is feasible. In catastrophe, in hardship, in additional than 40 international locations world wide, we associate to place daring options into motion serving to folks conquer adversity and construct stronger communities from inside. Now, and for the long run.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: CIPP Program Officer

Requisition Number: PROGR003939
Location: Markurdi Benue,
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Programming
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: CIPP Program Manager, with dotted reporting traces to the Deputy Chief of Party and the Chief of Party primarily based in Abuja.
Works Directly With:The Program and Operational groups in Abuja and throughout CIPP’s states of implementation

Program / Department Summary

  • The Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) Activity is a 60-month Cooperative Agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and goals to strengthen expertise and relationships that can empower communities to forestall and/or reply to violence and violent extremism and foster enabling environments for peace via coverage advocacy, media outreach, and linkages to growth applications.
  • The CIPP Activity is applied by Mercy Corps Nigeria in partnership with the African Radio Drama Association (ARDA), Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC), Pastoral Resolve (PARE), Savannah Centre for Diplomacy Democracy and Development (SCDDD), and the Social Justice and Human Development for Peace Initiative (JDPC).
  • The CIPP Activity is applied in six states: Kano, Kaduna and Katsina (North-west), Benue, Kogi and Plateau States (North-central).

General Position Summary

  • The CIPP State Program Officer is accountable for the day-to-day implementation of this system within the assigned state.
  • S/he’ll help the implementation of actions associated to peacebuilding and battle administration with key actors equivalent to farmers, herders, non secular leaders, non secular establishments, authorities establishments and different applicable actors.
  • The Officer will help the facilitation and implementation of joint battle prevention and PVE plans, and the facilitation of occasions associated to advocacy and relationship-building initiatives.
  • S/he will even present help to all different actions associated to the USAID-funded CIPP Program and can guarantee clean, well timed, and compliant implementation within the respective states.
  • The Program Officer will liaise continuously with implementing companions, neighborhood members, battle actors, non secular leaders, and characterize Mercy Corps at related conferences within the assigned state.
  • The Program Officer will likely be immediately supervised by the Program Manager, and work intently with different State-based Program groups, the Communications group, MEL group, GESI groups, Finance and Sub-awards groups, Operations group, Safety/Security groups to make sure that actions implementation are in keeping with plan, schedule, finances and required high quality.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Implementation:

  • Support technical points of the peacebuilding and battle administration program by helping with the event of actions idea notes, finances and agendas, and curricula as applicable.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate neighborhood conferences, occasions, and coaching as required.
  • Ensure implementation of actions is on time, goal, finances and proper high quality.
  • Liaise with CIPP associate organizations and potential useful resource individuals as wanted.
  • Support the Program Manager in overseeing the efficiency of program implementation by companions and conduct frequent subject visits to program websites.
  • Build robust relationships with key actors equivalent to authorities MDAs, I/NGOs, CSOs, the personal sector and the communities at massive.
  • In collaboration with the MEL group, coordinate the implementation of related surveys, wants assessments, knowledge and knowledge assortment for ongoing monitoring.
  • Develop exercise work plans and handle day-to-day exercise implementation within the state.
  • Ensure that program implementation is aware of neighborhood wants, meets targets, and is carried out consistent with greatest practices.
  • Establish and keep efficient program reporting, monitoring and analysis programs (to trace, analyze and report on outcomes) for each inside and exterior use.
  • Integrate neighborhood approaches, safety mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capability constructing into all actions as applicable.
  • Ensure efficient neighborhood engagement to create enabling surroundings and possession.
  • Submit weekly program updates together with success tales to supervisor.
  • Update Program Issue Log, Risk Register and Incident Tracker as applicable.
  • Ensure program submitting system is in place, adheres to inside and donor rules and submitting is often maintained.
  • Adhere to all MC insurance policies associated to safety, operations and transport/ logistics info associated to programming.
  • Undertake all of the required coaching by Mercy Corps, and different skilled development programs.
  • Undertakes different assigned duties that help all CIPP’s groups.

Representation And Coordination:

  • Intentionally interact with authorities ministries, departments and companies (MDAs) to maintain acceptance and promote collaboration with CIPP’s interventions.
  • Represent Mercy Corps within the state at authorities, donor, NGO, and neighborhood conferences in shut coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate actions with implementing companions, native authorities representatives, non secular leaders, and different worldwide and native organizations working in the identical state/geographic space, in addition to with different Mercy Corps applications in Nigeria

Organizational Learning:

  • As a part of our dedication to organizational studying and in help of our understanding that studying organizations are simpler, environment friendly, and related to the communities they serve we anticipate all group members to commit 5% of their time to studying actions that profit Mercy Corps in addition to themselves.

