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  • Posted on: 20 May, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

    DevTech manages the MEL Activity. The Activity provides continuous, on-the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Nigeria and implementing partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, project and activity level monitoring, evaluation planning and management, organizational learning, capacity building, and knowledge management.

    Copy Editor

     

    DevTech is seeking the services of a copy editor who will provide a final edit of draft and final reports for all the Nigeria MEL Activity final deliverables to USAID/ Nigeria. The copy editor will work with MEL Activity staff to produce these final deliverables.

    Scope of Work:

    • Review (grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors) and edit the body and annexes of draft and final reports according to USAID stylistic and formatted guidelines.
    • Update tables and graphics in report to USAID Marketing and Branding Regulations
    • All materials produced will be USAID 508 compliant and follow USAID branding and marketing standards, including, but not limited to, USAID colors, font, spacing, font size, etc.

    Deliverables, Level of Effort, & Schedule:

    Fully edited reports, compliant with USAID stylistic and formatted guidelines.
    Level of Effort for this position is 90 days over 17 months

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of five years of professional copyediting experience of USAID final evaluations
    • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or a related field
    • Ability to work quickly yet effectively, and submit deliverables on time
    • Must be Nigerian

    Experience Requirements:

    • Demonstrated experience copy editing complex multi-page reports
    • Knowledge and experience working on other Presidential Initiative reports, such as Feed the Future is preferred, but not necessary

    NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

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    Front Desk Officer

     

    Scope of Work

    Operate Alert’s switchboard from 8.30am – 5pm; receiving and transferring telephone calls, announcing callers, taking brief messages and passing these on via the email system or connecting callers to staff members personal direct line voicemail.

    Ensure all voicemail messages to main office number are taken and directed to staff members. Maintain and ensure that the answer message is appropriate. Review and update on a regular basis the staff contact and telephone extension lists.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Maintain and update mailing lists to vendors and staff on updates from the organization.
    • Maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies
    • Communicate routine and general information to staff, vendors and clients about standard operational services, processes and procedures using the operational manual and administrative policy
    • Receive, process and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials.
    • Prepare routine correspondence, reports and other documents in supporting the MEL specialist
    • Keeping track and process vendor payment when due
    • Provide back-up support to the Administrative Officer when needed
    • Support training in collating, stapling and distribution of printed materials.
    • Review operational documents and ensure proper formatting
    • Compose written communication and proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation and basic formatting before sending off to clients or vendor.
    • Keep track of all meeting and training attendance sheet for audit purpose (in a box file).
    • Plan, organize and coordinate daily cleaning activity
    • Serve as first-line liaison to internal and external contacts and provide general office support
    • Greet customers, answer telephone, provide directions or information and solve routine issues
    • Send updates on office process and information to staff on a daily basis.
    • Support the operations team in procurement process
    • And any other job as assigned

    Competencies

    • Ease of working in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional, fast paced environment with competing demands;
    • Shows pride in work and in assigned role;
    • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of main area of responsibility;
    • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing timeframes and deadlines;
    • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
    • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
    • Remains calm in stressful situations.

    Qualifications

    • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in English, Communication, Language Studies or a related field.
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a receptionist or Front Desk Administrator
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
    • Must be able to work in a flexible and complex working environment
    • Must be able to work as a team and collaborate
    • Must be local Nigerian
    • Good oral and written English fluency required. Proficiency in local/other language a plus.

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    TB Data Quality Assessor

     

    Scope of Work:

    The field work, to be conducted in two states (Kano and Lagos states), within the month of June 2018, will apply rigorous methods and criteria for DQA to understand the extent to which data can be relied on for management and programming decisions. To ensure that the quality of evidence from the performance monitoring system is sufficient for decision-making, the program data should meet specific standard data quality criteria: validity, reliability, precision, timeliness, and integrity.

    The DQA exercise will seek to:

    • Verify the quality of reported Activity data for selected performance key indicators;
    • Assess the data management information system and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) systems employed by the IP to collect, manage and report quality data routinely;
    • Flag data quality issues and limitations and recommend measures to address any identified weaknesses in the data sumitted by the IP.

    Deliverables, Level of Effort, & Schedule:

    • Participate in the DQA training for the DQA exercise;
    • Conduct DQA field activities within two states (Lagos and Kano states);
    • Conduct multiple IP M&E Systems Assessments and Data Verification for select TB indicators at the various data reporting levels of the IP;
    • Review the data quality of select TB indicators against the ADS 201 guideline;
    • Develop daily reports of DQA activities and findings using the recommended reporting template during state DQA field activities;
    • Provide actionable recommendations to address emerging data quality issues and M&E system issues identified; and

    Carry out other DQA tasks as assigned by the MEL Activity.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine or a related field
    • At least three years’ experience working within the Nigeria health system, with good familiarity of the Nigerian TB control program and services (essential);
    • Experience conducting data quality assessments for USAID indicators using the USAID DQA checklist and/or the MEASURE Evaluation Routine DQA tool;
    • Experience conducting key informant interviews and focus group discussions, both facilitating and note taking; and
    • Excellence technical report writing and communication/presentation skills.

