Senior Educations Officer at Street Child

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Senior Educations Officer at Street Child

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: Senior Educations Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno with frequent travel to Yobe
Employment Type: Full – Time
Reporting to: Education Programmes Manager
Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM with forty-five minutes lunch break from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Friday

Job Purpose

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Senior Education Officer for a 3 year ECW Multi-Year Resilience Programme delivered in a consortium partnership.
  • The project seeks to provide quality inclusive education for conflict-affected children across the Bay states, providing access to education, building the capacity of teachers, and strengthening protection mechanisms.
  • Street Child’s primary areas of operation will be in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
  • Street Child also integrates Child Protection to ensure children learn in a safe and protective environment in school and at home and aligned with the commitment to the localisation agenda, Street Child will implement together with three local organisations we have been working together in the last two years.
  • The main responsibility of the Senior Education officer will be to oversee implementation of the project in Yobe state, monitoring and supporting two national implementing partners as well as supporting the Project Manager to oversee implementation in Borno state.
  • The Senior Education Officer will coach implementing partners to deliver high-quality programming and progress the project implementation against the work plan and the objectives, achieving timely project outputs and outcomes.
  • The Senior Education Officer will work under the supervision of the Education Programmes Manager with direct task management from the Project Manager.
  • The position requires a proven capacity of project delivery, effective partner management at a senior level and coordination with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • The ideal candidate would have a strong background in Education, 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.

Responsibilities

Project Implementation (60%):

  • In coordination with the Project Manager responsible for the implementation of activities for ECW MYRP in Yobe and providing support for Borno state.
  • Monitoring of all activities implemented by partner staff, ensuring they are contributing to the targets and indicators outlined in the programme documents and results framework.
  • Support Project Manager to develop quarterly work plans and budget forecasts
  • Support national implementing partners to reflect quarterly activity planning and budget forecasting in line with the timeline of the project.
  • Ensure that all activities implemented are in line with budget expenditure and forecasting.
  • Report any issues with project implementation to the Project Manager with suggestions for innovative solutions to challenges as they arise.
  • Identify gaps in implementing partner capacity and support project manager and Partnership Coordinator.

Reporting (30%):

  • Preparation of internal narrative progress reports on a monthly and quarterly basis, including submission of project case studies.
  • Support project manager in preparation of donor narrative progress reports on a quarterly, midterm and annual basis, or additionally as requested.
  • Ensure that implementing partners are submitting monthly narrative progress reports to Street Child in a timely manner, with support and guidance to improve reporting capacity.
  • Support project manager with a review of monthly BVA’s and forecasting to ensure spending is in line with project timeline and activities implemented are in line with the work plan.
  • Conduct monthly VBA’s with the implementing partner to ensure accuracy of spending and identify any clear areas of over or underspend that may affect the project delivery timeline.
  • Provide support to project manager and MEAL team to prepare for required baseline, midline and end-line assessments.
  • Ensure there is a functioning information pathway with submission of project data, MOV’s and activity reports to the MEAL team in order for verification checks to be carried out.

Leadership (10%):

  • Display excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills among colleagues, partners and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
  • Ensure safeguarding practices are adhered to by Street Child and implementing partner teams, and immediately report any concerns.

Requirements
Education:

  • Qualifications Master’s degree in Social Science, Education or equivalent

Experience:

  • Knowledge Experience (at least 4 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 education or other relevant sectors.
  • Experience in managing sizable teams.
  • Proven evidence of having led the delivery of successful programmes, ideally with a budget of $1m or above
  • Previous experience of working in Yobe, and good knowledge of key stakeholders.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical abilities, reporting, strategic thinking, and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills / experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Project Cycle Management and results in the framework.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply INEE standards is an advantage

Others:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills. Hausa and additional local language skills are highly desirable

Application Closing Date
3rd March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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