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Recent Vacancies at Creative Associates International, 7th January, 2020

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 arid 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 position below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer – Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)

Location: Bauchi Nigeria

Project Summary

  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary

  • The Community Mobilization/NGO Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support of schooling in targeted non- formal education and alternative education learning center communities in Bauchi.
  • This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for education.

Reporting & Supervision:

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establishes and trains new community Coalitions or other local education support groups and committees
  • Provides partner CSOs in Bauchi with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Supports the consistent application of training materials to strengthen CSO organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide technical support in community mobilization.
  • Engages and servos as program focal point with CSOs and supported communities in Bauchi,
  • Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Bauchi.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in community outreach or community mobilization
  • Demonstrated experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably n the education sector
  • Experience with international organizations’ community grants mechanisms
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically and security-sensitive environments
  • In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development
  • Demonstrated capacity in managing staff
  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Communications, Social Work, or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.

 

Job Title: Reading Officer – Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)

Location: Bauchi, Nigeria

Project Summary

  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary

  • The Reading Officer provides overall technical oversight and guidance to the project’s support to improved reading instruction.

Reporting & Supervision:

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • He/she supervises the production of all NE1+-supported reading material, all NEI+-supported trainings in reading. all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts.
  • He/she ensures complementarily of activity approaches in reading across the three NEI+ activity states, liaises with government representatives and technicians on technical matters, and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in NEI+ public, IQTE, and NFLC schools achieve improved outcomes in reading.
  • It is expected that the reading specialist will work directly wIth the Hausa arid English language experts

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Education, preferably with a specialty in early grade reading.
  • At least 8 years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Mica that work specifically to improve early grade reading is required.
  • Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA, is required. Prior experience with supporting civil-society based monitoring of reading outcomes is required. The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written Hausa.

Deadline: 13th January, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV to: recruiting@crea-neiplus.com with “Community Mobilization Officer” in the email Subject line

Note: Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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