September 27, 2019
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Education Development Center (EDC) is recruiting for fulltime Reading Officer.

Job Details

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the World’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implement and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Reading Officer


Job Descriptions

  • The USAID/Nigeria's Northern Education Initiative Plus, being implemented by Creative Associates and EDC, works to improve the quality of and access to education in Nigeria's Northern States.
  • The Sokoto State Reading Officer will provides overall technical oversight and guidance to the project’s support to improved reading instruction. T
  • his position is based in Sokoto, Nigeria, and will report to the Sokoto Team Leader.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervise the production of all NEI+-supported reading material, all NEI+-supported trainings in reading, all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts
  • Ensure complementarity of activity approaches in reading across the three NEI+ activity states, liaises with government representatives and technicians on technical matters, and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in NEI+ public, and NFLC schools achieve improved outcomes in reading
  • Work directly with the Hausa and English language experts


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

8 year(s)

Min Qualification:


Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:


  • The candidate must have a Master's Degree in the Social Sciences or related field.

Skills and Experience:

  • Candidates for this position must have at least 8 years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Africa that work specifically to improve early grade reading.
  • Candidates must demonstrate prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA.
  • In addition, prior experience with supporting civil society based monitoring of reading outcomes is required.
  • Candidates must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written Hausa.


  • EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment,
  • Competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package.

Application Closing Date
10th October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Cover Letter and Resumes to: with "Reading Officer - Sokoto" in the subject line of the email.

Note: Only candidates who are being invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Candidate should attached their Cover Letter and Resume together.

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