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Job Title: State ICT and Data Support Specialist

Location: Northern States, Nigeria

Department: The Education Programme, targeted States, with periodic visits to Abuja.

Reporting to: State Team Leader and Programme

Grade: D

Organisation: Cambridge Education Limited (A trading name of Mott MacDonald Limited)

Job Profile:

•   The Programme is a six-year UK government funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance at Federal level in up to 6 Lead States on teachers’ skills improvement. It aims ultimately at improving student learning.

•   The State ICT and Data Support Specialist will provide technical advice on the introduction and integration of digital technology through all aspects of the programme and its component learning materials, teacher development, M&E and management activities at state level.


• To identify the most effective, scalable and sustainable model of supported open and distance, distributed and blended learning approaches for the programme and the most appropriate forms of technology to support this;

• Liaise with software providers, mobile phone companies and providers, and other technology hardware and software providers, to identify and adopt, adapt or develop packages of hardware, software and systems which best meet programme purposes;

• Support the introduction and utilisation of innovative approaches the use of ICT for teacher development;

• Provide overall ICT service and support, establish and develop sustainable systems for maintenance of chosen technologies, and provide technical lead on all ICT related tasks essential to the effective running of the Teacher Development Programme;

• Monitor the use and effectiveness of the ICT provision in both INSET and PRESET components through data collection and provide assistance in finding short term and long term solutions to any challenges in the use of ICT

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of ICT and developments in teaching, learning and training, and advise other team members accordingly, evaluating and sharing examples of innovative and effective practice elsewhere;

• Produce technical plans, analyses, briefings and reports on ICT-related aspects of the programme.

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

Special relationships and contacts: The post will also require close cooperation and collaborative working arrangements with staff and consultants working on related programmes in the Governance and Health Services fields.

Knowledge, essential competencies, skills and qualifications:

• Degree, or equivalent documented experience, in relevant aspects of computing, open and distance education or ICT-based training;

• Experience of implementing ICT in fragile environments;

• Experience in leading the use of ICT for distance or distributed learning on a large scale;

• Informed ability to identify and analyse the costs and benefits of ICT options for learning;

• High level of technical skill and up to date knowledge of ICT and its use in education;

• Excellent communication and training skills to support non-technical ICT users and managers.

The Northern States positions are expected to be in northern Nigeria with teams based in some or all of these states: Sokoto, Bauchi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Niger and/or Yobe.

How to Apply:

Applications for these positions should be made using a CV of no more than 3 sides of A4 (in a standard CV format) including at least two references, as well as a cover letter (max 1 side A4) stating the position of interest and your suitability for the role.

The closing date is 5pm Friday 12 April 2013.

Short listing will be completed by Thursday 18 April 2013. Successful candidates will be notified by 22 April and 13 May 2013 (depending on post applied for), and may be invited to attend interviews and practical assessments. If you have not received a response to your application by Friday 14 May 2013, please assume your application was unsuccessful this time, as unfortunately we do not have the capacity to individually notify unsuccessful candidates. Cambridge Education retains the right to appoint any or no candidates.

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