Creative Associates International
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.
This position is for an upcoming education project in Nigeria, which seeks to improve student access to school and literacy outcomes in a language they use and understand in Grades 1-3 in select areas of Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.
The Senior Learning Advisor provides technical support and guidance to the project’s work in improving the literacy outcomes of students in Grades 1-3. The Senior Learning Advisor’s work will be primarily concentrated in the areas of design of quality learning approaches, language appropriate materials development, and professional development of teachers.
Reporting and Supervision:
The Senior Learning Advisor reports to the Deputy Chief of Party. The Senior Learning Advisor will directly supervise project staff.
- Ensure that children in activity-supported schools and communities achieve improved literacy outcomes;
- Provide technical leadership to the project team, USAID, and other stakeholders on high-quality and developmentally appropriate learning interventions;
- Supervise and provide quality assurance to the production of activity-supported materials, trainings, coaching, and student assessments;
- Provide leadership in organizing curation and authoring of materials that are leveled and differentiated to meet learning needs;
- Ensure that activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary and equitable, including underserved populations and those in need of inclusive education;
- Liaise with government representatives and technicians on technical matters; and
- Manage, lead, and mentor technical staff.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Master’s Degree or higher in education, preferably with a specialty in early grade literacy;
- At least eight (8) years of experience in instructional development and support to education programs;
- At least four (4) years of experience improving educational quality in developing countries;West Africa, specifically Nigeria experience preferred;
- Demonstrated experience improving evidence-based education programming including rural, multilingual, and underserved populations;
- Prior experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based education materials, and preferably materials in local languages, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including Early Grade Reading Assessment;
- Prior experience with supporting civil society-based monitoring of reading outcomes highly desired;
- Professional proficiency and fluency in written and spoken English; and
- Fluency in relevant languages of instruction (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba) highly desired.
Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Position contingent upon donor funding.