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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
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  • The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a ...
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    Consultant, Performance Assessment for SBMCs

    Department: Projects
    Opening Date: June 18, 2021
    Nature of Employment: Part-Time-Projects
    Duration of the Project: Four Weeks

    Details

    • American University of Nigeria, Yola, implementing the USAID funded Strengthening Education in North East Nigeria States (SENSE) project is seeking for candidates to apply for the position of Consultant, Performance Assessment for SBMCs. This position is a national position and are open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

    Background
    The USAID funded Strengthening Education in northeast Nigeria (SENSE) Activity, is three-year intervention to improve the reading proficiency of primary school learners in grade 1, 2 and 3. The SENSE Activity is implemented by American University of Nigeria (AUN) and is in its third and final year. SENSE Activity has three results areas that will each contribute to the attainment of the outcome of improved reading proficiency in Hausa language for learners in primary 1, primary 2 and primary 3. These results areas are:

    • Result Area 1: Safe education opportunities are available, with a minimum package of instructional materials/supplies
    • Result Area 2: Teachers deliver conflict-sensitive, quality basic education instruction that improves student psychosocial well-being.
    • Result Area 3: Diverse community groups work together to equitably increase awareness of education opportunities for all.

    The USAID introduced a new indicator called CLBD-9 for implementing partners whose work includes strengthening the capacity of local organizations are “Required as Applicable” to set targets and report on CBLD-9 indicator. This indicator measures whether USG-funded Capacity Development efforts have led to improved organizational performance in organizations receiving organizational capacity development support. The CBLD-9 indicator measures the percent of USG-assisted organizations with improved performance.

    As part of the plan by the project to track and report CBLD-9 Indicator to USAID on annual basis, in June 2020, the project conducted baseline organization performance assessment using the USAID recommended performance measurement tool the OPI to the first cohort of 88 SBMCs (44 SBMCs in Adamawa and 44 SBMCs in Gombe) that are receiving customized capacity development support with USG assistant.

    SENSE Project requires the services of a consultant with experience in conducting organizational capacity development to lead the endline OPI assessment for the same 88 SBMCs that were assessed at baseline. The endline OPI scores will be compared with the baseline OPI scores to determine SBMC organizations that have improved their organizational performance as a result of the customized capacity development support their received over the year.

    Primary Responsibilities
    The consultant will plan for and conduct endline OPI data collection from the first cohort of SBMCs in target schools in Adamawa and Gombe States. Specific activities include:

    • Development of comprehensive work plan including a detailed methodology, report format and revised timeline if appropriate.
    • Recruiting enumerators
    • Training of enumerators
    • Field data collection using OPI tool
    • Field work supervision and data quality controls
    • Data cleaning
    • Submit Endline OPI data to AUN in a mutually agreed-on format (xls, cvs, etc.).

    Deliverables and Timelines
    The consultant should adhere to the following deliverables and timelines:

    Deliverable - Deadline:

    • Hold inception meeting with project senior management staff - 1 July,2021
    • Develop field data collection plan - 1 July,2021
    • Train enumerators - 5 July,2021
    • Conduct field data collection in Adamawa state & Gombe State - 6 July- 16 July, 2021
    • Download , clean and analyse the endline OPI data - 19 July, 2021
    • Carry out comparison of endline and baseline OPI data to determine SBMCs that have improved their OPI scores. - 21 July, 2021
    • Develop draft report on the consultancy showing percent of USG-assisted SBMC organizations with improved performance. - 23 July, 2021
    • Presentation of findings to the project senior management staff - 27 July, 2021
    • Submission of final consultancy report to AUN - 30 July, 2021.

    Duration and Timing of the Assessment:
    This is estimated at 30 days, to include but not limited to the following:

    • Desk review
    • Inception report presentation
    • Training of Enumerators
    • Data collection and analysis etc.
    • Draft of report
    • Preparation of final report
    • Presentation of final report.

    Qualifications

    • At least Master's Degree in Education, Statistics and / or other relevant Social Sciences.
    • Experience in measurement and evaluation of education interventions
    • 10 years of consultancy experience in conducting organizational capacity assessment and organizational performance assessment using OPI tool.
    • Familiarity with methods and tools for participatory self-assessment
    • Familiarity with teaching of languages at higher education institutions
    • Native Hausa language speaker.

    Description of Benefits
    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as per AIDIs – AUN salary scale.

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    Consultant, End Line Data Collection for SENSE Activity

    Department: Projects
    Opening Date: June 18, 2021
    Nature of Employment: Part-Time-Projects
    Location: Gombe & Adamawa State
    Duration of the Project: Four Weeks

    Details

    • American University of Nigeria, Yola, implementing the USAID funded Strengthening Education in North East Nigeria States (SENSE) project is seeking for candidates to apply for the position of Consultant, Performance Assessment for SBMCs. This position is a national position and are open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria

    Background

    • The USAID funded Strengthening Education in northeast Nigeria (SENSE) Activity, is three years’ intervention to improve the reading proficiency of primary school learners in grade 1, 2 and 3.
    • The SENSE Activity is implemented by American University of Nigeria (AUN) and is in its third and final year. SENSE Activity has three results areas that will each contribute to the attainment of the outcome of improved reading proficiency in Hausa language for learners in primary 1, primary 2 and primary 3.
    • These results areas are:
      • Result Area 1: Safe education opportunities are available, with a minimum package of instructional materials/supplies
      • Result Area 2: Teachers deliver conflict-sensitive, quality basic education instruction that improves student psychosocial well-being.
      • Result Area 3: Diverse community groups work together to equitably increase awareness of education opportunities for all
    • To measure project outcome, SENSE conducted a baseline assessment of a sample of learners across the two states in 2020.
    • This assessment was carried out using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) instrument developed by RTI in 2006. The EGRA instrument is used to measure students' progress towards reading . EGRA gauges early literacy skills through a 15-minute individual oral assessment of five fundamental reading skills.
    • SENSE Activity requires the services of a consultant to lead data collection for its end line assessment using the same EGRA tool, which will be provided by AUN.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • The consultant will plan for and conduct end line data collection from a sample of learners in target schools in Adamawa and Gombe States.
    • These schools and sampled learners will be the same as those used for baseline data collection. Specific activities include:
      • Recruiting enumerators
      • Training enumerators
      • Data collection using the Tangerine platform
      • Field work supervision and data quality controls
      • Data cleaning

    Deliverables:

    • The consultant will submit all data collection tools and relevant documentation (field work protocols, data quality control plans, codebooks, etc.) to AUN. The consultant will ensure that data is uploaded in a mutually agreed-on format (xls, cvs, etc.) onto the cloud space provided by AUN.

    Duration:

    • This activity is expected to last 4 weeks including data collection.

    Qualifications

    • At least a Master’s degree in education, statistics and or other relevant social sciences.
    • Experience in measurement and evaluation of education interventions
    • Familiarity with teaching of languages at primary education level
    • Native Hausa language speaker.

    Description of Benefits

    • Consultant rate will be commensurate with qualification and experience

    Method of Application

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    Submit their Resumes, Cover letters and References on a single file in a word document or PDF format to: [email protected]. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

    Application Guidelines and Selection Criteria
    Interested applicants should submit a detailed technical proposal which should include the following components:

    • Demonstrate competence and qualification to meet stated objectives of the organizational performance assessment
    • Cost proposal for executing the assignment including any additional resources needed.

    Note

    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at aun.edu.ng.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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