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:

1). GIZ MHPSS Officer

Location: Adamawa, with travel across North East

Task manager: Child Protection Manager

Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: As soon as possible
Contract duration: 1 year with 3-month probation

 

Job Desription

  • Build the capacity of Case workers, PSS Facilitators and the community volunteers (CVs) in the identification of beneficiaries in need of specific psychological counselling
  • Assess the beneficiaries’ psychological condition by using psychological tools to detect the vulnerable cases and ensure psychological follow-up.
  • Ensuring individual or group support for identified beneficiaries are created and clear plans are made
  • Support the implementation of structured MHPSS activities for boys and girls, organised in age-appropriate groups with a clear methodology or curriculum to promote mental well-being.
  • Iidentify appropriate trainings and providing them regular trainings on Mental Health & Psych-Social Support (MHPSS)
  • Actively participate in supervision meetings.
  • Assist in development of referral networks between partners and implementation of referral pathways
  • Monitor Implementing psychosocial activities and providing psychological consultations on regular basis.
  • Work closely with implementing partners to ensure quality implementation and accurate reporting

Experience

  • A qualified psychologist; or a professional with equivalent proven experience.
  • MHPSS experience is a plus.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in mental health and psychosocial programming for IDPs.
  • Experience working in the Humanitarian context.

Behaviours:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment;
  • 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;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage a wide range of program staff and provide solutions to arising internal and external challenges.
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.

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;
  • This role will involve working with vulnerable people and children, and requires relevant knowledge of safeguarding principles
  • 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.

Child safeguarding:

  • Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work.
  • Street Child incorporates appropriate job responsibilities to specific staff positions to support and ensure effective implementation of organisational strategies to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively in Kanuri and Hausa 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

  • Contract is for 1 year and renewable according to performance review, with an initial probationary period of three months. The salary will be proportioned to the candidate experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.

 

 

2). MEAL Assistant

Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel to Rann (others in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe States if required)
Report to: MEAL Manager
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: As soon as possible
Duration: 1 year (with 3 months as probation period)

Operational/Context Role

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated M&E Assistant for our programme in Rann, Kala Balge LGA. 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.
  • Street Child is also integrating activities relating to child protection to provide care and safety to children with protection concerns and support their caregivers with income generating activities.
  • The main responsibility of the M&E Assistant will be to support the M&E Coordinator in collecting timely data, participating in needs assessment and impact assessment, work with local partners building their capacity on monitoring skills and processes. The position requires a good communication skills, leadership, and the capacity to work with a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision for quantitative data collection activities
  • Conduct data quality checks in the field and ensure accuracy and completeness of survey questionnaires
  • Provide supervision for data entry of quantitative data, clean data and conduct data analysis.
  • Supervise all M&E casual workers (Enumerators and Data Entry clerks)
  • Conduct observations, Market Surveys (shop monitoring), Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews with different persons of different age groups (children, youth, adults) and different gender.
  • Enter data from FGDs, shop monitoring, observations and KIIs, participate in data analysis and draft reports
  • Compile data from surveys using relevant and appropriate computer packages
  • Participate in the baseline, mid-term and end of term evaluations of programmes in accordance with the M&E framework
  • Ensure that hard copies and soft copies of data collected is kept at project sites
  • Plan with MEAL Coordinator Officers and L&P Manager data collection needs and activities
  • Prepare informative field reports, identify shortcomings and make relevant recommendations on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to minutes taking and sharing during internal or external meetings or events.

Behaviours:

  • 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;
  • 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:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Statistics, International Development, International Relations or other relevant disciplines

Experience:

  • Experience (up to 1 years) working with NGO preferably in Humanitarian setting
  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection activities (surveys, assessments, monitoring, evaluations, etc.)
  • Ability to write very good quality reports in English is required
  • Good contextual knowledge of local community and social/cultural constraints, realities and organizational relationships.

Language:

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

Technical Skills:

  • Good analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Preferred knowledge of ODK/Kobo database
  • Preferred understanding of logframes, M&E plans, and indicators

 

 

3). Education Project Manager

Location: Maiduguri with travel to Adamawa, Yobe and Abuja if required
Job Type Full Time
Report to: Street Child Education Programme Manager
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: 01st November 2020
Duration: 1 year with 3-month probation

Operational/Context Role

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Education Project Manager 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 Project Manager 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 project Manager 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
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 financial reports monthly, quarterly and annually as required on project activities to partners and donors Identifying, troubleshooting and reporting issues with programme implementation the Nigeria Programme Manager as necessary
  • Responsible for effectively management of implementing partners by:Leading the project team to effectively manage and support implementing partners, in collaboration with the finance team;Overseeing the monitoring function of the Street Child team to identify and respond to issues with partners;

Leadership Behaviours:

  • 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; 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, Education or equivalent

Experience:

  • 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 +

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 INEE standards an advantage

Terms and Conditions

  • Contract is for one year and renewable according to performance review, with an initial probationary period of three months. The salary will be proportioned to the candidate experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.

 

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should use the links below to apply:

Note: Interviews will be offered as applications are received

 

Application Deadline: 10th October, 2020.

 


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