Shelter Senior Officer at Mercy Corps

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.  Mercy Corps has worked in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Shelter Senior Officer Location: Maiduguri – Borno StateProgram/Department SummaryWith the insurgency affecting North East Nigeria and displacing millions of people, Mercy Corps is expanding its humanitarian programming to support the conflict-affected population in Borno.In response to the ongoing crisis, Mercy Corps is scaling-up food security, non-food items, nutrition, protection, livelihoods, and water sanitation hygiene (WASH) activities in Dikwa, Ngala, and Jere Local Government Areas in Borno State to address emergency needs.General Position SummaryThe Shelter Senior Officer is main focal point of the shelter team and works under the supervision of the Deputy Team leader to ensure adherence support to project and ensure its activities are implemented on the project.Essential Job FunctionsSupervise the Mercy Corps shelter team and ensure they are implementing program activities within the set timeline and are delivering according to the work plan.Build the capacity of the shelter team members with special focus to more senior positions, in program managementMonitor all shelter program activities, including the planning and execution of any required evaluations, to ensure that accurate and timely information is available.Supervise construction works and administer works execution as per contractual provisions and design specifications.Collect and share data according to evolving needs.Develop documents on Shelter/NFI best practices, through capacity mapping and gaps identification.Quickly report potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated and recommend remedial actions for management approval.Prepare project/contracts related documentation such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stake holder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications etcPreparation of payment certificates and work progress records for finance and compliance purposes.Work closely with contractors in the field with provision of technical support and guidance.Ensure that items procured meet specifications of the end-user while adhering to donor and Mercy Corps procurement guidelines.Develop and maintain working relationships and coordinate with relevant international and local agencies active in the shelter working group and related coordination platforms.Regularly monitor program sites in order to ensure that shelter programs are adapted to local needs, provide quality control assurance, and conduct regular audits of program activities.Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian missionAny other duties as assignedOrganizational 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. 

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