Mercy Corps is a number one world group powered by the assumption that a greater world is feasible. In catastrophe, in hardship, in additional than 40 international locations all over the world, we associate to place daring options into motion – serving to folks conquer adversity and construct stronger communities from inside. Now, and for the longer term.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Youth Engagement Gender & Battle Sensitivity Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Place Standing: Full-time, Common

Program / Division Abstract

  • Nigeria is probably the most populous nation in Africa, and its affect spreads throughout the continent. But, inequality and insecurity have persistently undermined Nigeria’s growth. Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to answer these challenges. The Nigeria group is headquartered in Abuja, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with places of work all through Nigeria.
  • With a powerful and rising group of over 200 employees, Mercy Corps is presently serving over 600,000 beneficiaries throughout the nation with programming in Lagos within the South; Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau within the Center Belt; Kano, Yobe and Borno within the North.
  • Packages embrace ladies’ training and monetary inclusion, neighborhood peacebuilding, market-based livelihoods and a multi-sector humanitarian response that has a powerful emphasis on WASH, Shelter, Money and Safety. With the imaginative and prescient of a Nigeria during which all individuals are empowered, engaged, resilient and safe, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the basis causes of battle, governance, humanitarian response, and market techniques growth.
  • Working with a various funding base that features the US Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID), UK Division for Worldwide Improvement (DFID), United Nations (UN), European Fee (EC), European Humanitarian Assist and Civil Safety (ECHO), International Affairs Canada (FKA DFATD), and a number of other foundations, Mercy Corps empowers folks to recuperate from disaster, construct higher lives and rework their communities for good.
  • Mercy Corps is beginning a five-year, $30 million USAID-funded Rural Resilience Exercise in Nigeria’s northeast. The aim of the Rural Resilience Exercise (RRA) is to sustainably transfer folks out of power vulnerability and poverty. The Rural Resilience Exercise will allow people and communities to have interaction in robust and sustainable market techniques fairly than persevering with to depend on humanitarian help and faltering with every new shock.
  • The Rural Resilience Exercise is a five-year, $30 million USAID-funded Program in Nigeria’s northeast. The aim of the Rural Resilience Exercise is to sustainably transfer folks out of power vulnerability and poverty.
  • The Rural Resilience exercise will allow people and communities to have interaction in robust and sustainable market techniques fairly than persevering with to depend on humanitarian help and faltering with every new shock.
  • To realize this objective, the Exercise can have 4 parts and 4 cross-cutting components:
    • Element 1: Present up-to-date proof for the choice of market techniques, livelihoods and employment alternatives that contribute to inclusive and resilient development and improved vitamin.
    • Element 2: Stimulate market techniques development and various financial alternatives (Pull actions).
    • Element 3: Construct capability to benefit from market techniques alternatives (Push actions).
    • Element 4: Sequencing, layering, integrating (SLI), and collaborative studying to enhance exercise effectiveness, sustainability, and scale.

Normal Place Abstract

  • The Youth Engagement, Gender and Battle Sensitivity Officer will probably be liable for implementing all elements of youth integration and engagement methods, in addition to gender and battle sensitivity geared toward guaranteeing that interventions end in constructive outcomes for female and male contributors of various goal age teams and “do no hurt”.
  • S/he can have total accountability for constructing group members’ and companions’ capability on promising practices to be youth centred and gender-sensitive.
  • S/he’ll present discipline and office-based help to the Youth Engagement Advisor with dotted traces to the Gender, Diet and Peace and Battle Advisors.
  • S/he’ll work intently with the technical groups within the implementation of methods to hyperlink youth and girls to casual and formal life abilities coaching, entry to providers and merchandise, and markets.
  • The place will help the coaching of employees, the availability of technical help; and guaranteeing that youth engagement, gender and battle sensitivity methods are mainstreamed throughout actions.
  • As battle and gender play a vital function in youth and wider societal dynamics in this system space, the Officer may also lead efforts on the bottom and with our associate’s organizations to make sure that our program is battle and gender-sensitive.
  • This can embrace efforts to make sure that this system makes a significant contribution to constructing peace, strengthening good governance, and selling gender fairness.

