Senior Gender & Inclusion Advisor
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NG
5d 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

The Senior Gender & Inclusion Advisor will lead role improving the quality and relevance of GESI activities related to activities in the program.

REPORTING & SUPERVISION

The Senior Gender & Inclusion Advisor will report to the Chief of Party.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide guidance on gender and social inclusion across project objectives and activities. Provide analysis on gender and social inclusion.
  • Develop a robust GESI strategy with specific recommendations tailored to project objectives; identify activity level gender and inclusion related indicators.
  • Conduct staff and partner training sessions tailored to how proposed interventions strengthen project objectives and results.
  • Identify and engage relevant local stakeholders to support GESI work and assist in socializing interventions. Facilitate GESI analysis and maintain ongoing monitoring and evaluation of gender focused initiatives and activities.
  • Ensure project’s gender equality and social inclusion strategy is implemented in compliance with project work plan and client expectations.
  • Point of contact for the project on GESI and represent the project in related activities.
  • Qualifications

    Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, social work, education, inclusive education, or related field.
  • At least eight years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least five in donor-funded gender programming.
  • At least four years of direct supervisory experience required.
  • Prior experience organizing, implementing, and reporting on GESI education indicators.
  • Experience with GESI and education programming.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Political savvy to interact effectively with numerous ministry institutions and senior-level national and subnational-level government officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged environments, across different cultures and communities, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed upon timelines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English 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.
  • 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.
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