Basic Education Program Manager at USAID
Posted on: 26 July, 2012
Deadline: 9 August, 2012
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OPENING DATE: July 26,2012
CLOSING DATE: August 9,20l2
Salary: FSN: N5,050,289.00 p.a (Starting basic salary
on FSN-ll Position Grade)
Basic Education Program Manager
Basic Duties of the position
The incumbent will serve as an Activity Manager for
selected education components of the activities that form the
implementation core of the education strategy, which are implemented
through cooperative agreements and contracts with US Non-Governmental
Organizations (NGOs). The assigned portfolio focuses on managing the new,
yet to be awarded, reading program.
S/he performs the full range of program management
functions including, inter alia, ensuring grantees/contractors meet the
full objectives of their scopes of work, advising on evaluations, ensuring
program compliance with USAID policies and that the content and objectives
of education projects ensure outcomes consistent with the Mission strategy.
The incumbent provides direction in the planning, development, design,
management and evaluation of projects, and will serve as the coordinator
for public-private partnerships for the Education Team. S/he provides
liaison roles for USAID with the Government of Nigeria education sector
managers at the federal and state levels as well as work with other
International Development Partners.
S/he tracks policy developments, legislative changes,
technical developments in the field, etc, that affect USAID's activities
and/or objectives and briefs local and visiting senior USAlD officials and
US Embassy staff, as required, on the implementation of assigned activities
in relation to host-country programs and priorities. The incumbent
initiates and describes project ideas and initiatives in accordance with
the education sector strategy, the current environment in Nigeria, the
institutional capabilities and purposes of potential USAID recipients,
resource availability and funding source. Conducts research, as necessary,
on social and economic factors pertaining to education in Nigeria for input
to these documents. Contributes to the development of conceptual frameworks
and formulates plans for required implementation documentation.
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each criterion or the application will not be considered.
1. Education: A Master's
Degree in education or social sciences is required.
2. Work Experience: 3 to 5 years prior
experience in areas related to education in Nigeria or program assistance
field, including experience in collection, analysis and presentation of
information is required.
3. Language Proficiency: Level IV English
(Fluency in both written and oral English) is required.
4. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the
major issues affecting education in all geographic regions in Nigeria,
including technical, social and cultural aspects, and specific issues
facing Education in Nigeria such as Universal Basic Education (UBE),
Islamic Education, Girls' Education, Parent-Teacher Association and
Educational Financing etc.
5. Skills and Abilities: Demonstrable
skills in decision-making and overseeing the implementation of education
activities in Nigeria. She/he must have excellent management, interpersonal
and teamwork skills, especially in multi-cultural settings, and must be
able to use basic Microsoft application packages such as MS-Excel and MS-
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
I. Management will consider
nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining
2. Current employees serving a probationary
period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current employees who are qualified will
be given preference.
4. Only successful applicants who meet the
minimum requirements will be notified.
5. The Human Resources Office will NOT
accept applications or resume submitted in U.S.
Government official envelopes.
6. The minimum requirements must be
adequately addressed in the cover letter of your application package.
Failure to do so will disqualify your application.
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the
following, or the application will not be considered;
I. A type-written application specifically
applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised.
Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae,
listing all job responsibilities; plus
3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays,
certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the
qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
4. Please indicate position title and
vacancy announcement number on the top right corner of the envelope and
also on the subject line of the application letter
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be
paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
USAID/Nigeria In Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and
qualified candidate for the position of Basic Education Program Manager in
the Education Office.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
ATTN: Human Resource Office
c/o U.S. Embassy
1075 Diplomatic Drive Abuja, FCT,
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS: August 9, 2012
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