Senior Pupil and Teacher Performance Advisor at Creative Associates International

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Job Description

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 25 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 Pupil and Teacher Performance Advisor

ID: 2023-3156
Location: Abuja
Category: Education for Development

Position Summary

  • The Senior Pupil & Teacher Performance Advisor will be responsible for coordinating and implementing project activities in LEARN-supported schools and communities with the goal of improving P1 and P2 literacy outcomes.
  • The SPTPA will 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 pupil assessments.
  • Supervise and provide quality assurance to the production of TA materials and support. Provide leadership in organizing curation and authoring of materials that are leveled and differentiated to meet learning needs.
  • Liaise with government representatives and technicians on technical matters. Responsible for management, leadership, and mentorship of technical staff.
  • Work with Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor to develop plans to monitor and support TA Teacher and Learning Performance gaps as needed.
  • Provide capacity building, coordination, and monitoring support to Data Systems TA staff and consultants in Abuja and in Legacy, Launching, and On-Demand states. The position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain a sharp focus on the evidence-based technical activities which will result in the greatest Early Grade Reading outcomes for P1&2 learners.
  • Supervise and provide quality assurance for design, planning and implementation of CLA-related EGR activity-advocacy, materials, trainings, coaching, school assessment, teacher assessment and pupil assessments.
  • Ensure activities and approaches across geographic areas are complementary, equitable, and include underserved populations and those in need of inclusive education.
  • Liaise with government representatives and technical experts on early-grade reforms and policy implementation.
  • Provide technical oversight on the book supply chain and private sector engagement in the implementation of early grade reading activities.
  • Coordinate with the M&E/CLA team to develop knowledge-sharing efforts related to EGR, including communication briefs and presentations on achievements and lessons learned.
  • Manage and mentor technical staff including Student Learning and Curriculum Advisor, Student Assessment Advisor, Teacher Professional Development Advisor, Coaching Advisor and Book Change Management Advisor.
  • Work with Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor to develop plans to monitor and support TA Teacher and Learning Performance gaps as needed.

Required Skills & Qualifications
Minimum Required Education & Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferably with a specialty in early-grade reading. Ph.D. in education with a focus on early childhood education and/or early grade learning preferred.
  • At least eight years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Africa that work specifically to improve early-grade reading.
  • At least four years of direct supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience with the development and implementation of evidence-based, local language education materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience improving evidence-based education programming including rural, multilingual, and underserved populations.
  • Experience and understanding of the USAID MATTERS Framework and how to apply it.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba is highly desired.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Proven experience, directly and indirectly, supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing an early-grade program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent record-keeping and documentation skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain strong communication and coherence across remote teams.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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