Deputy Chief of Party at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is one of the topmost global organization motivated by the belief that a better world is very possible. During hardship and disaster, we partner to put bold solutions into action in over 40 countries, rendering valuable help to people to assist them triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

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Job Position: Deputy Chief of Party

Reference Number: ABV/PRO/2019/0033
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Position Status: Full-time


  • Provide leadership and strategic vision to the technical components of the program including workplan development, market analysis, partnership selection and management.
  • Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
  • Oversee performance of consortium partners and sub-grantees.
  • Identify opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
  • Assist COP with the development of a program-wide resilience-building framework to guide coordination and integrated implementation.
  • Lead the socialization of the program with the Government of Nigeria stakeholders.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Integrate community approaches gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Provide managerial and programmatic oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s).
  • Oversee the scope of work, deliverables and overall quality of work of any internal or external evaluation or research partners.
  • Oversee the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports on all aspects of the program in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Make sure program data and analysis is used for learning by holding and leading semi-annual program workshops with all program partners.
  • Document achievements/impact of innovative program components of the program.

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  • Possession of Master’s Degree or higher in Agriculture, Economics, or Business Administration.
  • Proven expertise and a minimum of 5 years of Deputy Chief of Party experience in managing large to medium livelihood, agricultural development activities with knowledge of resilience programming and the African context preferred.
  • Not less than 3 years of field-based work in a conflict-prone and/or active insurgency environment.
  • Strong technical experience in a market system approach to development.
  • Displayed ability to be collaborative across activities making use of strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply for Deputy Chief of Party at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Qualified candidates should send a 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document¬† to:¬†[email protected]

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  • All applications must include the position title and Reference Number in the subject line
  • CV and cover letter should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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