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  • Posted: Oct 20, 2020
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    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
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    Education Coordinator

    Supervisor: Output 1 Technical Director

    Basic Function

    • The Education Coordinator will coordinate core PLANE technical work related to improved foundational skills in primary schools
    • Responsibilities include the coordination and oversight of material development and distribution; the coordination and oversight of in-service and pre-service teacher training; and coordination and oversight of community mobilization and strengthening of school leadership
    • In addition to coordination and oversight roles, s/he will be responsible for technical leadership around literacy and mathematics education, providing expertise in instruction, assessment, research, coaching, training and materials development
    • Working closely with the Output 1 Technical Director and other technical staff, H/She will ensure effective planning, delivery and documentation of program interventions.

    Project Description

    • The newly awarded project Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) is a project funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly known as the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
    • PLANE is a 7 year project (2020-2027) that strengthens education systems to improve foundational skills in reading and math for children in the primary grades
    • PLANE’s focal states are Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, with limited interventions in other parts of Nigeria.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership for literacy, mathematics, materials development, and teacher professional development
    • Support development and implementation strategies and work plans, and coordinate the days-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation.
    • Promote technical harmony and reinforcement across Output 1 activities
    • Provide leadership and oversight to Technical Working Groups in Materials, Teacher Professional Development, and School Support
    • Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with technical and operations staff, especially the Output 1 Technical Director, M&E Manager, Senior Programme Officer.
    • Maintain constructive dialogue with HQ counterparts, particularly the HQ Technical Advisor and Technical Officers, as well as PLANE partnering organizations
    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant government agencies and other partners.
    • Coordinate the implementation of all teacher professional development workshops, Community of Practice meeting and implementation of all Master trainers’ workshops.
    • Coordinate the design and delivery of teaching and learning materials, ensuring high-quality and timeliness of all deliverables
    • Coordinate efforts to bolster school leadership and community mobilization, linking efforts with other Output 1 Activities
    • Collaborate with M&E team to incorporate data into project learning and adapt project practices accordingly;
    • Develop and submit quarterly and annual reports; develop activity reports on an as-needed basis
    • Conduct school visits to monitor program effectiveness and identify gaps in the technical design or implementation
    • Liaise with government agencies and schools to maximize opportunity for enabling policy, sustainability and ownership for reading and numeracy intervention in the state.
    • Performed other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Advanced Degree in Education or related field.
    • At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in education sector; experience working in primary education strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work with government, partners and/or local government structures and school settings.
    • Proven expertise in mother tongue (L1), early grade reading or math instruction and/or assessment
    • Significant experience in developing and producing of supplementary reading materials, workbooks, trainers’ and teachers’ guides and instructional materials to improve foundational skills in the primary grades
    • Has ability to coordinate education interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
    • Strong leadership qualities and facilitation skills, experience in working with teachers to improve practice
    • Experience in project reporting
    • Demonstrable knowledge of research-based best practices literacy instruction and/or math instruction
    • Experience/preparation in modeling teaching, observing teachers, and providing feedback.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of reading & literacy programs in Nigeria. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding formative learning processes
    • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.  Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working relationship with staff and other AHNI partners
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting. Relevant computer software and internet skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)
    • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English and Hausa language. Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 50%.

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    Technical Advisor, I - M & E

    Supervisor: Output 1 Technical Director

    Basic Function

    • The Technical Advisor-M&E is responsible for establishing and managing the M&E system for PLANE Output 1, tracking all progress made towards meeting program / contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading and math outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported
    • He/she collaborates with the program team to design research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products
    • He/she shares M&E data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects
    • He/she works with DAI’s Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to inform PLANE’s overall MEL system and harmonize all project data.

    Project Description

    • The newly awarded project Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) is a project funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly known as the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
    • PLANE is a 7 year project (2020-2027) that strengthens education systems to improve foundational skills in reading and math for children in the primary grades
    • PLANE’s focal states are Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, with limited interventions in other parts of Nigeria. FHI 360 is seeking an M&E Technical Advisor for PLANE Output 1. PLANE Output 1 focuses on development of teaching and learning materials; teacher training, school leadership and community mobilization, and improved assessments.
    • The Technical Advisor-M&E is responsible for establishing and managing the M&E system for PLANE Output 1, tracking all progress made towards meeting program / contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading and math outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported
    • He/she collaborates with the program team to design research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products
    • He/she shares M&E data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects
    • He/she works with DAI’s Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to inform PLANE’s overall MEL system and harmonize all project data.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of Output 1, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research.
    • Oversees the Output 1 Assessment Technical Working Group, providing guidance to stakeholders from SUBEBs, MoEs, LGEAs, and schools to improve the assessment and monitoring systems in the target states and foster sustainability of PLANE interventions.
    • Maintains strong ongoing relationships with key stakeholders and development partners and leads annual data sharing events.
    • Works with staff and stakeholders across local and state levels to develop improved continuous and summative assessments at the school level.  
    • Builds capacity for tablet-based monitoring by School Support Officers from the LGEAs.
    • Support the visualization and use of data through dashboards at multiple levels of the education system. Supports LGEAs and SUBEBs to effectively use data for decision-making.
    • Supports SBMCs to develop school report cards and disseminate results to communities
    • Works closely with the technical team leads to co-design monitoring tools, selectindicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities
    • Ensures tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
    • Responsible for providing technical assistance, and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
    • Supports the project’s Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) framework to ensure that the project responds and adapts to incoming data.
    • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
    • Effectively manages and supports supervisees to ensure high-quality and timely deliverables.
    • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders.
    • Performed other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Master's Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Science, Information Technology, Economics, or other relevant discipline with at least 5-8 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required, experience in early grade reading research or assessment preferred
    • Or B.S / B.A in Statistics, Social Sciences, IT and Monitoring and Evaluation or in relevant Degree with 7 to 9 years relevant experience in project-level or state / national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
    • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
    • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners
    • Proficiency with relevant software (ODK, Tangerine, Stata, Excel, Kobo)
    • Proven supervisory experience
    • Fluency in English
    • Strong contextual understanding of Nigeria.

