Data Officer at Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International are an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional headquarters are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja, and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Data OfficerTracking Code: 944-112Location: KanoReporting to: Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) ManagerDepartment: Private Sector Development Position Type: Full-Time/Regular BackgroundMAFITA is a 6-year DFID-funded programme working in Nigeria’s northern states, with a vision to empower marginalised youths and women through the provision of increased economic opportunities and social inclusion.About MAFITANorthern Nigeria has high-youth unemployment, insecurity and limited economic opportunities. MAFITA aims to assist 68,000 marginalised young people – with a particular emphasis on adolescent girls and Almajirai – to find gainful employment. By 2021, the program will create a net total of 43,300 full-time equivalent jobs and assisted 23,500 micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The project will tackle the supply and demand side of the labour market, focussing on the delivery of skills essential for employment, as well as the absorptive capacity of the labour market.MAFITA will partner with public and private stakeholders to improve access to relevant and quality training, mentorship, work experience, business development, and financial services for marginalised youths and women. The programme will also support local market systems to enable the absorption of MAFITA’s target beneficiaries into sustainable income-generating activities.Position OverviewThe Data Officer will support the MRM team in managing a database that will allow intervention teams to report on indicators of interest, improve the capture of Value for Money (VfM) and facilitate the provision of data to key stakeholders.The database will also allow the team to setup and manage studies for beneficiaries and trainers/master crafts persons. DurationThis is a full-time position, commencing as soon as possible with an anticipated 160 days of input until 31st March 2018, but with scope to increase this depending on budgetary constraints.The Specialist will be based in the Kano project office with some travel to focal states of Kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa.Key Areas of ResponsibilitySupport the Research team in facilitating electronic data collection during surveys, by programming and uploading the survey questionnaires unto an online server and the data collection tabletsLead the process of digitizing the process of data collection of attendance records from COSDECs and apprenticeship interventionsSupport the COSDEC Skills Development Specialist on capturing students attendance records, data cleaning and analysisSupport the Apprenticeship Skills Development Specialist to capture apprentices attendance record from the Foundational Skills Training Centers and MCP Workshops, data cleaning and analysisSupport the MRM team in compiling and analyzing apprentices' performance (formative/ summative assessment results)Identify opportunities to develop forecasts, statistical models, segmentation schemes, and data-driven analyses to drive decisions around the programSupport in the planning and implementation of the overall analytics and business intelligence strategySupport in the design and development of analytical projects designed to understand key business behaviors that drove beneficiaries/partners enrolment, retention, and engagementManage timely flow of business intelligence information to various users within the different working unitsWrangle data from multiple sources and databases to create integrated views to be used to drive decision makingAnalyse trends and deliver a stable and highly available reporting platformOversee all aspects of analytics and business intelligence projectsDevelop and maintain reporting and analytical tools 

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