Coaching and Mentoring Specialist

  • Posted on 16 July 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:

Creative is seeking a Coaching and Mentoring 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 Coaching and Mentoring Specialist is responsible for leading the development and implementation of an evidence-based coaching and mentoring model for bilingual learning with literacy instruction.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Coaching and Mentoring Specialist reports to the Teacher Education Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Employ a proven coaching protocol and procedure that will be implemented at the school and district level and monitored at the provincial level;
  • Effectively train and manage the combination of trainers, reading coaches and teachers;
  • Work with trainers/coaches to provide the skills and materials to continually improve, adapt, and cater trainings based on post-test performance data and information on individual teacher performance gathered during coaching sessions;
  • Develop coach recruitment and selection criteria, formalize certification of coaches, and work to institutionalize a coach incentive package;
  • Collaborate effectively with Ministry of Education on training activities while building capacity.
  • Ensure all teacher behavior and learning materials are gender-sensitive, respond to needs of children with disabilities, and be respectful of student diversities;
  • Manage the outputs and performance of state-based personnel; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in education or related pedagogically oriented field;
  • At least four (4) years of experience in work specifically to improve education programming directed to rural, ethno-linguistic underserved populations;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of teacher professional development;
  • Proven experience developing effective training materials;
  • Prior experience with supporting family/community engagement of education outcomes;
  • Professional proficiency in written English; and
  • Fluency in English and other relevant local languages.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis 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.

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