Reading Officer

Posted On: 22 June 2020 Education Development Center (EDC)   Sokoto
Reference: N/A Type: Full-Time

Job Description

EDC is one of the World's leading Nonprofit Research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, 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 of Reading Officer.


  • The Northern Education Initiative Plus project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.


  • The LGEA Reading Coordinator will provide technical assistance and guidance to the project's support to improved reading instruction at the LGEA level.


  • This position is housed in each Coordinator's assigned LGEA in Sokoto, Nigeria, reporting to the Reading Officer.


  • Supervise the implementation of all Northern Education Initiative Plus supported reading material, all Northern Education Initiative Plus supported training in reading, all teacher and classroom supervision, and monitoring, and all student testing efforts.

  • Ensure complementarity of activity approaches in reading across the LGEA,

  • Liaise with LGEA government representatives and technicians on technical matters, and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in Northern Education Initiative Plus public,

  • IQTE and NFLC schools achieve improved outcomes in reading.

  • It is expected that the LGEA Reading Coordinator will work directly with a Hausa language expert (mainly if the reading specialist is not conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa).


  • Master's Degree with at least one year (or Bachelors with at least three years) of relevant

  • experience in education development, with familiarity working in local governmental systems in Nigeria.

  • Prior experience providing training and capacity building to staff and counterparts in areas of participatory planning.

  • Undergraduate Degree in Education, Public Administration or related field;

  • Fluency in English and Hausa required.


Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes to with "Reading Officer" OR ICT Specialist in the subject line of the email.


  • Candidates who are being invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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


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