Livelihood Programme Manager at Street Child Nigeria



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: Livelihood Programme Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State (with travel to Yobe & Adamawa, based on programme needs)
Report to: Head of Base
Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only
Starting from: 1st May
Contract duration: 12 Months

Operational / Context Role

  • Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Manager for our Livelihoods Projects, as standalone Livelihood Project with WFP, or as core components of our Education & Child Protection Projects, across the NE states: Borno, Yobe & Adamawa.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in implementing projects in Livelihood, especially with a focus on IGA (Income Generating Activity) and Savings Schemes, like VSLA.

Key Responsibilities
Delivery & Coordination:

  • Lead the livelihood team members to ensure that staff carry out their duties in accordance with their job descriptions and guidelines
  • Conduct regular team meetings and provide continues guidance to the Livelihood team members
  • Ensure program activities are carried out in accordance with Street Child standards and guidelines and in coordination with relevant stakeholder in the field
  • Ensuring quality implementation of project activities
  • Daily coordination and update on activities implemented with the Livelihoods Team
  • Ensure that livelihood team is well informed about the programme objective, targets and approach

Representation, Donor & Reporting:

  • Ensure external representation of Street Child in the Livelihood sector, local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors & external relationships
  • Provide monthly or quarterly reports for donors, as per grant agreements
  • Provide monthly reporting of the Livelihoods Programme to the Head of Base
  • Provide oral and written reports on livelihoods activities – as contribution to internal and external reports
  • Regular reporting and updating on livelihood programme coordination meeting and relevant stakeholder meetings

Partnership & Staff Development:

  • Provide technical inclusive livelihoods support to staff and partners
  • Develop and implement training for staff and implementing partners
  • Ensure effective management of programme partners, in-line with the Street Child’s mission on Localization
  • Identify the implementing partners capacity development and training needs

MEAL:

  • Establish and ensure efficient and effective use of the livelihoods database, undertaking
  • monthly data analysis, and carry out regular data audits (together with the M&E Department)
  • Undertake research (desk and field) to identify livelihood innovations, organize piloting of new innovative ideas and document and disseminate the best practices on sustainable livelihoods.

Planning & Finance:

  • Prepare detailed program documentation including a detailed integrated annual work
  • plan with activity, financial, procurement, and monitoring component
  • Monitor project budgets and expenditure with support from the Finance Manager
  • Prepare monthly forecast for livelihood programmes and monitor livelihood budget, together with the Finance Manager
  • Ensure the effective monitoring and reporting of programme budgets in accordance with Street Child finance policies and procedures and donor requirements

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 a flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
  • This role will involve working with vulnerable people and children, and requires relevant knowledge of safeguarding principles

Experience

  • A minimum of Seven (7) years relevant experience working in the field of agriculture and/or livelihoods. A minimum of three of these years (3) will have been spent working at a senior level with an international organisation.
  • Experience in planning and management for results
  • Excellent management skills and experience of managing partners
  • Experience with / proficiency in the analysis, management and synthesis of reports; Research skills and experience in managing research also desirable
  • Excellent communication skills including excellent written and verbal skills in English; fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri is desirable.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Interviews will be offered as applications are received

 

Application Deadline  20th April, 2020.


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