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Job Description

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Team Lead located Abuja, Nigeria.

Project Description
The purpose of this anticipated eight-year project is to improve the quality of schooling in northern Nigeria in the following states: Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Borno, and Yobe. Interventions will be aligned with the following three outcomes 1) More committed and professional teachers; 2) More inclusive and performance-driven schools and colleges.

Position Description

The Team Lead is responsible for overall aspects of program implementation and performance, both technical and managerial. The Team Lead will manage the Deputy Team Lead, the Finance and Operations Lead, and technical team, with overall responsibility for overseeing coordination across results areas, coordination of decision making across key stakeholders, and supervision of partner organizations. S/he has overall responsibility for the development of the vision, strategy, and technical direction of the project. S/he leads planning and implementation of work plans to ensure quality results. The Team Lead will have overall responsibility in the areas of technical quality, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, financial accounting, and overall client satisfaction.

Job Summary / Responsibilities
+ Responsible for daily oversight and direction of project activities
+ Develop and maintain positive relations with Ministry of Education officials and other government counterparts, DfID, local organizations and program partners
+ Build capacity of public and private sector institutions to ensure local ownership and sustainability of project activities
+ Communicate regularly with DfID to provide updates and progress reports
+ Oversee planning and implementation of project activities, including reporting, tracking of Performance Monitoring Plan and implementation of the project work plan
+ Supervise project technical and operations teams
+ Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

Qualifications
+ A minimum of a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent; PhD or EdD is preferred) in education, education policy and planning, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences, or a similar relevant field
+ Minimum of 12 years’ experience managing complex international and donor-funded development projects, preferably with DfID
+ At least 5 years of experience in the education sector in West or Central Africa
+ Demonstrated experience in project design, policy dialogue, strategic planning and implementation, education reform and national-level quality improvement.
+ Experience managing early grade reading programming is required; experience in teacher professional development and community engagement preferred
+ Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required
+ Proficiency in oral and written communication in Hausa preferred
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please visit FHI 360's Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers for a list of all open positions.FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Team Lead located Abuja, Nigeria.Project DescriptionThe purpose of this anticipated eight-year project is to improve...