Senior Data Base Systems Advisor
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NG
1d ago

BACKGROUND

Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments.

Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.

S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in Nigeria.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy Bauchi and Sokoto , launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.

The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.

The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.

LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.

POSITION SUMMARY

Work with Senior Data Systems Advisor to identify technology solutions for data management to improve teaching and learning through the project.

Support development of proposals and cost / benefit analysis of different solutions.

REPORTING & SUPERVISION

The Data Systems Advisor will report to Senior Data Systems Advisor.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate TA capacity for implementation and reporting of the piloting of technology platforms. Develop manuals, materials, and procedures for evaluation of technology platforms;
  • make recommendations on revisions to both the platform and curriculum where appropriate. And, support the technology platform development activities.

  • Work with Senior Data Systems Advisor to train facilitators, teachers, government staff, community members and learners on the use of technology.
  • Support preparation of progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against set targets. Facilitate arrangements for organizing meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Work with Senior Data Systems Advisor on capacity building, coordination and monitoring support to Data Systems TA staff and consultants in Abuja and in Legacy, Launching, and On-Demand states.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, software engineering, data systems, statistics, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least six years of general work experience, with at least four years designing technological learning and management solutions in the education sector required, preferably in West Africa / Nigeria.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • Demonstrated success and experience in delivering cost effective, user-friendly ed tech solutions that support quality learning outcomes, and community engagement.
  • Prior experience organizing, implementing, and reporting on education management indicators.
  • Prior experience with monitoring and reporting requirements for USAID programs highly desired.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English highly desired, advanced proficiency preferred.
  • 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.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.
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