Maiduguri, Nigeria
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on experience
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description



If you are looking to make an impact in a key management position in a fast moving, ambitious organisation, we encourage you to apply for our new vacancy as Operations Manager for Street Child Nigeria. At Street Child, we believe that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. We have programmes in fourteen countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, priding ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places. We have been working in Nigeria since 2017, implementing major humanitarian programmes in the North East in response to the protection and education needs of children affected by the crisis.


We are seeking an excellent Operations Manager to join our management team in Nigeria, taking responsibility for operations, financial oversight, administration, logistics and security procedures across our Street Child Nigeria programmes. The successful candidate will be a strong team player with a demonstrable ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a key eye for detail across multiple areas. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply following the steps outlined below.



Key Responsibilities


Operational Manager (50%)

  • Operational management of the Maiduguri office, sub offices, aiming at improving the operations systems
  • Responsible for HR related issues including facilitation of programme related recruitment.
  • Supervision of procurement process compliance within Street Child and partners
  • Ensure that adequate internal control mechanisms are in place 
  • Compliance with UN agencies regulations and Nigerian Ministries’ regulations
  • Oversee partners compliance and accountability
  • Conduct internal and partners spot check as part of transparency and capacity building
  • Support in policies review (HR, security, procurement, finance)
  • Represent Street Child at Maiduguri level INGO fora



Programme and Finance (50%)

  • Ensure adequate mechanisms are in place for budget monitoring and review and minimize significant expenditure variances 
  • Ensure Programme Compliance in all processes with support to Head of Programmes
  • Ensure adequate mechanisms are in place for budget monitoring and review and minimize significant expenditure variances 
  • Supervise Finance manager monthly bank reconciliation & updating of Budget vs. Actual
  • Support Proposal development
  • Facilitate programme implementation in terms of logistic, finance, admin and security planning
  • Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with Street Child policies and donor funding
  • Support worker communication with the management team.



Person Specification


Education and Qualifications



  • Educated to Bachelor degree level or higher


  • Master’s degree in operations management or related field.


Experience and Knowledge



  • Demonstrable work experience in in international development
  • Demonstrable experience in office leadership and operations, logistics and administrative management roles
  • Experience in finance and budgeting
  • Staff management experience


  • Previous experience in emergency context with training on HEIST and Risk management.



Skills and Abilities



  • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills;
  • Ability to positively influence others;
  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners, and employees.
  • Solid understanding of financial management.



  • Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments





Attractive benefits are included – details available on request. Please note that this role is unaccompanied and not suitable for candidates looking for a family posting.


How to apply

A completed Application Form should be submitted along with your CV by midnight on Friday 19th June 2020. Please click 'Apply' to access the contact information to submit your application. 

We will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date. 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.

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Refreshed on: 08 June 2020
Closed date: 19 June 2020
Tags: Finance, Operations

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