FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Education Coordinator
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Supervisor: Output 1 Technical Director
- The Education Coordinator will coordinate core PLANE technical work related to improved foundational skills in primary schools
- Responsibilities include the coordination and oversight of material development and distribution; the coordination and oversight of in-service and pre-service teacher training; and coordination and oversight of community mobilization and strengthening of school leadership
- In addition to coordination and oversight roles, s/he will be responsible for technical leadership around literacy and mathematics education, providing expertise in instruction, assessment, research, coaching, training and materials development
- Working closely with the Output 1 Technical Director and other technical staff, H/She will ensure effective planning, delivery and documentation of program interventions.
- The newly awarded project Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) is a project funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly known as the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
- PLANE is a 7 year project (2020-2027) that strengthens education systems to improve foundational skills in reading and math for children in the primary grades
- PLANE’s focal states are Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, with limited interventions in other parts of Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide technical leadership for literacy, mathematics, materials development, and teacher professional development
- Support development and implementation strategies and work plans, and coordinate the days-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation.
- Promote technical harmony and reinforcement across Output 1 activities
- Provide leadership and oversight to Technical Working Groups in Materials, Teacher Professional Development, and School Support
- Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with technical and operations staff, especially the Output 1 Technical Director, M&E Manager, Senior Programme Officer.
- Maintain constructive dialogue with HQ counterparts, particularly the HQ Technical Advisor and Technical Officers, as well as PLANE partnering organizations
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant government agencies and other partners.
- Coordinate the implementation of all teacher professional development workshops, Community of Practice meeting and implementation of all Master trainers’ workshops.
- Coordinate the design and delivery of teaching and learning materials, ensuring high-quality and timeliness of all deliverables
- Coordinate efforts to bolster school leadership and community mobilization, linking efforts with other Output 1 Activities
- Collaborate with M&E team to incorporate data into project learning and adapt project practices accordingly;
- Develop and submit quarterly and annual reports; develop activity reports on an as-needed basis
- Conduct school visits to monitor program effectiveness and identify gaps in the technical design or implementation
- Liaise with government agencies and schools to maximize opportunity for enabling policy, sustainability and ownership for reading and numeracy intervention in the state.
- Performed other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Advanced Degree in Education or related field.
- At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in education sector; experience working in primary education 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 or math instruction and/or assessment
- Significant experience in developing and producing of supplementary reading materials, workbooks, trainers’ and teachers’ guides and instructional materials to improve foundational skills in the primary grades
- Has ability to coordinate education 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
- Experience in project reporting
- Demonstrable knowledge of research-based best practices literacy instruction and/or math instruction
- Experience/preparation in modeling teaching, observing teachers, and providing 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 AHNI partners
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting. Relevant computer software and internet skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English and Hausa language. Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 50%.
Application Closing Date