Danjuma Dawop has dedicated his career to international development work in his home country of Nigeria.
He joined Mercy Corps in June 2015, serving as a programme manager responsible for all activities related to preventing and managing conflict between farming and pastoral communities in Nigeria.
Danjuma is currently a deputy chief of party for a five-year USAID-funded programme focused on conflict mitigation and management, which will be implemented in six states in Nigeria. He provides support and guidance for programme planning activities.
He’s participated in Mercy Corps’ Emerging Leaders Programme.
He appreciates the autonomy he gets in implementing his programmes, making decisions based on his expertise and background. He values the career growth he’s already seen in his time at Mercy Corps. Danjuma has already had three different roles -- successively getting job titles with increasing responsibility.
Prior to joining Mercy Corps, he worked for 8 years as a community relations and peacebuilding programme officer with the United Nations Office for Project Services, implementing a youth empowerment programme.
He has a bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies from the University of Jos-Nigeria and a master’s degree in History and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Port Harcourt-Nigeria.
When he’s not working, he plays football with his neighborhood friends watches American blockbuster movies. He also enjoys reading thrillers and historical novels.