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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.

In anticipation of The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project which focuses on “improving basic education and tackling fundamental system constraints by raising the quality of teaching and learning” in key state areas (Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa & Abuja) and to strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Category: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • Under the direction of the Project Lead, the Finance Officer shall assume responsibility of coordinating finance deliverables including administrative and accounting responsibilities. And will ensure compliance with the contractual financial and administrative requirements of the organization as well as budget monitoring and tracking.
  • H/She will also ensure adequate record keeping of all books of accounts, prepare monthly and annually financial reports for the project.

Minimum Standards

  • BS / BA Degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 1 – 3 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in accounting related to international development programs.
  • Familiarity with donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria is an advantage. CPA, ACA, ICAN or recognized equivalent is an advantage. Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector, NGOs, and CBOs.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Category: Fixed Term, Program Management

Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Project Lead, provide support to the coordination of the PLANE HQ/State offices.
  • H/She will support program planning, design, review and ensure adequate monitoring of the program planning and implementation at the HQ/State level as well as strengthen systems for reporting on program progress against stated objectives according to the donor guidelines.
  • Also, assist the project lead in development of program strategies, subproject , work plans and budgets.

Minimum Standards

  • B.Sc / BA in Education, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Or MS/MA degree in education, behavioral sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector, NGOs, and CBOs.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

: Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano

Job Category: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • Under the direction of the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the provision of accounting, administrative, and logistical support services at PLANE state offices.
  • H/She will support in preparing of the monthly reporting/budget data entry and maintenance of all financial records.
  • Also function as a lead for processing advances, retirements, petty cash management for the project.

Minimum Standards

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Experience in administrative and secretarial skills
  • Sound accounting skills
  • Experience with large complex organization is required, familiarity with international NGOs preferred
  • Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Literacy

Location: Abuja

Job Category: Fixed Term, Technical

Responsibilities

  • The Technical Officer for literacy will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s overall literacy approach, in conjunction with other FHI 360 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.
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Minimum Standards

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an advanced Degree in Education with a concentration in Early Grade Reading, Literacy, Language Acquisition or related field. At least 3 years’ experience in education reform with a focus on primary education sector work in language acquisition and/or child literacy or reading especially in Hausa Language. certification as reading/literacy 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 in Hausa 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.

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer Pre – Service

Location: Abuja

Job Category: Fixed Term, Technical

Job Description

  • The Technical Officer for Pre-Service will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s pre-service programming to improve teachers’ skills in basic literacy and math instruction.
  • H/She will assist in the designing, development and revising materials for pre-service in alignment with the Nigerian curriculum and global best practices in literacy and mathematics by supporting to design and review national pre-service education policies.

Minimum Standards

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences; and must be computer literate (MS Office Packages/Internet).
  • Competency and skills in community engagement and understanding of education and gender issues; sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of and ethical issues.
  • Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance.
  • Five (5) years working experience with INGOs, NGOs and/or CBOs.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Material Development

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano

Slots: 3 Openings

Job Category: Fixed Term, Technical

Responsibilities

  • The Technical Officer – Materials Development will be responsible for supporting development and distribution of teaching and learning materials in the state.
  • Support in ensuring timely material procurement and distribution as well as conducting school visits to ensure adequate usage of materials.
  • H/She will support in designing and development of teacher guides, pupil books, read aloud stories, posters, and other materials to support literacy and math instruction.

Minimum Standards

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences and must be computer literate (MS Office Packages/Internet)
  • Competency and skills in community engagement and understanding of education and gender issues, sensitivity to cultural differences, and understanding of political and ethical issues.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
  • Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance.
  • Five (5) years working experience with INGOs, NGOs and/or CBOs.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Officer – Teacher Education

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano

Slots: 3 Openings

Job Category: Fixed Term, Technical

Job Description

  • The Technical Officer – Teacher Education will be responsible for supporting development and roll-out of teacher professional development and strengthening of school leadership.
  • H/She will contribute to regular reporting activities of the project also ensuring the facilitation of in-service teachers training.
  • Support in designing and writing of teacher training manual to improve teacher practice for basic literacy and math instruction.
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Minimum Standards

