Economic Empowerment Officer 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: 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 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

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


  • 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.


  • 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.

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