Creative Associates International is a fast-growing, social impact company that specializes in the areas of education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this global development organization has a field presence is more than 25 countries and a strong client portfolio of that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. Since its founding in 1977 by four enterprising women, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in Nigeria.


Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy [Bauchi and Sokoto], launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils. The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform. The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains. LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts.


Primary state-based support the development and implementation of state-based assessments, studies, and research.


The Study Officer will report to the MERLA Officer with dotted line reporting to the Research and Learning Advisor


  • Research and Assessment Manager to set up and conduct research activities and situational studies and collaborate with state and LGEA counterparts on planning and logistics for all studies.
  • Work with Research and Learning Advisor to set up and conduct research activities and situational studies.
  • Collaborate with state and LGEA counterparts on planning and logistics for all studies.
  • Support training of staff in the use of data collection tools.
  • Support in the collation and analysis of research and study data in the State to facilitate learning and collaboration.Support in development of Research reports with the Research and Learning Advisor.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in data systems, statistics, or related field preferred, high school diploma required.
  • At least three years’ experience relevant to this position required, with at least two years designing and delivering education studies
  • At least six months’ supervising experience required, if supervising employees.
  • International development experience, particularly in education, assessments, and special studies
  • Strong planning, organization, critical and strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with a dynamic, engaging facilitation style.
  • Prior experience with supporting civil society-based monitoring of literacy outcomes is required.
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English required.
  • Proficiency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba preferred.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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