Senior Educational Access/Fragility Specialist
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NGA
3d ago

Background : Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization.

Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.

S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-

regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Background :

Project Summary : The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Project Summary :

Position Summary : The Senior Educational Access / Fragility Specialist provides the overall technical expertise on the expansion of access-

related activities, including risk reduction and safety, gender based violence, equitable education services, education and conflict analysis, non-

formal education, well-being, psychosocial support and ensuring activities are conflict-sensitive and do no harm.

Position Summary : Primary Responsibilities :

  • Facilitating access to quality education of 500,000 out of school children through Non-Formal setting education, community mobilization and capacity building of education authorities and other partners;
  • Analyzing and addressing barriers to educational access and participation;
  • Assessing issues of supply and demand for education options / services;
  • Analysis and assessment of education needs in emergencies;
  • Integrating a conflict-sensitive approach to education, preparation of activity designs;
  • Adapting rapidly changing activity designs; implementing successful strategies to combat school-related gender based violence; and
  • Implementation of risk reduction and psychosocial well-being activities.
  • Reporting & Supervision : This position reports to the Chief of Party.

    Reporting & Supervision : Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Requires a master’s degree in education, conflict-related field, political economy, or a relevant field from an accredited university.
  • At least eight years of experience in the education sector, with at least five years of a leadership role in a conflict or crisis-
  • affected country context.

  • Experience and facility with analyzing and addressing barriers to educational access and participation; assessing issues of supply and demand for education options / services;
  • analysis and assessment of education needs in emergencies; integrating a conflict-sensitive approach to education, preparation of activity designs;
  • adapting rapidly changing activity designs; implementing successful strategies to combat school-related gender based violence;
  • implementation of risk reduction and psycho-social well-being activities, and other related areas.

  • The candidate must demonstrate at least five years of relevant technical experience working with activities that are of a similar scope to this activity.
  • The candidate is also responsible for some monitoring and evaluation, with at least five years’ technical experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and results-based management.
  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa (FS 2 ).
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