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  • Posted: Jun 1, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 19, 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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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

    Location: Maiduguri, with frequent travel within Nigeria as required
    Reporting to: Head of Programmes
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 to 17:15; Friday 8:30 to 13:30
    Status: Initial one-year contract, with potential extension

    Background
    Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale-up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

    Street Child Nigeria:  Street Child started in Nigeria in early 2017 and implemented major humanitarian programmes in the North East to respond to the protection and education needs of children affected by the crisis. We have been supporting over 40,000 children to access quality and safe education, formal and non-formal, by providing spaces and building the capacity of teachers and communities. We work with families and government to overcome the barriers that undermine the development and wellbeing of the children, ensuring parents and caregivers have financial resources and livelihoods to sustain their education, health and other needs, and providing child protection services. Street Child in Nigeria has ambitions to expand beyond the North East and is a reliable partner for UNICEF, UNOCHA, GIZ and other institutional donors and a member of the National Education in Emergencies, Child Protection and Early recovery and Livelihood sectors.

    Role Purpose

    • The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager will bring significant experience and fresh ideas to lead on MEAL system implementation, review and evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment, as well as support to proposal writing and log frame development.
    • The MEAL Manager will work to align programmes objectives and indicators with the Global and Country Impact Framework through M&E Quality Assurance. This will be aligned with best standard indicators for specific clusters. 
    • He/she will be responsible for ensuring that every programme has a clear M&E framework, with SMART indicators, tools and a plan to constantly monitor, collect and analyse data that inform programme managers.
    • The manager will also be responsible for the creation and roll-out of the organisation’s programme performance plan for effective programme delivery and promote and support a culture of reliable planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting.  
    • The MEAL Manager will lead on building the capacity of staff and partners on MEAL but particularly on accountability and participation. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the organization has strong mechanisms for accountability to affected populations, with feedback loop mechanisms and regular consultation with all stakeholder to have reliable information to inform our impact assessment.
    • He/she will lead on research development based on the context, the opportunities, the gap and be responsible for publication/presentation. He/she is also responsible for overseeing quality donor reporting, supported by Head of Programmes. It will be important for the post-holder to capture lessons learned and communicate this information in various capacities to improve on-going and future programming.
    • The MEAL Manager will directly manage two officers and two assistants within their team.

    Key Responsibilities
    Programme Design and Management (60%):

    • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organisational MEAL system, ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries
    • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the programme design and implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability.
    • Identifies and introduces new elements (systems, tools, processes) required under the MEAL system and project manages development  
    • Plan and conduct regular field monitoring and ensuring that reports with clear action plans are included and followed up and decisions are informed.
    • Support the capacity development of staff and partners on M&E
    • Lead on planning for and roll-out of new research and consultation, identifying stakeholders and the modality for presentation and information sharing

    Internal and external reporting (40%):

    • Responsible to ensure that the organisation delivers on all internal M&E requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information, including reporting on Street Child global indicators and monthly/quarterly report.
    • Provide HQ with regular information and case studies to contribute to the communication, fundraising and advocacy strategies
    • Ensures external accountability to donors through the implementation of timely and quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting (including clusters’ reporting)
    • Ensure that high quality analysis reports to illustrate SC’s impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice, and that they are communicated at appropriate events.

    Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications
    Essential:

    • Educated to Bachelor degree level or higher

    Desirable:

    • Master's degree in International Development, Human Rights or Statistic  

    Experience and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • Substantial  work experience in programme management and/or MEAL experience in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of Street Child priority sectors: education, protection, livelihood
    • Strong experience in designing, implementing and managing MEAL systems
    • Strong experience in data analysis
    • Staff management experience, including  of coaching and mentoring
    • Experience and abilities in capacity strengthening - developing curricula and facilitating trainings for staff and partners.

    Desirable:

    • Previous experience in North east Nigeria  
    • Experience in designing, planning and completing researches.

    Skills  and Abilities
    Essential:

    • Excellent spoken and written English skills. Ability to effectively represent the Agency in a variety of public and private forums.
    • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;  
    • Ability to positively influence others;
    • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate;   
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Ability to speak Hausa

    Other:

    • Position open for national (preferred) and international applicants Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments

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    Operations Manager

    Location: Maiduguri, with frequent travel within Nigeria as required
    Reporting to: Country Representative
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 to 17:15; Friday 8:30 to 13:30
    Status: Initial one-year contract, with potential extension

    Background
    Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn, and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

    Street Child Nigeria:  Street Child started in Nigeria in early 2017 and implemented major humanitarian programmes in the North East to respond to the protection and education needs of children affected by the crisis. We have been supporting over 40,000 children to access quality and safe education, formal and non-formal, by providing spaces and building the capacity of teachers and communities. We work with families and the government to overcome the barriers that undermine the development and wellbeing of children, ensuring parents and caregivers have financial resources and livelihoods to sustain their education, health and other needs, and providing child protection services. Street Child in Nigeria has ambitions to expand beyond the North East and is a reliable partner for UNICEF, UNOCHA, GIZ and other institutional donors and a member of the national Education in Emergencies, Child Protection and Early recovery and Livelihood sectors.

