Street Child Jobs Recruitment in Nigeria [3 new vacancies]

Latest jobs vacancies at Street Child in Nigeria May 2022. 


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.

May 2022. Programme Coordinator

Job Title: Programme Coordinator | Street Child | Location: Maiduguri, Borno with frequent travel within Nigeria
Contract Type: 12 – 24 months fixed term contract, full-time
Reporting to: Head of Programmes

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Role Purpose

  • The Programme Coordinator will focus on the management of the Northeast programme portfolio, ensuring alignment with global and national strategy and mission.
  • Supporting the Department and Programme Managers, he/she will ensure quality and compliance in programmes planning, delivering & management towards timely achievements of outcome indicators.
  • Based on context, needs, gaps, capacity and opportunities, he/she will contribute to build longlasting and healthy relationship with donors and developing new proposals.
  • The ideal candidate would have a good background in humanitarian context used to work with multiple donor and budgets.
  • 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.
  • The person should prove his/her capacity to build strong network and relationship with donors, government and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
Programme Management (75%):

  • Work with Programme & Project Managers to ensure timely and quality delivery of activities in line with workplan, M&E framework and expenditure plan
  • Lead on programme reviews with managers to ensure consistency and integration across programmes
  • Conduct regular programmes monitoring to identify opportunity for programme enhancement and ensure alignment with programme objectives
  • Identifying areas of improvement of programmes with integration of new trends, knowledge aligned with needs and gaps that might arise during implementation
  • Oversee the process for timely quality programme reports in line with donor requirements.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with UN, clusters and government agencies in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
  • Coordinate across projects within the country programme to ensure efficiency, value for money and integration.
  • Work with M&E manager to ensure an effective M&E framework with timely submission of accurate project data, assessments and reports. Build a strong feedback and communication loop with project teams to inform project decision making.
  • Work with Operations Manager to ensure procurement and logistics support are in line with project plans.

Business Development (25%):

  • Support proposal development ensuring use of participatory methodologies

Person Specification
Education:

  • Degree or higher in International Development, Human Rights or related field

Essential Experience and Knowledge:

  • Demonstratable experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO.
  • Proved experience in grants management for large and complex programmes, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc., for projects funded by multiple public donors with relevant budgets.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships.
  • Staff management experience
  • Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership &/ strategic direction.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in Humanitarian Response
  • Education background.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Agency in a variety of public and private forums.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and deliver independently and under pressure and tight deadlines.

Others:

  • Position open for national and international staff.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Covering Note explaining why you think you could make an extraordinary impact in this role to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and so interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

Jobs vacancies at Street Child in Nigeria

  Country Director, Nigeria

Job Title: Country Director | Street Child | Location: Abuja (FCT)

About the Job

  • Street Child has a rare opportunity for an impressive, resourceful professional to drive forward our flagship Nigeria programme. We are a rapidly developing international children’s charity with exceptional programming in 20 of the world’s lowest income and most crisis-affected countries.
  • Our high-impact projects chase gains in education and protection outcomes for the most marginalised children – through signature integrated education, child protection and livelihoods initiatives. Working alongside excellent local NGOs is at the heart of Street Child’s approach globally. In Nigeria, we are recognised as an outstanding INGO for championing and strengthening local partners.
  • The crux of this role is to build on our excellent track record in the North East, and lead on geographic expansion, with an immediate focus on the North West.
  • The Country Director will lead a 30+ country team and 10+ local partner network to achieve these goals, with a strong personal focus on resource mobilisation and strategic level external representation with our partners, UN agencies, donors and governmental authorities. Specifically, this role-holder will be directly accountable for the strong management and delivery of Street Child’s c.$4m p/annum programme portfolio.
  • This is a terrific opportunity for someone who has country-level leadership experience already, or for a senior programmes leader who is hungry for the next step. We are looking for someone with the experience, drive and inter-personal relationships to take ownership of our Nigeria portfolio.
  • You will have the management and operational skills to drive excellent, evidence-driven programmes, with a strong background in humanitarian contexts and ideally experience in education (and/or protection and livelihoods).
  • This is not an ‘ivory tower’ role; you will be hands-on and agile across multiple programmes and budgets, and deeply involved in building profile and strategic relationships with donors, government and local partners.

