Recent Employment Opportunities at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland (within the DC metro area), this global development organization has a field presence in more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Information Technology Manager

Reference ID: 2022-2566
Location: Abuja
Category: Information Technology

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • The IT Manager will provide technical set-up and needed support on all IT related issues, including installation and testing of workstations, printers, client software, upgrades, and configuration. Some travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The IT Manger reports to the Senior Operations Manager in Abuja.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and document network operations, processes, and procedures.
  • Deploy and implement office network according to Home Office specifications.
  • Serve as the office Network Administrator. Identify and solve possible problems in the network. Supervise installations performed by third parties, such as cabling and internet connection.
  • Supervise and follow up on equipment maintenance performed by other contractors. Provide daily support to the Abuja office and troubleshoot users. Implement and enforce security on the network and prevent misuse of 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.
  • Manage and follow-up the execution of all IT tasks inside the project (workflows and processes);
  • Supervise and manage day to day activities of the IT team
  • Establishes system specifications by conferring with users, analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements, designing system infrastructure for both project and grantees.
  • Establishes system by planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware, software, LAN, and WAN networks, and operating and system management systems, defining system, operational policies and procedures.
  • Maintains system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating and system management systems; designing and escalating application problems to vendor.
  • Support day to day users request and concerns for both software and hardware. Training staff on new technology available in the facility. Ensure timely and accurate delivery of technology products and services.
  • Requesting new staff emails from HQ for newly joined staff. Configuring and troubleshooting the new emails accounts for staff.
  • Oversee and maintaining the internet connection for the offices and residences also follow-up with internet payment.
  • Negotiate contracts and purchases with vendors for software, hardware, and internet services.
  • Install and configuring software and hardware.
  • Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
  • Requesting software licenses and hardware from HQ
  • Upgrades, installs, and troubleshoots networks, networking hardware devices and servers’ software.
  • Maintaining an inventory of all IT related equipment and parts as well as documentation and license provided by HQ or local vendors
  • Seeks ways to apply new technology to help and easy up staff tasks.
  • Purchasing ink cartridges for all the printers at the office and residence
  • Configuring and maintaining the telephone system at the office and the residences
  • Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets, monitoring expenses.
  • Protecting organization’s information confidential/material.
  • Perform IT department management of IT initiatives.
  • Consults with program/operation management for appropriate technical solutions to help them perform their tasks more efficiently.
  • Advise on options, risks, costs vs. benefits, impact on new technologies implemented and systems
  • Printing and configuring ID cards and maintaining the access control system
  • Maintain and troubleshooting the CCTV system for offices and residences
  • Troubleshooting and upgrading of smart phones and BlackBerry’s for STTA and staff at the project.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree in ICT, Information Systems, or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in IT systems management.
  • Certification in CompTIA Network + and its equivalent is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English required.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.\

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Budget Planning Advisor

Reference ID: 2022-2566
Location: Abuja
Category: Program Management

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • Work with federal and state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, institutional assessment, finance for education, budgets and planning focused on primary schooling access, instruction quality, and management.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Budget Planning Advisor will report to Senior State Policy Reform and Planning Advisor.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development, review, and utilization of the Medium-Term Basic Education Sector Strategic Plan.
  • Provide technical support for State Education Account, Institutional Capacity Assessment, and the development of Budget Planning Tool.
  • Provide technical assistance in setting up systems to gather data for access to quality education at the state level.
  • Facilitate a process with federal, state, and local governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction, and assessment.
  • Provide support for inter-state training for SMOE, SUBEB, and planners, analysts, and policy makers focused on gathering, analyzing, and using data from the NEMIS/EMIS, reading assessments, evaluations, and research to make decisions and plan education improvement initiatives.
  • Provide support to improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to sustain EGR policies and regulations.
  • Provide coaching on various issues on data analysis and evidence-based decision making, monitoring, and staff mentoring.
  • Provide technical assistance for dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops involving government education officials, community meetings, IT, paper publications, and ongoing media campaigns.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.
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Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, or related field preferred. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in a leadership position responsible for developing budgets and financial frameworks, preferably in the field of education.
  • At least four year of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and stakeholders at the federal and state levels.
  • Demonstrated expertise in federal and state system planning and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in systems development and roll-out.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.
  • Experience in developing and using monitoring and accountability systems.
  • Knowledge in data management, analysis, and report writing.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.
  • Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba fluency preferred.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Learning & Curriculum Advisor

