Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps, An International Humanitarian Organisation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a very strategic position within our Empowering Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises ENGINE Program. We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team.

Job Title: Economic and Market Development-EMD-Advisor


Job Field
Administration, Secretarial

The Economic and Market Development (EMD) Advisor is responsible for leading and supervising the economic development components of the program, including ensuring that economic aspects of conflict are adequately assessed, designing and supervising implementation of community-led economic and natural resource projects, and supporting business-led efforts to raise awareness of the economic costs of conflict and advocates for stability-enhancing policy change. S/he provides technical leadership in the design and implementation of economic development activities using a market-led approach integrated with peacebuilding. The EMD Advisor is responsible for ensuring that all economic projects are viable in terms of market realities, through conducting market assessments, and is also responsible for ensuring the quality of all infrastructure and other types of economic projects. The EMD Advisor is also responsible for ensuring that all economic development and natural resource management projects are implemented in a conflict-sensitive manner and are helping to benefit both communities. The EMD Advisor is responsible for ensuring that all projects adhere to Mercy Corps standards in terms of both quality and process.

Skills Required
MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, business, or international development.
Formal training and/or experience in a Markets for the Poor or market–led development
3-5 years’ experience managing development economic programs in a development setting is required.
Experience in economic development and enterprise development required
Experience interacting with the private sector
Familiarity with the Nigerian Middle Belt context
Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and constructively with local partners.
Commitment to the principles of participatory team management and participatory, community-oriented development.
Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa
Experience working in integrated economic development and peacebuilding interventions highly preferred.
Experience working with pastoralists and on youth programs is valued
Experience in highly volatile security situations and a commitment to team safety.

Qualified Candidates should send CV and Application to

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