Education Coordinator at FHI 360

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Job Title: Education Coordinator

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Supervisor: Output 1 Technical Director

Basic Function

  • 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.

Project Description

  • 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
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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