April 19, 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 companion 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: M&E and Database Assistant

Requisition Number: MEAND003940
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Category: Monitoring & Evaluation
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Reports Directly To: Senior MEL Manager.
Works Directly With: Partner workers, M&E Specialist, Program Manager, Program Officers, Gender workforce, CLA Officer, and Communications Officer.

Program / Department Summary

  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched certainly one of its most complete peacebuilding applications in Nigeria so far with Mercy Corps, a number one international humanitarian support and improvement group, which has been working with communities in Nigeria since 2012.
  • The objective of the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program, which commences in 2019, is to stop violent battle in probably the most at-risk communities throughout 6 states and 24 native authorities areas (LGA) in Nigeria’s Northwest and North Central areas.
  • CIPP builds on the accomplishments and deep contextual information gained by USAID and Mercy Corps by means of their earlier peacebuilding applications in Nigeria. Mercy Corps’ technique has additionally expanded to handle the foundation causes of the battle and search to construct the long-term resilience of communities with built-in applications specializing in governance, safety of the susceptible inhabitants, social cohesion, the inclusion of ladies, youth, and individuals residing with disabilities, and native battle administration.
  • The CIPP program is carried out in six North Central & North-Western Nigerian states: Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina. Since 2019 is strategically constructing on the previous 4 years of the Mercy Corps’ former peacebuilding applications to:
    • Improve native capability and expertise to handle disputes
    • Strengthen and allow extra sustainable Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) mechanisms
    • Increase collaboration amongst communities with authorities companies, CSOs, and native leaders to handle root causes of battle
    • Strengthen girls’s capacities to stop and resolve battle
    • Improve potential to handle violent extremist recruitment techniques.

General Position Summary

  • The M&E ICT, Database Assistant will work with the MEL Unit as a part of a workforce to operationalize and enhance the MEL system, which closely depends on a well-managed CIPP database.
  • The Database Assistant is accountable for supporting Mercy Corps workers and native companions to repeatedly accumulate/ enter/ confirm/analyze/ information and make well timed database changes to measure the affect of Mercy Corps’ applications.
  • S/he’ll immediately work with the Senior M&E Officer & Senior MEL Manager who’re the purpose of contact for all Mercy Corps subject workers concerning M&E help wants and operational points.
  • The Assistant can even intently coordinate with the Program workforce, CLA Officer and Communications Officer to assist guarantee monitoring and analysis information is precisely integrated into all reviews, studying and knowledge merchandise.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Understand, keep, and innovate an M&E system database (MIS) that improves Mercy Corps’ potential to tell program implementation, analyze information, and characterize affect to USAID, the Government, colleague companies, and communities themselves.
  • Support the M&E Officer to make sure all related program workers can make the most of the database to investigate program info and outcomes
  • Support the M&E workforce within the design, adaptation and upkeep of the MIS together with the Communications Officer to match strategic program or implementation change(s).
  • Support the facilitation of coaching on the usage of a database, pivot tables and pivot charts to workers members that require it, or help on exporting to MS Excel for information evaluation.
  • Ensure the database is reside and accessible to subject workplaces.
  • Support the assessment of information entries within the database repeatedly to troubleshoot and repair issues with information entry or integrity.
  • Document system database content material, protocols and replace manuals for clean functioning.

Implement the M&E Systems and Tools:

  • Work as a part of a workforce to facilitate and help M&E operations together with baseline, annual, and end-line surveys, common monitoring, information assortment and evaluation, suggestions and reporting in accordance with the MEL work plan.
  • Support technology of information (tables/graphs/reviews) from the database at common intervals, making certain reviews/info can be found for program implementation workers when required. Facilitate information evaluation with this system implementation workforce as requested.
  • Conduct common subject visits to make sure all parts of the M&E system and database are being utilized successfully by all stakeholders, assessing and figuring out breakdowns and areas that require clarifications and enhancements.
  • Ensure subject groups at all times have the latest model of all M&E instruments and paperwork.

Staff Training and Capacity Building:

  • Work intently with the Senior MEL Manager to develop and ship workers/companion coaching, bettering capacities in monitoring and analysis and database administration: information assortment, entry, verification and evaluation; and different recognized wants.
  • With steerage from the Senior MEL Manager, he/she is going to comply with up on coaching by mentoring workers/companions to develop recognized technical expertise one-on-one.

