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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Reading Advisor

Requisition: 2020200942
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time

Details

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Reading Advisor for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Nigeria entitled, Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN).
  • This position will be based in Nigeria – in Abuja or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

  • The anticipated Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) Program will support the government of Nigeria to accelerate the mastery of reading skills for children in the early primary grades in select states of Nigeria.
  • The anticipated 5-year activity is expected to build upon the results of the existing USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus, improving reading outcomes for Nigerian pupils in grades 1-3 by helping Nigerian government institutions and schools effectively leverage their resources and ensuring program schools are safe, supportive, and conducive to learning.

Position Description

  • The Senior Reading Advisor will provide technical leadership in assuring high quality reading and writing programming and related teacher professional development in Nigeria.
  • In collaboration with the Government of Nigeria, USAID, other implementing partners, and other key stakeholders, provide technical oversight on education systems and policies to support high quality decentralized reading programming across target states; provide technical leadership adaptation and improvement of professional development systems for teachers, coaches, and mentors; review and revise existing early grade reading materials; design context-appropriate, classroom-based reading assessments and related instructional materials; Support community reading campaigns and other outreach that strengthens the ecosystem of literacy support and initiatives.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Working with the Chief of Party and other team members as needed, participate in discussions with government stakeholders on policy and sustainable systems to improve student literacy outcomes;
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with governmental agencies, including national, provincial and municipal governments, donor and partner organizations and other NGOs to establish collaborative working processes, enhance quality and effectiveness of programming, and serve as a knowledgeable resource in the area of literacy programming;
  • Lead the team of technical staff and partners working on revisions to curriculum and teaching and learning materials, ensuring technical quality standards and appropriateness for context;
  • Provide technical leadership to design and revise professional development in reading for teachers and government stakeholders, assuring adherence to research and best practices;
  • Provide capacity building in the teaching of reading as needed for staff and partners;
  • Oversee development of a context-appropriate, classroom-based reading assessments;
  • Support efforts aimed at building community and parent engagement for reading;
  • Evaluate, through data and site visits, the effectiveness of literacy-related activities and make recommendations for improvement to meet project goals, especially student learning outcomes;
  • Represent the organization on this component externally at professional meetings and conferences.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree is required in one of the following fields: Reading Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Teachers Education, or Education with a reading focus;
  • Working knowledge of linguistics, instructional design, bilingual education and/or language transition;
  • At least eight years of demonstrated technical expertise, preferably in Nigeria or a similar context;
  • At least five years of demonstrated excellence in a management position, preferably including direct supervision of professional and support staff, and quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables is required;
  • Demonstrated technical expertise with literacy assessment, teaching and learning materials, and scripted lessons required;
  • Experience and expertise in overseeing the design of teacher professional development for large-scale education programs required;
  • Ability to organize and conduct trainings and technical workshops related to literacy;
  • Experience and skills related to policymaking and/or parent and community engagement;
  • Experience teaching in primary schools strongly preferred;
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of cultural and political challenges of implementing projects in developing countries required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in Hausa preferred.

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

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead

Requisition: 2020200944
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time

Description

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Lead for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Nigeria entitled, Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN).
  • This position will be based in Nigeria – in Abuja or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

  • The anticipated Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) Program will support the government of Nigeria to accelerate the mastery of reading skills for children in the early primary grades in select states of Nigeria.
  • The anticipated 5-year activity is expected to build upon the results of the existing USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus, improving reading outcomes for Nigerian pupils in grades 1-3 by helping Nigerian government institutions and schools effectively leverage their resources and ensuring program schools are safe, supportive, and conducive to learning.
  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Party, the DCOP-Technical will provide technical leadership, develop technical strategies and oversee the technical implementation of LEARNigeria.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party (COP) on all technical matters;
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership for the design and implementation of the technical program areas and daily oversight of project activities;
  • Provide guidance and supervision to technical staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and maintain clear lines of communication with project team members;
  • Collaborate with in-country technical advisors and headquarter-based technical staff to  ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations;
  • Oversee technical outputs of all partner organizations through regular field visits and facilitate work planning and regular technical meetings for all consortium partners;
  • Provide support to the overall leadership and management of the project, ensuring strategic program direction, managed growth, and compliance with organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations;
  • Oversee project monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with the relevant team lead;
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations;
  • Contribute to timely and accurate donor reporting;
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of technical staff and consultants;
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support;
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms;
  • Serve as the primary technical program representative in the absence/temporary leave of the COP.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (preferred) in Education, Social Sciences, or related field;
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible technical management experience in support of large-scale international development programs;
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • Proven leadership in implementation of similar-sized international donor education-related technical assistance projects, preferably in Nigeria or the region;
  • Effective strategic planning, program evaluation, and project management skills;
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives;
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Fluent in English.
  • Proficiency in Hausa preferred.

