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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Child Protection Department Manager
Locations: Maiduguri, Borno with travel to Adamawa, Yobe, Edo and Abuja
Report to: Programme Coordinator
Employment Type: Contract
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: TBC
Operational / Context Role
- Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Manager for our child protection programmes in Nigeria. The main responsibility of the Child Protection Program Manager will be to oversee implementation of the North-East Nigeria programme portfolio, alongside a new project that is due to start based in Edo State.
- The Child Protection Programme Manager will report directly to the Street Child Nigeria Programme Coordinator with managerial responsibilities for teams based in Borno, Adamawa and Edo states, to ensure effective coordination with implementing partners and in liaison with government stakeholders.
- The child protection programme portfolio includes, but is not limited to, provision of mental health and psychosocial support to children in need, case management for children at risk, with a particular focus on Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC), children associated with armed forces or armed groups (CAAFAG) and survivors of GBV. Street Child also provides family tracing and reunification services and livelihood support for the most vulnerable caregivers. The latest project within the portfolio also targets girls at risk of trafficked and survivors of trafficking.
- The successful candidate for this position must have 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.
- Responsible for overall implementation of Street Child’s Child Protection programme portfolio including:
- Project planning; 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 targets, 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 Coordinator as necessary
- Responsible for effective 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 Protection team to identify and respond to issues with partners;
- Working with the Programme Support Officer to identify partner training needs and coordinate with the team and partners to build organisational capacity through mentoring, coaching and training
- Responsible for recruitment and management of programme team in Borno, Adamawa and Edo states, in coordination with the Street Child Programme Coordinator;
- Responsible for coordination between Education and Livelihoods Programme Managers to ensure delivery of protection activities within the education of livelihoods led projects.
- Responsible for co-ordination and liaison between Street Child and other agencies/local government, representing Street Child at a senior level
- Support Business Development Manager in developing proposals to secure new funding opportunities.
- Participate in developing long-range strategies and goals consistent with the mission and capability of the organization.
- 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.
- 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
- Master Degree in Social Science, Human Rights or equivalent
- Experience (at least 6 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 child protection;
- Experience in managing and mentoring sizable teams across multiple locations
- Proven evidence of having led the delivery of successful programmes, ideally with a budget of $500,000 or more.
- Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
- Hausa language skills are highly desirable
- Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
- Knowledge of project cycle management.
- Knowledge and ability to apply CPIMS
Terms and Conditions:
- Contract is for twelve (12) months, with option for extension dependent on excellent performance.
Application Closing Date
9th July, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: