Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Advisor
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NG
4d 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

Lead the development of the CLA strategy and plan, and oversee CLA activities.

REPORTING & SUPERVISION

The CLA Advisor will report to Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research Learning and Adapting Advisor.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate development of the project CLA approach and mentor project-wide CLA implementation using relevant tools and resources.
  • Coordinate systematic integration of CLA approach across the program cycle, applying the relevant tools and resources.
  • Coordinate with state-level CLA officers on implementation of CLA events, information sharing and ensuring learning is fed back to LEARN advisors and government counterpart for adaptation of approaches and interventions.
  • Monitor project-wide effectiveness of the CLA approach.
  • Qualifications

    Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in social sciences, analytical sciences, project management or related field required;
  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • At least six years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least four years in CLA and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • At least three years of supervisory experience with groups or teams of staff required.
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English highly desired, advanced proficiency required.
  • 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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