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  • Posted on: 8 October, 2018 Deadline: 20 October, 2018
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  • 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 is committed to education that builds knowledge and skill, makes possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engages learners as active, problem-solving participants. While the issues we address are diverse, all that we do is united by our conviction that learning is the liberating force in human development.

    System strengthening/EMIS Officer




    The Northern Education Initiative Plus invites application from suitably qualified candidates for the post of system Strengthening/EMIS Officer in its Sokoto Office. The System Strengthening/EMIS Officer is responsible for establishing and managing all system strengthening/EMIS related activities through tracking Project progress, results, indicators and targets. The position requires all system strengthening/EMIS activities to meet program mandates as well as track progress.

    The System

    The Strengthening/EMIS Officer will provide technical assistance on education information management

    systems project-wide and will be responsible for overseeing policy-related activities. This position is

    based in Sokoto, Nigeria, and will report to the Sokoto State Team Leader.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Primary Responsibilities:

    The System Strengthening/EMIS Officer is expected to:

    • Support the development of a common web-based EMIS using existing open source software

    that can be customized by state and LGEAs to meet unique information needs;

    • Provide ongoing technical support to ministries, departments, and agencies staff to review

    progress, “trouble shoot” problems, and support use of EMIS data.

    • Provide support for inter-state training for SMOE, SUBEB planners, analysts, and policy

    makers focusing on gathering, analyzing and using data from the EMIS, assessments,

    evaluations and research to make decisions and plan education improvement initiatives;

    • Support planners and policy makers to use data for quality decision-making;
    • Provide assistance in setting up systems to gather data for access to quality education at the

    state level.

    • Facilitate a process with state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing

    education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction and

    • assessment.
    • Work with FMOE, SMOEs, UBEC, NMEC, SUBEB, SAME, MORA to provide support to sustain

    existing policy initiatives and facilitate development and implementation of new policies,

    particularly in the areas of systems, access, reading instruction, assessment, and accountability;

    • Facilitate policy review meetings with regard to reading and access to track progress in

    implementing new policies, identify corrective actions to speed implementation, and develop

    tools to assess impact;

    • Improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and

    supervisory skills to effectively implement policies and regulations with regard to access and


    • Provide coaching on various issues including data analysis and evidence-based decision making,

    monitoring, and staff mentoring;

    • Support dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels

    through state-level workshops involving government education officials; community meetings;

                   IT; paper publications; and ongoing media campaigns

    Skills and Experience: The applicant should possess:

    • At least 8 years or 5 years working experience with international development organizations on EMIS or in an international development context for Bachelor degree or Master Degree Holder respectively;
    • Experience in data collection procedures, systems design, systems analysis, and information

    systems project management;

    • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing policy

    frameworks, preferably in the field of education

    • Demonstrate experience working with government agencies, actors, and other stakeholders at

    the national and state levels.

    • Demonstrate expertise in policy mapping.
    • Demonstrate capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.
    • Experience in data management skills.
    • Bachelor or Master Degree in Statistics or related field.
    • Fluency in English and language of environment
    • Familiarity with the cultural norms and values of target communities


    The applicant for the position must possess at least a Bachelors Degree in Statistics or related fields.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs through:

    Closing date for the submission of applications is October 20th 2018.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    There is no cost attached to the interview, invited applicants are to take responsibilities.

    EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment,

    competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package.

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