Education Specialist at Street Child Nigeria

Street Child is a Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Education SpecialistLocation: AdamawaReports to: Program Manager and Program DirectorStarting Date: 21st August, 2017Contract Duration: 1 yearSpecification: Nigerian Nationals OnlyOrganisational ContextStreet 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.Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, and teacher training.We were a key player in the Ebola crisis and led the global response for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia.We deliver everything through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated 156 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people.Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working through sustainable solutions to stretch donations and create maximum impact.Operational/Context RoleThe Education Specialist’s primary responsibility is to Support the implementation of Street Child education activities in North East Nigeria in order to guarantee the quality of formal and informal education services provided to forcibly displaced people and host communities.In this area, Street Child carries out primary education, temporary learning and teacher trainings, looking both at the short and long term impactsThe position requires a strong background in Education, good communication skills, leadership, and the capacity to work with a team. Analytical thinking and the capacity to research innovative intervention methods, as well as creativity and flexibility are also expected.The Street Child Education Specialist will be a key member of the Senior Management Team.Key ResponsibilitiesGeneral:Coordinate and implement all the Education related project activities in collaboration with the Project Director and in liaison with schools, government and education agencies working on guaranteeing access to education services, and reinforcing the quality of the education provided.Responsible for carrying out the Needs Assessment for the education programme and the preparation of the proposals and reports in collaboration with the Project DirectorDesign and coordinate workshops/education training activities for the JRS education programme.Monitor day-to-day activities in the education programme to ensure best practice is adhered to school & learning centers management, curriculum design and implementation, pedagogical monitoring, optimization of the teaching & learning process.Design and oversee the implementation of innovative & individualized training programs for teachers, parents’ teachers’ association members and government education supervisors.Actively participate for the development of the Nigerian Education in Emergency Curricula with all the main stakeholders involvedFull responsibility for determining and, where required, designing, curricula and relevant teacher and student resources (e.g. textbooks etc).Responsible for setting all learning goals for students - and designing and implementing effective methods of measuring student progress.Reporting:Keep the Project Director as well as the Program Manager informed on the activities of the project by providing relevant correspondence, reports and meeting minutes as well as making regular updates.Responsible for prompt submission of all Education department financial and narrative reports to the Project Accountant/Project Director.Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, mid-year, and annual reports to the Project Director.Networking:Responsible for co-ordination and liaison between Street Child and other agencies/local government/local communities/displaced community as regards to Street Child’ Education programme in conjunction with the Project DirectorRepresent Street Child at the stakeholders meeting as necessary e.g. Education Cluster MeetingLeadership Behaviours: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;Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to Education;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.A resource and budget-sensitive approach – mindful of the need to balance high standards with the imperative stretching resource envelopes as far as possible, so as to benefit as many as possible of the hundreds of thousands of children in Liberia who presently lack, and are unlikely to acquire, these core life skills. 

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