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  • Posted: May 27, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 5, 2020
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  • Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the world's most vulnerable children Street Child began its work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, eight years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia a...
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    Education Programme Officer

    Position Title: Education Programme Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State, with travel around NE Nigeria

    Report to: Education Officer

    Deadline: 05/06/2020 (interviews will be offered as applications are received)

    Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only

    Starting from: As soon as possible

    Contract duration: 1 Year

    Position Requirements

    Operational/Context Role

    Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Officer for our Education Projects across the North East. Street Child is implementing several UNICEF-funded projects in NE Nigeria. The goal is address out of school children issues across the conflict affected areas and ensuring that they are all receiving a safe and quality level of education. As part of Street Child’s global mission, all of the projects focus on building capacity and strengthening partnership with both government and non-government actors.  The Programme Officer will be required to support the Education Manager on all aspect of project delivery. This includes implementation of project activities, reporting and partner monitoring. The person will be required to work flexibly and provide ad-hoc support to the Education Manager as necessary.

    Good communication and team-working skills are essential, and the candidate must also be able to work independently. Analytical thinking, problem-solving and flexibility are expected.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Programme Delivery

    • Support the Education Manager to deliver timely planned activities
    • Monitor day-to-day activities to ensure best practice is adhered to in project implementation
    • Work closely with implementing partners to ensure quality implementation and accurate reporting
    • Support the Education Manager to identify and report problems with project implementation as they arise

    Reporting

    Support the Education Manager in keeping the Programme Manager informed on activity progress, including through regular reports

    3.     Partner Liaison  

    Support the Education Manager in identifying partner training/capacity building needs and conducting capacity building trainings

    Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on approved frequency

    Behaviours:

    • Good 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.

    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.

    Qualification and experience:

    Experience:

    • Experience (at least 2 year) of working in Nigeria on Edcation
    • Experience of working in Borno State (an advantage, but not an requirement)
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities

    Language:

    Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.

    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, with an initial probationary period of 3 month. The salary will be proportioned to the candidate experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Street Child on docs.google.com to apply
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