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  • Posted on: 16 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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     Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 

    The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Program aims to reduce the conditions that allow violent extremism to flourish in Northeastern Nigeria by (1) reducing perceptions of marginalization and (2) challenging extremist ideas and narratives.

    Fellowship Book Clubs Facilitator


     Position Summary:
    Under a soon-to-start activity, NERI will kick start its Intellectual Entrepreneurship Cluster of Activities. The prime activity is the empaneling of 45 Fellows into Book Clubs. Fellows will also be provided capacity building in several subjects including Values and Institutions of Free Society in Mainly Muslim Countries, Free Market Economics (with a module on Islam and Free Market), Youth Activism and Creative Resistance, Social Media Training, Introduction to Activist Networks in Nigeria, Understanding Gender and Social Inclusion in Public Policy, Understanding Public Policy Making Process, The Legislature and Law making in Nigeria. Fellows will maintain blogs for sharing their reads and commit to being active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and a few other.

    NERI seeks a Book Clubs Facilitator to assist with selection of Fellows from a long list, set up and manage the Book Clubs, mentor club members and ensure that they are supported to meet the target on number of books to be read within the Fellowship period. The Book Club Facilitator will have responsibility for developing the operational framework for the Book Clubs, proposing for NERI's approval list of possible readings and facilitating regular Book Clubs feedback sessions and other activities as would be outlined in an approved workplans.

    Reporting & Supervision:
    This position reports to NERI’s Deputy Chief of Party  in Abuja.

    Monthly Report on activities of book clubs. 2. Submitted and approved final report that presents overall outcomes of Book Clubs and impacts on Fellows engagements within the period and opportunities for USAID and OTI/NERI’s further engagement in Countering Violent Extremism

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the shortlisting process to identify the 45 beneficiaries of the fellowship
    • Develop a framework for setting up the Book Clubs for the Fellows.
    • Undertake regular in site and online mentorship of activities of Fellows/Book Clubs
    • Propose for NERI’s approval a list of books and other reading materials that the Fellows and Clubs will read, analyze and write on during the Fellowship period.
    • Support Fellows/Book Clubs members to develop individual reading and writing schedule on the recommended books.
    • Monitor and Evaluate individual fellows on meeting agreed reading, analyses and writing schedule
    • Collaborate with NERI reporting team, providing additional narrative concepts and creative input towards development of Success Stories, reporting and related projects, as reasonably requested.

    This assignment is expected to last for 10 months – with January 2017 expected start date

     Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience up and managing youth social networks in post-conflict settings.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage culturally diverse group in developing countries, preferably in West Africa.
    • Demonstrated skills and ability to manage critical review sessions with a culturally diverse team
    • Excellent communications skills and time management abilities.
    • Computer literate in Excel and Word.
    • Tertiary qualification in humanities, social science, peace building, creative writing or similar field of study considerable experience in-lieu of qualification.
    • Fluency in English required. Competence in Hausa desired.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Creative Associates International career website on to apply

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