Jobs at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps has been working in Nigeria since 2012. In Nigeria, our programs currently focus on conflict mitigation, markets and economic development, girls’ education, and financial inclusion. Mercy Corps is partnering with the MacArthur
Foundation through the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) in the Girls Opportunities for Advancing Literacy (GOAL) program, to increase girls financial literacy and economic assets in secondary education in Kano State, Nigeria.

The Girls Opportunities for Advancing Literacy (GOAL) program addresses several challenges faced by girls in Nigeria by ensuring secondary education for marginalized girls is equitable and scalable by increasing girls’ learning outcomes and directly supporting girls’ increased control of economic assets. GOAL will increase financial literacy and labor-market relevant skills for 1,800 marginalized female junior and senior school students (ages 16 to 19) in Ministry of Education and Islamiyya schools in Kano State.

GOAL will provide beneficiaries with intensive business and entrepreneurship, leadership and life skills training. The girls will undergo different learning sessions with; academic modules 50%, financial education 25%, life skills and business education 25%. The learning sessions will occur at safe spaces after school for 2 hours weekly for 9 months. The girls who participate in the GOAL program will receive SMS messages, the SMS messages that will be sent to the girls will be related to topics covered at the safe spaces each week. Quizzes will be sent through SMS to the girls on a monthly basis. The girls will be expected to respond to the messages they receive. All responses will be received and analyzed. The purpose of the SMS is to reinforce learning received in the learning space centres and influence the girls outside the learning space centres.

 GOAL Project SMS Language Translator
Location: Kano
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Title: GOAL Project SMS Language Translator
Location: Kano State, Nigeria.
Duration: 10 Days.

Scope of Work
The GOAL project is looking for a consultant that will deliver in the translation of the GOAL SMS learning messages, quizzes and parents SMS orientation flyer into Hausa language. The consultant will deliver to the GOAL project to ensure that these materials are translated from the English language to Hausa language, for reinforcement of learning and better understanding among girls and parents of the GOAL project in Kano state.

Consultant Deliverables
The consultant will deliver on the following set of deliverables to the GOAL project.

Translate GOAL SMS learning messages  into Hausa Language
Translate GOAL SMS quizzes into Hausa Language
Translate Parent’s SMS orientation flyer into Hausa Language

Key Milestones
-  October 2: Presentation of documents; SMS messages, Quizzes and Parents SMS orientation flyer to the consultant
-  October 3 –10 : Consultant review and translate submitted documents into Hausa language
-  October 13: Back-translate documents through in-house discussion
-  October 14: Review and edit translation
-  October 15: Submission of final draft copy

Essential Qualifications
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English
- Strong written and oral communication skills in Hausa
-  Previous experience in translating material for non-governmental organizations
-  Good knowledge of the subject of girl safety and safe spaces for girls in northern Nigeria.

2nd - 15th October, 2014

Reporting Line
The Consultants will report to and work closely with the GOAL Project Manager, based in Kano state

Method of Application

Applicants for this consultancy should email their CV, cover letter outlining specific relevant work experience to:
Application Deadline: Friday, 26th September, 2014.