Jobs at Street Child Nigeria
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Multiple Vacancies 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 in the last few months Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response for Nigeria as well as, being partner of the Education in Emergency Working Group.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Family Tracing and Reunification Officer (National Staff)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (with travel across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe)
Reports to: Nigeria Child Protection Programme Manager
Contract duration: 10 months
Job Type: Full-time

Operational/Context Role
Street Child is looking for a dedicated Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) Officer for our new Child Protection programme in North East Nigeria, in partnership with national NGOs. Our planned programme will include provision of psychosocial support to children in need, case management for children at risk, family tracing and reunification and livelihoods support for the most vulnerable caregivers.

The main responsibility of the Family Tracing Officer will be to support the Programme Manager in the implementation of the North-East Nigeria programme. The role will involve overseeing the partners’ case management teams in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, providing the best option for the child interest during case management of children at risk.

The position requires proven capacity of activities delivery, effective teamwork and effective collaborative work with partners. The ideal candidate would have a background in humanitarian work with a focus on child rights and child protection. The successful candidate will also have proven teamwork and communication skills. Analytical thinking as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

Key Responsibilities
General:

  • Coordinate project activities in collaboration with the Child Protection Programme Officers and in liaison with implementing partners, communities, government and child protection agencies working;
  • Coordinate Needs Assessment for the child protection programme and the preparation of reports in collaboration with the Child Protection Programme Officer and the implementing partners;
  • Assist caseworkers at field level in best practice of identification, documentation, tracing, reunification, follow ups and interim family-based care services to unaccompanied, separated and missing children as well as supporting caregivers.
  • Coordinate with the caseworkers and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response;
  • Conduct weekly meeting with caseworkers to review case progress and ensure data entry is completed accurately and verified;
  • Work closely with implementing partners by designing and overseeing the implementation of capacity building programs, including support with CPIMS;
  • Introduce case files and follow up report at coordination level with other Child Protection Strategic Work Groups;
  • Willingness to travel / be in the field regularly.

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 Programme Manager.
  • Work closely with implementing partners to prepare and submit reports on approved frequency to the Programme Manager.
  • Supervise the partners’ social workers case management to ensure regular follow up of case files of children at risk.
  • Identify gaps in service provision to children with a special attention to UASC and CAAFAG and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the CP Officer.

Networking:

  • Responsible for co-ordination and liaising between Street Child and local partners/other agencies/local government/local communities/displaced community, as regards to Street Child’s Child Protection programme in conjunction with the Programme Manager.

Leadership Behaviour:

  • 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 flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
  • Willingness to travel through the country in different states.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • University degree in social sciences equivalent
  • Master degree an advantage

Experience:

  • At least one year working in international development. Experience in child protection in protracted crisis / early recovery a significant advantage
  • Experience in supporting people/teams.
  • Experience with start-up of programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Hausa (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
  • Kanuri is an advantage

Technical Skills:

  • Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills/experience
  • Empathy for communities in very difficult circumstances.
  • Commitment to Child Protection principles at all times.

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following Documents below to: recruitment.nigeria@street-child.co.uk with the Subject “Application for Family Tracing and Reunification Officer”

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address.
  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for Street Child and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.

Note

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Job Title: Economic Empowerment Officer (National Staff)

Location: Maiduguri (with frequent travel to Adamawa, Yobe and through Borno)
Report to: Child Protection Programme Manager
Contract duration: 10 months
Job Type: Full-time

Operational Context

Street Child is looking for a dedicated Economic Empowerment Officer for our new Child Protection programme in North East Nigeria, in partnership with national NGOs. Our planned programme will include provision of psychosocial support to children in need, case management for children at risk, family tracing and reunification and livelihoods support for the most vulnerable caregivers.

The main responsibility of the Economic Empowerment Officer will be the supervision, organization, and the technical implementation of micro-enterprise grants, savings scheme, and business support within the North-East Nigeria programme. The role will involve working effectively with implementing partners and in liaison with government and UN stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
Planning and implementation:

  • Revise work plan for business support component in line with project proposal, log frame and budget and ensure each activity has a clear and detail work plan.
  • In coordination with partners develop community and beneficiary selection criteria based on the context.
  • Closely oversee the beneficiary selection process and ensure transparent selection.
  • Ensure transparent and timely distribution of cash and project inputs to beneficiaries
  • Organize regular progress monitoring visits and provide management expertise to overcome challenges.
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor progress and quality of activities and provide timely feedback and necessary support to Street Child staff and local partners.
  • Coordinate and carry out assessments and evaluations with beneficiaries supporting implementing partners’ staff.

