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**About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and its influence spreads across the continent. Yet, inequality and insecurity have consistently undermined Nigeria's development. Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to respond to these challenges. The Nigeria team is headquartered in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with offices throughout Nigeria. With a strong and growing team, Mercy Corps is currently reaching more than 2 million Nigerians with interventions. With the vision of a Nigeria in which all people are empowered, engaged, resilient and secure, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the root causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian needs, and market systems development. Working with a diverse funding base, Mercy Corps empowers people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. We stand with Nigeria to find and access opportunities, and to be part of lasting and meaningful transformation in the country.
The Infrastructure Quality Assurance Advisor is responsible for ensuring best practice in the design, implementation, and follow up of all infrastructure components of the Mercy Corps portfolio. This includes supporting a culture of accountability to infrastructure minimum standards and best practice. The focus will be on cross-cutting infrastructure systems, ensuring consistency in our approach, supervision, and documentation of all infrastructure. Beyond building systems to support infrastructure quality assurance, the Advisor will play a hands on role at critical moments of program planning, providing surge support to program specific engineers as needed and contributing to design, start-up, and close out functions as they relate to infrastructure elements. Common focus areas of infrastructure for Mercy Corps include water distribution systems (both urban and rural) and public buildings (markets, schools, hospitals, etc). Additional technical support in their area of expertise (e.g. WASH infrastructure) will be leveraged to inform innovations in sustainability and maintenance of infrastructure systems.
INFRASTRUCTURE QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Infrastructure Advisor will not directly manage any individuals but will have dotted line support to the program specific engineers.
Reports Directly To: PAQ Director
Works Directly With: Program Directors, Engineers, Director of Programs, Operations Director, Global Infrastructure Team
**Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
The successful candidate will have high attention to detail and strong people skills. The candidate will have a strong sense of initiative and approach challenges with a problem solving mentality. The candidate will have a passion for building team capacity and an eye for innovation. The candidate will be willing to travel and work in difficult and remote locations as needed.
**Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Yola, Adamawa State with the possibility of relocation to Maiduguri, Borno it requires up to 60% travel to support country programs, which may include travel to insecure locations where freedom of movement is limited and areas where amenities are limited. Housing for this role is in guest house accommodations with access to basic medical services.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
**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 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, color, 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 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 to 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.