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  • Posted on: 7 November, 2018 Deadline: 10 November, 2018
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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.

    Safety and Security Officer (only for Nigerian)

     

    Location: Maiduguri, with frequent travels in LGAs of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe State
    Reports to: NE Nigeria Programmes Manager
    Starting date: 26 November 2018
    Contract duration: 5 months, full-time position with opportunity for renewal

    Operational Context/Role

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Safety and Security Officer for our programme in North East Nigeria.
    • The role of the Safety Officer (SO) is focused on the continuous implementation of safety strategies and protocols to ensure a high level of safety and wellbeing for all Street Child staff based or travelling in Field locations.
    • The Safety and Security Officer will maintain a high level of contextual awareness of his/her operating area and strong coordination with Programme Managers and Programme support teams at the Field level.
    • He/ She will promote a strong Safety culture at their Field office(s) through continuous trainings and collaborative safety assessments with all field-based staff.
    • The Safety and Security Officer will serve as the Safety unit representative at Field level and serve, when required as the Safety unit representative on the Field Crisis Management Team.
    • This full time position is for 5 months initially, and subject to performance and funding availability, may be extended for up to a year.

    Key Responsibilities
    Planning, Preparation and Implementation of established Procedures and Protocols:

    • Continuously monitoring the environment in the operational areas for which he/she is responsible. As required, and at a minimum of once per quarter, support the Senior Management Team on updating the context analysis for locations
    • Based on current context make recommendations to the NE Nigeria Programmes Manager for updates to Field Level Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Risk Management Plans.
    • Ensure that the Field Level Safety Plan and associated documents are kept up to date and reviewed regularly
    • Ensure the safety readiness of all Street Child staff at Field level through regular integration of safety management priorities and objectives into Field Office planning
    • Brief, manage and liaise on daily basis with the contracted guarding services to ensuring they maintain a high standard of guarding for Street Child office and residence providing for the safety of Street Child compound/staff and assets
    • Maintaining physical safety standards for Street Child office and guesthouse at Field level
    • Accompany staff on field missions on as need basis in order to better develop an awareness of the challenges faced by Street Child staff in the field
    • Per established movement protocols, provide movement tracking oversight and support in coordination with Logistics department.
    • Liaise with government, Army, Police, SSS, Local Heads and other key external stakeholders to ensure that Street Child staff can maintain regular and safe access to program areas
    • Regularly coordinate with peer organization safety staff/focal points to get the current contextual information.
    • Prepare Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation plan for the area of responsibility with the support of Safety advisor.

    Reporting and Information management:

    • Submitting when required voice, email or SMS immediate advisories to Field staff and Managers the when a significant safety incident occur
    • Submit formal incident reports to the NE Nigeria Programmes Manager and relevant Programming or Programming support staff following a safety incident
    • Submit to the NE Nigeria Programmes Manager weekly inputs for the Weekly Contextual review
    • Ensure reporting and advisories are disseminated on a routine basis to all Street Child Field staff
    • Attend regular security network meetings within the area of responsibility and ensure discussion points from these meetings are incorporated into current safety assessments
    • Report to the NE Nigeria Programmes Manager and relevant Field level senior management any instances of staff non-compliance to established protocols or procedures and provide recommendations for corrective actions

    Training:

    • In coordination with the Senior Management Team, develop and implement quarterly training plans for all Street Child Field level staff focused on safety awareness and skill sets
    • Ensure that all Street Child Field level drivers receive annual driver training as well as 1st Aid training
    • In coordination with the Senior Management Team, ensure bi-quarterly orientation on Hibernation, relocation and evacuation plan with all field staff.
    • In coordination with the Senior Management Team, ensure that an annual Crisis management training session is completed with all relevant Field level staff

    Crisis Management:

    • During any critical incident or crises serve as the Safety unit representation on the Field Level Crisis Management Team
    • Ensure that all Field Level Crisis management plans are kept up to date and reviewed regularly
    • Ensure that the necessary external relationships are maintained at Field level to facilitate a quick response and assistance to Street Child during any critical incident or crises

    Education and Skills
    Required:

    • Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions
    • Competent and literate in local language, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions

    Desired:

    • Bachelor's Degree in a field related to humanitarian work or risk management
    • Competent and literate in local language of North East Nigeria, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions

    Experience:

    • 3 years of demonstrative experience in INGO/NGO with at least 2 years of field safety management experience included

    Technical Skills:

    • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels
    • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills
    • IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Experience in developing safety related technical tools guidelines and systems
    • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Nigeria

    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; Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
    • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment

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    Education Programme Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri Borno

    Operational Context/Role

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Education Programme Assistant for our programme in North East Nigeria. Our programme will include emergency education 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 planning activities relating to unaccompanied and separated children and children as, working to create a referral network and supporting as many children as possible to be reunified with their families and access education.
    • The person will be required to work flexibly, to support the implementation of the activities together with our local partners, reporting directly to the Nigeria Education Programme Manager. The position requires a background in development, with education, child protection and/or livelihoods experience in the Nigerian context a distinct advantage. Good communication skills and the capacity to work with a team and independently will be required. Analytical thinking as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.
    • This full time position is for 5 months initially, and subject to performance and funding availability, may be extended.

