Livelihood Manager at Street Child

Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the world’s most vulnerable children
Street Child began its work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, eight years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 50,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. In 2017 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East to access education.Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Duration: 6 months (Jul – Dec)

Report to: Nigeria Programme Director

Starting from: 15/07/2020

Specification: Nigerian Nationals Only

 Operational/Context Role

Street Child is looking for a dedicated Livelihood Manager for our new livelihood programme in Borno State funded by WFP and in partnership with two national NGOs. Our planned programme will include provision of cash for income generating activities for the most vulnerable caregivers and piloting school gardening.
The main responsibility of Livelihood Manager will be the supervision, organization, and the technical implementation of the livelihood component with Income Generating Activities (IGA) for the North-East Nigeria programme, reporting to the Street Child Nigeria Programme Director.
The Livelihood Manager is expected to organize assessment and development of monitoring tools and writing projects report such as Base line, End line and donor quarterly reports.
The role will involve working effectively with implementing partners and in liaison with government and UN stakeholders.
The position proven capacity of project delivery, effective team management and effective partner management.
The ideal candidate would have a background in development and/or humanitarian work with a focus on livelihoods.
Working side by side with local partners, this programme will explicitly aim to develop national NGO capacity through coaching and training.
The programme will be integrated with Street Child’s existing Education in Emergencies programme ‘Right to Learn’ and the Child Protection programme ‘Right to Care’ and will require extensive collaboration with the Programme Managers.
The successful candidate will also have proven coaching, teamwork and communication skills, and excellent leadership ability. Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.

Key Responsibilities Planning and implementation:

Revive work plan for livelihood 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 of children at risk
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.

Qualifications and Experience Education:

University degree in Social Sciences equivalent
Master degree an advantage


At least 4 years working in international development with at least 3 year proven experience in livelihood in protracted crisis / early recovery.
Experience in managing people/teams.
Experience with start-up of programmes
Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

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

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.

Terms and Conditions:
Contract is for six (6) months, and may be extended based on proved experience, results and availability of funding.

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