Evaluation Specialist
3d ago


Position Title : Nigerian Evaluation Specialist STTA

Period of Performance : July 2019 to September 2019

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 is recruiting aNigerian Evaluation Specialist to supportthe Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) final evaluation for the Peace, Democracy and Governance (PDG) office of USAID / Nigeria.

The Evaluation Specialist will work with M&E experts and MEL Activity staff members to evaluate the final evaluation of CSOs, key government officials, staff members from a sample of the following states in five zones : Kano, Abuja, Lagos, Nasarawa, Imo, Edo, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom.

The purpose of this evaluation is to evaluate SACE’s performance, sustainability, model, and influence and capacity building programs.

Scope of Work :

The Nigerian Evaluation Specialist will support the SACE Evaluation by working closely with the evaluation team to :

  • Review available information to identify information gaps and refine data collection tasks accordingly;
  • Be present for a presentation for an in-brief with the USAID Peace, Democracy and Governance (PDG) technical office;
  • Assist in the design of data collection instruments for individual interviews and focus group discussions;
  • Assist in the design discussion guides for stakeholder roundtables;
  • Support in planning the logistics of the evaluation field work;
  • Assist in conducting individual interviews with SACE activity stakeholders who are identified in the target areas and groups section of this SOW;
  • Assist with conducting focus group discussions (roundtable discussion) to answer the evaluation questions and bring together stakeholders involved with the project;
  • Be present for debrief with PDG on the preliminary findings at the end of field work; and
  • Support writing final evaluation report
  • Deliverables, Level of Effort, & Schedule :

    For this evaluation, the Nigerian Evaluation Specialist will :

  • Participate in a kick-off call with the MEL Activity prior to beginning evaluation work
  • Review all background documents and preparation work, as provided by USAID / Nigeria’s Office of Peace Democracy and Governance, prior to development of data collection tools and work plan, and in advance of beginning field work
  • Attend team planning meetings and in-brief with USAID, including contributing to the development of the in-brief PowerPoint presentation, appropriately formatted to the USAID ADS Style and Format Guide
  • Support to the development and revisions of workplan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions, as directed by the Team Lead, based on the background review documents and the in-brief with USAID
  • Plan and arrange logistics for the field work, including reaching out to and scheduling interviews with stakeholders; identifying suitable stakeholders for interviews;
  • and ensuring meeting locations

  • Incorporate USAID and MEL team feedback into the workplan and data collection tools, as necessary and to the satisfaction of USAID / Nigeria
  • Support conducting information and data collection activities (key informant interviews and focus group discussions) in Abuja and throughout Nigeria, as determined by USAID and the Team Lead, and as guided by the work plan and data collection tools
  • Upload / share interview notes to the MEL Activity’s SharePoint within 24 hours of completion of interview / discussion
  • Support the draft evaluation report, incorporating feedback from USAID / Nigeria and the MEL team
  • Assist the preparation and presentation of preliminary findings / exit brief to USAID / Nigeria’s PDG
  • Contribute to the development of final evaluation report, and consideration and inclusion of USAID’s feedback until USAID / Nigeria’s PDG accepts and approves the final version of the evaluation report
  • Contribute to the development of the 2-3-page summary of the evaluation methodology, findings, conclusions and recommendations and a one-page infographic
  • Remain flexible as unforeseen circumstances arise, manage focused and effective communications with the evaluation team to problem solve, lend subject matter expertise and guidance as necessary, and ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner
  • Qualifications :

  • Must have Bachelor’s in economics, social science, law, public finance training or a related field
  • At least three (3) years of experience conducting evaluations in Nigeria or West Africa is required
  • Strong knowledge of issues relating to Nigerian legislative functions and process improvement programs, improving governmental institutional capacity, and fostering civil society oversight of government institutions in developing and / or transitional economies and democracies is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the way the national and state assemblies workis preferred
  • Good methodological background in managing, implementing or evaluating peace, democratic governance and human rights activities in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; survey design and analysis; and USAID practices and requirements in program performance measurement.
  • Experience Requirements :

  • African / regional experience is desired
  • Experience as a former Nigerian government official interacting with civil society is desired.
  • Knowledge of the operations of both social and traditional media in developing countries is a plus
  • A good knowledge of gender issues and social inclusiveness are required.
  • Ability to conduct interviews and discussions and write well in English is required
  • Must be able to work 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.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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