A USAID-funded project in northern Nigeria aimed at strengthening
state and local government capacity to deliver basic education services
by addressing key issues in the management, sustainability, and
oversight of basic education as well as increasing access of orphans and
vulnerable children to basic education and services such as health
information and counselling is seeking a suitably qualified candidate
for the position below
SENIOR TEACHER TRAINING ADVISOR POSITION SUMMARY
The Senior Teacher Training Advisor (Sokoto) will be responsible for
providing technical leadership for all teacher education activities,
including leading and coordinating the teacher education and systems
support activities at the state level. The position requires experience
with teacher training policy and practice, designing applications for
teacher management information systems (data collection and analysis)
and personnel management. Current residency in Sokoto State is preferred
for this position.
REPORTING & SUPERVISION
The Senior Teacher Training Advisor will report to the Deputy Chief of
Party in the Sokoto Office and work closely with the Senior Teacher
Training Advisor in Bauchi
Lead integrated, state-level technical working groups and steering commitment in the following tasks:
Strengthen state delivery of priority teacher education develop activities;
Assessment of teacher education standards;
Review and strengthen instructional quality and teacher performance; and
Strengthen instructional quality standards.
Work with the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) and a consultant
firm to develop and deploy a Teacher Management Information System at
state and LGA levels.
Support pre-service literacy and numeracy service delivery. Ensure
technical coordination of state-level activities and obtain support from
state government counterparts and local government authorities as
Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party (Sokoto) to manage support
staff and consultants as needed to ensure the smooth implementation of
project activities in Sokoto State across technical areas. Ensure the
timely production, coordination, and reporting of all state-level data:
quarterly reports, M&E data, financial information, etc.
Participate in regular meetings and maintain regular communication with
component and state level team counterparts, and with the Deputy Chief
of Party (Sokoto), to ensure coherent planning and alignment with
Monitoring & Evaluation expectations.
Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in any of the Education fields (preferably in Educational Technology).
Minimum of five years experience working in education and development projects in developing countries.
Minimum of five years experience of training in modem pedagogical approaches and education policy.
Vast working experience in use of In tor mati on Technology (IT) and Education
Management Information (EMIS) for personnel record keeping.
Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian educational context, especially of teacher education situation in Northern Nigeria.
A working understanding of policy provisions of teacher education programs.
Experience managing consultants and working with state level stakeholders.
Good interpersonal skills and team building skills.
Excellent facilitation and report writing skills.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with an application
letter as a single Word or PDF file addressed to “Chief of Party” by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org, within 10 days of this publication.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. FEMALES AS WELL AS INDIGENCE OF SOKOTO STATE WHO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
DEADLINE: 14 December, 2012.
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