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Position Summary:

The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.

Creative is seeking an English Language Advisor expected to: (1) communicate clearly, accurately, efficiently, and courteously; (2) develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, and funders; and (3) work collaboratively with colleagues to produce high- quality products in a timely manner, demonstrating leadership and initiative.

Reporting & Supervision:

The English Language Advisor will report to the Learning for Results Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:

The English Language Advisor will:

  • Coordinate the development of English early literacy standards with government stakeholders and international STTA, ensuring alignment with Hausa standards and with overall literacy expectations for Nigeria;
  • Provide leadership for the development and/or adaptation of English-language curricula and instructional materials, in coordination with the ICT and materials development specialist;
  • Develop, implement, and support teacher, school leader, and local government authority staff training in English early literacy methods and materials, in coordination with the teacher training specialist;
  • Coordinate with staff in state offices to ensure the fidelity and quality of English program implementation at the school level;
  • Coordinate with the monitoring and evaluation team to develop knowledge-sharing efforts related to English early literacy, including communication briefs and presentations on achievements and lessons learned; and
  • Coordinate with the project director and home office technical team to share lessons learned, problem-solve, and ensure that work in the field meets the highest standards of quality and is consistent with the state of the art in early grade literacy.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and over five (5) years of related experience in standards development, teacher training, and materials development in early grade reading and writing in English;
  • Experience working with complex projects and collaborating with professional peers on joint products;
  • Knowledge of and experience with primary school context;
  • Knowledge of and experience with English language curriculum;
  • Teacher training and teacher coaching experience;
  • Teaching/learning materials development experience;
  • Team player and willingness to learn;
  • Experience working with Nigerian government counterparts (at national, state, and Local Government Education Authority levels) to design, implement, support, and monitor education programming;
  • Travel to project states required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in Hausa is a plus;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
  • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

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  • Job City Abuja
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Creative is an international development organization dedicated to supporting people around the world to realize the positive change they seek.

In 1977 in a Washington, D.C. basement, four women with diverse cultural backgrounds and a single passion for educational excellence and opportunity founded the enterprise that would become Creative Associates International.

Charito Kruvant was a pioneer in bilingual education who had worked with Head Start in minority neighborhoods in New Jersey. Mimi Tse, originally trained as a chemist, was fascinated by child psychology and the development of the young mind. Diane Dodge was an early childhood specialist, and Cheryl Jones was an accomplished education practitioner. Both were from the United States.

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Creative envisions stable neighborhoods, communities and regions that can develop effective institutions to provide for their people, enabling them to overcome hardship and live peaceful and fulfilling lives.

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0 USD Abuja CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Creative Associates International

Position Summary:

The seven-year PLANE project, funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is a flagship basic education programme to be implemented in Nigeria starting next year. The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project will directly support improved learning of foundational skills for children in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states and indirectly benefit children in those states and nationally, to enable better learning outcomes including for marginalized groups of children.

Creative is seeking an English Language Advisor expected to: (1) communicate clearly, accurately, efficiently, and courteously; (2) develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, and funders; and (3) work collaboratively with colleagues to produce high- quality products in a timely manner, demonstrating leadership and initiative.

Reporting & Supervision:

The English Language Advisor will report to the Learning for Results Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:

The English Language Advisor will:

  • Coordinate the development of English early literacy standards with government stakeholders and international STTA, ensuring alignment with Hausa standards and with overall literacy expectations for Nigeria;
  • Provide leadership for the development and/or adaptation of English-language curricula and instructional materials, in coordination with the ICT and materials development specialist;
  • Develop, implement, and support teacher, school leader, and local government authority staff training in English early literacy methods and materials, in coordination with the teacher training specialist;
  • Coordinate with staff in state offices to ensure the fidelity and quality of English program implementation at the school level;
  • Coordinate with the monitoring and evaluation team to develop knowledge-sharing efforts related to English early literacy, including communication briefs and presentations on achievements and lessons learned; and
  • Coordinate with the project director and home office technical team to share lessons learned, problem-solve, and ensure that work in the field meets the highest standards of quality and is consistent with the state of the art in early grade literacy.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and over five (5) years of related experience in standards development, teacher training, and materials development in early grade reading and writing in English;
  • Experience working with complex projects and collaborating with professional peers on joint products;
  • Knowledge of and experience with primary school context;
  • Knowledge of and experience with English language curriculum;
  • Teacher training and teacher coaching experience;
  • Teaching/learning materials development experience;
  • Team player and willingness to learn;
  • Experience working with Nigerian government counterparts (at national, state, and Local Government Education Authority levels) to design, implement, support, and monitor education programming;
  • Travel to project states required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in Hausa is a plus;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and
  • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

2019-12-07

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