Senior System Strengthening Specialist at Creative Associates International

 Employment Nigeria 15-Feb-2019 ₦Not Available ABUJA , NIGERIA , Others  

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior System Strengthening Specialist-Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)

 Abuja, Nigeria

Project Summary

  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NE 1+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary

  • The Senior System Strengthening Specialist will be responsible for overseeing all systems and policy-related activities.

Reporting & Supervision

  • This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities
Policy Review and Formulation:

  • Facilitate a process with state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction, and assessment;
  • Design implementation plans for new EGR policies, related systems, access, reading instruction, assessment, and accountability;

Policy Monitoring:

  • Support development of instruments and planning for monitoring of EGR policy;
  • Facilitate EGR policy review meetings to track progress in implementing new policies, identify corrective actions to speed adoption, and develop tools to assess impact;
  • Work with FMOE, SMOE5. UBEC, NMEC, SUBEB, SAME, MORA to provide technical support to plan for the sustainability of EGR policy initiatives;

Capacity Building and Sustainability:

  • Improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and supervisory skills to effectively sustain EGR policies and regulations;
  • Provide coaching on various issues induding data analysis and evidence-based decision making, monitoring, and staff mentoting;
  • Support dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels through state-level workshops invoMng governmenteducation officials; community meetings; IT; paperpublications; and ongoing media campaigns.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing policy frameworks, preferably in the field of education
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and other stakeholders at the national and state levels
  • Demonstrated expertise in policy mapping and development
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • First Degree in Public Policy field. Masters Degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skill
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV with "Senior System Strengthening Specialist" in the email Subject line.


  • Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls.
  • Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Veteran.

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