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Street Child Nigeria Job Recruitment

Street Child is a UK charity working to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities in the world.  We work in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal and since November 2016, Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response in North East Nigeria.

Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working to deliver sustainable solutions and create maximum impact. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, teacher training and child protection.  We were a key player in the Ebola crisis and led the global response for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We deliver all our programmes through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated over 200 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Livelihood Programme Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Report to: Programme Coordinator
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only

Operational/Context Role

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Livelihood Manager for our new livelihood programme in Borno State funded by WFP and in partnership with a national NGO. Our planned programme will include provision of cash for income generating activities for the most vulnerable caregivers and VSLA rollout.
  • The main responsibility of Livelihood Manager will be the supervision, organization, and the technical implementation of the livelihood component with Income Generating Activities (IGA) for the North-East Nigeria programme, reporting to the Street Child Nigeria Programme Coordinator
  • The Livelihood Manager is expected to organize assessment and development of monitoring tools in collaboration with the MEAL department, alongside meeting donor reporting requirements.
  • The role will involve working effectively with implementing partners and in liaison with government and UN stakeholders.
  • The position proven capacity of project delivery, effective team management and effective partner management.
  • The ideal candidate would have a background in development and/or humanitarian work with a focus on livelihoods.
  • Working side by side with local partners, this programme will explicitly aim to develop national NGO capacity through coaching and training.
  • The programme will be integrated with Street Child’s existing Education in Emergencies programme ‘Right to Learn’ and the Child Protection programme ‘Right to Care’ and will require extensive collaboration with the Programme Managers.
  • The successful candidate will also have proven coaching, teamwork and communication skills, and excellent leadership ability. Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

Key Responsibilities Planning and Implementation

  • Revive work plan for livelihood component in line with project proposal, log frame and budget and ensure each activity has a clear and detail work plan.
  • In coordination with partners develop community and beneficiary selection criteria based on the context.
  • Closely oversee the beneficiary selection process and ensure transparent selection.
  • Ensure transparent and timely distribution of Cash and project inputs to beneficiaries
  • Organize regular progress monitoring visits and provide management expertise to overcome challenges.
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor progress and quality of activities and provide timely feedback and necessary support to Street Child staff and local partners.
  • Coordinate and carry out assessments and evaluations with beneficiaries supporting implementing partners’ staff

Coordination:

  • Coordination with Child Protection Programme Manager to ensure timely provision of support to beneficiaries of children at risk
  • Coordinate with the Early recovery and Livelihood Working Group
  • Coordinate with local partners to ensure implementation of quality program and ongoing support for partner capacity building

Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure quality and timeliness of all activities implemented under his/her purview.
  • Ensure a timely monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure development and sharing of necessary reporting formats timely with local partners.
  • Write post distribution monitoring tools and train staff and local partner staff on applying them in the field.
  • Provide case studies for the communication department
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative data are available with baseline and endline to monitor the impact on the lives of children and caregivers

Leadership Behaviour:

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;
  • Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences;
  • A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability;
  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate, and who can stand alone when necessary;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.

Qualifications and Experience Education

  • University degree in Social Sciences equivalent
  • Master degree an advantage

Experience:

  • At least 4 years working in international development with at least 3 year proven experience in livelihood in protracted crisis / early recovery.
  • Experience in managing people/teams.
  • Experience with start-up of programmes
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

Core Values:

  • Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity
  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
  • Willingness to work in a flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
  • Willingness to travel among the country in different states

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Hausa (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills. Kanuri is an advantage

Technical Skills:

  • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Knowledge of project cycle management.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The contract is for six (6) months and may be extended based on proven experience, results and availability of funding.

 

Job Title: Child Protection Programme Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State.
Report to: Programme Coordinator
Duration: 12 months
Employment Type: Full-time

Organisational Context

  • Street Child is a UK charity working to protect vulnerable children and improve access to education in some of the poorest communities in the world. We work in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal and since November 2016, Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response in North East Nigeria.
  • Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working to deliver sustainable solutions and create maximum impact. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school construction, teacher training and child protection. We were a key player in the Ebola crisis and led the global response for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We deliver all our programmes through local partners and, since 2008 we have helped over 338,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 29,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

Operational / Context Role:

