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.
EDC has an opening for an Assessment Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria, to support the Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project. NEI+ works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria equitably and sustainably. The position will report to the Senior M&E Specialist.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Assessment Specialist Location: Sokoto Essential Functions The Assessment Specialist is expected to:
Communicate clearly, accurately, efficiently, and courteously;
Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders;
Work collaboratively with colleagues, demonstrating leadership and initiative; and
Implement and maintain various technologies and data management systems. All positions require adherence to EDC policies and procedures.
The Assessment Specialist will:
Provide leadership with development of project-specific literacy and other kinds of assessments
Conduct in-country adaptations of international literacy assessment tools.
Develop and implement literacy and other kinds of assessments in three Northern Nigeria states
Participate in data analysis
Prepare reports on assessment results.
Prepare communication briefs and presentations on basic literacy and other kinds of assessments
Provide training to field staff on assessment-related tasks such as data collection, data management and dissemination
Coordinate knowledge sharing efforts related to evaluation protocols, procedures and reports
Collaborate closely with the M&E team in all activities
The Assessment Specialist:
Effectively interacts with diverse staff, colleagues, and clients
Seeks and incorporates feedback
Coordinates administrative and logistical tasks
Coordinates quality assurance
Facilitates project teamwork and feedback exchanges
Collaborates on troubleshooting complex problems, proposing initiatives and recommending or negotiating solutions
Adapts readily and demonstrates flexibility
Supports innovation that benefits project activities.
Implements and promotes the use of EDC and project systems
Seeks help and support as needed
Demonstrates initiative and willingness to learn
Supports staff in carrying out tasks
Minimum years of experience
Qualification This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to effectively work independently as well as in groups; strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Master's degree, 3-5 years related assessment, research and evaluation experience
Experience with computer applications (including databases), psychometric or statistical measurement techniques, and Internet research
Some prior research or evaluation leadership preferred
Travel to project states required, up to 30%.
An ideal candidate will have:
Academic background and professional interest in basic literacy research and evaluation
Experience in data collection, processing, and analysis.
Statistical analysis skills
Ability to analyze and provide written synopses.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple priorities
Prior experience with USAID-funded projects preferred
Proficiency in Hausa is a plus
Application Closing Date Not Specified. Method of Application Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their resumes with "Assessment Specialist" in the subject line of the email. Note: Only candidates who are being invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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