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    Senior Program Officer-PLANE

    Requisition: 2020201950
    Supervisor: Output 1 Lead (Technical Director)

    Basic Function

    • Under the supervision of the Output 1 Technical Director, the Senior Programme Officer will provide support in coordinating program activities of the field offices.
    • H / She will provide program management support and coordination in planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of assigned project activities.

    Project Description
    The newly awarded project Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) is a project funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly known as the UK Department for International Development (DFID). PLANE is a 7 year project (2020-2027) that strengthens education systems to improve foundational skills in reading and math for children in the primary grades. PLANE’s focal states are Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, with limited interventions in other parts of Nigeria.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support in assuring effective planning, implementation, review and monitoring of project activities. Provide management support to the state offices and implementing agencies (IAs) on work plans, sub agreement management, periodic fund requests, and reporting.
    • Develop and oversee execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out.
    • Ensure that the Project delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services).
    • Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and FHI / AHNi policies by state offices and IAs.
    • Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
    • Guide and support state offices and IAs in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to FCDO (DFID) / Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.
    • Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state offices and IAs staff and other partners.
    • Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the program
    • Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs
    • Assist in strengthening systems for tracking and reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks, according to the donor guidelines. Support in the provision of programmatic assistance to technical staff in implementation of activities at field level. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree or HND in the Numerical Sciences, Development Science, Project Management, or related field
    • 5-7 years’ work experience in monitoring and supporting education programs.
    • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
    • Working knowledge of data processing computer packages
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of education programming in Northern Nigeria. Sensitivity to cultural differences, understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding education in Northern Nigeria. Ability to work in a team, develop and maintain good working relationship with staff and partners.
    • Proven ability to coordinate a multi-sectoral development project. Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage high volume work flow. Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
    • Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
    • Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially reporting. Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 40%.

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    Senior Finance and Administrative Officer

    Requisition: 2020201949
    Supervisor: Output 1 Technical Director

    Basic Functions

    • Under the supervision of the PLANE Output 1 Technical Director, the Senior Finance and Administrative Officer and will be responsible for accounting and finance records for the Principal Recipient (PR) and ensure compliance with the contractual requirements of Nigeria’s programmes/projects with the objective of providing professional accountancy services consistent with generally accepted accounting principles.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide main support with problem resolution on cash accounts, bank resolutions, finance systems, resolution of audited questioned costs, and financial close outs at the Principal Recipient (PR) and Sub-Recipients (SRs) records with the PR.
    • Ensure the accurate keeping of all books of account for the grant in the PR’s accounting system including checking account, equipment and supply registers and all accounting records.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including financial status of subprojects account activities. Ensure timely and accurate month-end accounts book close.
    • Provide support to and coordinate project activities within  donor guidelines and regulations.
    • Conduct periodic Sub-Recipients/States offices transactions validations and reconcile their financial report. Ensure timely conclusion of monthly Sub-Awardees Financial Report (SFR).
    • With relevant parties from programs, finance and contracts and grants, develop subproject documents, work plans and budgets.
    • Oversee capacity building activities and other support to local implementing agencies (IAs) in the State Offices.
    • Keep proper office records and maintain good filings system for all grant financial documents as appropriate.
    • Provide support in budget preparation, reprogramming, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • B.Sc / BA in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 5 – 7 years relevant experience.
    • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in office management and administration.
    • CPA, ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is required.
    • Experience in managing financial records of donor-funded organizations, and familiarity with donor and local contractual procedures is an advantage.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations (including DFID/FCDO)
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
    • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills. Also, budget monitoring and analysis skills.
    • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
    • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
    • Report on variances and status on regular basis.
    • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
    • Routine coordination with FHI 360 employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills in the interpretation of budgetary, financial and related management information.
    • Must have report writing skills and be able to communicate with impact.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and handle pressure situations.
    • Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
    • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
    • Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
    • Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

    Note: This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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