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Manager for our child protection programmes in Nigeria. The main responsibility of the Child Protection Program Manager will be to oversee implementation of the North-East Nigeria programme portfolio, alongside a new project that is due to start based in Edo State.
  • The Child Protection Programme Manager will report directly to the Street Child Nigeria Programme Coordinator with managerial responsibilities for teams based in Borno, Adamawa and Edo states, to ensure effective coordination with implementing partners and in liaison with government stakeholders.
  • The child protection programme portfolio includes, but is not limited to, provision of mental health and psychosocial support to children in need, case management for children at risk, with a particular focus on Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC), children associated with armed forces or armed groups (CAAFAG) and survivors of GBV. Street Child also provides family tracing and reunification services and livelihood support for the most vulnerable caregivers. The latest project within the portfolio also targets girls at risk of trafficked and survivors of trafficking.
  • The successful candidate for this position must have proven capacity of project delivery, effective team management and effective partner management at a senior level. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in humanitarian work with a focus on child rights, child protection, and ideally livelihoods. The successful candidate will also have proven coaching, teamwork and communication skills, and excellent leadership ability. Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall implementation of Street Child’s Child Protection programme portfolio including:
    • Project planning; development of work plans with Street Child team and implementing partners, design of project management tools and project inception meetings;
    • Project delivery, including monitoring of activity progress again targets, and supervising and recording project activities expenditure against budget
    • Preparation of narrative and financial reports monthly, quarterly and annually as required on project activities to partners and donors
    • Identifying, troubleshooting and reporting issues with programme implementation to the Nigeria Programme Coordinator as necessary
  • Responsible for effective management of implementing partners by:
    • Leading the programmes team to effectively manage and support implementing partners, in collaboration with the finance team;
    • Overseeing the monitoring function of the Street Child Protection team to identify and respond to issues with partners;
    • Working with the Programme Support Officer to identify partner training needs and coordinate with the team and partners to build organisational capacity through mentoring, coaching and training
  • Responsible for recruitment and management of programme team in Borno, Adamawa and Edo states, in coordination with the Street Child Programme Coordinator;
  • Responsible for coordination between Education and Livelihoods Programme Managers to ensure delivery of protection activities within education of livelihoods led projects.
  • Responsible for co-ordination and liaison between Street Child and other agencies/local government, representing Street Child at a senior level
  • Support Business Development Manager in developing proposals to secure new funding opportunities.
  • Participate in developing long- range strategies and goals consistent with the mission and capability of the organization.

Leadership Behaviours:

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;
  • Proven coaching and mentoring abilities
  • Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences;
  • A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability;
  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate, and who can stand alone when necessary;
  • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.

Core Values:

  • Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity;
  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.

Qualification and experience
Education:

  • Master Degree in Social Science, Human Rights or equivalent

Experience:

  • Experience (at least 6 years) working in international development in programme management roles;
  • Experience (at least 2 years) of working in North East Nigeria on the emergency response in child protection;
  • Experience in managing and mentoring sizable teams across multiple locations
  • Proven evidence of having led the delivery of successful programmes, ideally with a budget of $500,000 or more.

Language:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
  • Hausa language skills are highly desirable

Technical Skills:

  • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Knowledge of project cycle management.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply CPIMS.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Contract is for twelve (12) months, with option for extension dependent on excellent performance

Job Title: ECW / CERF Project Manager (Re-advertised)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno.
Employment Type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Team Lead for our Borno Package Education project in partnership with UNICEF and funded by EU. Our project component consists in providing non-formal education for 18,000 Internally Displaced and Out of School Children and mainstream them into formal education, improving the quality of education with training of volunteer teachers and remedial intervention for better learning outcomes.
  • Street Child also integrates Child Protection to ensure children learn in a safe and protective environment in school and at home aligned with the commitment to the localisation agenda, Street Child will implement together with three local organisations we have been working together in the last two years.
  • The main responsibility of the team lead will be to manage and coach project officers and implementing partners to progress the project implementation against the work plan and the objectives, achieving timely project outputs and outcomes. The team lead will work under the support and supervision of the Education Programmes Manager and will submit regular reports with evidence of the progress.
  • The position proven capacity of project delivery, effective team management and effective partner management at a senior level. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in Education, good communication skills, and excellent leadership abilities. Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

Key Responsibilities
Project Implementation (70%):

  • Responsible overall for the implementation of Street Childs Borno Package EiE project
  • Project implementation and review, including development of work plans with Street Child team and implementing partners, and use of project management tools.
  • Project delivery, including monitoring of activities progress again target, and supervising and recording project activities expenditure against budget
  • Preparation of narrative and review of financial reports monthly, quarterly and annually with oversight from Education Programmes Manager.
  • Troubleshooting and reporting issues with project implementation to Education Programmes Manager.
  • Responsible for effective management of implementing partners by leading the project team to manage and support implementing partners, in collaboration with the finance team, education programmes manager and partnerships officer.
  • Overseeing the monitoring function of the Street Child team to identify and respond to issues with partners.

Leadership (30%):

  • Display excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills among colleagues, partners and external stakeholders
  • Positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences;
  • A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability;
  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate, and who can stand alone when necessary;
  • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education;
  • Demonstrate ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.

Core Values:

  • Commitment to Street Child mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm Street Child’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity, high integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information with acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment

Education / Qualifications

  • Master Degree in Social Science, Education or equivalent
  • Experience: (at least 4 years) working in international development in programme management roles;
  • Experience: (at least 2 years) of working in North-East Nigeria on the emergency response in education or other relevant sectors;
  • Experience in managing sizable teams
  • Proven evidence of having led the delivery of successful programmes, ideally with a budget of $1m

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Knowledge of project cycle management.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply INEE standards an advantage

Other:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
  • Hausa and additional local language skills are highly desirable

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 26th April, 2021.

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