Overview

RTI International is currently seeking suitable and qualified candidates for a Call for Resumes for job opening in Abuja, Nigeria.

Job Title: Consultant

Location: Nigeria, Nigeria, Abuja

Company: International Development Group

Organization Description

RTI International is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning. From our well-established reputation in education system strengthening to innovative work in early grade assessment and learning, RTI is improving education quality, relevance, and efficiency through the implementation of projects funded by USAID, DFID, and other donors and clients.

 

Applications are being accepted for the anticipated USAID-funded Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) activity. The anticipated 5-year activity is expected to build upon the results of the existing USAID Northern Education Initiative Plus, improving reading outcomes for Nigerian pupils in grades 1-3 by helping Nigerian government institutions and schools effectively leverage their resources and ensuring program schools are safe, supportive, and conducive to learning. Positions may be based in Abuja or in field offices in the activity’s target states.

 

Chief of PartyResponsible for the overall implementation of the project by ensuring integration of project activities through: 1) the annual work plan and budgeting process; 2) creating/maintaining an effective project management team; 3) overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system. Qualifications: Master’s degree in international development, education, public administration or related field. Minimum of 12 years of experience in similar education intervention activities, and experience managing complex international donor-funded development activities in challenging environments. Demonstrated leadership, effective organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, team-building and communication skills. Proven ability to coordinate with government stakeholders, as well as non-governmental organizations.

 

Deputy Chief of PartyResponsible for supporting the Chief of Party in staff, operational, and financial management. Leads efforts to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations as well as timely and effective delivery of program activities. Oversees administrative, operational, finance, and HR teams. Qualifications: Master’s degree (preferred) in education, social sciences, or related field preferred, with a minimum of 9 years of operational and financial management experience in support of large-scale international development programs, including experience with USAID-funded projects.

 

Senior Reading SpecialistResponsible for management, oversight and direction of the reading program. Responsibilities include providing technical direction towards reading policy, coordinating all training, advising on teaching methodologies, leading the technical dialogue on reading with national and sub-national government levels, and managing the reading team. Qualifications: PhD (preferred) in education with a focus on reading competencies and outcomes. Minimum of 6 years of demonstrated track record of working in area of reading.

 

Finance DirectorResponsible for senior level financial functions for the project, including compliance and financial reporting requirements. Will coordinate and consolidate the projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures, and prepare pipeline estimates for the project. Qualifications: Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or other relevant field, with 9 years of experience or a bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience. Prior experience overseeing finances for a USAID-funded project of a similar size and complexity required. Proficiency with QuickBooks and fluency in English required.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation DirectorResponsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall M&E system, tracking all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, reading outcomes, community engagement, gender, and disability-inclusive measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported. Qualifications: Master’s degree with 12 years of experience in M&E on donor-funded projects with demonstrated supervisory experience. Proficiency in English and data management and analysis tools (such as R, Stata, SPSS, DevResults) required.

 

In addition, we are looking for Technical and Operational Experts with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Teacher Training and Teacher Professional Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Curriculum and Materials Development

To apply, please email your CV/resume to internationaledu@rti.org. English language CVs required. Please put position title and applicant name in the subject line.

 

RTI offers competitive compensation and benefits and robust home office project support. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.