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.
TB Data Quality Assessor
Location: Abuja, Kano, Lagos
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.
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.
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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