Finance And Operational Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with all Mercy Corps’ and Donor rules.


  • Ensure compliance with Mercy Corps’ Safety/Security procedures and insurance policies as decided by nation management.
  • Proactively be certain that groups and program individuals/recipients are conscious of insurance policies and function in a protected/safe surroundings.

Accountability To Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps group members are anticipated to use worldwide requirements of accountability, particularly to our program individuals/recipients and to information worldwide reduction and growth work, whereas actively partaking this system individuals/recipients (authorities, communities, and many others) as equal companions within the design, monitoring and analysis of subject interventions. Mercy Corps group members characterize the company each throughout and outdoors work hours.
  • Team members are anticipated to conduct themselves in knowledgeable method and respect native legal guidelines, customs and MC’s insurance policies, procedures, and values at all times, in all nation areas/venues, and never jeopardize its peacebuilding interventions.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/B.Sc Degree and above in Social Sciences equivalent to Peace and Conflict Management, International Law, or associated fields.
  • 4 years and above related expertise in implementing multifaceted battle administration and peacebuilding interventions in battle and transitional contexts.
  • Experience working with native and state authorities authorities, I/NGOs, conventional management, and neighborhood teams.
  • Demonstrated and progressive capability for inventive and versatile program design and implementation.
  • Ability to successfully characterize Mercy Corps to key stakeholders.
  • Effective oral, and written communication and reporting expertise in English language.
  • Medium to excessive degree of communication and facilitation expertise in Hausa language (and different applicable native dialects) will likely be an added benefit.
  • Ability to work respectfully and successfully with socially, ethnically, and religiously numerous groups and teams in delicate environments.
  • Possess internationally acknowledged skilled certifications in mission or program administration, or a dedication to acquire the qualification within the early months of labor.
  • Demonstrated consideration to element, capability to observe procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with group members.
  • Experience managing community-based peacebuilding and battle administration interventions.
  • Strong coaching and capacity-building expertise.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the battle dynamics in Northcentral Nigeria.

Success Factors:

  • The most profitable Mercy Corps employees members have robust commitments to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and altering environments, and make efficient written and verbal communication a precedence in all conditions.
  • Must be capable to work independently and present initiative. Strong management, communication, and administration expertise are important. Understands peacebuilding rules and their software to program implementation. Must be capable to remedy issues and multi-task on a variety of administrative and programmatic points. Able to work together successfully with worldwide and nationwide personnel is required.


  • Charismatic and conjures up confidence from group members.
  • Pays consideration to element and able to finishing up given duties as successfully as potential.
  • Dedicated and dedicated to a activity or objective with loyalty or integrity


  • Inspired to carry out properly and in a position to contribute to the success and influence of this system and the group.
  • Inspired to finish assigned duties inside authorization.
  • Inspired to analysis extensively and carry out with little assist.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we construct our group and work collectively. Through our dedication to enriching our group with folks of various origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and methods of pondering, we’re higher in a position to leverage the collective energy of our groups and remedy the world’s most advanced challenges.
  • We attempt for a tradition of belief and respect, the place everybody contributes their views and genuine selves, reaches their potential as people and groups, and collaborates to do the most effective work of their lives.
  • We acknowledge that variety and inclusion is a journey, and we’re dedicated to studying, listening and evolving to turn out to be extra numerous, equitable and inclusive than we’re right now.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • Mercy Corps is an equal-opportunity employer that doesn’t tolerate discrimination on any foundation. We actively hunt down numerous backgrounds, views, and expertise in order that we might be collectively stronger and have a sustained international influence.
  • We are dedicated to offering an surroundings of respect and psychological security the place equal employment alternatives can be found to all.
  • We don’t interact in or tolerate discrimination on the idea of race, color, gender identification, gender expression, faith, age, sexual orientation, nationwide or ethnic origin, incapacity (together with HIV/AIDS standing), marital standing, navy veteran standing or some other protected group within the areas the place we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is dedicated to making sure that each one people we come into contact with via our work, whether or not group members, neighborhood members, program individuals or others, are handled with respect and dignity.
  • We are dedicated to the core rules relating to the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.
  • We is not going to tolerate baby abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our group members. As a part of our dedication to a protected and inclusive work surroundings, group members are anticipated to conduct themselves in knowledgeable method, respect native legal guidelines and customs, and cling to the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values always. Team members are required to finish necessary Code of Conduct e-learning programs upon rent and on an annual foundation.

Application Closing Date
twenty eighth July, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply online


  • Applicants ought to have their CVs and Cover Letters in a single doc addressing the place necessities.
  • Female candidates who’re certified are strongly inspired to use.

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