Friday, 8 February 2019

Job For Senior System Strengthening Specialist at Creative Associates International, 8th February, 2019

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 15 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 position below:
Job Title: Senior System Strengthening Specialist-Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)
 Abuja, Nigeria

Project Summary
  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NE 1+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.
Position Summary
  • The Senior System Strengthening Specialist will be responsible for overseeing all systems and policy-related activities.
Reporting & Supervision
  • This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party.
Primary Responsibilities
Policy Review and Formulation:
  • Facilitate a process with state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction, and assessment;
  • Design implementation plans for new EGR policies, related systems, access, reading instruction, assessment, and accountability;
Policy Monitoring:
  • Support development of instruments and planning for monitoring of EGR policy;
  • Facilitate EGR policy review meetings to track progress in implementing new policies, identify corrective actions to speed adoption, and develop tools to assess impact;
  • Work with FMOE, SMOE5. UBEC, NMEC, SUBEB, SAME, MORA to provide technical support to plan for the sustainability of EGR policy initiatives;
Capacity Building and Sustainability:
  • Improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to effectively sustain EGR policies and regulations;
  • Provide coaching on various issues induding data analysis and evidence-based decision making, monitoring, and staff mentoting;
  • Support dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops invoMng governmenteducation officials; community meetings; IT; paperpublications; and ongoing media campaigns.
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Demonstrated expertise in policy mapping and development
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • First Degree in Public Policy field. Masters Degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skill
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing policy frameworks, preferably in the field of education
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and other stakeholders at the national and state levels

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV to: [email protected] with “Senior System Strengthening Specialist” in the email Subject line.

Application Deadline 15th February, 2019.

  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls.
  • Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Veteran.

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