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  • Posted on: 28 August, 2015 Deadline: 10 September, 2015
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  • Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict
    environments. Based in WaShington, D.e., the firm has field presence in more than 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development '(USAID) and other clients
    including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

    Education Crisis Response Project is seeking Applications from Qualified Nigerian Nationals for these positions in Yobe State:

    State Team Leader

     

    Position Summary:

    The Team Leader (Yobe) will be responsible for overseeing strategic and day-to-day implementation of Yobe activities. The Team Leader will provide supervision and guidance to the technical advisors and support services personnel. He/she will work closely with the Project Director to ensure Yobe implementation is closely aligned with the overall project.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provides technical leadership in the implementation of education programming, managing critical program components and service delivery, and coordinating the work of the technical team.
    • Supports the development of implementation strategies and work plans, and coordinates the day-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation.
    • Provides leadership and oversight of the core program functions (program design, documentation, approvals, and dose-out).
    • Ensures that planned program activities are included in work plans, within budget and are property documented.
    • Ensures that the technical advisors provide information for weekly, quarterly and annual program updates and reports.
    • Ensures dose cooperation and coordination between programs and procurement, HR, finance and administration units.
    • Promotes a team approach and a learning culture across all operational support services to prioritize and ensure responsive, quality support to delivery of programs.
    • Ensures the consistent implementation of the project with adherence to donor policies and procedures across all operational support services.
    • Provides on-going problem-Solving guidance for program staff on issues related to operational functions.
    • Interacts productively and collegially with program partners and stakeholders
    • Represents the project in meetings and events
    • Serves as an active member of the project's Senior Management Team.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 5 years' management experience, preferably with USAID-funded education projects
    • Demonstrated management ability with capacity to think strategically, prioritize and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment.
    • Strong diplomacy skills; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Education, or related fields. Master's degree highly preferred.

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    Non Formal and Teachers Education Specialist

     

    Position Summary:

    The Non-Formal and Teacher Education Specialist will be responsible for coordinating all training activities for the project, focusing on improving instruction for literacy, numeracy and life skills. S/he will lead the development and implementation of the teacher training component of the program, working in close collaboration with the non-formal education advisor and the technical team.
     
    This person will also be responsible for coordinating activities to increase access to NFE and alternative learning options for children, especially girls, disabled children and lOPs in Yobe state.

    Primary Responsibilities: 

    Required Skills & Qualifications:
    •Minimum of 5 years' experience implementing NFE programming.
    •Bachelor's Degree in Education, or related fields. Master's degree highly preferred.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    •Trains and provides support to learning facilitators and implementing CSOs in all activities related to teacher professional development.
    •Supports the development and field testing of strategies, tools and resources for teacher training, and ensures their dissemination and use.                 .
    •Supervises the implementation of introductory workshops and meetings, implementation of all master trainers workshops;
    •Coordinates the identification of NFLCs with government authorities, faith-based organizations and community leaders and establishes qualifying parameters for program participation.
    •Liaises with government agencies and NFLCs to maximize opportunities for access quality education for out-of-school youth.
    •Works with CSOs to ensure NFLCs they have materials and resources to provide quality education, that they integrate academic and SEL subjects into the curriculum, and that out-of-school youth are accessing NFLCs ..
    •Coordinates closely with the Non-Formal Education Advisor based in Bauchi for streamlined implementation.
    •Reports to Non-formal Education Advisor
     
    Required Skills & Qualifications:
    •At least 5 years' experience in training and/or teaching and NFE programming
    •Experience in research and/or policy work regarding formal and non-formal education systems.
    •Demonstrated experience developing reading and numeracy curriCl.l!a
    •Demonstrated experience in Training of Trainers (TOT) or similar models
    •Bachelor's Degree in Education, or related fields. Masters degree highly preferable

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    Community Mobilization Capacity Building Officer

     

    Position Summary:

    The Community Mobilization/NGO Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support of schooling in targeted non-formal education and alterative education learning center communities in Yobe. This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness campaigns to strengthen the community's demand for education.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    •Establishes and trains new Community Coalitions or other local education support groups and committees
    •Provides partner CSOs in Yobe with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring.
    •Supports the consistent application of training materials to strengthen CSO organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide technical support in community mobilization.
    •Engages and serves as program focal point with CSOs and supported communities in Yobe.
    •Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Yobe.
     
    Required Skills & Qualifications:
    •At least 5 years of experience in community outreach or community mobilization
    •Demonstrated experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably in the education sector
    •Experience with international organizations' community grants mechanisms
    •demonstrated experience in developing and implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically and security sensitive environments  
    •In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development
    •Demonstrated capacity in managing staff
    •Bachelor's Degree

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    Wrap-Around Services Specialist

     

    Position Summary:

    The Wrap-Around Services Specialist supports the development and implementation of training and materials on the full range of interventions that address barriers to access including community-led solutions, alternative/accelerated education, safety, and psycho-social approaches. S/he works closely with the senior technical team to ensure alignment of materials and training.                       
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    •Works closely with Teacher Education specialist to provide teachers with professional development opportunities that
    help them understand and use skills to promote students' SEL and wellbeing and to create a safe learning environment.
    •Works closely with Materials Development specialist to provide teachers with instructional materials that promote psycho- social support for students
    •Trains staff to support and monitor SEL and safe learning environment activities in the targeted communities and schools.
     
