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, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of 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: Study and Data Officer

Job Location: Yola, Adamawa

Job 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.

Job Summary

  • Work with the MERLA Officer to develop and maintain database and files; monitor activities against indicators and ensure that activities are being performed as expected (on time and with high quality); demonstrate knowledge of the data flow for each indicator; work with state and local data counterparts; also, support the development and implementation of state-based assessments, studies, and research.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Study and Data Officer will report to MERLA Officer with dotted line reporting to the Research and Learning Advisor.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work with Research and Learning Advisor to set up and conduct research activities and situational studies.
  2. Collaborate with state and LGEA counterparts on planning and logistics for all studies.
  3. Support training of staff in the use of data collection tools.
  4. Support in the collation and analyses of research and of study data in the State to facilitate learning and collaboration.
  5. Support in development of Research reports with the Research and Learning Advisor.
  6. Any other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements
Required Skills & Qualifications:

  1. Undergraduate Degree in Education, Statistics, or related field preferred.
  2. At least three years’ experience in education research and study, with at least two years designing and delivering education studies.
  3. International development experience, particularly in research and studies.
  4. Strong planning, organization, critical and strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  5. Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with a dynamic, engaging facilitation style.
  6.  Support state level technical report writing and documentation activities.
  7. Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English required.
  8. Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba preferred.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  1. Previous experience in similar role.
  2. Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  3. Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  4. Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
  5. Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  6. 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.

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