Position Description

Location Damboa, Borno State Nigeria
Position Status Full-time 

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.  In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions  into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.  Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary 

The M&E unit exists to strengthen the monitoring efforts of Mercy Corps’ programs. The M&E unit will provide a technical support service to programs. The aim of the M&E unit will be to assist programs in specific activities that help quantify, analyze, and document the impacts and outputs of Mercy Corps programs including data collection, data management, data analysis, and mapping. 

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General Position Summary 

The MEL Assistant will be involved in the daily collection and input of program information and monitoring data. The MEL Assistant will also assist in data analysis and reporting.  In addition, the MEL Assistant will help the Monitoring Officers in surveying, data analysis, and reporting. The monitoring unit works with the program teams including the: Recovery Program, Cash for Work Program, Livelihoods Program, Social Revitalization Program, and Financial Access Program.

Essential Job Responsibilities 


  • Collect monitoring data as directed including conducting interviews and surveys; this will include working with groups of short-term personnel and facilitating data collection and logistics. 
  • Enter monitoring data into computer-based data collection system according to schedule, and or supervise this process.
  • Work with Monitoring Officer to track that program-based monitoring activities are being performed according to schedule. 
  • Work with the Monitoring Officer to implement directed research projects.
  • Work in collaboration with the Monitoring Officer to provide timely reports and data summaries.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.


  • 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.


  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 


  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically  to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility



Reports Directly to: MEL Officer  

Works Directly with: Program team

  • One year experience working on the computer in Microsoft Office applications including Excel is required. Skills in other programs, such as Access or statistical packages is also desirable.
  • Excellent skills using the computer keyboard (numbers and letters).
  • Attention to detail and patience to double check data entry is essential. 
  • Good basic math skills are essential and general knowledge of statistical principles is preferred.
  • Comfort and ability to talk to and interview people in a respectful manner while professionally representing Mercy Corps is essential.  Basic spoken English is a plus.

Success Factors 

The ideal candidate will have a natural curiosity for quantifying and articulating the impact of Mercy Corps’ programs on individuals and in communities.  He/she will also have an interest in exploring the larger factors that influence the success of humanitarian programs and the well-being of populations affected by the insurgency. A successful candidate will have skills and a passion for data collection, entry, and analysis as well as the ability to mentor others in these areas. This position requires the ability to work effectively in a team as well as assume individual responsibility for supervision and specific reporting tasks.

Submission of Application:

Interested candidates are requested to click HERE to create an account using your email address. Kindly indicate under the source question that you are a Current (or Former) Mercy Corps Team Member.  on or before 24th March, 2021.

“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

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