ICT Specialist - EDC
Education Development Center
Abuja
2d ago
source : BetaJob

Job Description

  • EDC has an opening for an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Materials Development Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria, to support the USAID / Nigeria's Northern Education Initiative Plus project, implemented by Creative Associates and EDC.
  • USAID / Nigeria's Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI Plus) works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria equitably and sustainably.
  • The position will report to the Senior Reading Specialist.
  • Essential Functions

    The ICT Materials Development Specialist will manage the integration of technology to support teaching and learning carried out across the project.

    He / she will work closely with the technical and operational staff to develop, implement and assess the use of different technology platforms.

    The ICT Materials Development Specialist will :

  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team to assess, adapt, and implement the English and Hausa curriculum to appropriate technology platforms
  • Identify technology solutions for improving teaching and learning through the NEI Plus project. Develop proposals and cost / benefit analysis of different solutions
  • Work with project management and technical advisors to decide on most appropriate technological approaches and how to integrate technology into existing lessons
  • Manage the adaptation and localization of the English and Hausa curriculum into formats suitable for each technology platform
  • Develop additional content for technology platforms as required
  • Manage the piloting of technology platforms
  • Assist in the evaluation of technology platforms and make recommendations on revisions to both the platform and curriculum where appropriate
  • Train facilitators, teachers, government staff and learners on the use of technology.
  • Collaborate with and maintain regular contact with partners to ensure the successful implementation of technology to support the curriculum
  • Prepare ad hoc and periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against set targets
  • Work closely with the NEI Plus ICT Advisor in all activities
  • Collaborate closely with NEI Plus staff and management in Nigeria and abroad as required
  • Participate in internal administrative and operational meetings, as required
  • Facilitate arrangements for organizing meetings, trainings and workshops
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
  • Qualifications

  • This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility;
  • ability to effectively work independently as well as in groups; strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Specific requirements :

  • University Degree, preferably in Education, Instructional Technology, Curriculum Development, or other related disciplines
  • At least 5 years of work experience in curriculum development, instructional design, teacher training and / or e- or m-Learning
  • Extensive experience and involvement with developing curricula or training materials to meet basic education needs in Nigeria and / or in comparable nations
  • Experience in implementing technology approaches to education (for example through SMS, video, apps, websites etc.)
  • Experience in using active learning teaching methodologies
  • Excellent computer literacy required, preferably including knowledge of website management and app development
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal communications, negotiation, presentations skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects preferred
  • Proficiency in Hausa is a plus
  • Travel to project states required
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