Hausa Reading Specialist
Creative Associates International
1d ago
source : Devex

Position Summary :

Creative is seeking a Hausa Reading Specialist for an anticipated donor-funded project in Nigeria aiming to enable more effective state and non-

state systems to deliver foundational skills to all children. The Hausa Reading Specialist provides overall technical oversight and guidance to the project’s support to improve reading instruction in local language.

Reporting & Supervision :

This position is located in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Curriculum Development Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Supervise the production of all project-supported reading material, all project-supported trainings in reading, all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts;
  • Ensure complementarity of activity approaches in reading across the project activity states,
  • Liaise with government representatives and technicians on technical matters and bear ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in project schools achieve improved outcomes in reading; and
  • Work directly with a Hausa language expert (particularly if the advisor is not conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa).
  • Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Master’s Degree in education, preferably with a specialty in early grade reading;
  • At least six (6) years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Africa that work specifically to improve early grade reading;
  • Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA;
  • Prior experience with supporting civil-society based monitoring of reading outcomes;
  • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in written Hausa is preferred but not required.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Position contingent upon donor funding.

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