The Launching State Regional Advisor provides technical leadership in the implementation of education programming, managing critical program components and service delivery, and coordinating the work of the TA state team.
REPORTING & SUPERVISION
The Launching State Regional Advisor will report to the Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor.
Required Skills & Qualifications :
Master’s Degree or higher in education, preferably with a specialty in early grade literacy.
At least eight years of experience in instructional development and support to education programs required.
Demonstrated management ability with capacity to think strategically, prioritize and meet deadlines in a complex and challenging environment.
Strong diplomacy skills. ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with partners, donors, and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment.
Fluency in written and spoken English 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 Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor to develop TA state level plans and TA impact monitoring. Support the development of implementation strategies and work plans.
Coordinates the day-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation. Provides leadership and oversight of the core program functions (program design, documentation, approvals, and close-out).
Ensures that planned program activities are included in work plans, within budget and are properly documented.
Ensures that the technical advisors provide information for weekly, quarterly, and annual program updates and reports.
Provides on-going problem-solving guidance for TA staff on issues related to technical and operational functions. Ensures close cooperation and coordination between programs and procurement, HR, finance, and administration units.
Promotes a team approach and a learning culture across all operational support services to prioritize and ensure responsive, quality support to delivery of programs.
Ensures the consistent implementation of the project with adherence to donor policies and procedures across all operational support services.
Interacts productively and collegially with program partners and stakeholders. Represents the project in meetings and events.
Serves as an active member of the project's Senior Management Team.