Job Description

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.

This position is for an upcoming USAID-funded education project in Nigeria, which seeks to improve student access to school and literacy outcomes in a language they use and understand in Grades 1-3 in select areas of Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

The Regional Advisor will be responsible for the Coordination of efforts and technical inputs between Creative's team in-country and the Nigerian government. This position will be based in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Work under the leadership of senior project management to support the technical teams in the implementation of programs to improve the early grade literacy through enhanced school leadership and teacher training, improved instruction and assessment, community-based initiatives, and improved learning delivery systems;
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to the technical team members, working with senior management to craft technically-sound training and early grade literacy programming;
  • Support development of implementation strategies and work plans, and coordinate the day-to-day management of technical staff and technical management of the program in the field offices;
  • Facilitate knowledge management, communications, and information flow for program implementation;
  • Supports timely report preparation, including quarterly and annual reports and ensures compliance in reporting to USAID, home office, and government counterparts.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of work plan budgets and expenditures, and assists the technical teams to set up and implement appropriate systems for program implementation;
  • Builds strong technical team management structure that enable teams to function productively and collegially with program partners and stakeholders.
Qualifications

  • Master's Degree or higher in relevant field such as education, management, social sciences, or development studies strongly preferred; Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required.
  • At least 8 years of general work experience required.
  • At least 5 years' experience in senior Program Management including direct supervision of professional and support staff improving educational quality in developing countries;West Africa, Nigeria experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience improving evidence-based education programming, Capacity Building and professional development, including rural, multilingual, and underserved populations.
  • Prior experience in Policy Advocacy, monitoring and oversight, Capacity Development in education sector, and experience in awarding and managing grants to local organizations to promote education-related goals is preferred.
  • Previous experience with USAID-funded programs is required.
  • Knowledge of Basic Education Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design and technical issues.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent English; strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Nigerian locals are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
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