Governance Coordinator at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a foremost global organization driven by the belief that a better world is achievable. In disaster, in hardship, in over 40 nations all over the world, they partner to put bold solutions into action by assisting people triumph over hardship and create stronger communities from within. They are hiring to fill the following vacant positions described below.

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Job Title: Governance Coordinator – Conflict Management and Stabilization

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00079
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State with 25% travels to deep field locations within North-East Nigeria.

Job Functions

  • Provide recommendations on the strategic direction of the governance and advocacy programming to ensure that overall impact and outcome-level results of the program are achieved
  • Develop an activity plan and regular monthly work plans for the governance and advocacy programming, in alignment with the overall program work plan
  • Review local partner work plans to ensure that activities adhere to strategic objectives
  • 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, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines
  • 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
  • Other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Studies, Social Sciences, Economics or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive work experience, with at least 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
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving
  • 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

Application Closing Date

14th November 2019.

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How to Apply for Governance Coordinator at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should to send their 4 page CV and Cover Letter combined in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]

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