Enterprise Specialist - Street Child



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Street Child is a rapidly developing international children’s charity with exceptional programming in 20 of the world’s lowest-income and most crisis-affected countries. Our high-impact projects chase gains in education and protection outcomes for the most marginalised children - through signature integrated education, child protection and livelihoods initiatives.

Job Description

Job Title:    

Enterprise Specialist

Reporting to:

Urban Education Programme Manager

Salary Range

$20,000 - $25,000 per annum depending on experience

Contract Type:

4 year fixed term contract, with potential extension

Principal Location:

Accra, Ghana  

Updated:

October 2022

Background:

We are seeking an outstanding professional with the technical expertise and skill to lead the set-up and delivery of the family enterprise component of Street Child UK’s flagship new urban education project in Ghana. The Street Child Education Outcomes Partnership (SCEOP) is an ambitious partnership with the Ghana Ministry of Education and Education Outcomes Fund to deliver a payment-by-results programme targeted at improving access to education for urban out-of-school children in the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Kumasi.

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This role reports to Street Child’s Urban Education Programme Manager, providing technical guidance and leadership across the family enterprise component, working with a network of local partners to deliver a ground-breaking, outcomes-oriented programme.

Part 1:  Role Purpose

The primary purpose of this appointment is to lead strong and adaptive contextualisation and delivery of Street Child’s highly successful family business for education model as a key component of the outcomes-led SCEOP project in Accra and Kumasi.

The model adopts a holistic approach to addressing poverty as a critical barrier to enrolment and retention in education by working with the caregivers of out-of-school children through a tailored package of training, grants and incentivised savings to develop a sustainable source of household income, capable of meeting the ongoing costs associated with supporting children in school.

The role holder will train, mentor and monitor a team of Enterprise Officers operating across a coalition of CBO partners, adapting and developing the necessary tools and guidance to ensure effective contextualisation, understanding and implementation of the model.

Part 2:  Key Responsibilities

  1. Technical oversight of SCEOP enterprise component (50%)
    • Lead the contextualisation of SC’s family business for education model, ensuring fit with target communities;
    • Develop training and guidance documents to ensure understanding of the model among project staff and partners;
    • Support the recruitment of, and lead on training, a team of Enterprise Officers to deliver enterprise support to caregivers;
    • Provide rigorous ongoing technical support and mentoring to improve the quality of the delivery of SC’s enterprise model;
    • Oversee the beneficiary selection process ensuring clear criteria are in place, understood and transparent;
    • In collaboration with partners and the wider team, develop detailed work plans for the enterprise component
  2. Monitoring, evaluation & learning (40%)
    • Work with the Programme Manager, MEL team and partners to design, adapt and tailor tools to the context, ensuring robust data collection and MEL processes are in place across the enterprise component;
    • Lead the regular collection and analysis of data from the enterprise scheme, feeding observations and learning into design adaptations and improvements;
    • Monitor progress against KPIs, ensuring strong feedback loops and supporting partners to identify and address issues;
    • Conduct regular monitoring and verification visits across project locations
  3. Other (10%)
    • Support high-level representation, coordination and other activities as required by the Ghana senior management team

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Required Skills or Experience

Attributes

 

Essential

Beneficial

Experience and Knowledge

  • Demonstrable track record of managing development projects in comparable contexts;
  • Experience in Ghana / wider West African context;
  • Experience in developing and delivering livelihoods interventions;
  • Strong working knowledge of livelihoods technical approaches;
  • Strong working knowledge of MEL approaches;
  • Strong working knowledge of the Ghana context;
  • Demonstrable experience of budget and grant management ($1m+);
  • Demonstrable experience of coaching and mentoring teams to success.

Experience of payment by results or outcomes-led contracts;

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to design, lead and deliver successful programming;  
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with an ability to skilfully navigate both national and international stakeholders;
  • Ability to skilfully balance independent working with wider teamwork with both UK and international teams

Proven coaching/capacity building skills

 

Other

 

 

  • Excellent written and spoken communications in English (additional languages welcome)
  • A ‘can-do’, and agile attitude, a passion for problem solving and adaptative thinking;
  • A commitment to and respect for local partnership.

 

 

 

 

 

Education / Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education / International Development or related field;

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