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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 20, 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 Project Manager

    Location: Maiduguri with travel to Adamawa, Yobe and Abuja if required
    Report to: Street Child Education Programme Manager
    Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
    Starting from: 01st September 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 workplan 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 ChildТs 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.

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    Nigeria CPIMS Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State with travel across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
    Reports to: MEAL Manager
    Contract duration: 6 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 since November 2016, Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response in North-East Nigeria. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, teacher training and child protection.

    Operational / Context Role:

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated MEAL Officer to work across our education and child protection programmes in North-East Nigeria, in partnership with national NGOs.
    • The main responsibility of the MEAL Officer will be to support the programmes team by designing monitoring and evaluation tools, planning data collection and analyzing and compiling the results into reports.
    • The MEAL Officer will be responsible for building capacity of our partner M&E staff during the implementation of the North-East Nigeria projects.
    • The role will also involve oversight of both Street Child programmes staff and partner staff team in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, ensuring that MEAL best practices are followed and complied. This will also involve occasional monitoring trips to the field to observe activities.

    Key Responsibilities
    General:

    • Ensure that child protection data are accurately and in a timely manner entered into the interagency child protection database.
    • Ensure the management of the Child Protection information management system. These include collection, analysis and updating the database.
    • Develop the best-fit monitoring tools and evaluation mechanisms for the current and proposed future Street Child project activities
    • Plan in collaboration with the programme managers to help design surveys and assessments that suit their reporting needs
    • Train both Street Child and partner staff on all relevant MEAL tools
    • Coordinate and advise on the creation of Needs Assessments and prepare reports on the findings which will inform future programming decisions
    • Monitor day-to-day MEAL activities when they take place in the field to ensure that process is followed and that it leads to a quality output
    • Actively plan, create, maintain and communicate all of the different assessments that are taking place and need to take place with the team, highlighting if they fall behind schedule
    • Work closely with implementing partners by designing and overseeing the implementation of M&E capacity building programs with parents/stakeholders;
    • Support the programmes teams to create suitable and appropriate filing systems and databases
    • Develop and advocate for the use of new technology and online tools to streamline M&E processes
    • Willingness to travel / be in the field regularly.

    Reporting:

    • Keep the Programme Managers informed if you have any concerns on the quality or accuracy of data being collected and suggest ways to mitigate this issue
    • Ensure that all collected data is collected by you from the programmes team and stored centrally so that data is easily accessible and accountable
    • Ensure that all collected data is analysed, reported, and used for programmatic design and decision making
    • Responsible for prompt submission of all reports to the Programme Managers.
    • Work closely with Programme Managers to support and provide data for the regular donor reporting deadlines

    Networking:

    • Responsible for capacity building and answering technical M&E questions as and when they arise from Street Child and implementing partners staff
    • Be a strong link between the two sides of the programmes team, encourage sharing and best practices around data and data management

    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.

    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.
    • Willingness to travel around the country in different states.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Education:

    • University degree in social sciences or equivalent
    • Master degree an advantage

    Experience:

    • At least 3 years working in international development. Experience in child protection or education programmes in protracted crisis / early recovery a significant advantage.
    • Experience in managing people/teams.
    • Experience with start-up of programmes
    • Prior experience as an M&E Officer or Manager
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

    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:

    • Contract is for six (6) months, and maybe extended based on proved experience, results and availability of funding.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Note

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • Interviews will be offered as they are received
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