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  • Posted on: 25 June, 2019 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 institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 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.

    Hausa Reading Specialist

     

    Req No: HAUSA01627
    Location:
    Abuja
    Job Type: Full Time

    Position Summary

    • Creative is seeking a Hausa Reading Specialist for an anticipated donor-funded project in Nigeria aiming to enable more effective state and non-state systems to deliver foundational skills to all children
    • The Hausa Reading Specialist provides overall technical oversight and guidance to the project’s support to improve reading instruction in local language.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • This position is located in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Curriculum Development Advisor.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Supervise the production of all project-supported reading material, all project-supported trainings in reading, all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts;
    • Ensure complementarity of activity approaches in reading across the project activity states,
    • Liaise with government representatives and technicians on technical matters and bear ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in project schools achieve improved outcomes in reading; and
    • Work directly with a Hausa language expert (particularly if the advisor is not conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa).

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Education, preferably with a specialty in early grade reading;
    • At least six (6) years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Africa that work specifically to improve early grade reading;
    • Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA;
    • Prior experience with supporting civil-society based monitoring of reading outcomes;
    • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English;
    • Fluency in written Hausa is preferred but not required.

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    Materials Development Specialist

     


    Req No: MATER01626
    Location:
    Abuja
    Job Type: Full Time

    Position Summary

    • Creative is seeking a Materials Development Specialist for an anticipated donor-funded project in Nigeria aiming to enable more effective state and non-state systems to deliver foundational skills to all children
    • The Materials Development Specialist will be responsible for the development of reading and instructional materials, ensuring that the content of the materials developed is effective
    • S/he will also be responsible for leading the production of multimedia classroom and instructional materials to ensure they adhere to the content developed by the Ministry of Education.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • The Materials Development Specialist will report to the Curriculum Development Advisor.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Review and develop teaching manuals and guides for in-service training that will be used to roll out the teacher trainings;
    • Develop training materials that include how to teach the component skills of reading, classroom-based reading assessment, and methodology for teaching fundamental reading skills to children, as well as oral reading skills development in Hausa;
    • Ensure that all pedagogical materials align with government requirements and build on existing training materials as recommended by the Ministry of Education;
    • Ensure availability of materials available in innovative IT formats to support self-learning where possible; and
    • Collaborate with the other projects to ensure linkages and shared approaches and materials.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree in Education or related Pedagogically oriented field preferred;
    • At least four (4) years of experience in work specifically to improve education programming directed to rural, ethno-linguistic underserved populations;
    • At least six (6) years of general work experience;
    • Prior experience with supporting family/community engagement of education outcomes;
    • Professional proficiency in written and spoken and English;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural barriers to education and to reading in Nigeria;
    • Demonstrated experience on other international development projects strongly preferred; and
    • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note

    • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Position contingent upon donor funding.

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