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  • Posted on: 7 November, 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 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.

    Hausa Advisor

     

    Job Ref.: HAUSA01627
    Location: Abuja
    Job type: Full-time

    Position Summary

    • The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.
    • Creative is seeking a Hausa Advisor to provide overall technical oversight and guidance to the project to improve reading instruction in local language.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Leading for Results Lead.

    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;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
    • Fluency in written Hausa is preferred but not required.

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    Materials Development Advisor

     

    Job Ref.: MATER01626

    Position Summary

    • The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.
    • Creative is seeking a Materials Development Advisor who 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 Advisor will report to the Learning for Results Lead.

    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;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
    • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

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    Learning for Results Lead

     

    Job Ref.: CURRI01643

    Position Summary

    • The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.
    • Creative is seeking a Learning for Results Lead who will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all curriculum development activities, including leading and coordinating design, development, and implementation. 
    • The position requires technical experience with design, development, implementation, and assessment of Early Grade Reading Curricula.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Team Leader.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Support, design, and develop Early Grade Reading (EGR) curriculum teaching and learning materials (TLM) including student textbooks teacher guides student work books continuous assessment books;
    • Support the scope and sequencing drafting and field-testing refinement piloting assessing and revision of the EGR TLM;
    • Provide technical support for the development of various evaluation tools to be used for qualitative and quantitative assessment of EGR learning materials and carry out various evaluations using those instruments as required;
    • Support various capacity development programs provided to improve and upgrade the capacity of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to plan design develop and implement EGR curriculum in the system;
    • Manage support staff and consultants as needed to ensure the smooth implementation of project activities across technical areas;
    • Ensure the timely production, coordination, and reporting of all data: quarterly reports, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data, financial information, etc;
    • Lead regular meetings and maintain regular communication with state level team counterparts, to ensure coherent planning, M&E practices, and project troubleshooting; and
    • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Education.
    • At least eight (8) years of experience in the education sector, with at least five (5) years of a leadership role in a conflict or crisis-affected country context;
    • At least five (5) years of relevant technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope to this activity;
    • At least five (5) years’ technical experience in developing and implementing M&E plans and results-based management;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
    • Professional proficiency and fluency in written and spoken English.

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    Numeracy Advisor

     

    Job Ref.: MATHN01628

    Position Summary

    • The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.
    • Creative is seeking a Numeracy Advisor to provide overall technical oversight and guidance to the activity’s support to improved mathematics instruction, including mathematics standards, benchmarks, curriculum and assessment systems, and learning environment.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • This position reports to the Learning for Results Lead.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership in the development of standards and benchmarks in mathematics;
    • Supervises the development and testing of mathematics curriculum and instruction;
    • Supports the national scale-up planning for the mathematics curriculum;
    • Supports assessment (formative and summative) of mathematics skill development of students;
    • Ensures that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including under-served populations in need of inclusive education; and
    • Liaises with government representatives and technicians on technical matters and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in activity-supported schools achieve improved outcomes in mathematics.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Education with a specialty in early grade mathematics or another pedagogically-oriented specialty;
    • At least four (4) years of experience in work specifically to improve evidence-based early grade mathematics programming; preferably directed to rural, ethno-linguistic under-served populations;
    • At least four (4) additional years of experience improving educational quality in developing countries is required;
    • At least five (5) years of experience in Africa is highly desired;
    • Prior proven experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based early grade mathematics materials (and preferably in local languages), training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments required; EGMA experience (preferred);
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; and
    • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

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    English Language Advisor

     

    Job Ref.: ENGLI01641

    Position Summary

    • The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.
    • Creative is seeking an English Language Advisor expected to:
      • Communicate clearly, accurately, efficiently, and courteously;
      • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, and funders; and
      • Work collaboratively with colleagues to produce high- quality products in a timely manner, demonstrating leadership and initiative.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • The English Language Advisor will report to the Learning for Results Lead.

    Primary Responsibilities
    The English Language Advisor will:

    • Coordinate the development of English early literacy standards with government stakeholders and international STTA, ensuring alignment with Hausa standards and with overall literacy expectations for Nigeria;
    • Provide leadership for the development and/or adaptation of English-language curricula and instructional materials, in coordination with the ICT and materials development specialist;
    • Develop, implement, and support teacher, school leader, and local government authority staff training in English early literacy methods and materials, in coordination with the teacher training specialist;
    • Coordinate with staff in state offices to ensure the fidelity and quality of English program implementation at the school level;
    • Coordinate with the monitoring and evaluation team to develop knowledge-sharing efforts related to English early literacy, including communication briefs and presentations on achievements and lessons learned; and
    • Coordinate with the project director and home office technical team to share lessons learned, problem-solve, and ensure that work in the field meets the highest standards of quality and is consistent with the state of the art in early grade literacy.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Master's degree and over five (5) years of related experience in standards development, teacher training, and materials development in early grade reading and writing in English;
    • Experience working with complex projects and collaborating with professional peers on joint products;
    • Knowledge of and experience with primary school context;
    • Knowledge of and experience with English language curriculum;
    • Teacher training and teacher coaching experience;
    • Teaching/learning materials development experience;
    • Team player and willingness to learn;
    • Experience working with Nigerian government counterparts (at national, state, and  Local Government Education Authority levels) to design, implement, support, and monitor education programming;
    • Travel to project states required;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
    • Proficiency in Hausa is a plus;
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
    • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects.

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    Teacher Education Advisor

     

    Job Ref.: TEACH01644

    Position Summary

    • The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.
    • Creative Associates is seeking a Teacher Education Advisor who will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all teacher education activities, including leading and coordinating the teacher education and systems support activities at the state level. 
    • The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    • This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Team Leader.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Lead integrated state and Local Government Education Authorities, State Universal Basic Education Board, and School Based Management Committee working groups and steering committees in the following tasks:
      • Identification of education priorities
      • Assessment of education standards
      • Review and strengthen instructional quality and teacher performance assessments
      • Strengthen instructional quality standards
    • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed;
    • Manage support staff and consultants as needed to ensure the smooth implementation of project activities across technical areas;
    • Ensure the timely production, coordination, and reporting of all data: quarterly reports, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data, financial information, etc.;
    • Lead regular meetings and maintain regular communication with state level team counterparts, to ensure coherent planning, M&E practices, and project troubleshooting; and
    • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Master's Degree in Education;
    • At least eight (8) years of experience in the education sector, with at least five (5) years of a leadership role in a conflict or crisis-affected country context;
    • At least five (5) years of relevant technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope to this activity;
    • At least five (5) years’ technical experience in developing and implementing M&E plans and results-based management;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
    • Professional proficiency and fluency in written and spoken English.

    Method of Application

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