Livelihood Program 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 collaborate 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 operates in over 13 states focusing on key thematic areas of humanitarian response, conflict mitigation and adolescent girls’ empowerment.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Livelihood Program OfficerLocation: Biu, Borno Program / Department Summary Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from humanitarian donors including OFDA, FFP, EU, and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, non-food items (NFI), protection, livelihoods, cash transfers, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps is scaling-up and expanding its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional assistance in a wider geographic area.General Position Summary The Livelihood program officer will be responsible for supporting activities in the intervention communities of ISING program.S/He will be responsible for supporting the implementation of strategic, impactful, and high-quality programming.The project officer will report to the Livelihoods Senior Program Officer and work collaboratively with fellow program staff.S/he will work extensively with other sectors to ensure that all program activities are implemented successfully and timely.Essential Job Functions Support project management and administration of livelihood related activities including beneficiary identification, distribution site selection, planning and implementing the distributions, working with partners and facilitating monitoring.Contribute to all field work, including identifying target locations, beneficiaries and vendors, participating in distributions, monitoring and supporting beneficiaries during the shopping periods, coordinating with community leaders and other stakeholders and other field-based tasks as assigned.Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.Contribute to effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use in coordination with the other program staff.Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity, protection and capacity building into all livelihood activities as appropriate.Conduct monitoring and data collection as directed by the Livelihoods Senior Program Officer, assisting with specific surveys or assessments as needed.Contribute to providing the Livelihoods Senior Program Officer with up-to-date information on the affected and targeted community and coordinates beneficiary lists and numbers with different stakeholders.Ensure the cohesion of the overall livelihoods approach through a close working relationship with the livelihoods SPO and the protection/gender team.Contribute to applying well researched and thought out interventions to restart livelihood activities.Lead where necessary community meetings to identify Livelihoods priorities.Mitigation where necessary maintaining a clear impartial profile for Mercy Corps in confusions or disputes between community/association/group members.Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;Other duties as assigned. 

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