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Materials Development Specialist At Creative Associates International

Date Posted: 25/Jun/2019
Deadline: Not Specified

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 15 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.

Materials Development Specialist


Req No: MATER01626
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

Position Summary

  • Creative is seeking a Materials Development Specialist for an anticipated donor-funded project in Nigeria aiming to enable more effective state and non-state systems to deliver foundational skills to all children
  • The Materials Development Specialist will be responsible for the development of reading and instructional materials, ensuring that the content of the materials developed is effective
  • S/he will also be responsible for leading the production of multimedia classroom and instructional materials to ensure they adhere to the content developed by the Ministry of Education.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The Materials Development Specialist will report to the Curriculum Development Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review and develop teaching manuals and guides for in-service training that will be used to roll out the teacher trainings;
  • Develop training materials that include how to teach the component skills of reading, classroom-based reading assessment, and methodology for teaching fundamental reading skills to children, as well as oral reading skills development in Hausa;
  • Ensure that all pedagogical materials align with government requirements and build on existing training materials as recommended by the Ministry of Education;
  • Ensure availability of materials available in innovative IT formats to support self-learning where possible; and
  • Collaborate with the other projects to ensure linkages and shared approaches and materials.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree in Education or related Pedagogically oriented field preferred;
  • At least four (4) years of experience in work specifically to improve education programming directed to rural, ethno-linguistic underserved populations;
  • At least six (6) years of general work experience;
  • Prior experience with supporting family/community engagement of education outcomes;
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken and English;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural barriers to education and to reading in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated experience on other international development projects strongly preferred; and
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in local languages is highly desired.

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