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 State with travel across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe
Reports to: MEAL Manager
Contract duration: 6 months, Full-time position

Organisational Context
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. Our work combines counselling, family mediation, business support, school building, teacher training and child protection.

Operational / Context Role:

Street Child is looking for a dedicated MEAL Officer to work across our education and child protection programmes in North-East Nigeria, in partnership with national NGOs.
The main responsibility of the MEAL Officer will be to support the programmes team by designing monitoring and evaluation tools, planning data collection and analyzing and compiling the results into reports.
The MEAL Officer will be responsible for building capacity of our partner M&E staff during the implementation of the North-East Nigeria projects.
The role will also involve oversight of both Street Child programmes staff and partner staff team in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, ensuring that MEAL best practices are followed and complied. This will also involve occasional monitoring trips to the field to observe activities.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that child protection data are accurately and in a timely manner entered into the interagency child protection database.
Ensure the management of the Child Protection information management system. These include collection, analysis and updating the database.
Develop the best-fit monitoring tools and evaluation mechanisms for the current and proposed future Street Child project activities
Plan in collaboration with the programme managers to help design surveys and assessments that suit their reporting needs
Train both Street Child and partner staff on all relevant MEAL tools
Coordinate and advise on the creation of Needs Assessments and prepare reports on the findings which will inform future programming decisions
Monitor day-to-day MEAL activities when they take place in the field to ensure that process is followed and that it leads to a quality output
Actively plan, create, maintain and communicate all of the different assessments that are taking place and need to take place with the team, highlighting if they fall behind schedule
Work closely with implementing partners by designing and overseeing the implementation of M&E capacity building programs with parents/stakeholders;
Support the programmes teams to create suitable and appropriate filing systems and databases
Develop and advocate for the use of new technology and online tools to streamline M&E processes
Willingness to travel / be in the field regularly.


Keep the Programme Managers informed if you have any concerns on the quality or accuracy of data being collected and suggest ways to mitigate this issue
Ensure that all collected data is collected by you from the programmes team and stored centrally so that data is easily accessible and accountable
Ensure that all collected data is analysed, reported, and used for programmatic design and decision making
Responsible for prompt submission of all reports to the Programme Managers.
Work closely with Programme Managers to support and provide data for the regular donor reporting deadlines


Responsible for capacity building and answering technical M&E questions as and when they arise from Street Child and implementing partners staff
Be a strong link between the two sides of the programmes team, encourage sharing and best practices around data and data management

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.

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 around the country in different states.

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in social sciences or equivalent
Master degree an advantage


At least 3 years working in international development. Experience in child protection or education programmes in protracted crisis / early recovery a significant advantage.
Experience in managing people/teams.
Experience with start-up of programmes
Prior experience as an M&E Officer or Manager
Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.


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 maybe extended based on proved experience, results and availability of funding.

Method of Application


  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Interviews will be offered as they are received

Interested and qualified? Go to Street Child on to apply

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