    Role Purpose

    • The Operations Manager will have responsibility for operations, financial oversight, administration, logistics and the security processes of Street Child in Nigeria. He/she will manage the Maiduguri Office, and other field offices if required, ensuring internal and donor compliance, analyzing and improving organisational processes, quality, productivity and efficiency.
    • He/she is a key part of the management team and oversees HR duties, such as attracting talent and setting training standards and hiring procedures.
    • He/she will support the Programmes Managers by organizing the coordination of resources, equipment and information for our on-going projects.
    • He/she will be responsible for providing timely information on the finance situation of programmes and operations to the Country Representative by managing the Finance Manager. The position will also directly manage the Security Officer, Admin/HR Officer and Procurement and Logistics Officer.
    • The Operation Manager is responsible for organising regular spot-checks internally and with partners, reviewing all processes and ensuring alignment with organization policies. He/she will contribute to the capacity building of local partners in his/her area of responsibilities.
    • He/she is also the Street Child focal person for the INGO Forum in Borno State, as well as  coordination with the security forum.  
    • He/she ensures the organisation is always aligned with government guidelines and legislation.

    Key Responsibilities
    Operational Manager (50%):

    • Operational management of the Maiduguri office, sub offices, aiming at improving the operations systems  
    • Responsible for HR related issues including facilitation of programme related recruitment.
    • Supervision of procurement process compliance within Street Child and partners
    • Ensure that adequate internal control mechanisms are in place   
    • Compliance with UN agencies regulations and Nigerian Ministries’ regulations
    • Oversee partners compliance and accountability
    • Conduct internal and partners spot check as part of transparency and capacity building
    • Support in policies review (HR, security, procurement, finance)
    • Represent Street Child at Maiduguri level INGO fora

     Programme and Finance (50%):

    • Ensure adequate mechanisms are in place for budget monitoring and review and minimize significant expenditure variances   
    • Ensure Programme Compliance in all processes with support to Head of Programmes
    • Ensure adequate mechanisms are in place for budget monitoring and review and minimize significant expenditure variances   
    • Supervise Finance manager monthly bank reconciliation & updating of Budget vs. Actual
    • Support Proposal development
    • Facilitate programme implementation in terms of logistic, finance, admin and security planning
    • Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with Street Child policies and donor funding
    • Support worker communication with the management team.

    Person Specification  

    Education / Qualifications
    Essential:

    • Educated to Bachelor degree level or higher

    Desirable:

    • Master’s degree in Operations Management or related field.

    Experience and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • Demonstrable work experience in in international development
    • Demonstrable experience in office leadership and operations, logistics and administrative management roles
    • Experience in finance and budgeting
    • Staff management experience  

    Desirable:

    • Previous experience in emergency context with training on HEIST and Risk management.

    Skills and Abilities
    Essential:

    • Excellent spoken and written English skills.  
    • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;  
    • Ability to positively influence others;
    • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate;  
    •  Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners, and employees.
    • Solid understanding of financial management.

    Other:

    • Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments

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    Programme Support Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, with frequent travel within Nigeria as required
    Status: Initial one-year contract, with potential extension
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 to 17:15; Friday 8:30 to 13:30
    Reporting to: Country Representative

    Background
    Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn, and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

    Street Child Nigeria:  Street Child started in Nigeria in early 2017 and implemented major humanitarian programmes in the North East to respond to the protection and education needs of children affected by the crisis. We have been supporting over 40,000 children to access quality and safe education, formal and non-formal, by providing spaces and building the capacity of teachers and communities. We work with families and government to overcome the barriers that undermine the development and wellbeing of the children, ensuring parents and caregivers have financial resources and livelihoods to sustain their education, health and other needs, and providing child protection services. Street Child in Nigeria has ambitions to expand beyond the North East and is a reliable partner for UNICEF, UNOCHA, GIZ and other institutional donors and a member of the national Education in Emergencies, Child Protection and Early recovery and Livelihood sectors.

    Role Purpose

    • The Programme Support Officer works in conjunction with other members of the programmes team to administer the portfolio of grants and deliver quality programmes.  
    • Primary tasks range from grant management support to the review and analysis of funding requests while actively contributing to the overall growth and business development of the organization and supporting the programmes team.  
    • The Programme Support Officer will support on the development of proposals and reports according to team needs.  
    • He/she will participate regularly to field monitoring and work with MEAL and Programme Managers to ensure recommendations are followed.  
    • He/she will work with colleagues to implement the capacity building plans that are tailored to the needs of partners and staff, by identifying financial opportunities and the human resources needed.  
    • He/she  will work with the Operations Manager to ensure donor and programme compliance for implementing partners.

