Street Child are searching for a dynamic professional with expertise in child protection and/or education to pioneer the development of our humanitarian programming in Mozambique, in particular the conflict-affected Cabo Delgado region. Moved by the accelerating disaster in Cabo Delgado, on top of COVID-19 and the impact of the 2019 cyclones, Street Child are seeking to ramp up capacity and resource-mobilisation support to excellent child-focussed local NGOs. This role, initially a stand-alone position in Mozambique (albeit with strong support from the Street Child global team including the Nigeria-based senior programme lead for Mozambique), will be responsible for delivering our first child protection projects; and in particular for helping secure new funding and partnerships through strong programme design, networking and representation.
The Programme Manager role is an exciting and rare opportunity for an English and Portugese speaker to kick off Street Child’s first major programme in northern Mozambique, and support our expansion objectives in this deeply crisis-affected region. The Programme Manager will be responsible for managing project staff and supporting partners to achieve timely and quality delivery of activities and outcomes. The projects are initially focused on providing case management to conflict affected internally displaced children in Cabo Delgado and ensuring access to education during and beyond Covid19 pandemic. The Programme Manager will report and work with the Mozambique senior programme lead, ( Nigeria-based but with regular travel to Mozambique), to expand the programme portfolio by developing relationships with partners and stakeholders, and identifying funding opportunities. Finally, he/she is also responsible to support the ongoing set-up of Street Child operations in Mozambique.
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 338,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 29,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.
Programme Management (60%)
- Manage the UNICEF funded project on Child Protection in Emergencies to ensure achievements of objectives and targets in a quality and timely manner.
- Work with the programme managers and local partners to ensure programme delivery is iterative, adaptive and quality-assured and impact is clearly measured
- Responsible for overall grant management, oversee development and submission of narrative and financial reports in line with donor and HQ requirements
- Identifying and building strong relationships with local NGOs, in line with aims for sustainability and localisation in partnership, identifying organisational/technical capacity gaps and supporting capacity building of local partners
- As programme portfolio grows, coordinate across projects and proposals to ensure efficiency and value for money
Resource Mobilisation (25%)
- Build strong relationships and reputation of Street Child in Mozambique with donors and stakeholders
- Proactively identify new funding opportunities in country
- Lead on proposal development and submission, in collaboration with local partners
- Ensure representation of Street Child at relevant cluster or working group meetings
- Focal point for UK communications teams, ensuring regular sharing of information and updates
- With support of Nigeria / Mozambique Country Representative, develop country strategy in line with SCUK strategy and aims
People and Organisational Management (15%)
- Ensure full set-up/registration of Street Child in Mozambique in accordance with local laws and processes
- Support in recruiting and then manage a strong team to lead programme delivery; ensuring effective operations, compliance including with Mozambique law and ensuring appropriate delegation
- Work with SCUK team to ensure establishment and compliance with relevant processes and policies (including finance, security, safeguarding, HR)
- Monitor partners’ compliance and accountability
- Financial management of Street Child’s programming in Mozambique, in compliance with SCUK global finance processes, including annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, monthly reporting and quarterly review
- Educated to degree level or higher
- Master’s degree in International Development or related field; or attendance at specific relevant training courses
Experience and Knowledge
- Previous experience in supporting delivery of high quality education and/or child protection programming, with a commitment to and respect for local partnership;
- Demonstrable experience of proposal development and/or winning funding;
- Demonstrable experience in grants management, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting
- Strong working knowledge of education, child protection and livelihoods approaches;
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent written and spoken communications in English
- Excellent written and spoken communications in Portuguese
- Excellent relationship building skills, with an ability to navigate both national and international stakeholders;
- Strategic thinking, with a strong ‘nose’ for initiating and building partnerships and sourcing funding opportunities;
- A belief in local partnership and locally led development is essential;
- The ability to drive results in co-operation with local partners, through effective and sensitive relationship management;
- A ‘can-do’, and agile attitude, a passion for problem solving and adaptative thinking;
- Ability to skillfully balance independent working with wider teamwork with both UK and international teams
- Experience with education and/or child protection in emergencies programme
- Able and willing 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
Please click Apply Now to view instructions on how to submit your CV and short cover letter for consideration. Closing date for applications is midnight BST on Friday 23rd October. Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
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