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    Creative seeks to fill several new positions to support a five-year program, The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)funded by the United States Agency for International Development.

    NEI+ works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.  All positions will be based in the project office in Abuja. Some positions may require travel within other regions of Nigeria, including the Northern States.

    IT Manager


    Position Summary:

    The IT Manager will be responsible for overseeing the installation, usage, and maintenance of the office IT system, as well as troubleshooting and being involved in ICT solutions.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Senior Finance Specialist and will work in close collaboration with HQ field office support and HQ Help Desk on office IT issues.


    Primary Responsibilities:


    • Provide technical set-up and needed support on all IT related issues, including installation and testing of workstations, printers, client software, upgrades, and configuration
    • Implement and document network operations, processes, and procedures
    • Deploy and implement office network according to HQ specifications
    • Serve as the office Network Administrator
    • Identify and solve possible problems in the network
    • Supervise installations performed by third parties such as cabling, Internet connection, etc.
    • Supervise and follow-up on equipment maintenance performed by other contractors
    • Support and troubleshoot users in the Abuja office on their daily work
    • Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of the IT resources
    • Participate in writing IT office policy
    • Responsible for IT inventory; work closely with the DCOP and procurement team to monitor distribution and location of IT equipment by performing a yearly inventory check-up
    • Set up, implement, and maintain hardware firewall
    • Keep the network healthy by applying all required security patches and monitoring the correct delivery of all antivirus updates
    • Implement and document a disaster recovery plan and offsite storage of backed up data


    Required Skills & Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in ICT, Information Systems, or a related field
    • 5+ years’ experience in IT Systems Management Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred.

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    EMIS Specialist


    Position Summary:The EMIS Specialist will provide technical assistance on education information management systems project-wide.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Senior System Strengthening Specialist.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Support the development of a common web-based EMIS using existing open source software that can be customized by state and LGEAs to meet unique information needs;
    • Provide ongoing technical support to ministries, departments, and agencies staff to review progress, “trouble shoot” problems, and support use of EMIS data;
    • Provide support for inter-state training for SMOE, SUBEB, and planners, analysts, and policy makers focused on gathering, analyzing and using data from the EMIS, reading assessments, evaluations, and research to make decisions and plan education improvement initiatives;
    • Support planners and policy makers to use data for quality decision-making;
    • Provide assistance in setting up systems to gather data for access to quality education at the state level.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • At least 8 years of work experience with EMIS with international development organizations or in an international development context;
    • Experience in data collection procedures, systems design, systems analysis, and information systems project management;
    • Demonstrated ability to create and manage a large, secure web-based EMIS systems and software;
    • Fluency in English;
    • Master’s degree or higher in ICT, Management Information Systems (MIS), or related field required.

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    Database Specialist


    Position Summary:The Database Specialist will be responsible for liaising with M&E, programs, communications, and grants to ensure data integrity. He/she will collect, organize and analyze data on project implementation to support transparent management of project resources and M&E. The Database Specialist will support the development and implementation of the data management system to ensure data quality and accurate reporting.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Senior M&E Specialist.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Support development and implementation of data collection and reporting system, including instruments, forms, procedures, guidelines, database, data quality assurance, etc. to ensure professional M&E data management in-line with standards and related best practices.
    • Liaise with M&E, programs, communications, finance, procurement and grants, as needed to ensure data integrity and complete information in all grants management systems
    • Compiles information in IDMS grants management systems.
    • Conduct database analysis, identifying strengths and weakness of data quality and implementing/supervising implementation of procedures to improve data quality and reporting.
    • Assist the M&E Advisor in organizing data collection schedules and verifying data gathered.
    • Compile reporting and performing associated analysis of data collected; proactively following up to ensure reports are submitted on time
    • Support the production of both scheduled and ad hoc reports, in coordination with other relevant departments and sectors as needed
    • Support the response to USAID information requests
    • Assist the M&E Advisor in establishing and maintaining an up to date filing system within office containing both hard and soft copy of M&E reports and data

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • At least 3 years’ experience in developing and implementing database systems.
    • Previous experience with USAID-funded programs
    • Expertise in collecting and analyzing data for project monitoring.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or related fields.

    Method of Application

    Local and regional candidates are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, please send a short cover letter and CV to

    Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the Subject of the email.

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