Important Job Duties

  • Lead the implementation of youth engagement, GESI, Battle and Diet interventions throughout sectors of the Rural Resilience Exercise.
  • Lead and work with the technical group within the implementation of youth engagement methods and girls financial empowerment specializing in enterprise and life abilities coaching and mentorship, capability constructing and elevated participation in markets.
  • Take part in youth and women-led market analysis to tell program design, implementation, monitoring and analysis.
  • Work with technical groups together with monetary providers and market techniques growth to determine the personal sector actors to advertise, advocate and construct capability on the advantages of partaking youth and girls as shoppers, suppliers and staff, and efficient strategies of doing this.
  • Work intently with markets and monetary providers groups to determine and promote sectors, providers and merchandise which have a excessive potential for development and youth engagement.
  • Assist all analysis and assessments carried out underneath RRA and combine related evaluation of battle and gender dynamics.
  • Develop and implement motion plans for battle administration and gender sensitivity – drawing from analysis and assessments carried out underneath the undertaking – which are built-in into present RRA programming with a purpose to guarantee a powerful hyperlink between the peace, gender, markets and resilience parts of this system.
  • Present help to private and non-private sector companions to successfully deploy and operationalize sustainable gender-transformative approaches and practices of their enterprise fashions
  • Help group members with info, instruments and assets to enhance efficiency & attain aims.
  • Create and maintain a piece atmosphere of mutual respect the place group members try to realize excellence.
  • Construct the capability of the RRA group and associate organizations in inclusive, youth-friendly and gender transformative market techniques growth approaches.
  • Signify Mercy Corps at authorities, donor, NGO and different related occasions, in shut coordination with the Chief of Social gathering and nation management.
  • Coordinate actions with consortium companions, sub-grantees, personal sector companions, native authorities and different implementers, in addition to with different Mercy Corps packages.
  • Signify Mercy Corps externally at related conferences, workshops and different convenings.


  • Work intently with the nation group’s safety focus to develop and preserve techniques that promote the protection and safety of all group members.
  • Make sure that packages are designed and carried out with a transparent evaluation and understanding of safety.

Organizational Studying:

  • As a part of our dedication to organizational studying and in help of our understanding that studying organizations are more practical, environment friendly and related to the communities they serve, we anticipate all group members to commit 5% of their time to studying actions that profit Mercy Corps in addition to themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps group members are anticipated to help all efforts towards accountability, particularly to our beneficiaries and to worldwide requirements guiding worldwide aid and growth work, whereas actively partaking beneficiary communities as equal companions within the design, monitoring and analysis of our discipline initiatives.
  • Workforce members are anticipated to conduct themselves in knowledgeable method and respect native legal guidelines, customs and MC’s insurance policies, procedures, and values always and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Duty:


  • Stories Straight To: Youth Engagement Advisor with a dotted line to the Gender and Battle Advisors
  • Works Straight With: (Deputy) Chief of Social gathering, Program technical specialists/Officers, MEL group, companions, finance and operations groups

Data and Expertise

  • BA required and Grasp’s Diploma most well-liked in a associated discipline.
  • 3+ years working in designing and delivering youth engagement actions in markets techniques, agribusiness and enterprise growth.
  • Capability to foster dedication and construct capability amongst undertaking group and companions round gender and youth growth.
  • A transparent understanding of up to date growth points significantly these associated to financial alternatives for youth.
  • Wonderful organizational, written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English, Hausa language capabilities a plus.
  • Capability to facilitate conferences, efficient presenter and open collaborator.

Success Elements

  • The perfect candidate will probably be outcomes oriented, self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • The perfect candidate will probably be accustomed to market-based agricultural packages focusing on youth and can show cultural information and sensitivity, whereas additionally demonstrating abilities and talent to offer incentives and capacities for market actors working with youth and provide technical help on youth engagement throughout undertaking companions.

Utility Closing Date
twenty sixth April, 2021.

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