Vacancies at Street Child – Nigeria

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Street 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 since November 2016, Street Child has been involved in the Humanitarian response in North East Nigeria.

Street Child works in the fields of education, child protection and livelihoods, working to deliver sustainable solutions and create maximum impact. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, teacher training and child protection.  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 all our programmes through local partners and, since 2008, together we have built/renovated over 200 schools and are now helping to educate over 40,000 young people.

Street Child Recruitment and Jobs

Senior Finance Officer at Street Child

February 5, 2024 

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Senior Operations Officer at Street Child

January 22, 2024 

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Job Title: Senior Operations Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (including frequent field visits)
Reports To: Operations Manager
Contract Term: 1-year fixed term with possibility of extension
Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 5:15pm, Friday 8:30am – 1:30pm

Overview

  • Street Child International Organization is seeking highly qualified and experienced professional to join our team as a Senior Operations Officer.
  • This is a crucial position responsible for overseeing the organization’s procurement, logistics, and administration functions.
  • The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient and strategic management of resources for our projects.
  • The senior operations officer will be the direct supervisor for the office drivers and operations assistants.

Key Responsibilities 
Procurement:

  • Collaborate with project managers and program teams to understand procurement needs for upcoming projects.
  • Develop procurement plans, outlining the required goods and services, delivery timelines, and budget considerations.
  • Identify potential suppliers, conduct market research, and maintain a comprehensive vendor database.
  • Manage the bidding process, evaluate proposals, and negotiate contracts to secure favorable terms and conditions.
  • Ensure adherence to donor requirements, local laws, and organizational procurement policies.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date procurement documentation.
  • Work closely with finance and project teams to align procurement activities with project budgets.
  • Monitor and control procurement-related expenditures, identifying cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality.
  • Establish and implement quality control measures for procured goods and services to meet organizational standards.
  • Conduct inspections and coordinate with relevant stakeholders to resolve any quality issues.
  • Identify and assess risks associated with procurement activities and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Stay informed about changes in regulations or market conditions that may impact procurement processes.
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration with project teams, ensuring a clear understanding of procurement needs.
  • Prepare regular reports on procurement activities, including status updates, challenges, and key performance indicators.
  • Support the organization in generating reports required by donors or regulatory authorities.
  • Promote ethical sourcing practices and sustainable procurement principles.
  • Consider environmental and social factors in procurement decisions whenever applicable.

Logistics:

  • Collaborate with program teams to forecast and plan for project-related logistics, ensuring the availability of necessary resources.
  • Coordinate internal and external events, workshops, and meetings as needed.
  • Manage logistical arrangements for events, including venue booking and catering.
  • Manage the inventory of project supplies and equipment, optimizing stock levels to prevent shortages or excesses.
  • Coordinate the transportation of goods and materials to project sites, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to project timelines.
  • Liaise with transportation providers and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and safety standards.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of project assets, including equipment, vehicles, and other resources.
  • Implement asset tracking systems to monitor usage, maintenance, and depreciation.
  • Oversee the logistical aspects of setting up temporary project offices and facilities as needed.
  • Ensure that project sites have the necessary infrastructure and utilities for efficient operations.
  • Act as a focal point for communication between program teams, suppliers, and other stakeholders regarding logistics-related matters.
  • Coordinate with external partners and vendors to ensure seamless logistical support for project activities.
  • Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations related to logistics, transportation, and distribution.
  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all logistics-related transactions and activities.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of emergency preparedness plans, including logistics support for disaster response activities.