Technical Officer-Literacy

Posted 12 months ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions, education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.
To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

TECHNICAL OFFICER-LITERACY: The Technical Officer for literacy will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s overall literacy approach, in conjunction with other technical Leads. H/She will support in the development or refinement of remedial approach to literacy, design formative and summative assessment for literacy as well as providing support in designing in-service training materials to improve teachers practice around literacy and building stakeholders’ capacity around evidence-based literacy practices. H/She will also contribute to work planning and report writing.

Minimum Recruitment Standards:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in education with a concentration in early grade reading, literacy, language acquisition or relatedfield. At least 3 years’ experience in education reform with a focus on primary education sector work in language acquisition and/or childliteracy or reading especially in Hausa Language. certification as reading/literacy specialist preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government, partners and/or local government structures and school settings.
  • Proven expertise in mother tongue (L1), early grade reading instruction and/or assessment and reading material development, preferably inHausa Language.
  • Significant experience in developing and producing of supplementary reading materials, workbooks, trainers’ and teachers’ guides and instructional materials to improve early grades reading.
  • Has ability to coordinate reading interventions, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • Strong leadership qualities and facilitation skills, experience in working with teachers to improve practice
  • Experience in project reporting
  • Demonstrable knowledge of research-based best practices in content-area reading skills and strategies and literacy instruction
  • Experience/preparation in modeling teaching, observing teachers, and providing non-judgmental feedback
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector, NGOs, and CBOs.

Method of application: Interested and qualified Candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to:

Vacancy closes: Friday 21st October 2022 Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the JOB TITLE and LOCATION clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Disclaimer: AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview

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