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We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team. Girls’ Opportunities for Advancing Literacy 2 (GOAL 2) will ensure that Adolescent girls (15-19) across Kano state are better equipped for the school-to-work transition as a result of improved financial literacy, vocational choices and life skills. GOAL 1 successfully identified methods to improve girls’ confidence and knowledge around employment and financial literacy with 1,800 girls in 13 schools. Girls who received counselling and training on financial literacy and work force preparedness improved their confidence in education and entering the workforce. They were also better able to articulate their life goals and manage their money.
GOAL 2 will scale key activities from phase one across Kano state, with potential to reach up to 253,712 girls in 969 government junior and senior secondary schools. Activities will focus on embedding quality financial literacy education and counselling within key local institutions including the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), the Kano State Secondary School Management Board (KSSSMB) and the Kano Educational Resource Department (KERD). GOAL 2 will focus on two objectives:
1.) Pillar One (Financial Literacy): Secondary school teachers provide systemic and quality instruction on financial literacy to girls across Kano state.

2.) Pillar Two (Quality Guidance Counselling Services): Ministry of Education in Kano recognizes and systematically supports professional guidance counselling services as valuable resources for girls.

Excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills in English are required
MA/MSc or equivalent in Education, Management, Social Sciences, International Development or other relevant field.
A minimum of 7 years of experience including 3 years in a senior management or technical advisory role on large, education, gender- focused, skills building program.
Experience successfully engaging with Nigerian education authorities, ministries and institutions essential.
Experience in Northern Nigeria strongly essential.
Experience managing interventions in gender-related programming, with focus on girls.
Experience of training and building capacity on girl-centered programming. Prefer expertise in at least one of the following areas: financial literacy/inclusion or counselling.
Deep understanding of the challenges facing girls in Nigeria.
High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English required, including report development, writing and editing. Hausa language skills essential.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.


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Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian organization empowering people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.We are a global organization, 4,000 strong, powered by the belief that a better world is possible. We help people survive and get back on their feet when natural disaster strikes, economies collapse or conflict erupts. And where there are chronic threats to peace and progress, we partner with communities to overcome obstacles and thrive.We live and work in more than 40 countries facing the world’s toughest challenges. We have no political or religious agenda. For more than three decades, we’ve learned and grown alongside extraordinary people—more than 190 million individuals who understand their own needs better than anyone else. Our experience shows they are best able to strengthen their communities from within. In everything we do, we look for moments of transition to connect people to resources and expertise that can catalyze transformative change.Together with our partners we are realizing incredible impact. By linking big ideas, bold action and local insights, we can change the world.
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