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Output 1 Lead

Closing: Jun 13, 2024

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Published: May 29, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Minimum Requirement Standards
  • Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in early grade reading, literacy, language acquisition and non-formal education or related field. At least 7 to 9 years’ experience in education reform with a focus on primary education sector work in language acquisition and/or child literacy or reading especially in Hausa Language. certification as reading/literacy specialist preferred.
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills. Experience leading education projects in Nigeria strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government, partners and/or local government structures and school settings
  • Proven expertise in mother tongue (L1), early grade reading instruction and/or assessment and reading material development, preferably in Hausa Language.
  • Significant experience in developing and producing of student reading materials, workbooks, trainers’ and teachers’ guides and instructional materials to improve early grades reading
  • Has ability to coordinate reading interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • Strong leadership qualities and facilitation skills, experience in working with teachers to improve practice
  • Demonstrable knowledge of research-based best practices in content-area reading skills and strategies and literacy instruction
  • Experience/preparation in modeling teaching, observing teachers, and providing non-judgmental feedback.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of reading & literacy programs in Nigeria.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding formative learning processes.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working relationship with staff and other partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting.
  • Relevant computer software and internet skills (at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office and Excel). 
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English and Hausa language.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria minimum of 50%.
Responsibilities
Minimum Requirement Standards
  • Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in early grade reading, literacy, language acquisition and non-formal education or related field. At least 7 to 9 years’ experience in education reform with a focus on primary education sector work in language acquisition and/or child literacy or reading especially in Hausa Language. certification as reading/literacy specialist preferred.
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills. Experience leading education projects in Nigeria strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government, partners and/or local government structures and school settings
  • Proven expertise in mother tongue (L1), early grade reading instruction and/or assessment and reading material development, preferably in Hausa Language.
  • Significant experience in developing and producing of student reading materials, workbooks, trainers’ and teachers’ guides and instructional materials to improve early grades reading
  • Has ability to coordinate reading interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • Strong leadership qualities and facilitation skills, experience in working with teachers to improve practice
  • Demonstrable knowledge of research-based best practices in content-area reading skills and strategies and literacy instruction
  • Experience/preparation in modeling teaching, observing teachers, and providing non-judgmental feedback.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of reading & literacy programs in Nigeria.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding formative learning processes.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working relationship with staff and other partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting.
  • Relevant computer software and internet skills (at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office and Excel). 
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English and Hausa language.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria minimum of 50%.

Basic Function

  • Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Output 1 Lead will provide technical and management leadership on all Output 1 activities, including materials development and distribution; in-service and pre-service training; school leadership and community support, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The Output 1 lead will be responsible for coordinating with DAI, subcontractors, government stakeholders, and project staff to ensure high-quality and timely deliverables.
  • The Output 1 Lead will also provide information to the donor upon request.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Duties

  • Coordinate with FHI 360, the project prime, and stakeholders on project design and work plan development; lead annual work planning for Output 1 of the project
  • Coordinate with the Education Coordinator, MEL coordinator, State Team Leads, and other key staff to assure timely completion of deliverables in the annual work plan
  • Oversee administrative and finance staff to develop and monitor the budget and work plan for Output 1
  • Provide inputs on technical design of activities and provide high-level oversight of key technical deliverables
  • Communicate regularly with FHI 360 HQ for technical inputs and management support; provide updates to HQ as requested
  • Liaise with project sub-contractors on their project components, and maintain their accountability for timely, high-quality deliverables
  • Provide consisted reports to the prime organization and the donor, as requested
  • Lead on technical presentations for Output 1, with the support of technical advisors
  • Maintain strong relationships with government partners at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Conduct one-on-one meetings, project updates, study tours, symposia, and other activities with key stakeholders to ensure broad involvement and local ownership of the project.
  • Ensure that materials development processes are completed on time and with a high degree of quality
  • Oversee staff and stakeholders to improve capacity, accountability and equity within State Colleges of Education in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa
  • Oversee project staff and stakeholders to strengthen the system for in-service training in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa.
  • Oversee staff and stakeholders to strengthen school leadership via School Based Management Committees and Head Teacher capacity building.
  • Oversee staff and stakeholders to establish systems for improving teacher attendance and time on task.
  • Oversee staff and stakeholders to mobilize communities to increase demand for quality education.
  • Oversee staff and stakeholders to develop standardized learning assessments at the school level
  • Oversee staff and stakeholders to effectively collect, aggregate, visualize and use assessment data for decision making
  • Coordinate with GESI and disabilities specialists to promote inclusive practices across the project

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