    Experience Requirements:

    • Must be Nigerian
    • Must be able to speak local languages and English
    • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment and as a team


    NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

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    Driver

     

    Scope of Work

    The Driver will drive assigned vehicle and advise on security matters within work environments of DevTech System programs in the Nigeria. Responsibilities include maintaining the project vehicle, upholding organizational safety and security standards, and reducing risks that staff may face. The Driver will be based in Nigeria and will be responsible for providing driving, safety and security on a full-time basis. Responsible for the safe operation, usage and maintenance of the assigned vehicle.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Ensures all duties as driver of the assigned vehicle are performed in adherence with local traffic laws and DevTech Policies, and specifically, its Authorized Driver Agreement.
    • Responsible for accounting for each trip, record-keeping and attendant paperwork from each trip using DevTech Vehicle Log Book to ensure vehicle usage activities comply with DevTech Policies and USAID Rules and Regulations.
    • Ensure cost-savings through, among others, proper use and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs.
    • Report any mechanical fault in good time for repairs to be carried out and cross check to see that the repairs were well done.
    • At all time, make sure that copies of vehicle insurance including office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit and necessary spare parts are available.
    • Supports program implementation through the implementation of safety approaches, procedures and protocols delineated by DevTech and USAID regarding travel, safety and security.
    • Learn and comply with all security requirements, when driving and using the vehicle.
    • Support the project team by providing administrative and clerical support as requested, including in preparing, copying, collating, binding, filing and distributing documents, mail and notifications, as instructed.
    • Provide logistical and administrative support during events and meetings, as required.
    • Reports and advises on any risks and/or incidents that may impact DevTech System, Nigeria relating to travel, safety and security.
    • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through minor repairs, timely change of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing etc.
    • Other duties as may be assigned.

    Competencies

    • Basic mechanical knowledge leading to an ability to perform minor repairs on vehicle and also analyze any malfunctions and repairs performed on the vehicle accurately;
    • Sound knowledge of the Federal Capital City and its environs as well as good knowledge of some of the main cities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
    • Ease of working in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional, fast paced environment with competing demands;
    • Demonstrates the values of USAID, particularly integrity, efficiency, respect for gender and diversity, in daily activities and behaviours;
    • Shows pride in work and in assigned role;
    • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of main area of responsibility;
    • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing timeframes and deadlines;
    • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
    • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;

    Remains calm in stressful situations.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of a good grade in secondary school level education.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience driving a company vehicle. Driving for an International Organization or NGO would be an added advantage.
    • Possession of a clean and valid Driving License is a condition for employment.
    • Ability to make good judgment on staff safety and provide appropriate advice.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
    • General familiarity with travel and security issues in Nigeria is desired. Ability to adjust to shifting travel and security circumstances and facilitate operations accordingly.
    • Good oral and written English fluency required. Proficiency in local/other language a plus.


    NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

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    MEL Education Specialis

     

    Overview:

    The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) specialist provides technical support to USAID and its implementing partners (IP). Under the guidance of the Senior MEL Specialists and the Chief of Party (COP), the specialist will work with the MEL Activity’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and other USAID technical staff to develop methods and systems required to meet the deliverables required for MEL tasks.

    S/he will be responsible for reviewing evaluation scopes of work, managing evaluations, analyzing and interpreting the results of surveys and gathering and analyses for assessments, evaluations, baselines, data quality assessments and other M&E data gathering efforts. The specialist will also provide key expertise in the design and analysis of results, and capacity-building related to the Mission’s goal of furthering collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) internally and with its partners.

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Expertise with USAID policies and practices for performance monitoring including developing activity-level MEL plans, indicator development to track outcomes and closely monitor indicators, among other areas of education-specific expertise.
    • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, data quality assessments, statistical methods and performance monitoring and reporting.
    • Expertise in the design, management, and implementation of evaluations of development interventions, including experimental and quasi-experimental methods.
    • Excellent team work, inter-personal skills, verbal and written communication, and facilitation skills.
    • Expertise in tailoring blended learning and presentations to a variety of audiences, including USAID, implementing partners, and government stakeholders.

    Ability to ensure the timely delivery of quality reports and other deliverables related to M&E and performance management.

    Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

    • A minimum of a Masters’ degree in development studies, education, educational research, evaluation, statistics, or another relevant technical subject.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ of progressively responsible professional experience in M&E including experience tracking learning outcomes
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in international development in education focused on access to education (returning out-of-school children to classrooms), early grade reading, formal and/or non-formal learning centers
    • Minimum of 5 years in project management, preferably with USAID
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in northern Nigeria; preferably the northeast with an understanding of education in crisis or conflict-affected environments.
    • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize multiple data sources in a clear and concise manner
    • Excellent data collection, cleaning and management skills applied to data drawn from multi-year, multi-site, multi-level education projects; with experience presenting these data for use in programmatic decision-making
    • Ability to create organizational work plans based on higher-level goals
    • Ability to lead and coordinate multiple offices through multiple step processes without being a direct supervisor (although appropriate authority will be given)
    • Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities
    • Strong organizational skills to balance competing priorities
    • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines
    • Oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with mid and high-level partner contacts, the host government, and the local communities.
    • Ability to apply Agency regulations and procedures to daily work requirements
    • Professional fluency in English, written and spoken.
    • Professional fluency in Hausa, written and spoken.


    NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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