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field, and 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field, and 3-5 years relevant experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience with education programs
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Prior team lead experience preferred. Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Assistant

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano

Job Category: Fixed Term, Program Management

Job Description

  • Under the supervision of the State Coordinator and technical oversight from the Program Officer, the Program Assistant performs functional assistance in relation to planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of activities under PLANE program, also provide support in strengthening systems of reporting on program activities, program strategies and work plan.
  • H/She will also support the program officer in capacity building efforts aimed at Local Implementing Agencies (IAs).

Minimum Standards

  • BS / BA in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Or MS / MA Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: State Technical Advisor – Teaching & Learning

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano

Job Category: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • The State Technical Advisor is responsible for coordinating the technical activities in the state, including teacher trainings; pre-service education; materials development, school leadership strengthening; community mobilizations, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • H/She will provide overall leadership of activities in the state, ensure timely roll-out of teachers training, material distribution and community events. Also liaise closely with DAI state team to promote synergy across PLANE outputs.

Minimum Standards

  • BS / BA in Education, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 7-9 years of experience with international development programs.
  • MS / MA Degree in Education, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 5-7 years relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
  • Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance.
  • Experience with INGOs, NGOs and/or CBOs.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).

 

 

 

Job Title: Outreach Officer

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano

Job Category: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • The Outreach officer will be responsible for overseeing community mobilization and gender inclusion activities in the state, with guidance from the Community Mobilization and Gender Specialist.
  • Will ensure implementing activities to promote enrollment, retention and learning for girls, also ensuring community outreach activities to promote positive norms around girls’ education.
  • H/She will also coordinate with the school-based committees to design school leadership strategies that will promote inclusive education for girls and learners with disabilities.

Minimum Standards

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in Sociology, Community Development, Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences; and must be computer literate (MS Office Packages/Internet).
  • Competency and skills in community engagement and understanding of education and gender issues; sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of political and ethical issues.
  • Five (5) years working experience with INGOs, NGOs and/or CBOs.
  • Ability to work well with others, develop and maintain compatibility among recipients of assistance.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, cross cultural and collaborative.
  • Outstanding communication skills (Oral and Written).
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Job Title: Technical Officer – Math

Location: Abuja

Job Category: Fixed Term, Technical

Responsibilities

  • The Technical Officer-Math will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s overall math approach, in conjunction with other FHI 360 technical leads.
  • H/She will support in developing and revising materials for math instruction, in alignment with the Nigerian curriculum and global best practices as well as engage with designing in-service training materials to improve teacher practices around mathematics.
  • H/She will also assist in building stakeholder capacity around evidence-based math practices.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International equivalent in Mathematics Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field, and 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Mathematics, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field, and 3-5 years relevant experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience with education programs
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English, fluency in Hausa or Kanuri highly desired.
  • Prior team lead experience preferred. Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector, NGOs, and CBOs.

 

 

 

Job Title: Community Mobilization / Gender Specialist

Location: Abuja

Job Category: Fixed Term, Technical

Job Description

  • The Community Mobilization and Gender Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the overarching community mobilization and gender inclusion strategy of the project, which will be contextualized as required for Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states.
  • H/She will work closely with the outreach officers to design and leadership strategies to promote inclusive education for girls and learners with disabilities.
  • Will design community mobilizations activities to promote improved enrollment, retention, and learning as well as coordinate community outreach activities.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, or related discipline with 5-7 years working experience in gender integration at the national or international level.
  • Expertise in gender analysis, strategic planning, and integrating gender balance into design and management is required.
  • Experience in dealing with issues of women’s and gender mainstreaming within public institutions and/or international organizations.
  • Hand-On experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Preferably a recognized gender expert in the field with firsthand experience working with economic development, gender equality issues, public policy, or social development
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector, NGOs, and CBOs.

 

 

 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to Apply

Note

  • Please note the positions advertised are in anticipation of a possible .
  • 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

Application Deadline 12th October, 2021.


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