New Vacancy at Mercy Corps: Livelihoods Program Officer

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, and ECHO the humanitarian programs engage in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, logistics and relief commodities, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps plans to scale up and expand its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional and varied assistance in a wider geographic area. Mercy Corps plans to implement a program in 3 states “ISING” or Investing in the safety and integrity of Nigerian girls targeting adolescent girls and boys affected by the conflict in the Northeast.Job Title: Livelihoods Program Officer (ISING)Location: Biu - Borno StateGeneral Position SummaryThe 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 ISING Program Manager and work collaboratively with fellow program staff.S/he will work extensively with other sectors of the project to ensure that all activities are implemented successfully and timely.Essential Job FunctionsSupport ISING 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 ISING project 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 ISING Program Manager, assisting with specific surveys or assessments as needed.Contribute to providing the ISING Program Manager 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 related to ISING project.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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