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Senior Education Advisor
Senior Education Advisor will provide technical leadership in carrying out activities related to improving teacher pre-service training and professional development programming.He/she will work collaboratively with responsible Nigerian institutions to support on-going education reform in the pre-service training sector. He/she will serve on the Senior Management Team and report directly to the Project Director.
Ph.D. in Education with at least ten years of relevant experience in teacher training, in particular at the pre-service level, and working with Colleges of Education, responsible government departments and parastatal institutions; prior experience analyzing and developing teacher training curriculum, methodology and practices, and options for teacher education, pre-service teacher training and professional development; fully versed in Nigeria's education system.
Training Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all training activities under this program, focused on Colleges of Education, teacher trainers, and student-teachers. He/she will work in close cooperation with government and parastatal institutions and education officials to coordinate supervise and support all aspects of training delivery.
Masters degree in education, with a minimum of 8 years experience coordinating teacher training activities and inputs; fully versed in Nigeria's education system; proven ability as a facilitator/trainer and manager; strong communication skills in English, with a track record of producing well written reports to deadlines; ability to effectively manage and monitor budgets; USAID experience preferred.
Finance Manager will oversee and manage the financial compliance with the terms of the contract, including supervising, coordinating and training finance staff across central and state-based offices. He/she will ensure appropriate systems and procedures (payroll, cash management, vendor payments, budgeting and others related to financial management) are in place to properly disburse, account, budget and report project funds in a cost effective and timely manner, and with proper internal controls. Specific responsibilities include: preparing and submitting monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivable and payables, funds requests, reconciliations) and other reporting requirements to RTI's head office within the designated time period; implementing, consolidating and monitoring cost effective and efficient systems (including accounting software) and procedures with strong internal controls; coordinating the tracking of finances related to grants and/or scholarships; and preparing other financial and cost accounting reports, operations and analysis as reqUired by management and RTI head office.
Chartered Accountant/Certified Public Accountant and/or MBA required; minimum 10 years working experience in the accounting/finance field; 5 years managerial experience; and proficiency in MS Excel. Knowledge of QuickBooks is desirable. Experience with managing USAID funds and knowledge of USAID regulations preferred.
Administrative Manager will provide direct support to the project by carrying out and/or supervising support and implementation tasks, including those relating to routine administration, travel, personnel, translation, and materials development. He/she will coordinating office communication, reports and information management and ensure that vehicle and office leases, utilities, deliveries, security, maintenance, office supplies and equipment are properly handled; supervise, coordinate and prioritize the daily work schedules of support staff consisting of office assistants, receptionist, drivers, etc. across central and state-based offices; other duties as assigned.
Degree in Business Administration or related field; at least 5 years experience performing similar duties, preferably on USAID or other donor-funded projects; familiarity with Nigerian labor policies and HR regulations; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
How to Apply
All positions are expected to be based in Abuja, Nigeria and require fluency in English. Please email cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 19, 2010 or sooner. Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. To learn more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit www.rti.org/idg. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.