    Required Skills & Qualifications:
    •Expertise in social-emotional learning and child well-being.
    •Demonstrated experience in child psychology.
    •Bachelor's Degree in Education, or related fields. Master's degree highly preferred.

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    Accountant

     

    Position Summary:

    The Accountant will be responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures. The accountant will also be responsible for maintaining personnel leave files that inform payroll.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • •Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
    • •Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
    • •Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.      
    • •Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
    • •Continuous management and support of budget and fore cast activities.
    • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of expenses.
    • Coordinate closely with other service providers on the renewal of their contracts, agreements and on obtaining their invoices.
    • Track and file personnel leave records both manually and electronically and maintain their tracking spreadsheets accurately and verify staffs monthly timesheets.
    • Perform other related duties as directed by the Director of Finance.

     
    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related Field
    • 2-3 years of experience in Accounting
    • Demonstrated experience in administration and organizational skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs especially Excel
    • Desired experience working with USAID funded programs

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    Cashier

     

    Position Summary:

    The main duties of the Cashier will be the management of cash and cash transactions for NECR. He/she will also be responsible for day to day bank liaison and general Finance Department office duties.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Administer petty cash operations, and provide account ability and reporting in full compliance with USAID and Creative standards
    • Assist logistics and procurement staff in cash disbursement of items paid in petty cash and submitting daily expense
    • report to accountant/finance manager
    • Coordinate with district teams to ensure directly managed labor activities are following timekeeping procedures and
    • labor payments are made in a timely fashion
    • Maintain an efficient and accessible paper and electronic filing system
    • Modify or improve filing system if required
    • Perform periodic inspections of files in order to ensure correct placement

    Other Duties:    

    • Assist in establishing systems to reduce overhead costs and propose cost-effective systems to save money
    • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Analytical Skills.
    • 2 years of progressive work experience in banking or a relevant trade
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or Relevant education certificate

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    Logistic Officer

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Provide oversight of vehicle logs, vehicle maintenance  
    • Identify vehicle needs and reviews driver time sheet
    • Customers clearance for NECR proprieties
    • Coordinate transportation and delivery of procurement and inventory
    • Soliciting bids and quotes from potential vendors and ensure they are accord with NECR policies and procrument protocols
    • Preparations ,logistic events management and transportations per the NECR policies and procedure
    • Any other related tasks required for the good project operations 

    Required skills and qualifications

    • At least 3 years experience responding to procurement /logistic request related to supplies, material for project related activity
    • Bachelors degree in related field
    • Must be extremely reliable, trust worthy  and good team worker
    • Flexible in working hours Provide oversight of vehicle logs, vehicle maintenance  
    • Identify vehicle needs and reviews driver time sheet
    • Customers clearance for NECR proprieties
    • Coordinate transportation and delivery of procurement and inventory
    • Soliciting bids and quotes from potential vendors and ensure they are accord with NECR policies and procrument protocols
    • Preparations ,logistic events management and transportations per the NECR policies and procedure
    • Any other related tasks required for the good project operations

    Required skills and qualifications

    • At least 3 years experience responding to procurement /logistic request related to supplies, material for project related activity
    • Bachelors degree in related field
    • Must be extremely reliable, trust worthy  and good team worker
    • Flexible in working hours

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    Monitoring And Evaluating Specialist

     

    Position Summary:

    The M&E Specialist will evaluate the results of training interventions; initialize, manage and implement
    the M&E system for in-country training; ensure all evaluation instruments/methodologies are correctly administered to obtain
    quality data, produce written evaluation reports providing clear and concise information on training results in a format and style that can easily and ready use. He/she will:
     
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • based on project results and standard, develop appropriate models and tools for data collection, analysis, and synthesis,
    • train staff in the use of these M&E models and tools;
    • developandimplementprojectlevelperforrnancemon(*%#oringplansforgathering,reporting,andanalyzingperforrnancedata,
    • work closely with the management team to ensure that plans capture the scope and content of PRP results and objectives;
    • ensure technical coordination of province-level M&E activities and obtain support from State authorities as needed;
    • work closely with the Project Director and M&E Advisor to manage support staff and consultants as needed to ensure
    • the feasibility, appropriateness and timelines of all M&E plans and interventions;
    • ensure the timely production, coordination, and reporting of all state-level data: quarterly reports, M&E data, financial
    • information, etc.;
    • participate in regular meetings and maintain regular communication with state-level team counterparts, and with the
    • Team Leader, to ensure coherent planning, M&E practices, and project troubleshooting;
    • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • At least 5 years of program and /or monitoring and evaluation experience, preferably for an international development organization
    • Demonstrated prior experience in project monitoring  and evaluation, applied education statistics, and data quality analysis
    • Demonstrated experiencein1heapplication of various analytical methodologies and tools used in education evaluation designs
    • The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of these positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made 10 enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • These position descriptions are an overview of the functions and requirements for the different positions. They are not
    • intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of the position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary

    Method of Application

    To Apply Send a copy of your Resume and Cover letter to Recruitment-NECR@creativeworldwide.com  On the subject tine- indicate the job position you are applying for and state on or before two weeks from the date of this publication. Please note only finalists Will be contacted. No phone calls please Creative Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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