Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 17 Jul 2018
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The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure the effective monitoring, data collection and maintain records on all UNICEF supported interventions in assigned focus states (Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kebbi and Kano) according to work plan and monitoring and evaluation framework, contributing to the results of the project. More specifically, the consultant will build the capacity of state EMIS officers in the targeted focus states on the EMIS database administration and management, annual school census (ASC) data collection process management, including individual learner tracking and ASC data quality assurance. Â
The consultant will report to the Education Specialist M&E based in Abuja. The consultant will work closely with the Education Officer based in the Maiduguri Field Office responsible for North East project implementation and the field office Education Officer/Specialist responsible for the targeted states supported. The consultant will work collaboratively with the other state consultants â€“ coordinating activities, analyzing operating environment, sharing lesson learnt and progress, maximizing synergy between activities towards key result areas.
UNICEF Nigeria is implementing Basic Education programme which contributes to reducing the number of out-of-school children and improving learning outcomes in development and humanitarian context primarily focusing on states in the north west and north east of Nigeria with high burden of out-of-school children. The Basic Education programme is being implemented in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission at the national level and with the state ministries of education and State Universal Basic Education Board of target states and other implementing partners.
The education programme has a strong focus on strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E), especially building capacity of government to generate timely and reliable data required for equity based planning and tracking of progress. The M&E data collection processes to be strengthened are the annual school census, school based management committee effectiveness monitoring and tracking of out-of-school children in targeted communities, through a process called community mapping and listing of out-of-school children.
The UNICEF M&E approach relies on the government systems primarily to ensure capacity building of government officials for sustainability. In addition, a quality assurance process has been built into the M&E systems to validate quality and reliability of monitoring data generated through government system. This consultancy is needed to support the capacity building of government officials, focusing on the education management information system.
Under the management supervision of the Education Specialist M&E, the State EMIS Officer shall carry out the following tasks in fulfilling the expectations of this post:
Under North East:
Deliverables and payment schedule
(Estimated # of days)
UNDER North East
Support provided for state level Annual School Census planning meeting in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Kano
Training of States EMIS core team on database and UIS software
Data entry supervised and monitored
Data collection and retrieval monitored and quality assured
Manual verification of completed ASC forms
Vetting of completed/retrieved forms and comparison with 2016/2017 data
Technical committee meeting to review the ASC 2017-2018 results
Report writing and publicationâ€” additional indicators computation, graphs, etc.
Support provided to dissemination of report to stakeholders
Provide technical support for EAC individual child tracking field work
Provide support for sample-based community mapping data analysis
Support provided for EAC data cleaning and merging
Support provided for quality assurance of EAC final datasets and necessary actions taken for corrections with collaboration with state team
Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required
Advanced degree in education, statistics, mathematics, computer science.
Contract duration is 3 months
Applicants should indicate an all inclusive fee
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
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