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PROJECT DIRECTOR AT FHI 360

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FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology- creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is a three-year pilot project that aims to enhance early grade reading and numeracy in Hausa language. RANA is implemented by FHI 360 as part of UNICEF’s Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3), with funding from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID). We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of;

POSITION TITLE: PROJECT DIRECTOR

CONTRACT TYPE: FULL TERM   

NO    REQD :           1

PROJECT:             RANA

LOCATION(S):      ABUJA

The Project Director, will be responsible for overall coordination of technical, programmatic and financial management responsibilities on the project. S/He will be the primary liaison with UNICEF and/or any future funder, government and other high-level partners, providing frequent updates on project performance. S/He will manage the day to day activities of the project country office, as well as overall management, coordination, and oversight of the project across states. S/He will also work closely with the project team to set the technical vision for the entire project, with specific attention to meeting set goals based on project design and work plan and will also directly oversee the state team leads, technical leads, and program/ finance staff.

Minimum Recruitment Standards:

Master’s or Ph.D. in at least one of the following fields: education with a specialty in reading and literacy education, curriculum and instruction, elementary teacher education, education policy, linguistics, gender or other relevant international development field with bias towards education, gender and development is required

At least 10 years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with education programs/projects in a resource-limited setting At least 5 of these years must be in a management/leadership position working on international development projects

At least 5 years of experience in the education sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, either in Nigeria or West Africa

Experience in education in conflict-affected, alternative, and rural settings in northern Nigeria.

Fluency in Hausa language is an added advantage.

Vacancy closes 14th May 2018. For detailed information, please visit our international employment webpage at www.fhi360.org. FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Disclaimer:

FHI 360 does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

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