Key Responsibilities
People & Organisational Management:

  • Ensure optimal financial, human and physical resource allocation and management and quality standards (for successful implementation of the country’s and organization’s strategic plan and mission.
  • Oversee the recruitment, orientation, and performance of senior staff and development of middle management staff; demonstrating healthy engagement, strong senior management teams, culture of innovation, and effective talent management.
  • Oversight of robust implementation of relevant processes and policies, in particular relating to safeguarding, security, HR, finance, due diligence, and local partnership in line with Street Child standards.
  • Lead and take all appropriate actions to ensure promotion and enforcement of the Safeguarding Policy and follow up on any findings to address any gaps or weaknesses.

Business Development and Resources Mobilisation:

  • Expand the visibility and reputation of Street Child among stakeholders as government, donors, and within the humanitarian structure, building strong and strategic relationships.
  • Ensure the organization is recognized by stakeholders (relevant government authorities, donors, other NGOs, media etc) as a strong child development organization and credible reference point and leader on related issues.
  • Lead and oversee the grants acquisition and management effort in the country ensuring long-term programmes and achievement of annual targets.
  • Represent Street Child at high level national forum with pro-active participation, contributing to discussions of interest and relevant to the work and the operations of the organisation.
  • Ensure proper engagement and compliance with government regulations to maintain the status of INGO and be able to implement in current and new locations

Programme Management & Strategy:

  • Lead the development and execution of high-quality country strategic plan relevant to the local context and reflecting the global strategy and priorities.
  • Ensuring the country portfolio is in line with the strategy and programme framework; pursuing an influencing agenda; creating partnerships and collaboration for greatest impact.
  • Overseeing and supporting the Senior Programme Team to ensure timely, effective, quality-assured, impact-focused and value for money delivery of programmes.
  • Ensure that all grants are managed according to the required standards in pursuit of quality programs with adequate internal control in accordance with organizational policies/procedures and donor terms and conditions.
  • Lead the development of a strategy and plans to strengthen and evolve partnerships across the country.

Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Covering Note explaining why you think you could make an extraordinary impact in this role to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • We are particularly interested in qualified national candidates, interested in a long term commitment to this role.
  • Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and so interested candidates are encouraged to apply

Fundraising and Events Intern, Nigeria


Job Title: Fundraising and Events Intern | Street Child

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Reporting to: Country Director
Contract Type: Intern
Principal Location: Abuja

Street Child’s Commitment to Safeguarding

  • Street Child is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff.
  • As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks, including a Criminal Records check. Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

Role Purpose

  • In addition to administratively supporting the Abuja HQ office, The Fundraising and Events Intern will work closely with the Country Director to primarily support in the administration, logistics and planning of fundraising events. Under the direction of the Country Director, the ideal candidate will be a creative and business minded, able to handle and deliver high standard communications to the business and diplomatic community in the Abuja sector.

Key Responsibilities
Events and Fundraising Support (70%):

  • Support the Country Director in planning, preparation and execution of fundraising events.
  • Conducting venue and other event research
  • Assisting in the research and design of new donor cultivation events
  • Prepare materials for meetings with current and prospective funders
  • Assisting with the set-up of equipment, materials and stands at such events
  • Maintain supporters and guests with well written communications thanking them, answering queries, and providing support prior and after events.
  • Help create and maintain a database of donors, vip guests and prospects, including regular data entry and clean up
  • Research potential corporate and major donor fundraising sources
  • When required liaise with the UK team to engage UK level support on communications and social media.
  • Support in the curation of multi-platform media via a range of multimedia platforms; Instagram, Facebook ect.
  • Provide ideas and creativity to support the Country Director in curation of a fundraising business plan.

Administrative Support (30%):

  • Provide general administration and logistic support to the Abuja office
  • Ensure event vendors and general merchant procurement paperwork is processed in line with SCoN procurement policy.

Person Specification
Educations / Qualifications
Essential:

  • School Diploma
  • Ongoing or completed University Degree.

