Wrap Around Services Specialist Job at The Nigeria Education Crisis Response Project

Nigeria Education Crisis Response is a USAID-funded project aimed at supporting Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, and Yobe states to expand access to quality, relevant non-formal education and alternative education opportunities for internally displaced persons (IDP) children, as well as out-of- school children in host communities, aged 6 to 17 at target locations.

We seek applications from qualified Nigerian Nationals to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Wrap Around Services Specialist

Location: Yobe (Office located in Gombe).
Project Duration: 19 Months
Position Start date: immediately
Reporting to: Non-Formal Education Advisor.

Position Summary

  • The Wrap Around Services Specialist supports the development and implementation of training and materials on the full range of interventions that address barriers to access including community-led solutions, alternative/accelerated education, safety, and psycho-social approaches.
  • S/he works closely with the senior technical team to ensure alignment of materials and training.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Teacher Education specialist to provide teachers with professional development opportunities that help them understand and use skills to promote students’ SEL and wellbeing and to create a safe learning environment
  • Trains staff to support and monitor SEL and safe learning environment activities in the targeted communities and schools.
  • Works closely with Materials Development specialist to provide teachers with instructional materials that promote psycho-social support for students.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required, BA/BS degree highly desired
  • Medium level knowledge of Spoken and Written English required.
  • Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
  • Cognate experience in guidance and counselling/trauma treatment skills.
  • Must have 4+ years general work experience and 2+ years of experience in addressing education access issues
  • May supervise a medium size team and have 2+ years of supervisory experience in a related field.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send in a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities and a Cover letter to the “Human Resources Manager” through the email: [email protected]

Note: Applicants should indicate the Job Position as the subject of their applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

Applications Deadline  26th April, 2016.

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