Education Specialist – Niger – USAID Increasing Pathways to Learning (IPL)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.  

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.   

Job Description

Project Description

The purpose of IPL is to increase safe and equitable non-formal learning opportunities for out-of-school youth, with a tailored approach for girls, to develop the foundational or vocational skills needed to transition into formal education or employment. The Activity will accomplish this through three objectives:


Objective 1: Increased access to safe, quality, flexible learning opportunities that strengthen youth participation in education and improve learning outcomes


Objective 2: Educators are trained and equipped to deliver quality, safe, equitable and contextually relevant learning opportunities.


Objective 3: Parents, caregivers, and community leaders can better support, value and ensure safe, equitable and contextually relevant learning opportunities.

Position Description

The Education Advisor will provide technical leadership and have responsibility for all activities associated with strengthening systems and practices related to non-formal education, including capacity building efforts in teacher training and parent and community engagement. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual with demonstrated knowledge of non-formal education, adaptive pedagogy, accelerated and early grade learning approaches, experience working with government specialists in the development of training modules, assessment, and supplementary materials, and will possess the ability to respectfully collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Extensive knowledge of the Nigerien national and subnational education system is required.



Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, or a Master’s Degree in another relevant field and experience in girls education, conflict sensitive education, and positive youth development

Skills and Experience:

  • At least eight years’ experience with technical and/or operational issues related to a mix of education and development work; 
  • Prior experience developing and implementing non-formal education programs (including development of teaching and learning approaches and materials, as well as training programs);
  • Experience with girls’ education, conflict sensitive education and positive youth development
  • Prior experience with supporting education systems strengthening is required; and
  • Extensive knowledge of Niger’s education system, policies, and practices, including with the non-formal education system is preferred

Please note that this position is open to Nigerien nationals only. This is not a posted position.


English is required and French is highly desirable.

Additional Information

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified.  No phone calls, please.

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.