    Key Responsibilities
    General:

    • Support the Programme Officers and Manager to deliver timely planned activities;
    • Participate in Needs Assessments for the education programme and the preparation of reports in collaboration with the Programme Manager and the implementing partners;
    • Monitor day-to-day activities in programmes to ensure best practice is adhered to in school & learning centre management, pedagogical monitoring, optimization of the teaching & learning process.
    • Work closely with implementing partners by designing and overseeing the implementation of capacity building programs with parents/stakeholders willingness to travel / be in the field regularly

    Reporting:

    • Keep the Programme Manager informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes as well as making regular updates.
    • Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on approved frequency to the Programme Manager.
    • Take minutes of internal or external meetings and share with team according to the organisation needs

    Networking:

    • Leadership Behaviour
    • 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
    • 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 among the country in different states

    Qualifications and Experience
    Education:

    • University Degree in Social Sciences equivalent

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years working in humanitarian setting. Experience in education in emergencies and protracted crisis / early recovery a significant advantage
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

    Language:

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

    Technical Skills:

    • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
    • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
    • Knowledge of project cycle management.

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    MEAL Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel to Rann (others in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe States if required)
    Report to: MEAL Coordinator and Learning and Partnership Manager
    Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
    Starting Date: 26 November 2018
    Duration: 1 year (with 3 months as probation period)

    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 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.
    • Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, and teacher training. 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 everything through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated 156 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people
    • Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working through sustainable solutions to stretch donations and create maximum impact.

    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 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

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    Project Manager for Integrated EiE and CP Programme

     

    Location: Rann, Borno

    Operational/Context Role

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Project Manager for our project funded by ECHO in partnership with UNICEF in Rann town, Kala Balge LGA.
    • Our planned project is an integrated Education and Child Protection intervention that will include creating safe and child friendly learning environments, training education facilitators in delivery of the curriculum and trauma counselling, providing teaching and learning materials, case management for unaccompanied and separated children, children associated with armed groups or armed forces and victim of gender-based violence, strengthening a referral network and a local coordination system.
    • The main responsibility of the Project Manager will be to lead on the implementation, ensuring timely and efficient delivery of activities, with focus on the quality and the impact of the project. The role will involve managing a team located both at field level and at the main office in Maiduguri and to work effectively with one implementing partner.
    • The position proven capacity of project delivery, effective team management and effective partner management at a senior level. The ideal candidate would have a relevant previous experience, 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 Child’s ECHO project, including:
      • Project planning, including development of work plans with budget, together with Street Child team and implementing partner
      • 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 manager, partners and donor
      • Identifying, troubleshooting and reporting issues with project implementation to the Senior Management Team as necessary
    • Responsible for effectively management of implementing partner by:
      • Leading the project team to effectively manage and support implementing partner, with a co-working approach;
      • Overseeing the monitoring function of the Street Child team to identify and respond to issues with partner;
      • Working with the Learning and Partnership Manager to identify partner training needs and coordinate with the team and partner to conduct tailored capacity building trainings, coaching and mentorship.
    • Responsible for co-ordination and liaison between Street Child and other government agencies and coordination mechanism at local government level, representing Street Child at a senior level

    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;
    • 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's Degree in Social Science, Education or equivalent

    Experience:

    • Experience (at least 3 years) working in in project management roles ;
    • Experience (at least 2 year) of working in North East Nigeria on the emergency response in education or child protection;
    • Experience in managing sizable teams
    • Proven evidence of having led the delivery of successful projects, ideally with a budget of $500k +

    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 INEE and CP standards

    Terms and Conditions:

    • Contract is for one year, renewable with an initial probationary period of three months.

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    Finance Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri, with travels through Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
    Report to: Finance Manager
    Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
    Starting from: 01 December 2018
    Duration: 5 months

    Operational/Context Role

    • Street Child is looking for a dedicated finance assistant for our office in Maiduguri. Our programmes include emergency education interventions integrated with Child Protection and Livelihood to support children and their family living in a safe and dignified condition. Street Child works in partnership with local organisations and is currently implementing in 11 LGAs across Borno Adamawa and Yobe.

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the day-to-day general financial and administration of the organisation including expenses and payroll, assisting the Finance Manager, the Finance Officer and the Admin and Logistic Officer

    Specific Responsibilities
    Financial reporting and auditing:

    • To process and oversee the work of financial transactions, accounts payable, accounts receivables, vouchers, etc., by thoroughly checking and correcting the accounting and other relevant financial records
    • To provide support in preparing the financial reports in the accounting and finance system as per the instructions received from the Finance Manager
    • To maintain, update, and retrieve the financial information from the financial database and system
    • To assist in the preparation of receipts and vouchers and their relevant formats, so that the financial details can be entered correctly in the accounting system
    • To apply the basic accounting principles, knowledge, and techniques to analyse the variances and perform routine accounting activities
    • To perform accounting computations and calculations accurately, and try to identify if there are discrepancies, and if there are any errors, try to resolve them

    Petty Cash and Banking:

    • Track monthly office petty cash expenditure and prepare petty cash reconciliation statements for sign off by the Country Representative.
    • Check and reconcile cash requests from Street Child staff and liaise with Project/Country Coordinator on outstanding administrative issues.
    • Prepare and manage in a timely manner, payment orders for invoices to be paid by Street Child.
    • Prepare office petty cash requests for sign off by the Country Coordinator.

    Administrative tasks:

    • To provide general financial support as required for the office management and for the projects.
    • To prepare correspondence regarding taxation, social and health insurance and union fees for executive review and signature.
    • To give support for the procurement of equipment and supplies for the office ensuring strict adherence to Street Child procurement guidelines.
    • To oversee the booking of flights and accommodation for Street Child staff as required.
    • To prepare staff payslip and support monthly payroll.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    • University degree in Finance and Accounting or other relevant disciplines.
    • Experience working with an international NGO will be an advantage.
    • At least 2 years’ work experience as a Finance Assistant, Finance Officer or similar role
    • Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
    • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions)
    • Familiarity with accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks)
    • Organizational and time-management skills
    • Attention to detail, with an ability to spot numerical errors
    • Fluency in English and Hausa (both oral and written).

    Method of Application

    Note

    • Use the motivation space to clarify concisely why you are interested to work for Street Child and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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