MEL Assistant 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: MEL Assistant

Reference Number: MDG/HUMOPS/2019/00084
Location: Ngala, Borno

Job Functions

  • Assist in data collection, illustrating project activities progress and impact
  • Conduct beneficiary names verification, ensuring they meet agreed project target criteria
  • Assist in monitoring of program activities, including distributions, trainings, to ensure that intended assistance is delivered to registered beneficiaries as scheduled,
  • Ensure all the activities are conducted in full respect to the humanitarian principles and in organized and dignified way
  • Provide support to the MEL Officer in the design and uploading of forms into digital data collection platforms such as ODK/Ona.
  • Participate in program and sector specific assessments, monitoring, surveys and evaluations. This will entail management of data collectors and facilitating results discussion
  • Participate in surveys, assessments, Focus Groups Discussions
  • Ensure proper filing, handling and movement of project files
  • Assist in data entry into the project databases
  • Assist in designing data entry tools and monitoring tools, as required
  • Share and document lessons learned
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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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  • Supervisory Responsibility: None
  • Reports Directly To: Senior MEL Officer
  • Works Directly With: Northeast PAQ Unit, Northeast Program teams


  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in a related field: social sciences, development studies, education, etc. or at least one year of work experience in a related discipline.
  • Experience in community work with previous experience in project monitoring, preferably with an NGO within Borno States.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, analyzing and reporting.
  • Ability to interact effectively with various community members, conducting him/herself with sensitivity and respect towards others
  • Willingness, ability to perform fieldwork and work under pressure.
  • Have a good appreciation of technology in enhancing the program and MEL related activities
  • Excellent computer skills – Word and Excel are required;
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is a must.

Application Closing Date

15th November 2019.

How to Apply for MEL Assistant at Mercy Corps Nigeria

Interested and suitably qualified individuals are implored to submit no more than 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document, stating the position requirements to: [email protected]
Address the position requirements in a sealed envelope with MEL Assistant boldly written to Mercy Corps Nigeria and submit at Mercy Corps Office Ngala, Borno State.

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