Mercy Corps Internship Program 2022

By | November 30, 2023

Application is ongoing for the 2022 Mercy Corps Internship Program for four Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Interns to support its MEL activities in Borno State.

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disasters, 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.

Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls, empowerment, economic development, and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, mercy corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.

With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation. With the recognition of the protracted crisis in Northeast Nigeria.

Mercy Corps strategy and expansion plans aim to address the root causes of the crisis and seek to build long-term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection and youth empowerment with emphasis on adolescent girls and boys.

With multiple funding streams from large institutional donors and foundations. Mercy Corps programs in Northeast Nigeria continue to scale up and serve communities by transitioning them from humanitarian aid to early recovery programs.


Job Details

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Intern.
Location: Maiduguri
Duration: 12 Months
Job Category: Monitoring & Evaluation
Requisition Number: MONIT002188

Job Description

Mercy Corps is looking for four Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Intern to support its MEL activities in Maiduguri , Bama , Dikwa , Ngala , and Gwoza. These interns will be directly under the supervision of the MEL Assistants and working closely with all MEL, programs, and support (finance and operations) teams.

Benefits of Mercy Corps Internship Programme

At the end of the internship period, the intern should have acquired the following skills and knowledge.

  1. Data collection, analysis, presentation, and visualization.
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation.
  3. Data management systems.
  4. Administration of Open Data kit platforms such as ONA, Commcare.
  5. Interns are automatically provided a Mercy Corps email address, as well as access to The Hub, Workplace, and the Digital Library.

Responsibility of Interns

  • Support data management system and data collection (including assessment, PDM, participant’s registration).
  • Support MEL training logistics and planning.
  • Support project monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Assist the collation of quantitative and qualitative studies.
  • Conduct periodic reporting writing.
  • Archiving of documents on google drive/team drive.
  • Performing administrative and finance functions.
  • Perform any other function assigned by the supervisor.


Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates (within one year) looking to gain experience with Mercy Corps.

To be eligible candidates must possess:

  1. A degree in Development studies, social sciences, Statistics, or relevant field, with foundation in monitoring and evaluation, would be an advantage.
  2. Experience in organizing program meetings.
  3. Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts.
  4. Experience designing and implementing research initiatives is desirable.
    Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation and reporting writing.
  5. Good interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  6. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Good computer skills, including experience with Excel and PowerPoint.
  8. Strong contextual knowledge of central Borno (Jere, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala and Gwoza) is required.
  9. Fluency in written and verbal English is required.
  10. Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri is required.
  11. Applicants should be able to commit to a minimum of three months


  • The intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week
  • The intern will be paid a monthly allowance of NGN100,000

The internship engagement aims at creating learning opportunities and is NOT a guarantee for securing full-time working relationship with Mercy corps.

Mercy Corps interns represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

NOTE: Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 based on 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.

In your statement, you are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience and demonstrate your interest. Your application will be reviewed by the Mercy Corps team and shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly for interviews.

How to Apply 

Interested applicants should Click Here to Apply Online

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