Street Child Regional Officer Jobs in Nigeria
Street Child Regional Officer Jobs in Nigeria
Organisation BackgroundWe work towards a world where all children are safe, in school and learning. We specialise in supporting children and communities in low-resource environments and emergencies: recognising that the complex, compounded challenges that affect them require innovative, integrated interventions.
Our interventions are informed by robust, rigorous evidence and results-oriented, optimised to create maximum impact for children at minimum cost. Since 2008, we have assisted over 850 000 children across 20+ fragile, conflict and crisis affected counties across Eastern Europe, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to be an amplifier of local leadership and impact, and works with an expansive, evolving network of 95+ local level actors and organisations, underscored by close consultation and collaboration with local communities. Since 2019, Street Child has implemented a number of innovative initiatives to advance the localisation agenda, in close collaboration with Education Cannot Wait ECW, the Global Education Cluster GEC and Child Protection Area of Responsibility CP AoR – producing powerful proof points where our principles and approach to localization have led to stronger, more sustainable local level actors and organizations.
The role specifically seeks to strengthen our localization outreach within Region 3(B) of the Elevating Local Leadership in Emergencies (ELLIE) project with a remit on Nigeria.
The Regional Officer shall support the development of a portfolio of pathbreaking initiatives to accelerate local level action through advocating for increased funding flows and investment in consolidating capabilities and capacities of local level organisations and improving local level leadership, inclusion, and involvement across the humanitarian architecture.
This role reports to the Country Director for Nigeria shall support the activation of these initiatives in Nigeria and in close coordination with country colleagues in Cameroon and Nigeria.
This includes Elevating Local Leadership in Emergencies, an ambitious, pathbreaking initiative to advance localisation in 35 countries across 3 continents in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development USAID. This role supports Street Child’s role increasing the scale and scope of its influence and impact across the architecture in the 4 countries.
[Advocacy, Influence, And Impact Assessment 60%]
Support in the collection and analysis of relevant data on localization in the countries of intervention;
Ensure localisation initiatives are informed by expertise and experience from previous programmes, and reflect recent research and evidence on advancing local level action;
Ensure excellent presentation of our localisation proposition through production and publication of articles, blogs, briefs, and reports;
Support and strengthen strategic communication and coordination with, and capacity strengthening of clusters, coordination groups and networks to advise and assist on increasing funding flows to, and the involvement, inclusion and leadership of, local level organisations;
Support and strengthen evaluation of the effectiveness of localisation initiatives and evidence of their impact – including best practices and proof points in the 4 countries;
Support Street Child’s presence and profile in the countries of assignment through regular engagements and evidence sharing across clusters, coordination groups, and networks;
Strengthen Street Child position as a thought leader and increase influence through strategic coordination, collaboration, and representation across the architecture.
[Programme Delivery 40%:]
Support the roll out of localisation initiatives,
conceptualising and operationalising programmes in close collaboration and cooperation with the Cameroon and Nigeria country teams
Support a robust programme management and monitoring and regular reporting to stakeholders
Assuring adaptive programme management to achieve ambitious aims and advance the localisation agenda
Support in conducting scoping and setting up of activities to accelerate localisation in the countries of assignment
Ensure collaboration and coordination with significant stakeholders including relevant working groups and clusters
Support capacity strengthening and support for the Nigeria and Cameroon country teams, assist, and advocate to clusters, coordination groups to increase funding flows, invest in consolidating capabilities and capacities, and advance inclusion, involvement, and leadership of local level organisations
Support country teams to assess the capabilities and capacities of local level organisations, and to advise and assist local level organisations to access funding, and accelerate inclusion, involvement, and leadership across the humanitarian architecture
Supporting and strengthening sharing, collaboration, and cooperation across Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Mali.
Attributes / Essential Desirable
Education / Qualifications:
A First Degree in Project Management, International Development, Strategic Management, Education and or in any other related disciplines. A Master's Degree in a related discipline
Experience and Knowledge:
At least 3 years of prior experience in project management ideally in the humanitarian sector
Strong working knowledge of humanitarian standards and principles of good practice
Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary, diverse team to deliver strong results
Relevant experience of working in support of local partners
Technical specialism in education in emergencies or child protection in emergencies
Specific knowledge of the humanitarian landscape in Nigeria would be an added advantage
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent spoken and written English command of English
Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills
Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills with demonstrated ability to work under pressure and delivering to tight deadlines
Proven coaching/capacity building skills and organisational development experience Knowledge of local languages of the duty station would be a distinct advantage
A ‘can-do’ and agile attitude, a passion for problem solving and adaptive thinking
Commitment to our vision, mission and values
Commitment to protecting the rights of children in all circumstances
Commitment to localisation and local action
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Street Child Regional Officer Jobs in Nigeria
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