EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Program AssistantLocation: SokotoJob DescriptionThe USAID/Nigeria’s Northern Education Initiative Plus, being implemented by Creative Associates and EDC, works to improve the quality of and access to education in Nigeria’s Northern States.The Program Assistant will support coordination of project activities and the development of reports.This reports to the State Team Leader,ResponsibilitiesIn collaboration with the State Team Leader and Officer, take overall responsibility for coordinating the Program activity-of the project at the state level. Update and share an electronic calendar weekly as activities are scheduled or modified.Actively solicit and file appropriately electronic copies of all activity reports from all project staff.Match project implementation with the work plan every week and flag areas of action.Compile and edit quarterly. semi-annual and annual reports for timely review by the STL for onward and submission to Chief of Party.Manage the consultants’ recruitment process compile a database of consultants, develop quarterly plans for consultant needs. obtain SOW from technical staff, contact and communications with consultants, arrange orienting/briefs/training them, assist with retirement and payment)Travel to various activities in-and outside of the state and provide support when required.Conduct and/or support any special projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor.