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Standard Advisor at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more. Creative is recognized for its ability to quickly adapt and excel in conflict and post-conflict environments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Standard Advisor

Job ID: 2022-2446
Location: Abuja
Category: Program Management
Reporting & Supervision: The Standard Advisor will report to Senior Federal Policy Reform Advisor

Program 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.

Position Summary

  • Coordinate development of literacy standards with government stakeholders and international STTA. Ensure alignment with overall literacy expectations for Nigeria.
  • Work closely with project technical teams to provide technical guidance and support field activities to improve teacher ability to use continuous assessment and assess progress; improve reading standards and benchmarks; and strengthen school monitoring practices.
  • Work closely with the Ministry of Education on pupil assessment, reading standards and benchmark setting, and dissemination.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate development of literacy standards with government stakeholders and international STTA.
  • Ensure alignment with overall literacy expectations for Nigeria.
  • Work closely with project technical teams to provide technical guidance and support field activities to improve teacher ability to use continuous assessment and assess progress; improve reading standards and benchmarks; and strengthen school monitoring practices.
  • Work closely with the Ministry of Education on pupil assessment, reading standards and benchmark setting, and dissemination.

Qualifications
Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least six (6) years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in a leadership position responsible for developing literacy standards.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and stakeholders at the federal and state levels.
  • Demonstrated expertise in systems development and roll-out.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.
  • Experience in developing and using monitoring and accountability systems.
  • Knowledge in data management, analysis and report writing.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Previous experience in 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
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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

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