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: 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
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.
- 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.
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
Education / Qualifications
- Educated to Bachelor’s degree level or higher
- Master’s degree in International Development or related field.
Experience and Knowledge
- Prior work experience in international development
- Demonstrable experience in proposal development and report writing
- Experience in project management
- 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.
- Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments
How to Apply
Interested an qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” below. Completed forms should be sent along with your CV to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as subject of the email.
Application Closing Date
Friday, 19th June, 2020. (Midnight).
- 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.