Reference ID: 2022-2567
Location: Abuja
Category: Program Management

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • The Student Learning & Curriculum Advisor will supervise the development and production of all project-supported local language literacy teaching and learning material.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Student Learning & Curriculum Advisor will report to the Senior Pupil & Teacher Performance Advisor.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and support teacher, school leader, and local government authority staff training in local language early literacy methods and materials, in coordination with the Teacher Professional Development Advisor.
  • Develop and support all local language teacher and classroom supervision, monitoring/coaching, and pupil testing efforts.
  • Ensure complementarity of activity approaches in literacy/ reading across all project states.
  • Work closely with the Senior Pupil &Teacher Performance Advisor to develop working relationship with the relevant education MDA’s and other groups to support improved local language curriculum reform.
  • Provide TA capacity development design leadership and advisory support to state learning partner teams in accordance with TA plans for Teaching and Learning Materials (TLM) development support.
  • Provide support to improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to sustain EGR policies and regulations.
  • Provide technical assistance for the dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops involving government education officials, community meetings, paper publications, and ongoing media campaigns.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in standards development, teacher training, and materials development in early grade literacy in local language and English.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • Experience working with complex projects and collaborating with professional peers on joint products.
  • Prior experience with the development of early grade literacy materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA, required.
  • Team player and willingness to learn.
  • Prior experience with supporting civil society-based monitoring of literacy outcomes preferred.
  • Experience working with Nigerian government counterparts (at national, state, and LGEA levels) to design, implement, support, and monitor education programming.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.
  • Fluency in written Hausa required; proficiency in one other relevant language highly desired.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Operations Manager

Job ID: 2022-2563
Location: Abuja
Category: Administrative/Office Support
Report to: the Chief of Party.

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • The Senior Operations Manager is responsible for the management of Human Resources, Office Management, Local Procurement and Information Technology of the program in the fluid and complex operational environment of LEARN Project in Nigeria.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • Reporting directly to the COP, the Senior Operations Manager will support the COP in the management of program operations and provide technical leadership and oversight, as needed.
  • S/he will directly supervise the Procurement team, Office Management, the IT department and the HR Team. S/he will additionally serve as primary liaison for international vendors.

In addition, S/he will:

  • Provide guidance and technical leadership in ensuring timely support to all field Offices and the Abuja Office in Procurement, Office Administration, HR, IT Management and all logistics related issues.
  • Design appropriate training programs for Operations staff at the Abuja Office and in the field Offices.
  • Review and revise, if necessary, all legal document and procedures in use by the Abuja Office and field Offices.
  • Perform other operational duties in a manner that supports the Abuja Office Team and improves LEARN to Read operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure streamlined operations systems in line with Creative and donor rules and regulations.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the portfolio of programs.
  • Ensure an in-depth awareness of operational issues in the context of LEARN Project.
  • Streamline and maintain procurement processes to meet grant deliverables and milestones.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to all vendors and subcontractors.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of subcontracts with international vendors.
  • Serves as primary liaison for Creative HQ on international subcontractor issues.
  • Oversees the management of the operations unit (Office Administration, IT, Procurement and HR) on all related issues ensuring the are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provides timely and accurate reports on location of staff and assets and maintains proper hard and soft copy files for each. Reports may be requested by HQ or donor.
  • Responsible for program compliance with Task Order, USG rules and regulations, and Creative policies and procedures.
  • Supports COP in all operations tasks and duties.
  • Manages, trains, and mentors key LEARN project team members in the areas of Administration, Logistics, Human Resources, IT and Procurement
  • Respond to requests from donor and supervisors as needed.
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned.
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Qualifications
Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or International NGO managing an office or program.
  • At least four (4) years of experience supervising complex, high-speed, and challenging field operations in developing countries.
  • Familiarity with or have experience in community participation-type projects as well as those that are political in focus.
  • Experience in managing Procurement, Human Resource, Office Management and IT teams.
  • Knowledge of basic operating procedures in high-risk environments.
  • Experience in conflict, post-conflict, or transitional state environments.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capacity; and
  • Previous experience working with USAID desired.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Launching State Regional Advisor – TBD