Desirable:

  • Completed university degree in the field of business/ events/ diplomacy or international relations

Experience and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience in coordination and support of events large or small
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of Microsoft office

Desirable

  • An understanding of the diplomatic and INGO sector in Abuja
  • Previous experience in high-level event management
  • Understanding of the humanitarian intervention in Nigeria

Skills and Abilities
Essential:

  • Excellent to outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High levels of emotional intelligence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confidence to engage with a range of senior and VIP individuals form the Abuja diplomatic network
  • Excellent use of English language
  • Ability to work efficiently, accurately, and collaboratively, and to manage short-and long-term deadlines

Desirable:

  • Strong social media skills

Other:
Essential:

  • A fundamental interest in fundraising and event management
  • Creative problem solving
  • Creative eye for

Desirable:

  • A general interest in the Humanitarian Sector.

Application Closing Date
5th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Covering Letter explaining why they think they could make an extraordinary impact in this role to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • This is a rolling recruitment.
  • Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
  • 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.

Jobs vacancies at Street Child in Nigeria

Security Advisor Assistant

Locations: Adamawa, Borno and Yobe
Contract: 6month (with the possibility of extension)
Starting Date: As soon as possible.
Reports to: Security Advisor

Background

  • 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 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.
  • In order to allow Street Child of Nigeria to Help Children Acquire Education in the world’s Toughest Places, the Security Advisor Assistant (SSA) is to support the Security Advisor (SA) in ensuring smooth implementation of activities across different locations, with the highest regard for adherence to safety and security protocols among staff members as well as other stakeholders.

Role Purpose

  • The Security Advisor Assistant (SAA) is a member of the Street Child Nigeria operations team.
  • The role of the SAA is to support the Security Advisor (SA) in the systemic implementation of safety and security strategies of Street Child Nigeria.
  • This is to support the safety and security of all Street Child personnel, assets, partners and beneficiaries across all implementation locations in Nigeria with special attention to Adamawa state as well as Yobe and Borno States. The SAA is expected to assist the SA in maintaining a high level of contextual awareness of the operating areas and strong support to teams at the Field level with a major focus in Adamawa state, as well as Yobe and Borno States.

Key Responsibilities
Programmes Delivery:

  • The SSA will assist the SA in Planning, Preparation and Implementation of established Street Child Nigeria Safety and Security Procedures and Protocols.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in regular monitoring of the contextual security development in the operational areas across Nigeria with keen attention to Adamawa State as well as Yobe and Borno States. As may be directed by the SA, the SSA will be required to provide updates on the context analysis for various project locations, especially around Adamawa state as well as Yobe and Borno States.
  • The SSA will support the SA in providing Level Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Risk Management Plans.
  • The SSA will provide the necessary support to the SA to ensure that the Field Level Safety Plan and associated documents are kept up to date and reviewed regularly.
  • The SSA as may be directed by the SA will conduct a trip departure briefing and arrival debrief for any trip.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in preparing the Humanitarian Movement Form for security clearance with relevant agencies.
  • The SSA will help the SA to ensure the safety readiness of all Street Child staff at the Field level through regular integration of safety management priorities and objectives into Field Office planning.
  • The SSA as may be required from time to time will assist the SA in brief, manage and liaise on daily basis with the contracted guarding services to ensure they maintain a high standard of guarding for Street Child office and residence providing for the safety of Street Child compound/staff and assets
  • As may be directed the SSA will assist the SA in maintaining physical safety standards for Street Child office and guesthouse at Field level
  • As may be directed by SA, the SSA will accompany staff on field missions on a need basis in order to better develop an awareness of the challenges faced by Street Child staff in the field.
  • As may be directed by the SA, the SSA will conduct area assessments or risk assessments in Street Child potential or active project locations.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in providing movement tracking oversight and support in coordination with the Logistics department with the use of VHF radios.
  • As may be directed by the SA the SAA will liaise with the government, Army, Police, SSS, Local Heads and other key external stakeholders to ensure that Street Child staff can maintain regular and safe access to program areas.

