State Technical Advisor for Teaching and Learning at FHI 360 - Kano an...
FHI 360
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Job Title : State Technical Advisor for Teaching and Learning

Requisition : 2019202040

Locations : Kano and Kaduna, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The State Technical Advisor for Teaching and Learning heads the strategic team that directs the Output 1 and related monitoring of PLANE in the assigned State.
  • H / She is responsible for overseeing strategic and day-to-day implementation of activities in the State.

  • The STL will provide supervision and guidance to the state team and other shared services personnel. H / She is responsible for the state educational program planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the activities implemented by FHI 360 and its partners in the assigned States.
  • H / She will work closely with the Project Lead to ensure implementation is closely aligned with the overall project objectives.
  • H / She will also be accountable for judicious use of all resources entrusted with FHI 360 in the assigned State.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support state level development of implementation strategies, work plans, and coordinate the day-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation and coordination with the other outputs.
  • Work with the state implementation team and technical specialists in relevant departments to establish effective program planning, implementation and monitoring in the state, LGEAs and schools.
  • Provide overall supervision for all state output 1 and monitoring office staff and ensure compliance with technical, programmatic, contractual and financial requirements set by FHI 360 and its donors.
  • Responsible for the overall management and coordination of FHI 360 activities at the state, LGEA and school levels.
  • Serve as the point of contact of FHI 360 with state government officials and coordinate and collaborate with all public sector and NGO partners in the state.
  • Coordinate the implementation of all teacher professional development workshops, Community of Practice meeting and implementation of all Master trainers’ workshops.
  • Liaise with government agencies and schools to maximize opportunity for enabling policy, sustainability and ownership for the PLANE intervention in the state.
  • Ensure planned program activities in the state are from the work plans, within budget and are properly documented.
  • Ensure the state coordination of weekly, quarterly and annual program updates, reports and success stories.
  • Promote a team approach and a learning culture in the state program support team to ensure responsive and quality support to delivery programs.
  • Ensure consistent implementation of the project with adherence to donor policies and procedures across all operational support services.
  • Provide on-going problem-solving guidance for program staff on issues related to operational functions.
  • Ensure close collaboration with other relevant IPs in the State Represent the Project in meetings and events.
  • Ensure that all FHI 360 assets and other resources are effectively managed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications and Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Education or its recognized equivalent with 6 9 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required. At least 5-8 years’ experience in education reform with a focus on primary education sector work in teacher education.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with government, partners and / or local government structures and schools’ settings. Proven expertise in mother tongue (L1), early grade reading instruction and / or assessment and reading material development, preferably in Hausa Language.
  • Has ability to coordinate reading interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • Strong leadership qualities and facilitation skills, experience in working with teachers to improve practice
  • Experience in project reporting
  • Has ability to coordinate teacher training interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Extensive knowledge of education and development programming in a developing country.
  • Proven ability to coordinate a development project.
  • Working knowledge of major donor policies as well as international not-for- profit organizations.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding literacy and educational programs implementation.
  • Excellent community mobilization, advocacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
  • Relevant computer software and internet skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. The ability to speak Hausa Language is an added advantage.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.
  • Remuneration

    The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees :

    Core benefits :

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403 (b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan
  • Other benefits (will vary depending on work location) :

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.
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