Coordination:

  • Coordination with Child Protection Programme Manager to ensure timely provision of support to beneficiaries
  • Coordinate with the Early Recovery and Livelihood Working Group
  • Coordinate with local partners to ensure implementation of quality program and ongoing support for partner capacity building

Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting:

  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure quality and timeliness of all activities implemented under his/her purview.
  • Ensure a timely monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure development and sharing of necessary reporting formats timely with local partners.
  • Write post distribution monitoring tools and train staff and local partner staff on applying them in the field.
  • Provide case studies for the communication department
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative data are available with baseline and endline to monitor the impact on the lives of children and caregivers

Leadership Behaviour:

  • 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 flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.
  • Willingness to travel among the country in different states

Requirements, Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • University degree in Social Sciences equivalent
  • Master degree an advantage

Experience:

  • At least 3 years working in international development.
  • Experience in managing people/teams.
  • Experience with start-up of programmes
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Hausa (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.
  • Kanuri is an advantage

Technical Skills:

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

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following Documents below to: recruitment.nigeria@street-child.co.uk with the Subject “Application for Economic Empowerment Officer”

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address.
  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for Street Child and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.
  • Copies of degree/master certificates
  • Personal portfolio with pictures (building construction/rehabilitation, water and sanitation facilities)

Note: Only those who supply all the documents listed above will be considered, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist (National Staff)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State with travel across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
Reports to: Child Protection Programme Manager
Job Type: Full-time position
Contract Duration: 10 months

Organisational Context

  • Street Child of Nigeria is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to ensure the protection of child across the country
  • The organization was founded as a direct response to the protection needs of children in the north east of Nigeria. Street Child of Nigeria is committed to improving the lives of children affected by the conflict and preventing generational violence through ensuring the protection of children and ensuring children are provided with basic education and psychological care.

Operational Context

  • Street Child is operational in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. Street Child seeks to provide specialized mental health services to most vulnerable children in these locations.
  • Under the supervision of the program manager, you will be responsible for providing psychotherapy services to children in need of specialized services so as to ensure quality of mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) in the fields.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide specialized mental health services to vulnerable children
  • Conduct individual and group psychotherapy regarding problems such as depression, stress, abuse, sexual violence and family situations in order to modify behaviour and /or to improve personal, social and emotional adjustment of children
  • Develop and implement individual and group treatment plans
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
  • Consults with other professionals, regarding evaluation and treatment
  • Provide psychological assessment, testing and evaluation, referral, and consultation
  • Collaborate and cooperate in a professional manner with co-workers, implementing partners, other departments and other agencies in order to assure effective continuity of care and services.
  • Prepare and maintain mental health notes and narrative reports of mental health activities (in the appropriate charting format) following the policies of records and maintenance of client confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Personal Requirements
Education:

  • University Degree in Psychology. Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum three years’ professional experience in providing psychotherapy services to children. Experience in a hospital setting is an added advantage.
  • Professional, expert knowledge of psychological theories and principles.
  • Able to participate in evaluation, diagnosis, individual, group and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation, prevention and clinical internship practice.
  • Ability to communicate with children of all ages.
  • High degree of skill in psychological assessment and evaluation of children.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Hausa (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.

Others:

  • Must have strong interest in clinical psychology; working with children, helping people rebuild their lives and work towards the development of north east Nigeria and street child.

Of Added Advantage:

  • Practical experience working with victims/ survivors of insurgency.
  • Academic or work experience in Psychology
  • Experience in managing Human Resources

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: recruitment.nigeria@street-child.co.uk with the subject line: “Application for Clinical Psychologist Role” and attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address
  • A Cover Letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for Street Child and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position
  • Certificate of professional qualification.

Note

  • Only those who supply all three documents listed above will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.