TARE Project 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: TARE Project OfficerReference Number: ABV/NEPRGM/2018/00002Location: Abuja with at least 60% travel to project locationsPosition Status: Full-time, RegularSalary: Level 4Program/Department SummaryWithin the Conflict Management Programs portfolio Mercy Corps implemented a UKAID-funded program called Conciliation in Nigeria through Community-Based Conflict Management and Cooperative Use of Resources (CONCUR), the Ford Foundation-funded Future of Youth in Norther Nigeria project, and is currently implementing the GHR Foundation-funded Inter-Religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigerian (IPNN) project, the USAID-funded Engaging Communities for Peace in Nigeria (ECPN) project, and the UKAID-funded Youth Stabilization Initiative for Borno (YOU-SB) project.Supporting Harmonious Association, Religious Participation and Engagement for Northern Nigeria (TARE, which stands for “together” in Hausa), will be implemented in three Northern Nigerian states: Borno, Kaduna and Plateau.TARE will strategically build on the past four years of the IPNN Program to:Enhance the capacity of faith-based organizations and institutions to engage communities of different faiths in peacebuilding efforts,Strengthen the capacity of religious leaders and create a platform for inter-faith negotiations across Christian, Sunni and Shia communities in Kaduna,Complement PVE programing in Borno through supporting religious leaders to prevent youth participation in extremist activities through community-level and formal governance activities, andCompare and disseminate analysis on the integration of religious leaders and faith-based organizations in peacebuilding.TARE is designed for comparative analysis of three approaches to peacebuilding and will partner with religious leaders and faith-based organizations in three distinct ways to assess the:Role of faith-based organizations and institutions in peacebuildingRole of religious leaders in countering violent extremismRole of religious leaders in peacebuilding.General Position SummaryThe Project Officer will support the implementation of activities related to capacity building for religious leaders and religious institutions, facilitation and implementation of joint PVE plans, and the facilitation of events related to advocacy initiatives.The Project Officer will also provide support to all other activities related to the GHR-funded TARE program, and will ensure smooth, timely, and compliant implementation.The Project Officer will liaise frequently with implementing partners, community members, religious leaders, and represent Mercy Corps at relevant meetings.The Project Officer will be responsible for the following activities across the three states:Program Support:Support technical aspects of inter-religious peacebuilding and conflict management program by assisting with the development of activities/agendas/curricula related to peacebuilding.Facilitate and co-facilitate community meetings, events, and trainings as required.Ensure implementation of activities is on time, target and budget.Liaise with TARE partner organizations and potential resource persons as needed.Support the Project Manager in overseeing the performance of project implementation by partners, and conduct frequent field visits to project sites.Maintain links with religious leaders and faith-based organizations, and keep up-to-date records of best practices around conflict management and peacebuilding strategies.In collaboration with M&E staff, implement relevant surveys, needs assessments, data and information collection for on-going monitoring.Coordinate closely with other project staff to ensure all objectives of the proposal and activities are met.Representation:Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO, community meetings in close coordination with the Project Manager.Coordinate activities with implementing partners, local government representatives, religious leaders, other international and local organizations operating in the same geographic area, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs in Nigeria.Supervisory Responsibility:M&E InternAccountability:Reports directly To Mercy Corps’ GHR-funded TARE Project Manager. Works Directly With other TARE technical and program staff, Mercy Corps program support departments and with implementing partners.

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