Maiduguri, Nigeria
£18,000 - £21,000 per annum, depending on experience
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description



We are seeking a motivated Programme Support Officer to join our fast moving, ambitious organization as part of our Street Child Nigeria team. 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 enthusiastic team player who can provide excellent programme implementation and organizational growth support to our work in Nigeria. The successful candidate will have prior experience working in international development, ideally in a humanitarian setting, and will have demonstrable experience in proposal development, report writing and project management. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply following the steps outlined below.



Key Responsibilities


Programme Implementation (50%)

  • Assist in developing and monitoring work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results/outputs
  • Prepare, coordinate reviews, edit, and disseminate project-related reports and documents
  • Support Programme Managers during implementation with regular field monitoring to check progress and identify gaps
  • Support on internal capacity development of partner organisations as required, which may include short periods of time based at their offices
  • Support the MEAL Manager to produce monthly, quarterly and completion reports


Organisation growth (50%)

  • Support for driving Street Child Nigeria's partner development process, designing plans with partners, liaising with colleagues to implement the partner development plan
  • Support the Head of Programmes by developing proposals aligned with context needs/gaps and with the organisation’s strategy
  • Support the organisation and the partners in developing proposals for new funding opportunities
  • Be the main point of contact for the UK team for communications and two way information sharing



Person Specification


Education and Qualifications



  • Educated to Bachelor’s degree level or higher


  • Master’s degree in International Development or related field.


Experience and Knowledge



  • Prior work experience in international development
  • Demonstrable experience in proposal development and report writing
  • Experience in project management


  • Previous experience in a humanitarian setting


Skills and Abilities



  • Excellent spoken and written English skills.
  • Proven writing 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.



  • Able to travel regularly, sometimes in insecure environments



Attractive benefits are included with 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: Intl Development, Project Management

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