Reporting and Information management:

  • The SSA may be directed by the SA to submit when required voice, email or SMS (alert) to Street Child staff members with immediate advisories when a significant safety incident occurs.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in ensuring the submission of formal incident reports as may be reported by staff members, partners or other stakeholders.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in preparing and/or presenting weekly staff security briefings.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in ensuring that necessary security reports and advisories are disseminated on a routine basis to all Street Child Field staff, in a proper and orderly manner.
  • As may be directed by the SA the SSA attend regular security network meetings within the area of responsibility and report the outcome to the SA to ensure that the discussion points from these meetings are incorporated into current safety assessments.
  • The SSA will report to the SA and/or any relevant Field level senior management any instances of staff non-compliance to established protocols & procedures.

Training:

  • The SSA will support the SA in coordination, development and implementation of training plans for all Street Child Field level staff focused on safety awareness and skillsets.
  • The SSA will assist the SA in ensuring that all Street Child Field level drivers receive annual driver training as well as First Aid training.
  • The SSA will support the SA in conducting drills on hibernation, relocation and evacuation procedures with all field staff members.
  • The SSA will support the SA in the coordination of annual Crisis Management training sessions with all relevant Field level staff.

Crisis Management:

  • As may be directed, the SSA will support the SA during any critical incident or crisis, for liaison, representation and reportage as may be directed.
  • As may be directed the SSA will support the SA in ensuring that all Field Level Crisis management plans are kept up to date and reviewed regularly
  • As may be directed the SSA will assist the SA in ensuring that the necessary external relationships are maintained at the Field level to facilitate a quick response and assistance to Street Child during any critical incident or crisis.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND or equivalent (from Military or paramilitary academy) in Sociology and Criminology, History and International Studies, Risk management, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Development studies, Political Science or any other Social Science with NGO Safety and Security certification courses.
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience.

Expected Behaviours and Skills:

  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to report incidents in chronological order;
  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education;
  • Willingness to work in the flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment;
  • 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;
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.

Gross Salary

  • N200,000 – N325,000 per month gross dependant on experience.

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:     
Click here to apply online

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Officer

Locations: Mubi, Adamawa & Maiduguri, Borno
Contract: 6month with 3 months probation (with the possibility of extension dependent on funding).
Starting from: As soon as possible.

Role Purpose
The purpose of this position is two-fold:

  • To support the MHPSS unit to oversee quality improvements in Street Child’s mental health and psychosocial support interventions for children affected by the conflict in NE Nigeria; and
  • To assist the MHPSS unit in providing clinical intervention to children in distress.
  • Manage all street child Nigeria child help desk across all project locations
  • The MHPSS Officer is required to travel to field sites as recommended by the CP manager
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support to MHPSS programming activities across projects.

Provide support, in the MHPSS Programming which includes:

  • Ensuring assistance is provided to children affected by the conflict in a dignified, respectful, equitable, and inclusive manner that supports their resilience
  • Assisting children in acute distress and alleviating their stress, for instance ensuring that all staff/partners are trained on PFA and feel confident to use it
  • The mainstreaming of inter-agency guidelines (e.g. IASC MHPSS guidelines) and standards (e.g. CPMS) across the different sectors of program activities delivered by SC and its partners
  • The use of structured and manualized MHPSS techniques
  • The participation of parents and caregivers in MHPSS activities
  • Support structured MHPSS activities for groups of boys and girls of different age groups, with particular attention to survivors of SGBV, unaccompanied children, and other children who present with signs of poor mental health and distress
  • Identify MHPSS service providers and agree on referral pathways for children with severe mental disorders

Proposed Outputs:

  • Individual counseling sessions with children and beneficiaries were required to discuss complex cases.
  • Be available on call/skype if any urgent matters arise that staff would like to share regarding their casework or his/her personal well being
  • Monthly progress reports to the CP manager to highlight needs and gaps.
  • Development of peer/reflective practices with teams
  • Support current MHPSS practices, reflecting on a cross-sectoral approach.
  • Structured MHPSS activities for boys and girls, organized in age-appropriate groups with a clear
  • Ensure the database of all MHPSS responses is backed-up on a bi-weekly basis.