    Key Responsibilities
    Programme Implementation (50%):

    • Assist in developing and monitoring work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results/outputs
    • Prepare, coordinate reviews, edit, and disseminate project-related reports and documents
    • Support Programme Managers during implementation with regular field monitoring to check progress and identify gaps
    • Support on internal capacity development of partner organisations as required, which may include short periods of time based at their offices
    • Support the MEAL Manager to produce monthly, quarterly and completion reports  

    Organisation growth (50%):

    • Support for driving Street Child Nigeria's partner development process, designing plans with partners, liaising with colleagues to implement the partner development plan
    • Support the Head of Programmes by developing proposals aligned with context needs/gaps and with the organisation’s strategy
    • Support the organisation and the partners in developing proposals for new funding opportunities
    • Be the main point of contact for the UK team for communications and two way information sharing

    Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications
    Essential:

    • Educated to Bachelor’s degree level or higher

    Desirable:

    • Master’s degree in International Development or related field.

    Experience and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • Prior work experience in international development
    • Demonstrable experience in proposal development and report writing  
    • Experience in project management  

    Desirable:

    • Previous experience in a humanitarian setting

    Skills  and Abilities

    • Excellent spoken and written English skills.  
    • Proven writing skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;  
    • Ability to positively influence others;
    • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate;   
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

    Other:

    • Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments 

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    Head of Programmes

    Location: Maiduguri, with frequent travel to Abuja
    Reporting to: Country Representative
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 to 17:15; Friday 8:30 to 13:30
    Status: Initial one-year contract, with potential extension

    Background
    Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 250,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

    Street Child Nigeria:  Street Child started in Nigeria in early 2017 and implemented major humanitarian programmes in the North East to respond to the protection and education needs of children affected by the crisis. We have been supporting over 40,000 children to access quality and safe education, formal and non-formal, by providing spaces and building the capacity of teachers and communities. We work with families and government to overcome the barriers that undermine the development and wellbeing of children, ensuring parents and caregivers have financial resources and livelihoods to sustain their education, health and other needs, and providing child protection services. Street Child in Nigeria has ambitions to expand beyond the North East and is a reliable partner for UNICEF, UNOCHA, GIZ and other institutional donors and a member of the national Education in Emergencies, Child Protection and Early recovery and Livelihood sectors.

    Role Purpose

    • The Head of Programmes will oversee the country programme portfolio, ensuring alignment with global and national strategy and mission. Managing Programme Managers, he/she will ensure quality in programmes planning, delivering & management towards timely achievements of outcome indicators.
    • In collaboration with the Country Representative, provide leadership and strategic direction for the design of country programme strategic frameworks and plans, including the development of resource mobilization strategies.  Based on context, needs, gaps and opportunities, he/she will be responsible for developing new proposals.
    • The Head of Programmes will directly manage the Education Programme Manager, the Child Protection Programme Manager, the Livelihood Programme Manager and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

    Key Responsibilities
    Programme Management (60%):

    • Work with Programme & Project Managers to ensure timely and quality delivery of activities in line with the workplan, monitoring and evaluation framework and expenditure plan
    • Lead on programme reviews with managers to ensure consistency and integration across programmes
    • Conduct regular programmes monitoring to identify opportunities for programme enhancement and ensure alignment with programme objectives
    • Identify areas of improvement in programmes with integration of new trends, knowledge aligned with needs and gaps that might arise during implementation
    • Oversee the process for timely quality programme reports in line with donor requirements  
    • Coordinate across projects within the country programme to ensure efficiency, value for money and integration.

    Business Development (40%):

    • Actively contribute to planning and delivery of internal reflection, staff retreat and strategy review
    • Identify new opportunities and contribute in building strong relationships with donors and government
    • Leading proposal development ensuring use of participatory methodologies
    • Contributing to recruitment of key staff
    • Contributing to capacity building for partners and staff
    • Representation in cluster mechanisms
    • Identification of opportunities to provide national visibility through strong communication strategy and representation

    Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications
    Essential:

    • Educated to Bachelor's degree level or higher

    Desirable:

    • Master's degree in International Development, Human Rights or related field

    Experience and Knowledge
    Essential:

    • Extensive work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO, including demonstrable successful performance in a Head of Programming position or equivalent senior leadership role.
    • Strong experience in grants management for large and complex programmes, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc., for projects funded by multiple public donors with relevant budgets
    • Substantial experience with successful business development activities capturing significant public and private donor funding, including proposal coordination, proposal writing and agreement negotiation.
    • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships.  
    • Substantial staff management experience, including coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
    • Experience and abilities in capacity strengthening - developing curricula and facilitating trainings.

    Desirable:

    • Previous experience in North east Nigeria  
    • Previous experience in Humanitarian Response
    • Education and / or child protection experience is strongly desirable

    Skills and Abilities
    Essential:

    • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
    • Ability to build networks and effectively represent the organisation in a variety of public and private forums.
    • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;  
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences;
    • A self-starter, able to work independently and to tight deadlines, with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability;   
    • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate;
    • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education;
    • Analytical thinker with the ability to find innovative solutions

    Desirable:

    • Ability to speak Hausa

    Other:

    • Position open for national (preferred) and international applicants
    • Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" below. Completed forms should be sent along with your CV to: amy@street-child.co.uk using the "Job title" as subject of the email.

    Click Here to Download Application Form (MS Word)

    Note

    • We will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date.
    • As this role is based in country, appropriate pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy.
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