Job For Senior Education Advisor at Creative Associates International, 10th August, 2018

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and 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.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

 

Job Title: Senior Education Advisor
Ref Id: SENIO01208
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full-Time

Project Summary

  • The three- to four-year European Union (EU) Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State: Education Component will specifically address education through three intervention areas: support for early recovery and restoration of education services (particularly for girls) in areas of displacement or return/resettlement; provision of formal and non-formal education, training and skills development tailored to employment or livelihood opportunities for youth; and policy dialogue to strengthen public administration of and community engagement in management of education systems for better and sustainable education performance.

Position Summary

  • The Senior Education Advisor will provide technical leadership in the areas of non-formal education, teacher education, community mobilization, assessment, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (ME&L).
  • The Senior Education Advisor will work with the Program Director to coordinate with the EU and key stakeholders.
  • The Senior Education Advisor will be expected to work in complex, politically charged and unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
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Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Senior Education Advisor will report to the Program Director and supervise a team of technical staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Take a lead (through research undertakings) in identifying and utilizing best practices in conflict-affected contexts;
  • Conduct advocacy with government officials and other stakeholders to support policy implementation that reinforces safe and conflict-sensitive learning environments; and
  • Ensure the complementarity of technical approaches across the different technical components and states in which the project is implemented.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the technical component (non-formal education, teacher education, community mobilization, assessment, SEL and ME&L) of the education project;
  • Support the Program Director in the coordination and implementation of project activities;
  • Provide technical support to local counterparts;
  • Represent the project in technical meetings with the EU, the Ministry of Education and other government counterparts, and other development partners;
  • Facilitate a process that contributes to strengthening local government efforts to deliver quality education services to out-of-school boys and girls;

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education or a field relevant to the proposed activity from an accredited university or tertiary institution;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years in positions of progressively responsible experience related to this job description;
  • At least two (2) years of management experience supporting education projects in similar contexts;
  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills;
  • Excellent communication skills; and
  • Fluency in English.

 

 


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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