Reporting:

  • Keep the Child Protection Programme Manager informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes as well as making regular updates.
  • Responsible for prompt submission of all reports to the Child Protection Program Manager.
  • Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on approved frequency to the Programme Manager.
  • Supervise the partners’ PSS facilitators to ensure regular follow-up of MHPSS response.
  • Identify gaps in service provision to children with special attention to UASC and CAAFAG and proactively refer and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the CP Manager.

Networking:

  • Responsible for coordination and liaising between Street Child and local partners/other
  • agencies/local government/local communities/displaced community, as regards to Street Child’s Child Protection program in conjunction with the Program Manager.
  • Represent Street Child at the stakeholders meeting as necessary e.g. MHPSS Working Group

Requirements & Experience

  • A qualified psychologist; or a professional with equivalent proven experience.
  • 3 years’ experience in mental health and psychosocial programming for IDPs.
  • Experience working in the Humanitarian context.

Specification:

  • Nigerian Nationals Only. Female candidates encouraged to apply.

Child safeguarding:

  • Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work.
  • Street Child incorporates appropriate job responsibilities to specific staff positions to support and ensure effective implementation of organizational strategies to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.

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 flexible, sub-optimal, stressful, and unstable environments.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively in Kanuri and Hausa an advantage
  • Technical skills.

Behaviors:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Willingness to work in the flexible, sub-optimal, stressful, and unstable environment;
  • 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;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage a wide range of program staff and provide solutions to arising internal and external challenges.
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.

Terms and Conditions

  • Contract is for 6 months with 3months probation and renewable according to performance review, with an initial probationary period of three months.
  • The salary will be proportioned to the candidate’s experience and balanced to the Street Child salary scale.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:     
Click here to apply online

Finance and Admin Intern


Street Child
| Job Title: | Locations: Abuja and Maiduguri – Borno | Employment Type: Full time

Position Summary

  • We are recruiting to fill the position of finance/Admin intern, one in Abuja and one in Maiduguri (Borno Indegene). The intern will facilitate the efficient and effective financial operation, Procurement/Logistics process, and base management activities of the Street-Child Abuja Office.
  • She/he will ensure compliance with the Street-child Finance/Procurement Handbooks alongside donor policies, procedures, guidelines, and rules.
  • Support in filing and archiving of Finance files/vouchers for Abuja or Maiduguri office:

The Benefit of the Position

  • Internship at street-child offers a platform to learn and experience meaningful practical work as well as an entry point to work for the development/humanitarian sector with NGOs; the program is aimed at understanding how an office work, developing good managerial skills, training on finance and admin processes especially by working closely with people in the sectors with more year of experience that can provide mentoring and coaching.
  • The internship has proved subsequent opportunities for employment within Street-child or other organizations.

Job Description
Procurement / Finance:

  • Prepare Vouchers for approved petty cash requests.
  • Maintain petty cash register and report as at when due.
  • Ensure completeness and correctness of petty cash documents before any payment is made.
  • Scan and rename financial vouchers on daily basis and ensure all archived hard and soft copies are serially arranged.
  • Maintaining file register for finance files held in Abuja or Maiduguri office.
  • Assist in submitting payment schedules, payment receipts, and picking up revenue invoices from the Tax office and other Government agencies.
  • Process monthly internet data subscription for office.

Base Management:

  • Assist with payment of utility bills in the office such as Light, water, Internet, etc.
  • Regularly evaluate office equipment to ensure proper functionality.
  • Supervise the office cleaner to ensure office premises/guesthouses and environs are clean.
  • Ensure required cleaning items and toiletries are always available.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.

Logistics:

  • Coordinate and support team members/visiting staff for local transportation and hotel booking.
  • Process payment of Vehicle vendor.
  • Process payment for environment cleaning vendor.

Experience and Knowledge

  • A Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.
  • Proven strong academic track record
  • Fluency in English with excellent writing and speaking skills is required.
  • Demonstrate experience in office management and staff coordination.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and standards
  • Passion for learning and development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigeria’s policy environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including good listening skills, influencing, negotiation, and coaching
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Finance Manager | Street Child Jobs

Location: Maiduguri, Borno with frequent travel within Nigeria as required
Reporting to: Country Director
Status: Initial one-year contract, with potential extension

Background

  • 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 the government to overcome the barriers that undermine the development and wellbeing of 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.

