Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in Nigeria.
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils. The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform. The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains. LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts*.*
Work with Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor to map services and staff support in accordance with On-Demand TA needs.
REPORTING & SUPERVISION
The On Demand Consulting Services Manager will report to Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor.
- Design procedures and templates to be used for formulating, negotiating, executing, monitoring, and closing consulting services procedures according to appropriate regulations.
- Develop solicitations, coordinate application evaluations, and monitor/report financial activities as appropriate.
- Monitor grantees to ensure USAID compliance. Maintain and update files.
- Coordinate and support TA audits and monitoring visits.
- Conduct training workshops on proposal preparation and/or monitoring, as necessary.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Undergraduate degree in social sciences required; Master’s degree preferred.
- At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years of experience in grants management, including disbursements and reporting.
- At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
- Knowledgeable about USAID Rules and Regulations, experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
- Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.
Preferred Experience & Skills
- Previous experience in similar role.
- Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
- Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
- Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking tools.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
- Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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