Literacy and Numeracy Specialist (Local Nationals)

Creative Associates International

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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 25 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. 


Project Summary

  • In partnership with IRC, Creative Associates intends to implement a twenty-month project under the Education in Emergencies (EiE) component of DFID’s North-East Nigeria Transition to Development Program (NENTAD) that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
  • The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills

Position Summary

  • The Literacy and Numeracy Technical Lead provides technical guidance to the project’s support to improved literacy and numeracy instruction.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position reports to the Senior Consortium Coordinator.
  • The Literacy and Numeracy Technical Lead will provide direct technical support to Education Officers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with the technical team to lead the implementation of project activities to improve student literacy and numeracy competencies
  • Provide expert guidance in the development of curriculum and materials related to the improvement of literacy and numeracy
  • Conduct regular visits to non-formal learning centers and formal schools (tutoring program) to monitor issues, support implementation strategies and monitor progress towards improved learning outcomes
  • Provide guidance and expertise to parental, community and government stakeholders in the development of literacy and numeracy improvement plans
  • Provide technical support to LGA officials, CSO staff and Community collation members

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
  • Prior teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools
  • At least two years of experience in the implementation of literacy or numeracy programs
  • Experience training teachers on teaching literacy and numeracy
  • Knowledge of current trends and research in literacy and numeracy and options for program development and delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to work in culturally diverse community settings
  • Professional proficiency in English
  • Ability to travel to Yobe state for extended periods

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Creative Associates International

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years