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.
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
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