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  • Posted on: 22 November, 2018 Deadline: 28 November, 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.

    Assessment Specialist





    The Northern Education Initiative Plus invites application from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Assessment Specialist. The Assessment Specialist will lead the design and implementation of the project’s assessments and operational research initiatives. He/she will report directly to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist based in Abuja and work closely with the Senior M&E Advisor and other members of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Research Unit. This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Primary Responsibilities:

    The Assessment Specialist will lead the design and implementation of all assessments and operational research. Specifically, 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 two of Nigeria's Northern States Bauchi and Sokoto
    • 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 Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment & Research team in all activities
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    Skills and Experience

    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 with knowledge of SPSS
    • Knowledge and understanding of remote data collection
    • 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 an added advantage


    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.

     Specific requirements:

    • Master’s degree with atleast 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%

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Send in your application by clicking the Apply button below

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