CREATIVE ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specialises Jn education, economic growth, democratic Institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C, Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others.

Commencing in October 2015 under funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the five-year Northern Education Initiative Plus (the Initiative) project is strengthening the ability of Bauchi and Sokoto states to provide greater access to basic education—especially for girls and Out-of-School-Children (OOSC) —and to significantly improve reading outcomes for more than one million school-aged children and youths.

The Initiative employs a holistic approach, addressing a broad range of critical factors that affect learning, teaching systems management, parental participation and community engagement. The project strategy focuses on strengthening die technical and administrative capacity, commitment and accountability of I federal, state and Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) to provide effective English and I mother-tongue based Early Grade Reading (EGR) teaching and learning to its pupils. Also, to deliver I literacy, numeracy and life-skills to OOSC and youths and whenever possible mainstream them into formal I schools.

In addition, the project is providing innovative, cost-effective Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for managing Learning Facilitators (LFs), improve coaching and mentoring system for teachers/LFs, and maintaining efficient teaching and learning materials (TLMs) supply chain. While LGEAs’ capacity is being built to plan, budget and administer schools, support and supervise teachers, deliver high-quality TLMs and mobilize community involvement for increased enrollment and improved reading outcomes.

The project is training and equipping Colleges of Education (CoEs) to include EGR concepts, techniques, practice, and materials in their curriculum, while playing a key role within the education sector to promote EGR policy and research.

An evidenced-based intervention, the Initiative continuously monitors program activities and assesses its delivery and results against established targets and milestones to improve project outcomes. The Initiative Is expected to demonstrate significant improvement in EGR for approximately one million children In schools and for more than 400,000 OOSC attending some 11,000 Non-Formal Learning Centers (NFLCs), Adolescent Girls Learning Centers (AGLCs) and Youth Learning Centers (YLCs).

The Initiative is implemented by Creative Associates international in collaboration with three U.S.-based international organizations—Education Development Center (EDC), Florida State University (FSU), Overseas Strategic Consulting (OSC)—and four Nigerian organizations—Value Minds, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA), Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations In Nigeria (FOM WAN), and more than 46 local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

NEIPLUS is therefore requesting Interested candidates for the above listed services in the advert title to obtain an electronic copy of the detailed scope of work by sending a request to with the mail subject “ Application for Consultant”

This application closes on 16 June 2019