Program Manager – Hadin Kai 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 of:Job Title: Program Manager - Hadin KaiReference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2018/00032Location: Maiduguri, BornoPosition Status: Full-timeSalary Level: Level 7Program / Department SummaryMercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods.With the recognition of the protracted crisis in Northeast Nigeria, Mercy Corps’ strategy and expansion plans aim to address the root causes of the crisis and seek to build long term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, and youth empowerment with emphasis on adolescent girls and boys.With multiple funding streams from large institutional donors and foundations, Mercy Corps’ programs in Northeast Nigeria continue to scale up and serve communities by transitioning them from humanitarian aid to early recovery programs.General Position SummaryThe Program Manager- Hadin Kai is overall responsible for the day-to-day implementation and coordination for the delivery of a program that seeks to address gender considerations in Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) by working to break down barriers hindering the effective reintegration of girls victimized by violent extremist groups.The proposed program fits into and builds on top of an existing portfolio of programs currently operated by Mercy Corps in Borno State. By leveraging Mercy Corps’ other interventions, this program will deliver a high-impact, comprehensive approach to change the perceptions and stigma surrounding girls victimized by violent extremist groups.Essential Job ResponsibilitiesProgram Management:Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of the teams across the various field locations.Develop program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks when needed, beneficiary targeting and distribution process.Provide monitoring systems, including gathering data for case studies. This will include both direct and remote monitoring where access is limited or restricted.Certify program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulations and filing is regularly maintained.Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget.Adhere to all MC procurement, logistics and administrative regulations related to programming.Fulfill Mercy Corps Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.Team Management:Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary.Finance & Compliance Management:Manage financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.Oversee the program budgets, project cash flow and expenditures.Influence & Representation:Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with the community, government and other stakeholdersCommunicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.Security:Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.Organizational Learning:As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.Accountability To Beneficiaries:Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specificallyto 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.Supervisory ResponsibilitySpecific program team members.Accountability:Reports Directly To: Director of Northeast ProgramsWorks Directly With: all other sector staff, PAQ team and support staff members 

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