Research and Evaluation Specialist

FHI 360, Kano, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th July, 2019

Job Description

Basic Function

Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Research & Evaluation (R&E) Specialist will oversee the monitoring and evaluation of technical activities in Kano and Kaduna. By overseeing R&E officers in both states, S/he will monitor the flow of data collection and ensure accuracy of data for donor reporting and presentation. S/he will also maintain regular communication with state-level partners to share data and information.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide overall technical and managerial R&E coordination for DFID/UNICEF funded Education Projects. Support the implementation of an R&E framework that aligns with project objectives and indicators Conduct R&E program monitoring and evaluation tasks, including the implementation of R&E systems (data collection, dataflow management, data management and results reporting). Coordinate training of staff/partners and consultants in R&E data collection and processing. Coordinate the preparation and organization of R&E review meetings. Support the development of work plans and budget for R&E activities. Provide technical support to state partners and enumerators to strengthen the monitoring system and track project deliverables. Manage the information-gathering process for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed. Document good practices, lessons learned, data to inform policy, and implementation issues, etc. Develop relationships with education sector partners that will help accomplish internal and external R&E goals, such as liaising with SUBEB, Ministry of Education officials and other development partners working in the education sector. Collaborate with the HQ R&E team across various aspects of project work Carry out all other tasks to support monitoring, assessments and researches in project sites. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of education programming in Nigeria. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding formative learning processes. Proficient writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain good working rapport with staff and partners. Relevant computer software and internet skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office). Familiarity with ODK software and/or tablet-based monitoring is desired. Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Ability to travel in Nigeria minimum of 40%.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor degree or HND in the numerical sciences or development science with at least 7-9 years’ work experience in monitoring and evaluation of education programs.
  • Or MA/MS or similar degrees with 5-7 years relevant experience in related field.
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • Working knowledge of data processing computer packages.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple project activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required
  • Ability to work successfully in a team-based environment
  • Experience with database management and tablet technology for monitoring purposes.


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