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

Job Title: Monitor & Evaluation Director

Requisition: 2020200857
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Job Summary

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Nigeria entitled, Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN).  This position will be based in Nigeria – in Abuja or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

  • The anticipated Nigeria Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) Program will support the government of Nigeria to accelerate the mastery of reading skills for children in the early primary grades in select states of Nigeria.
  • The anticipated 5-year activity is expected to build upon the results of the existing USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus, improving reading outcomes for Nigerian pupils in grades 1-3 by helping Nigerian government institutions and schools effectively leverage their resources and ensuring program schools are safe, supportive, and conducive to learning.

Position Description

  • The MEL Director is responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall M&E system, tracking all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported.
  • He/she collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees; and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods.
  • He/she collaborates with the program team to design operations research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products.
  • He/she shares MEL data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of the project
  • Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of the MEL plan and project evaluation activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research
  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components
  • Works closely with the technical team leads to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities
  • Ensures tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance, and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
  • Focuses on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems
  • Supports the project’s Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) framework
  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions
  • Provides guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting
  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Evaluation, Demography, Social Science, Economics, or other relevant discipline
  • At least five years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on education or social-sector programs required; experience in early grade reading research or assessment preferred
  • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners
  • Proficiency with relevant software (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas)
  • Proven supervisory experience
  • Fluency in English

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

Job Title: Chief of Party (LEARN)

Requisition – 2020200858
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time

Job Details

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Nigeria entitled, Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN).
  • This position will be based in Nigeria – in Abuja or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description

  • The anticipated Nigeria Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) Program will support the government of Nigeria to accelerate the mastery of reading skills for children in the early primary grades in select states of Nigeria.
  • The anticipated 5-year activity is expected to build upon the results of the existing USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus, improving reading outcomes for Nigerian pupils in grades 1-3 by helping Nigerian government institutions and schools effectively leverage their resources and ensuring program schools are safe, supportive, and conducive to learning.

Position Description

  • The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall implementation and oversight of the project, including:  managing the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective project management team; overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system; and coordinating activities and sub-partners to achieve results.
  • This individual will be the primary liaison with the funder (USAID), key stakeholders, and other implementing partners. Her/his primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership, management oversight, and technical direction for the program, ensuring an integrated vision across components and actors, with a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.
  • The Chief of Party will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he will supervise activity implementation and ensure activities meet stated goals and reporting requirements.
  • The Chief of Party will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Administration, International Development, or related field from an accredited university required; Masters, Ph.D. or Ed.D. is preferred
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments
  • Relevant management, supervisory, budgeting, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this program
  • Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area
  • Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States Government rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to project and program compliance and reporting
  • Fluency in English

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

 

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Operations & Finance

Requisition: 2020200943
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time

Project Description

  • The anticipated Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) Program will support the government of Nigeria to accelerate the mastery of reading skills for children in the early primary grades in select states of Nigeria
  • The anticipated 5-year activity is expected to build upon the results of the existing USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus, improving reading outcomes for Nigerian pupils in grades 1-3 by helping Nigerian government institutions and schools effectively leverage their resources and ensuring program schools are safe, supportive, and conducive to learning.
  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), Operations and Finance is responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in staff, operational, and financial management. In close coordination with the CoP, the DCoP will oversee administrative, operational, finance, and HR teams and be responsible for effective utilization of resources including staff with a diverse range of capabilities.
  • Additionally, She/he will provide operational oversight on financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, contracts and grants, asset management, ICT, general administration, and will lead efforts to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations as well as timely and effective delivery of program activities.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with COP to lead financial and contractual aspects of the project;
  • Responsible for implementing and enhancing internal organizational and financial processes;
  • Ensure compliance with US Government and Government of Nigeria rules, regulations and policies regarding contracts and grants, procurements, financial management, etc.;
  • Manage the planning and implementation of field activities, including oversight of budgets, grants, operational plans, reporting, and procedural and financial compliance;
  • Ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures;
  • Provide guidance and supervision to program staff and managers who are charged to implement activities within the assigned area of expertise;
  • Collaborate with FHI 360’s country team, Regional Office and headquarter-based staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations;
  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting;
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of operational/financial local staff and consultants; and
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree (preferred) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, social sciences, or related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible operational and financial management experience in support of large-scale international development programs;
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred;
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar-sized international donor technical assistance projects;
  • Budgeting, financial management, and policies and procedures oversight experience, especially related to USAID programming;
  • Effective strategic planning and project management skills;
  • CPA, ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or other similar, relevant professional qualification is required;
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with local communities, government officials, and donor representatives;
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems;
  • Good analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills;
  • Preferred experience in the education sector in Nigeria or the region;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines;
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Proficiency in Hausa preferred.

Deadline: 19th July, 2020.

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

Note

  • The above job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties
  • This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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