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  • Posted on: 13 November, 2017 Deadline: 19 November, 2017
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  • 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.

    Child Protection Specialist Consultant

     

    Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel to Adamawa, Yobe
    Starting from: 1st December 2017
    Duration: 1 month

    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.
    • 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.

    Operational/Context Role

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Child Protection Consultant for our new ‘Right to Care’ child protection programme in North East Nigeria, in partnership with five national NGOs. The planned programme will include provision of psychosocial support to children in need, case management for children at risk, family tracing and reunification and livelihoods support for the most vulnerable caregivers.
    • Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC), children associated with armed forces or armed groups (CAAFAG), and children at risk will be prioritised for emergency care, psychosocial support and targeted family tracing and reunification (FTR). Working side by side with local partners, this programme will explicitly aim to develop national NGO capacity through coaching and training. The programme will be integrated with Street Child’s existing Education in Emergencies programme ‘Right to Learn’ and will require extensive collaboration with that project.
    • The main responsibility of the Child Protection Specialist Consultant will be to support the preparation phase of the programme and strategize the approach and the activities, providing technical guidance to staff involved. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and experience in child protection in the humanitarian context. Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

    Key Responsibilities
    Provide technical input into programme design by researching, identifying and disseminating best practice and innovations in child protection that can be applied in the NE Nigeria context, specifically:

    • Psychosocial support
    • Case management
    • Family tracing and reunification
    • Providing technical input into programme inception phase including programme work plan, target setting, detailed budget and monitoring framework, as well as the development of specific monitoring tools;
    • Train Street Child Nigeria and partner staff in relevant child protection tools and approaches for successful implementation of the programme;
    • Build capacity within Street Child Nigeria and with national partners by coaching and mentoring staff in child protection;
    • Support the institutionalisation of best practice by contributing to the development of policies and procedures

    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, Human Rights or equivalent.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years [ML1] of professional experience in humanitarian planning and management in child protection, peacebuilding, justice and/other related areas at the international level with minimum 2 years served in a humanitarian context is required.
    • At least 2-year experience in a major INGO/UN agency with specialism in Child Protection
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

    Too small:

    • I would have said 10 years development / humanitarian / child protection experience
    • With at least 2 years implementation of child protection prog in humanitarian context
    • And at least 2 years experience in a major INGO / UN agency with specialism in CP.

    Terms and Conditions

    • Contract is for one (1) month.

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    Child Protection Program Manager

     

    Position Title: North East Nigeria – Child Protection Programme Manager
    Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel to Adamawa, Yobe and Abuja
    Report to: Programme Director
    Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
    Starting from: 1st December 2017
    Duration: 6 months

    Operational/Context Role

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Manager for our new ‘Right to Care’ child protection programme in North East Nigeria, in partnership with five national NGOs. Our planned programme will include provision of psychosocial support to children in need, case management for children at risk, family tracing and reunification and livelihoods support for the most vulnerable caregivers.
    • Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC), children associated with armed forces or armed groups (CAAFAG), and children at risk will be prioritised for emergency care, psychosocial support and targeted family tracing and reunification (FTR). Working side by side with local partners, this programme will explicitly aim to develop national NGO capacity through coaching and training. The programme will be integrated with Street Child’s existing Education in Emergencies programme ‘Right to Learn’ and will require extensive collaboration with the Programme Manager.
    • The main responsibility of the Child Protection Program Manager will be to oversee implementation of the North-East Nigeria programme, reporting to the Street Child Nigeria Programme Director. The role will involve managing the North-East Nigeria team in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, to work effectively with implementing partners and in liaison with government stakeholders.
    • 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 humanitarian work with a focus on child rights, child protection, and ideally livelihoods. The successful candidate will also have proven coaching, teamwork and communication skills, and excellent leadership ability. 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 Child’s North East Nigeria Child Protection programme ‘Right to Care’, including:
      • Project planning, including development of work plans with Street Child team and implementing partners, design of project management tools and project inception meetings;
      • Project delivery, including monitoring of activity 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 to the Nigeria Programme Director as necessary
    • Responsible for effectively management of implementing partners by:
      • Leading the programmes team to effectively manage and support implementing partners, in collaboration with the finance team;
      • Overseeing the monitoring function of the Street Child Child Protection team to identify and respond to issues with partners;
      • Working with the Street Child UK team to identify partner training needs and coordinate with the team and partners to build partners’ organisational capacity through mentoring, coaching and training
    • Responsible for recruitment and management of programme team in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, in coordination with the Street Child Programme Director;
    • Responsible for co-ordination and liaison between Street Child and other agencies/local government, representing Street Child at a senior level
    • Participate in developing long- range strategies goals and strategies consistent with the mission and capability of the organization.

    Leadership Behaviours:

    • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;
    • Proven coaching and mentoring abilities
    • 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, Human Rights or equivalent

    Experience:

    • Experience (at least 6 years) working in international development in programme management roles;
    • Experience (at least 1 year) of working in North East Nigeria on the emergency response in child protection;
    • Experience in managing sizable teams
    • Proven evidence of having led the delivery of successful programmes, ideally with a budget of $500.000 or more

    Language:

    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
    • Hausa language skills are high 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 CPMS

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) 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 to: marcello@street-child.co.uk with the subject "Application for Child Protection Specialist Consultant"

    Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be offered before as applications are received.

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