Creative Senior Non-Formal Education and Teacher Professional Development Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Creative Senior Non-Formal Education and Teacher Professional Development Specialist Jobs in Nigeria


Background:

  • Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis stabilization.

  • Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 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 and partners alike.

    Position Summary:

  • Creative is seeking a Senior Non-Formal Education/Teacher Professional Development (NFE/TPD) Specialist for an anticipated donor-funded project in Nigeria.


  • S/he will lead efforts to improve educational quality in target regions/districts through teacher training and professional development leadership and support to the project team, partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.

    Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Senior NFE/TPD Specialist will report to the Senior Advisor for Education in Conflict and provide technical leadership and support for NFE/TPD activities and staff in both the project main and field offices.

    Responsibilities

  • Serves as the technical lead overseeing learning facilitator and teacher professional development and support activities for project main and field offices.

  • Trains and provides support to trainers and implementing CSOs in all activities related to the professional development and support of teachers and learning facilitators.

  • Supports the development and field testing of strategies, tools, and resources for teacher and learning facilitator training and ongoing support, and ensures their dissemination and use.


  • Supervises the implementation of introductory workshops and meetings, and the implementation of all master trainer's workshops.

  • Provides capacity development support to state and local government counterparts around implementation of non-formal and formal teacher professional development and support programs.

  • Contributes to efforts to track, monitor, and evaluate inputs, outputs, and outcomes of facilitator/teacher professional development and support activities, in close coordination with the M&E team.

  • Provides guidance and needed inputs to other staff working on facilitator/teacher professional development and support activities.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) in education, education administration, supervision, development studies, political science, conflict resolution, public administration, or a related field from an accredited university; master's degree preferred.

  • At least six (6) years of general work experience,
    with at least four (4) years of experience on early grade literacy projects in formal or non-formal education settings, including two (2) years of experience working on conflict programs;

  • Prior experience and demonstrated skills with the development and implementation of teacher and learning facilitator training, support, and monitoring programs and protocols, including those that are evidence-based, in local languages, and tailored for crisis and conflict environments;

  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogical concepts and skills around literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional learning, and how to impart these concepts and skills to educators;

  • Demonstrated experience improving evidence-based education programming including to rural, ethnolinguistic, and underserved populations;

  • Demonstrated experience in coaching and mentoring of teachers and learning facilitators;

  • Able to translate complex, technical concepts to a range of stakeholders, with differing levels of knowledge;

  • Proficient and fluent in written and spoken
  • English and strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Experience working in education programs in conflict-affected contexts.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with supporting civil-society and parental engagement of reading is preferred, but not required;

  • Prior experience in developing gender sensitive and inclusive education activities;

  • Proficiency in Hausa, Kanuri, or other languages spoken in Northeast Nigeria;

  • Experience working in Northeast Nigeria.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Creative Senior Non-Formal Education and Teacher Professional Development Specialist Jobs in Nigeria



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