Field Manager 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 partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Field ManagerReference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2018/00014Location: Gwoza, Borno StateSupervisory Responsibility: YesReports Directly to: Team LeaderWorks Directly with: Finance, Programs and Operation Teams.General Position SummaryField Manager is responsible for leading and managing Mercy Corps operations and multi sectoral program of Humanitarian Assistance, early recovery and long term development in the Field Location.Field Manager is responsible for project management and the implementation of program quality and accountability and ensuring Mercy Corps policies and procedures are adhered to by all staff all other contractors for Mercy Corps.She/he is responsible for enforcing strict ethical and integrity standards and ensures that those cases of violation of ethics such as fraud, corruption and breach of code of conduct are reported, documented and dealt with according to Mercy Corps policies and procedures.As the most senior staff for Mercy Corps in the Field location, the Field Manager is responsible for representing Mercy Corps to partner organizations and local authorities and for coordination with other NGOs.The post holder will represent Mercy Corps on local government level on all coordination platforms.Essential FunctionsProject Management:Oversee ongoing programs and startup of new programs in field locations.Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to achieve the desired impactEnsure that program implementation is responsive to communities, authorities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic planFulfill Mercy Corps Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.Conduct monitoring visits to the field to ensure that all targeted program beneficiaries are rightly benefiting from Mercy Corps interventions.Supervise and be responsible for all technical aspects of project implementation, ensure that all interventions are completed in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner according to standard engineering methods.Ensure a safe working environment for all people involved in project implementation.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.Quality, Accountability and Compliance:Provide Field Leadership in the roll out and implementation of Community Accountability and Response Mechanism according to established Standard Operating Procedures.Promote and encourage openness to welcoming feedback and complaints from beneficiaries and communities, and learning from staff.Ensure that those cases of violation of ethics such as fraud, corruption and breach of code of conduct are reported, documented and dealt with according to Mercy Corps policies and procedures.Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria and Standard Operating Procedures.Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures for all program activities are developed and adopted, strictly followed in the GwozaIntegrate community approaches, gender sensitivity, resilience approach and capacity building into all activities as appropriateCreate and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources and timely, accurate and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and proceduresOperations Management:With support of Team Leader and Operations Manager, ensure operation systems (procurement, transport, storage, communications, estate / buildings management, asset management etc) are in accordance with Mercy Corps systems and policiesEnsure adequate operational systems are in place to provide adequate support to the field team.In conjunction with the Senior HR Officer and HR staff, ensure local recruitment is consistent with Mercy Corps HR recruitment policies, the legal context and local practiceAnd that HR policies and procedures are understood by the project team and implemented.Provide leadership to the Field team, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities, encouraging effective team work and inclusiveness, and building a team spirit through regular meetings.Oversee the administrative functions for the project team, line managing staff where appointed.Security Management:Responsible for security management for the Field team, including providing inputs to the location-specific Security Plan, ensuring staff are fully briefed/trained on the agreed security measures appropriate to the area, staff understand individual and collective responsibilities for safety and security and ensuring incidents are reported, critical learning is recorded and corrective actions taken.External Representation:Develop and maintain good lines of communication and relationships with local authorities and the local community.Represent Mercy Corps to local authorities (whether formal governmental or informalAuthorities), securing the necessary appointments for visitors and local authority approvals and attendance to Mercy Corps functions.Represent Mercy Corps to other NGOs, and visitors, ensuring coordination and constructive working relations and attendance at relevant inter-agency coordination meetings as delegated by the Team Leader.Security:Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.Work closely with Mercy Corps Nigeria country team’s security focal point to develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the team in all aspects of its implementation process.Finance & Compliance Management:Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.Ensure compliance with all Mercy Corps finance regulation in carrying out activities as a DriverInfluence & Representation:Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.Accountability to Beneficiaries:Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.Complete routine progress reports and submit reports as required by supervisor;Provide weekly progress reports on implementation to supervisor;Assist MC management with any requests for information or data regarding program expansion or development. 

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