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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. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in the north. Creative Associates International is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on this project.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Programme Manager
Location
: Borno
Project Summary

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. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in the north. Creative Associates International is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on this project.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Programme Manager
Location
: Borno
Project Summary

HR & Team Management:

  • Provide supportive supervision to Education Officers
  • Lead the development of performance plans for all Education Officers based on job descriptions, project objectives/work plans and past performance reviews. Review performance evaluation of direct reports on a bi-annual basis and oversee the performance review cycle for all direct reports.
  • Actively build the capacity of education program staff, ensuring each staff member has a specific capacity development plan, receives opportunities for training, mentoring and on-the-job learning opportunities.

Coordination:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Closely collaborate with all project partners
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local organizations
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local partners as required.
  • Coordinate education program activities with other IRC sectors, particularly water & sanitation and child protection.

Other:

  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
  • At least one year of experience in a managerial position and demonstrated capacity in team leadership and capacity building
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
  • Excellent computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including financial, HR, and grants management
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations

 

 

Job Title: Partnerships Manager
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Project Summary

  • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
  • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.
  • In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

Position Summary

  • The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for providing managerial, administrative and technical support to all local partners and will work closely with two Education Officers specifically responsible for working with local partners.
  • The Partnerships Manager is responsible for identifying and overseeing local partners to facilitate professional capacity building trainings, manage partner expectations for meetings, reporting, and project implementation, ensure effective communication, and increase collaboration between local partners and local government and communities.
  • The position requires experience working with local partners to build capacity, improve collaboration with local government and personnel management.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position is housed in IRC’s Maiduguri office and reports to the Senior Consortium Coordination.

Primary Responsibilities
Lead management of local partner organizations:

  • Identification of new local partners (as needed)
  • Design and lead capacity building training
  • Review and strengthen local partner capacity to implement projects, manage funds, and write reports
  • Increase collaboration amongst local partners to increase sharing of best practices
  • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities
  • Work closely with Education Officers to manage support for local partners as needed to ensure the smooth implementation of project activities across technical areas.
  • Ensure the timely production, coordination, and reporting of local partners
  • Increase coordination between local partners and local government officials to support education

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field
  • At least five years of experience in the development sector, with at two three years of experience working on partnerships.
  • The candidate must demonstrate relevant technical experience working on activities that are of a similar scope to this activity.
  • The candidate is responsible for managing local partners, providing technical support to build their professional skills, and establishing strong relationships with local governments to facilitate better collaboration.
  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English, Kanuri a plus but not required.
  • The candidate must be computer literate

 

 

Job Title: Technical Expert
Location:
Nigeria
Job Description

  • As we are expanding our positive impact on Nigeria we are currently looking for talented individuals to be a part of this effort. Creative Associates is looking to build relationships with individuals that have proven technical experience working on donor funded projects.
  • The goal is to create and build a network of technical experts interested in employment with Creative either now or in the future as opportunities become available.
  • Some positions are available now and other opportunities will present themselves in the near future.

We are looking for Technical Experts in the following Programmatic areas

  • Capacity Development
  • Countering Violence Extremism
  • Education in Conflict and Access to Education
  • Early Grade Reading
  • Instructional Systems
  • Economic Growth Workforce Development
  • Political Transitions
  • Stabilization
  • Governance and Community Resilience
  • Agriculture and Livelihoods
  • Youth Development and Engagement
  • Gender

Sample positions include:

  • Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party
  • Project Director, Deputy Project Director
  • Program Manager, Program Officer
  • Program Development Officer
  • Technical Advisor, Technical Officer
  • Activity Managers, Activity Officer etc.

Requirements
Only individuals containing the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Bachelor Degree or University Degree, advanced Degree preferred
  • At least 2-8 years of experience in one or more of the above programmatic/technical areas
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with one of the following donors: USAID, OTI, U.S. State Department, DfID or another international donor/funder
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s/Resume to: CreativeNigeriaRecruitment@gmail.com

 

Application Deadline: 11th August, 2017.

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