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WASH Assistant at Mercy Corps Nigeria (2 Openings)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Assistant

Requisition Number: WASHA002251
Location: Borno
Position Status: Full-time, Regular

General Position Summary

  • The WASH Assistant will support the day-to-day implementation of the Humanitarian WASH intervention in Northeast Nigeria.
  • He/She will work closely with the WASH team, operations, and finance to jointly execute WASH activities according to plan.
  • He/ She will also support administratively by ensuring all program-related documents are filed / archived appropriately, preparing procurement requests, payment requests and following up with operations and finance on behalf of the team.

Essential Job Functions

  • With the support of the Senior WASH Officer, assist the WASH team in preparing PRs, activity budget, payment requests and following up on payment for contractors and vendors.
  • Support in the implementation of WASH interventions at the field location where necessary to include household visits, to supervise the construction of WASH infrastructures.
  • If requested, participate in any inter sectorial assessment processes, including analysis and planning.
  • Provide regular reports, document results, and maintain detailed records
  • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on the quality of materials and detailed material records.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained.
  • Adhere to all MC policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.


  • 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.

Organizational Learning:

  • 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.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • NIL.


  • Reports Directly To: WASH Officer.
  • Works Directly With: All program teams, Operations, and MC beneficiaries.

Knowledge and Experience

  • University Degree / HND in Civil Engineering, Natural / Social Sciences, or equivalent preferred.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience working in the development sector, or humanitarian program; community-based programming experience required.
  • Previous humanitarian or development programming experience is required.
  • Familiarity with the intervention areas.
  • Experience in any of the WASH components is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Willing and able to travel to remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, flexible, culturally sensitive, and good communication skills.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English.
  • Previous experience in WASH programming.
  • Previous experience with MC is an added advantage.

Success Factors:

  • The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence, constructive mentoring skills and proven experience with capacity building.
  • S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level.
  • Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.
  • We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
  • We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all.
  • We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members.
  • As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.
  • Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Closing Date
11th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is contingent upon funding approval.
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