Senior Data Systems Advisor
Creative Associates International
Abuja, NG
5d ago
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Creative Associates International's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Senior Data Systems Advisor jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : August 14, 2022

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  • Job ID : 2022-2611

    Category : Program Management

    Program Description

  • Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and in close partnership with federal partners and select Nigeria States (designated as legacy Bauchi and Sokoto , launching and technical assistance), the five-year Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) project will support sustainable improvements in reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils.
  • The goal of LEARN is to strengthen and scale early grade reading (EGR) best practice by ensuring that standards-based, context-appropriate assessment, materials, training, and administrative supports needed to improve literacy skills for P1-2 pupils are embedded within the federal policy, funding, and monitoring frameworks, and state and local authorities have the implementation protocols, capacity, and resources to carry out and sustain standards-based, data-driven EGR reform.
  • The project objective is to instill ownership in and build capacity of school-community, local, state, and federal systems to establish a base for adequate, consistent data-driven funding, monitoring and performance that increase the equity, inclusion, and wellbeing necessary to achieve sustained EGR gains.
  • LEARN will therefore be building on lessons learned from prior Nigeria reading programs to introduce a flexible, cost- efficient EGR intervention model that can be tailored to state contexts .

    Position Summary

  • The Senior Data Systems Advisor will lead Identify technology solutions for data management to improve teaching and learning through the project.
  • Develop proposals and cost / benefit analysis of different solution.
  • Reporting & Supervision :

  • The Senior Data Systems Advisor will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Responsibilities

    Primary Responsibilities :

  • Work with project management and technical advisors to decide most appropriate technological approaches and how to integrate technology into existing programs.
  • Manage the piloting of technology platforms.
  • Assist evaluation of technology platforms and make recommendations on revisions to both the platform and curriculum as appropriate.
  • Train facilitators, teachers, government staff, and learners on the use of technology. Collaborate and maintain regular contact with partners to ensure successful implementation of technology to support curriculum.
  • Prepare progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against set targets.
  • Collaborate closely with Nigeria LEARN staff and management in Nigeria and abroad as required.
  • Participate in internal administrative and operational meetings, as required, and facilitate arrangements for organizing meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Liaise with Senior TA Coordination and Learning Advisor to develop plans to monitor and support TA Data Systems gaps, providing on-demand support as needed.
  • Liaise with other Technical Advisors to develop plan, implement, monitor and support TA Data Systems gaps, providing on-demand support as needed.
  • Provide capacity building, coordination, and monitoring support to Data Systems TA staff and consultants in Abuja and in Legacy, Launching, and On-Demand states.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • Master's Degree in Data Systems, Education Technologies or related field required; Master's Degree may be substituted for Undergraduate Degree in Data Systems, Education Technologies, or related field and two additional years of relevant experience.
  • At least eight (8) years' experience relevant to this position required, with at least five in design technological learning and management solutions in education sector;
  • West Africa experience preferred.

  • At least four years of direct supervisory experience required.
  • Demonstrated success and experience in delivering cost effective, user-friendly educational technical solutions that support quality learning outcomes, and community engagement.
  • Prior experience organizing, implementing, and reporting on education management indicators.
  • Prior experience with monitoring and reporting requirements for USAID programs highly desired.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Political savvy to interact effectively with numerous ministry institutions and senior-level national and subnational-level government officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged environments, across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed upon timelines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba is highly desired.
  • Preferred Experience & Skills :

  • Previous experience in similar role.
  • Proven experience directly and indirectly supervising and managing staff and teams.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded or other international organization implementing a program operating in insecure areas is desired.
  • Strong ability to deploy and use various forms of tracking systems.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent record keeping, and documentation skills are required.
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