Work with state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially focused on primary schooling access, instruction quality, and management.
REPORTING & SUPERVISION
The State Policy Reform Advisor will report to Senior State Policy Reform & Planning Advisor.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Undergraduate Degree in education, public policy, or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in a leadership position responsible for developing policy frameworks, preferably in the field of education.
At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and stakeholders at the federal and state levels.
Demonstrated expertise in federal and state system planning and budgeting.
Demonstrated expertise in systems development and roll-out.
Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.
Experience in developing and using monitoring and accountability systems.
Knowledge in data management, analysis and report writing.
Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.
Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba fluency preferred.
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.
Work with government agencies to provide systems and procedures to sustain existing policy initiatives and facilitate development and implementation of new policies, particularly in the areas of operations and administration, school quality and support, and monitoring and accountability.
Support development, implementation, and monitoring of policy action plans.
Facilitate policy review meetings focused on system capacity and develop tools to assess impact.
Support dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels. Support the development of a common web based EMIS / TMIS using existing open-source software that can be customized by state and LGEAs to meet unique information needs.
Provide ongoing technical support to ministries, departments, and agencies’ staff to review progress, trouble shoot problems, and support use of EMIS / TMIS data.
Provide support for inter-state training for SMOE, SUBEB, as well as planners, analysts, and policy makers focused on gathering, analyzing, and using data from the NEMIS / EMIS, literacy assessments, evaluations, and research to make decisions and plan education improvement initiatives.
Support planners and policy makers to use data for decision-making. Help set up systems to gather data for access to quality education at the state level.
Support a process with federal, state, and local governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction, and assessment.
Provide support to improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to sustain EGR policies and regulations.
Provide technical assistance for the dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops involving government education officials, community meetings, paper publications, and ongoing media campaigns.
Any other duties as may be assigned.