Governance Coordinator – Conflict Management and Stabilization at Mercy Corps Nigeria

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Job Position: Governance Coordinator – Conflict Management and Stabilization

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00079
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State


  • Provide recommendations on the strategic direction of the governance and advocacy programing.
  • Develop an activity plan and regular monthly work plans for the governance and advocacy programming.
  • Review local partner work plans to ensure that activities adhere to strategic objectives
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the implementation and management of innovative governance and advocacy initiatives aligned to the NE-CMS program
  • Provide training and mentorship to the NE-CMS national partners and other implementers on governance and advocacy tools and approaches
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure the quality and integrity of activity implementation.
  • Compile and submit evidence-based activity reports and contribute to relevant monitoring systems
  • Ensure that lessons learned from activity reporting and monitoring are integrated into further design and implementation of programming
  • Ensure integration and coordination with other components of the program for the achievement of holistic program impact
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations, and provide constructive feedback on a consistent basis within the team
  • Provide relevant team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach collective objectives
  • Facilitate networks between local community groups and state-level stakeholders for effective advocacy initiatives
  • Communicate effectively with all relevant stakeholders to feature NE-CMS programming and results and nurture local ownership and accountability
  • Proactively form relationships with relevant implementing partners to complement NE-CMS programming
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

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  • Master’s degree or it’s equivalent in Political Science, International Studies, Social Sciences, Economics or other relevant field
  • Not less than 7 years of progressive work experience, with minimum of 2 years focusing on governance and/or advocacy
  • Strong experience working in Borno State
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong relationships with local authorities, state-level ministries, and local government officials
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively across multiple stakeholders
  • Displayed flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving
  • Reliable experience working with national and international NGOs
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent oral and written English and Hausa skills required
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members

How to Apply for Governance Coordinator – Conflict Management and Stabilization at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document to: [email protected]

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November 14, 2019 


  • 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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