Reference ID: 2022-2568
Location: Abuja
Category: Program Management

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • The Launching State Regional Advisor provides technical leadership in the implementation of education programming, managing critical program components and service delivery, and coordinating the work of the TA state team.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Launching State Regional Advisor will report to the Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor to develop TA state level plans and TA impact monitoring. Support the development of implementation strategies and work plans.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation. Provides leadership and oversight of the core program functions (program design, documentation, approvals, and close-out).
  • Ensures that planned program activities are included in work plans, within budget and are properly documented.
  • Ensures that the technical advisors provide information for weekly, quarterly, and annual program updates and reports.
  • Provides on-going problem-solving guidance for TA staff on issues related to technical and operational functions. Ensures close cooperation and coordination between programs and procurement, HR, finance, and administration units.
  • Promotes a team approach and a learning culture across all operational support services to prioritize and ensure responsive, quality support to delivery of programs.
  • Ensures the consistent implementation of the project with adherence to donor policies and procedures across all operational support services. Interacts productively and collegially with program partners and stakeholders. Represents the project in meetings and events.
  • Serves as an active member of the project’s Senior Management Team.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Education, preferably with a specialty in early grade literacy.
  • At least eight years of experience in instructional development and support to education programs required.
  • Demonstrated management ability with capacity to think strategically, prioritize and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Strong diplomacy skills. ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with partners, donors, and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba fluency preferred.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Operations Officer

Job ID: 2022-2562
Location: Sokoto
Category: Administrative/Office Support

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains. LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • The Operations Officer provides day-to-day support to the project operations in the field office, he/she will undertake tasks under procurement, administration, logistics, vehicle management and act as backstop for the IT Manager.
  • The Operations Officer will be responsible for field office intra-office communication, office building/supply management, streamlining administrative and operational procedures, inventory control maintenance/management.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Operations Officer will report to Regional State Advisor with dotted line reporting to the Senior Manager – Operations for technical supervision.

Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist procurement processes and logistics to support activity implementation for the project, strictly following all rules and regulations including:
    • Creative Procurement policies and procedures
    • ADS (Automated Directive System)
    • FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations)
    • CFR (U.S. Code of Federal Regulations)
    • AAPD (Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directive)
    • Local Nigerian Law
  • Assist with day-to-day support to staff in general office operations and identify future needs.
  • Controls store inventory levels by conducting physical checking and counts
  • Ensure timely welcome services, store management and other support services for staff and visitors.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, arrange hotel bookings and coordinate car hire pick-ups.
  • Support the IT Manager in Abuja by acting as backstop for all field IT support.
  • Manage the monitoring diesel consumption of generator ensure diesel for generator is within buffer stock level.
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting generator preventive and maintenance due hours with a view to alert the service company.
  • Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment and machinery to ensure that staff works effectively without any disruptions.
  • Perform any other project operation related duties as specified by the Senior Manager Operations.
  • Coordinates the planning and organization of meetings and workshops in the state.
  • Manage office vehicles and provide oversight on Vehicle logs and maintenance as applicable.
  • Coordinate transportation and delivery of procurement and inventory.
  • Conduct and update inventory database of the office on a monthly basis to the office manager.
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Qualifications
Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • B.Sc in Business Administration, Management or related field required.
  • At least 3 years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years of years of experience in office management/administration.
  • Knowledgeable about USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of USG procurement rules and regulations.
  • Strong ability to use and manage and tracking systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Excel and Word;
  • Advanced knowledge of Spoken and Written English required.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: State Policy Reform Advisor

Reference ID: 2022-2569
Location: Abuja
Category: Program Management

Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

Position Summary

  • Work with state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially focused on primary schooling access, instruction quality, and management.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The State Policy Reform Advisor will report to Senior State Policy Reform & Planning Advisor.

Responsibilities

  • Work with government agencies to provide systems and procedures to sustain existing policy initiatives and facilitate development and implementation of new policies, particularly in the areas of operations and administration, school quality and support, and monitoring and accountability.
  • Support development, implementation, and monitoring of policy action plans.
  • Facilitate policy review meetings focused on system capacity and develop tools to assess impact.
  • Support dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels. Support the development of a common web based EMIS/TMIS 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/TMIS data.
  • Provide support for inter-state training for SMOE, SUBEB, as well as planners, analysts, and policy makers focused on gathering, analyzing, and using data from the NEMIS/EMIS, literacy assessments, evaluations, and research to make decisions and plan education improvement initiatives.
  • Support planners and policy makers to use data for decision-making. Help set up systems to gather data for access to quality education at the state level.
  • Support a process with federal, state, and local governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction, and assessment.
  • Provide support to improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to sustain EGR policies and regulations.
  • Provide technical assistance for the dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops involving government education officials, community meetings, paper publications, and ongoing media campaigns.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education, Public Policy, or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in a leadership position responsible for developing policy frameworks, preferably in the field of education.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and stakeholders at the federal and state levels.
  • Demonstrated expertise in federal and state system planning and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in systems development and roll-out.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.
  • Experience in developing and using monitoring and accountability systems.
  • Knowledge in data management, analysis and report writing.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.
  • Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba fluency preferred.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.
  • Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (gender/race/disability/veteran) and provides equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

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