Street Child Job Vacancy for Programme Officers in Nigeria March 2017

 

Street Child Career Recruitment for Programme Officers in Nigeria March 2017

 

Street Child Career Opportunity for Programme Officers in Nigeria March 2017

Street Child is a Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Programme Officer
Location:
Abuja. Frequent travel to Borno and Adamawa states will be required.
Reports to: Nigeria Programme Manager
Starting Date: 23 March 2017
Contract Duration: 3 months, full-time position.
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 in the last few months Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response for Nigeria as well as, being partner of the Education in Emergency Working Group.
  • Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, and teacher training. 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 everything through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated 156 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people. Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working through sustainable solutions to stretch donations and create maximum impact.

Operational Context/Role

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Officer for our programme in North East Nigeria. Our planned programme will include emergency education interventions in collaboration with the Education in Emergencies Working Group, such as building temporary learning centers, training education facilitators in delivery of the curriculum and trauma counselling, and providing teaching and learning materials.
  • Good communication skills, leadership, and the capacity to work with a team and independently will be required. Analytical thinking, the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.
  • This full time position is for 3 months initially, and subject to performance and funding availability, may be extended for up to a year.
  • Street Child is also planning activities relating to unaccompanied and separated children, working to create a referral network and supporting as many children as possible to be reunified with their families and access education.
  • The person will be required to work flexibly, to support the start-up of programmes, reporting directly to the Nigeria Programme Manager. The position requires a background in international development, with education, child protection and/or livelihoods experience in the Nigerian context a distinct advantage.

Key Responsibilities
General:

  • Develop and coordinate project activities in collaboration with the Programme Manager and in liaison with implementing partners, schools, government and education agencies working on guaranteeing access to education services, and reinforcing the quality of the education provided;
  • Coordinate the Needs Assessment for the education programme and the preparation of the proposals and reports in collaboration with the Programme Manager and the implementing partners;
  • Monitor day-to-day activities in programmes to ensure best practice is adhered to in school & learning centre management, pedagogical monitoring, optimization of the teaching & learning process.
  • Work closely with implementing partners by designing and overseeing the implementation of capacity building programs with parents/stakeholders.

Reporting:

  • Keep the Programme Manager informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes as well as making regular updates.
  • Responsible for prompt submission of all reports to the Program Manager.
  • Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on approved frequency to the Programme Manager.

 Networking:

  • Responsible for co-ordination and liaising between Street Child and local partners/other agencies/local government/local communities/displaced community as regards to Street Child’s Education programme in conjunction with the Program Manager
  • Represent Street Child at the stakeholders meeting as necessary e.g. Education in Emergency Working Group Meeting.

Leadership Behaviour:

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;
  • Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences;
  • 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.
  • A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability;

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;
  • Willingness to travel amono 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 ig the country in different states
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • University degree in social sciences equivalent.
  • Masters degree an advantage

Experience:

  • At least 2 years working in international development . Experience in education in emergencies and protracted crisis / early recovery a significant advantage
  • Experience in managing people/teams.
  • Experience with start-up of programmes
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

Language:

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

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 INEE standards an advantage

Remunerations

  • Contract is for three months, and may be extended for up one year, based on proved experience, results and availability of funding. The Street Child remuneration policy is aligned with the Street Child ethos to offer effective and professional services and at the same time express solidarity with the people served.
  • The salary is calculated with the use of a post-adjustment multiplier and takes into account years of relevant experience and degree of responsibility of the role. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and the following documents below to: marcello@street-child.co.uk

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including two (2) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address.
  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for Street Child and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.

Application Deadline: 18th March, 2017.