Project Manager – (UAS – LCB) 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 vacant position below:Job Title: Project Manager, Using Airwaves for Stability in the Lake Chad Basin" (UAS - LCB) ProjectLocation: BornoReports Directly to: Director of Northeast ProgramsProgram / Department SummaryThe “Using Airwaves for Stability in the Lake Chad Basin” (UAS - LCB) Project is aimed to support Dandal Kura Radio International (DKRI), a Kanuri-language radio station operating in the Lake Chad Basin region through studios in Maiduguri and N’Djamena (reaching audiences in North East Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger).The support would include coordination with DKRI to produce and air news, current affairs and special content programming to increase understanding of, and support for, the de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of current and former members of violent extremist groups.This project will result in reduced support for violence, greater openness to reintegrating returning ex-combatants into communities and greater community agency to drive their futures with accurate, credible information.General Position SummaryThe UAS-LCB Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project including close cooperation with the DKRI staff to ensure delivery of all project results.The Project Manager will work closely with the Director of NE Programs, Head of Office, and support staff (including finance, operations, and administration) to ensure that activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality. UAS-LCB Project Manager reports directly to the Director of NE Programs.Among other key functions of the Project Manager is to support the research on impact of radio messages, and carry out assessment and monitoring activities with a view to ensure the achievement of the planned project impact.S/he will lead and organize a series of policy dialogues to discuss the findings of the research and develop strategic communication plans, ensure dissemination of the research findings, and mobilizing government officials for strategic communications trainings.Essential Job ResponsibilitiesProject Management:Oversee the full program cycle for project activities: start-up, implementation, and close-out of the project;Develop activity workplans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;Ensure that program implementation meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices;Establish strong working relationships with DKRI to jointly develop and implement strategies to achieve maximum impact of the project;Communicate regularly with the team of researchers on the design and implementation of the radio messaging impact evaluation, provide all needed support;Liaise with government officials to organize and facilitate policy dialogues to discuss the finding of the research and incorporating into strategic communication plans;Mobilize government officials for strategic communication workshops, identify consultants to deliver the trainings, and work with them to ensure that the curriculum is in line with the project and participants’ needs;Set up and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use;Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate;Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained;Adhere to all MC policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.Finance & Compliance Management:Ensure compliance with all donor and Mercy Corps regulations;Proactive follow-up on reconciliation of project performance data from DKRI;Oversee the budget spending and project monthly cash flow.SecurityEnsure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.Other:Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its mission;Other duties as assigned.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 BeneficiariesMercy 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.Works Directly With:Head of Office, MEL, Finance, Program and Operation teams.

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