Link M&E Results to Reporting:

  • Support the assessment or edit of information in reviews as requested and required.
  • Support the manufacturing of analytical summaries: graphs, charts, and tables as requested to fulfil reporting necessities
  • Conduct self each professionally and personally in such a way as to carry credit score to Mercy Corps and never jeopardize its peacebuilding mission in Nigeria
  • Work intently with the CLA Officer to make sure that all learnings are documented and may be visualized.
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.

Information Management:

  • Works with the M&E workforce to program all information assortment instruments on Commcare.
  • Work intently with the Senior MEL Manager to handle the Tola Data system.

Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps laws associated to peace and battle programming.


  • Ensure compliance with safety procedures and insurance policies as decided by nation management.
  • Proactively make sure that workforce members function in a safe surroundings and are conscious of insurance policies.

Organisational 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 count on all workforce members to commit 5% of their time to studying actions that profit Mercy Corps in addition to themselves.

Accountability To Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps workforce members are anticipated to help all efforts towards accountability, particularly to our beneficiaries and to worldwide requirements guiding worldwide reduction and improvement work, whereas actively participating beneficiary communities as equal companions within the design, monitoring and analysis of our subject tasks.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • All Mercy Corps workers members are anticipated to behave ethically and display highest integrity of their skilled and private life.
  • Mercy Corps have zero tolerance for any type of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our insurance policies will result in disciplinary motion or could result in termination.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BA/S or equal from a acknowledged establishment, ideally in Statistics, Economics, MS Access, IT/Database Management, or Administration
  • Microsoft certification is most popular.
  • 1-3 years expertise supporting the administration or design of M&E MS Access databases, information of Sharepoint, MySQL, and VBA a plus.
  • Excellent quantitative expertise and energy customers with Excel; Experience with Access, Commcare and statistical packages together with Stata, R or SPSS and GIS instruments like QGIS, ArcGIS or Google Earth.
  • Demonstrated expertise in coaching, capability constructing, and mentoring.
  • Good fundamental math and analytical expertise in addition to a common information of statistical or monitoring and analysis ideas.
  • Former expertise in subject survey/information assortment strategies, information entry, information verification, and evaluation is helpful.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English & Hausa most popular.
  • Computer literacy in MS Access and different MS Office packages together with Excel, and PowerPoint is crucial
  • Willingness to journey to all CIPP subject workplaces repeatedly
  • Demonstrated consideration to element, potential to comply with procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with workforce members.

Success Factor:

  • The supreme candidate can have a powerful curiosity for understanding and dealing successfully throughout the advanced cultural, political, safety and social surroundings of Nigeria.
  • S/he shall be a superb communicator, multi-tasker, and capable of work in ambiguous conditions. S/he shall be a tolerant and versatile particular person capable of work in tough and worrying environments and comply with procedures.
  • The profitable candidate shall be a design thinker, have sturdy expertise in design monitoring and analysis of improvement applications and keep a way of humour.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions:

  • The place relies in Abuja with about 30 – 40% travelling to challenge areas. Mercy Corps workforce members characterize the company each throughout and out of doors 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 always and in all areas.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we construct our workforce and work collectively. Through our dedication to enriching our group with folks of various origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and methods of pondering, we’re higher capable of leverage the collective energy of our groups and clear up the world’s most advanced challenges.
  • We try 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 perfect work of their lives.
  • We acknowledge that range and inclusion is a journey, and we’re dedicated to studying, listening and evolving to turn into extra various, equitable and inclusive than we’re right this moment.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • Mercy Corps is an equal-opportunity employer that doesn’t tolerate discrimination on any foundation. We actively hunt down various backgrounds, views, and expertise in order that we may be collectively stronger and have a sustained international affect.
  • 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 have interaction in or tolerate discrimination on the premise of race, color, gender identification, gender expression, faith, age, sexual orientation, nationwide or ethnic origin, incapacity (together with HIV/AIDS standing), marital standing, army veteran standing or every 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 by means of our work, whether or not workforce members, neighborhood members, program contributors or others, are handled with respect and dignity.
  • We are dedicated to the core ideas concerning 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 won’t tolerate little one abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our workforce members. As a part of our dedication to a secure and inclusive work surroundings, workforce 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 obligatory 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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