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    Apply: Mercy Corps Programme Officer

    Deadline: 11 November, 2022

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria

    Mercy Corps is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the role of Programme Officer.

    Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the programme manager to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake and trust between community members, leaders and health workers
    • Work with the MEL officer to conduct relevant assessments and monitoring of implementation to ensure interventions meet the programme goals
    • Engage and conduct community stakeholders’ sensitisation on the programme activities and approaches
    • Mobilise targeted beneficiaries/participants to fully engage in the programme to realise the intended objectives
    • Lead on logistics and training plans for community leaders and community health workers to provide clarity on vaccine product safety, efficacy and dosing regimens, and access points/requirements for vaccination
    • Coordinate and track the activities of the community resilience groups and local governance structures, especially with relation to sensitisation, action planning and involvement in learning sessions
    • Support the documentation of weekly/monthly implementation progress reports and impact highlights with the programme manager
    • Participate in all strategic planning meetings and activities, gathering and sharing relevant information with all relevant actors
    • Participate in relevant coordination platforms and forums, with Mercy Corps and national technical working groups to share learnings and leverage proven approaches to inform implementation
    • Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ gender policy
    • Ensure that programme implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant programme guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan
    • Promote and contribute to the integration and mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity, gender and other pertinent cross-cutting issues into programme implementation

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Development Studies or a related field
    • Two years of work experience with a local or international NGO working with marginalised communities with community engagement or Covid-19/health-related programming
    • Proven experience in capacity building, coordinating activities, developing plans and drafting reports
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and capacity to maintain relations with community leaders
    • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations
    • Proficiency in computer use, particularly Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English
    • Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, strong leadership and proven team-building experience
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently
    • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with programme target groups

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo is passionate about Africa, he's also a writer in areas of good governance, environmental sustainability, child education, and gender equality. He also doubles as a content writer, student, Pan-Africanist and Certified Google Digital marketer.

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