Key Responsibilities
Oversee the management of the accounts:

  • Ensure account data is reliable and the accounts are kept in compliance with legal obligations, norms and internal procedures
  • Ensure Quality of accounting deliverables; compliance with deadlines for sending accounts to management; quality of period-end closing operations; compliance with the organisation’s internal frameworks
  • Oversee the application of accounting procedures by the programme team
  • Ensure the programme’s accounts are in good order and comply with deadlines, SC procedures and mandatory local regulations applying to SC
  • Ensure national accounts are set up in compliance with local regulations (if necessary)
  • Validate the monthly accounts in compliance with SC norms and mandatory local regulations applying to SC (if necessary)
  • Ensure accounting checks are carried out (validity of documents, quality of the accounting work, accounting, and funding allocations, etc.) and internal regulations and procedures are correctly applied
  • Oversee the rollout of monthly, semi-annually and annually closing reconciliations

Ensuring the programme’s cash flow management and making bank payments:

  • To ensure the availability of funds for implementing planned activities, and
  • Benchmarks: Quality of management and control of cash flow; quality of money-flow security procedures; compliance with organisational frameworks defined by SC
  • Ensure information about and the application of cash-flow procedures by the programme team
  • Conduct regular checks on compliance with the organisation’s procedures and regulations
  • Archive cash-flow documents
  • Adapt and manage the cash-flow in compliance with internal procedures and the legal framework
  • Assist with the definition of the technical aspects of transporting funds and the regulations pertaining to money storage
  • Ensure physical checks of office safes and cash boxes are conducted and check that control measures are followed
  • Adapt and ensure the implementation of expenditure commitment procedure, train the programme team on how to use it
  • Supervise the drawing up of cash-flow forecasts and check for optimal money flow management

Providing budget and financial management and the management of the programme’s funding:

  • Objective: To ensure the smooth-running of the programme with respect to its financial obligations
  • Benchmarks: Compliance with the organisational procedures defined by the SC; quality of budget monitoring; quality of the budgets drawn up; quality of financial reports for donors; anticipation of financial problems Activities:
  • Provide BVAs every month by the 10th of M+1 of all contracts
  • Plan and lead the BVA analysis meetings every month before the 15th
  • Ensure coherency between the programme budget and the donors’ budgets
  • Conduct the monthly, bi-annual and annual accounts closing operations · Raise programme teams’ awareness of contractual budget and financial obligations
  • Analyse donor guidelines and inform the teams about these procedures and their application
  • Train programme teams in internal budget and financial management procedures so as to ensure a realistic budget, accurate expenditure codification and robust budgetary steering
  • Draw up and monitor cost allocation tables for office and staff costs
  • Check the budgetary monitoring of the funding schedule · Substantiate the financial accounts with regard to local legislation · Monitor and organise internal and external audits, assume the role of the auditor’s primary contact in liaison with head office

Managing the financial aspects of all partners and subcontractors:

  • To ensure all partners and subcontractors comply with the contractual terms and provide quality reports and supporting documents.
  • Benchmarks: Quality and timely reports and support documents in compliance with the organisational procedures
  • Objective: To ensure smooth relationship between partners and subcontractors with SC and capacity building of partners to achieve quality reports and supporting documents.
  • Review Partners Agreements and budgets
  • Validate the financial aspects of partnership agreements
  • Conduct refresher trainings and capacity building sections to all partners ·
  • Update partners database regularly
  • Review and ensure accurate capturing of of partner’s justification into QuickBooks by Finance Officer · Ensure smooth partnership closure and reconciliation of partner accounts.

Managing the programme’s finance teams:

  • Train the finance team
  • Manage and lead the finance team, fix objectives and access the staff
  • Set up communication and coordination mechanisms for the team
  • Manage contractual monitoring (leave, end of trial periods, etc.) of finance team members; if necessary, co-validate disciplinary procedures with Operations Manager  
  • Oversee finance team’s career development: define training needs and provide guidance on professional development

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday (8:30 to 17:15); Friday (8:30 to 13:30)

Salary
N700,000 – N900,000 Gross Per Month.

Application Closing Date
27th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as the subject of email.

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