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ICT and Data Support Specialist Job vacancy at Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald - The Cambridge Education-managed Education Sector Support in Nigeria (ESSPIN) programme is an 8.5-year UK government-funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance to support education reform at federal level and in six lead states. It is one of several education programmes managed by Cambridge Education and the Mott MacDonald group in Nigeria.

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Position: ICT and Data Support Specialist

Job Ref: 19846BR
Location: Jigawa
Work Pattern: Full-Time
Job Category: Education, International development

Job Profile

The Programme is a 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.

Job Description

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.

Candidate Specification
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.

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