Programme Officer at Street Child

Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the world’s most vulnerable children Street Child began its work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, eight years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia etc

Position Title: Programme Officer

Location: Calabar, Cross Rivers State (100%)

Report to: Team Lead

Deadline: 13/03/2020 (interviews will be offered as applications are received)

Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only

Starting from: 1st April

Contract duration: 4 Months

Position Requirements

Operational/Context Role

Street Child is looking for a dedicated Programme Officer for our child protection project in Calabar, South-South Nigeria. The project is a 4-month UNICEF-funded project in partnership with UNICEF. The goal is to address child protection challenges by strengthening child protection systems, supporting local actors to provide quality services to vulnerable children. With the aim of addressing the needs of children and community members, therefore, this project will focus on building capacity and strengthening coordination in CRS through a meaningful partnership with both government and non-government actors.  The Programme Officer will be required to support the Team Lead in Calabar on all aspect of project delivery. This includes implementation of project activities, reporting and partner monitoring. The person will be required to work flexibly and provide ad-hoc support to the Team Lead as necessary.

The ideal candidate would have experience in implementing projects in Child Protection, especially with a focus on Case Management and Child Protection Trainings. Good communication and team-working skills are essential, and the candidate must also be able to work independently. Analytical thinking, problem-solving and flexibility are expected.

Key Responsibilities:

Programme Delivery

  • Support the Team Lead to deliver timely planned activities
  • Monitor day-to-day activities to ensure best practice is adhered to in project implementation
  • Work closely with implementing partners to ensure quality implementation and accurate reporting
  • Support the Team Lead to identify and report problems with project implementation as they arise


Support the Team Lead in keeping the Programme Manager informed on activity progress, including through regular reports

Partner Liaison  

  • Support the Team Lead in identifying partner training/capacity building needs and conducting capacity building pieces of training
  • Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on the approved frequency


  • 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;
  • This role will involve working with vulnerable people and children and requires relevant knowledge of safeguarding principles
  • 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.

Qualification and experience:


  • Experience (at least 2 years) of working in Nigeria on child protection
  • Experience of working in Calabar, Cross Rivers State (an advantage, but not a requirement)
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities


Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.

Technical skills

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

Terms and Conditions:

The contract is for 4 months, with an initial probationary period of 1 month. The salary will be proportioned to the candidate experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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