Hiring Organization: fhi 360

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%.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to fhi 360 on fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com to apply