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  • CAMRIS International is a growing international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

    Statistician and Data Analyst

     

    OVERVIEW:

    Founded in 2013, Partners for Global Research and Development Group, LLC (PGRDG), is an 8(a) certified small business that specializes in the provision of services in international development, monitoring and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and medical research. Built upon formal Small Business Administration (SBA) and USAID-approved mentor-protégé agreements, PGRDG is an SBA-approved joint venture that supports three USAID contracts around the globe.

    PGRDG uses evidence-based methods in evaluation, capacity building, gender, and policy development to achieve results in public health, governance, and natural resource management for our clients. Adept at identifying and recruiting exceptional talent to field assignments in the United States and abroad, PGRDG maintains a database of subject matter experts whose breadth of technical expertise has supported USAID-funded activities on five continents. PGRDG’s expert staff and consultants include experienced local partners providing maximum knowledge and responsiveness to local issues and cultural considerations.

    CAMRIS International, a member of PGRDG, seeks a qualified Statistician and Data Analyst candidate for an upcoming multi-year USAID-funded contract for conducting Mission wide monitoring and evaluation services in Nigeria. The position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

    The purpose of the contract is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services to improve development effectiveness. The intention is to enhance the Mission’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning capability and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Statistician and Data Analyst will:

    • Assist in the design and implementation of surveys, impact evaluations and other complex research studies.
    • Manage data entry and cleaning.
    • Perform data analysis, including inferential statistical analysis, such as regression analysis, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and other analyses as appropriate to the data.
    • Produce reports and data visualizations that effectively communicates quantitative findings and conclusions.
    • Provide training and capacity development to USAID/Nigeria and USAID implementing partner staff on a range of topics including statistical methods, data analysis and data reporting systems.
    • Maintain the USAID Performance Reporting System and U.S. Government District Health Information System (DHIS2).

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Advanced degree in the field of statistics, or a related field that includes substantial quantitative methods training.
    • Minimum of seven years of experience with quantitative data collection, data cleaning, statistical analysis, and reporting on complex data.
    • Deep experience with common quantitative data analysis software such as SPSS, or Stata.
    • Experience with qualitative analysis software such as NVivo and ATLAS-ti preferred.
    • Experience with USAID/Nigeria and USG performance monitoring and reporting systems is highly desired.
    • Familiarity with USAID/Nigeria’s programming strategy a plus
    • Experience developing and facilitating training and capacity building activities on database and IT trainings and capacity development activities required.
    • Strong skills in producing data visualizations from complex statistical analyses is desired.
    • Knowledge of technological innovations when conducting data collection such as tablets, smartphones, evaluation-related software applications, etc.
    • Prior research and evaluation experience in Nigeria is required.
    • Professional fluency in English. Professional working proficiency in Hausa preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

    Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Education

     

    OVERVIEW:

    Founded in 2013, Partners for Global Research and Development Group, LLC (PGRDG), is an 8(a) certified small business that specializes in the provision of services in international development, monitoring and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and medical research. Built upon formal Small Business Administration (SBA) and USAID-approved mentor-protégé agreements, PGRDG is an SBA-approved joint venture that supports three USAID contracts around the globe.

    PGRDG uses evidence-based methods in evaluation, capacity building, gender, and policy development to achieve results in public health, governance, and natural resource management for our clients. Adept at identifying and recruiting exceptional talent to field assignments in the United States and abroad, PGRDG maintains a database of subject matter experts whose breadth of technical expertise has supported USAID-funded activities on five continents. PGRDG’s expert staff and consultants include experienced local partners providing maximum knowledge and responsiveness to local issues and cultural considerations.

    CAMRIS International, a member of PGRDG, seeks a qualified Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, Education candidate for an upcoming multi-year USAID-funded contract for conducting Mission wide monitoring and evaluation services in Nigeria. The position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

    The purpose of the contract is to provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support services to improve development effectiveness. The intention is to enhance the Mission’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning capability and to ensure empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The M&E Specialist, Education will serve as the M&E, training and capacity development lead for USAID/Nigeria DO 2: A healthier, more educated population in targeted states. Targeted states include Bauchi, Sokoto, Adamawa, Gombe and Yobe. The M&E Specialist, Education will:

    • Design and implement early grade reading assessments (EGRAs), surveys, impact and performance evaluations, and education sector analyses.
    • Present evaluation, survey, analysis and assessment findings, recommendations and conclusions to USAID, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
    • Review, revise, and maintain the USAID/Nigeria Mission Performance Management Plan (PMP), project M&E plans, and activity M&E plans related to DO 2, education and health.
    • Manage the process of high quality performance monitoring by project staff and implementing partners including: data collection, monitoring, reporting, dissemination, and related tasks.
    • Integrate gender, disability-inclusive, and conflict sensitive measures into programming and activities, ensuring that they are consistently and systematically tracked and reported in accordance with USAID data reporting requirements.
    • Serve as primary point of contact for USAID/Nigeria DO 2, education and health team.
    • Lead, facilitate and participate in M&E workshops, training and capacity building activities with USAID and implementing partner staff.
    • Conduct data quality assessments in the field.
    • Attend local, regional and international meetings, as required.
    • Travel throughout Nigeria as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Advanced degree in the field of education, philosophy, international relations, economics, political science, public policy, statistics, and/or other relevant field.
    • Minimum of seven years of experience in monitoring and evaluation.
    • At least three years of M&E experience of early grade reading, access to education in crisis and conflict, teacher trainings, non-formal schooling, and reading skills. Experience with early grade reading assessments (EGRA) highly preferred.
    • Experience implementing education related M&E activities in the Northern regions required – Bauchi. Sokoto, Adamawa, Gombe and Yobe states.
    • Prior research experience focused on governance issues in the Nigerian education system required.
    • Prior research experience focused on gender disparities in the Nigerian education system preferred.
    • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
    • Familiarity with USAID’s Education Strategy
    • Experience developing and facilitating M&E trainings and capacity development activities.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian landscape: culturally, linguistically, historically, and economically. Prior work experience in Nigeria is preferred.
    • Experience using technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, evaluation-related software applications, etc.
    • Professional fluency in English. Professional working proficiency in Hausa preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
    • Proficiency in quantitative analysis software such as SPPS is preferred.

    Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

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