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.
Job Position: Collaborating Learning Adapting (CLA) Officer
Job ID: 2022-2612
Job Location: Bauchi
Category: Program Management
- Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and selected 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 practices 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 the capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring, and performance that increase equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
- LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior reading programs in Nigeria to introduce a flexible, cost-efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.
- Work with Senior MERLA Advisor and other Abuja-based staff, and MERLA Officer, to plan, schedule, and implement all CLA activities with state and local counterparts.
- Work closely with CLA Advisor and state-based MERLA Officer to plan, schedule, and implement all CLA activities with state and local counterparts.
- Support extraction of lessons and insights at the state level into actionable recommendations and plans for program improvements.
- Support CLA plans and activities for ensuring learning is fed back to LEARN advisors and government counterparts for adaptation of approaches and interventions
- Engage stakeholders on findings from situational analyses and contextual data/information for group analysis, interpretation, dialogue, and a holistic perspective.
- Support capacity building for local actors at the state level to promote evidence-based, knowledge-driven adaptive practices.
- Attend MERLA team and CLA team meetings to plan, coordinate and report on MERLA and CLA activities.
- Support state-level technical report writing and documentation activities.
- Any other duties as may be assigned.
- Undergraduate Degree in Education, Statistics or related field preferred, required.
- At least three years of experience relevant to this position is required, with at least two years of supporting adaptive management and cyclical project learning with program teams
- International development experience, particularly in adaptive management or project learning
- Strong planning, organization, critical and strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
- Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with a dynamic, engaging facilitation style.
- Prior experience with supporting civil society-based monitoring of literacy outcomes is required.
- Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
- Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba preferred.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
- Previous experience in a 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.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
- Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
How to Apply
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