Infrastructure Assistant Job in Nigeria

 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: Infrastructure Assistant (SUN)

Location: Marte, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Safeguarding Risk Level: 3

General Position Summary

  • Mercy Corps is looking for Infrastructure Assistant who will ensure planning of day-to-day activities and implementation of Mercy corps WASH and Shelter component of Humanitarian intervention in Borno state Northeast Nigeria.
  • S/he will work closely with the infrastructure team, Operations, and finance to jointly execute WASH activities according to plan.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure the implementation of Humanitarian Infrastructure project activities as designed and planned in the work plan.
  • Be able to understand design of Shelter, latrine, borehole, and septic tank or (pit latrine), prepare BoQ, and Scope of Work, familiar with tender invitation, tender document, contract, service contract.
  • Compiling and sharing with communities the good and bad practices in terms of fire safety, O&M for shelters and use of NFIs and DRR in shelters and settlements.
  • Engaging with target participants, CRCs/CRGs to consult their shelter & settlements training and orientation needs.
  • Engage beneficiaries to form water user committees to ensure appropriate technical and social interventions to secure outcome, impact and sustainability.
  • Identification of appropriate maintenance mechanisms and sustainability of the rehabilitated shelters, latrines, water points and household infrastructures.
  • Identification of key hygiene practices (gender sensitive) to be addressed and sectors of the population with whom to engage and define an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices.
  • Design and plan weekly activities from the work plans for logistics and improve internal coordination.
  • Implement Infrastructure intervention with professionality to ensure technical and programmatic quality of the project.
  • Conduct assessments and baseline studies.
  • Participate in coordination meetings as directed by line manager and share information with external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Provide regular and reliable narrative reports reflecting lessons learned.
  • Work together with the local partner’s Infrastructure team members to ensure that the various aspects of the infrastructure response are integrated, and that they form part of a coherent Infrastructure response.
  • Ensure that all activities are implemented in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
  • Use participatory approaches as far as possible throughout the program cycle.
  • Ensure that gender, protection, disability, the environment, and other important crosscutting concerns are taken into account in program implementation, and reporting; ensure that project activities reflect the needs of specific groups and individuals.
  • Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the UN or other NGOs.
  • Liaise with other organizations/entities engaged in similar activities in area of intervention.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Actively learns about safeguarding and integrates it into their work, including safeguarding risks and mitigations related to their area of work.
  • Practices the values of Mercy Corps including respecting the dignity and well-being of participants and fellow team members.
  • Encourages openness and communication in their team; encourages team members to submit reports if they have any concerns using reporting mechanisms e.g., Integrity Hotline and other options.

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:

  • Shelter field supervisor
  • Infrastructure field supervisors


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

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.Sc / HND in Civil Engineering or relevant disciplines
  • Multi-tasking, coordination, organization, prioritization skills essential. Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing.
  • Highly developed computers skills, with strong familiarity with MS Office, Power point, Outlook, Excel, Word, and infrastructure design software
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis and Google Earth is strongly desirable.
  • 2 - 3 years in community-based Shelter or water and sanitation project preferably in rural context
  • Experience in shelter construction, water supply systems: boreholes, pumping, basic hydraulics, etc.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English highly preferred. Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri or Shuwa is required.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members required. Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Residence of Marte or indigene of Marte is a plus.

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 and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. 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 always adhere to the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
  • As an applicant, if you witness or experience any form of sexual misconduct during the recruitment process, please report this to Mercy Corps Integrity Hotline (

Application Closing Date
5th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Applicants should have their CVs and Cover Letters in one document addressing the position requirements.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Note that Mercy Corps upholds a strict policy against accepting any form of bribe in our recruitment process. We prioritize fairness and transparency in our selection process.