Non State Education Sector Lead
DAI Europe
4d ago
source : Devex

About the programme :

PLANE will be DFID Nigeria’s overarching education programme and will be taking over from the programmes in DFID Nigeria’s current education portfolio.

The programme’s proposed impact is more children and young people acquire knowledge and skills that enhance their life chances , and the proposed outcome is more inclusive and effective education systems (will) deliver foundational skills (whereby) state and non -

state basic education providers enable better learning outcomes, including for marginalized groups of children .

Introduction to Role

Output-3 of PLANE aims to improve the management and performance of the non-state sector in delivering basic education to children.

A Senior Development Practitioner’ is required to lead Output-3. The Output lead will work closely with government counterparts, non-

state school associations and providers to ensure the effective provision of foundational skills to children and increase their learning outcomes.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Providing technical assistance to the relevant government departments / ministry to inform regulatory frameworks and monitoring strategies for non-
  • state schools in southwest and southeast Nigeria.

  • Devising strategies and introducing innovative approaches, including public-private partnerships in education, to create solutions for learning and schooling in the non-
  • state sector, especially in conflict-prone region.

  • Designing, leading and managing various research studies and piloting interventions to increase non-state schools’ ability to build students’ foundational skills, inclusivity, and access to finance and management.
  • Leading the Output-3 team to ensure the quality of programme delivery.
  • Performing other relevant tasks as required.
  • Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in education, public policy and / or economics.
  • 10 15 years of experience in the development sector, preferably with DFID-funded programmes.
  • Experience of working with the non-state sector in education, including low-cost private schools and public-private partnerships in education.
  • Experience in managing, designing and leading education-related research studies, learning assessments and evaluations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Nigeria’s education sector, especially the non-state sector.
  • Extensive professional experience in Africa, particularly Nigeria.
  • Experience of working with government and donor counterparts.

    The Output 3 Lead will report to the Team Leader.


    The Output 3 Lead will be based in Abuja with frequent nationwide travel.

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