Data Quality Assessment Specialists at DevTech Systems Incorporated

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Data Quality Assessment Specialist - Call for Resumes (STTA)Location: AbujaOverviewDevTech is requesting CVs for a pool of data quality assessment team leaders and specialists for upcoming support. The MEL Activity conducts large data quality assessments in the health sector (often 6+ indicators, 4+ implementing partners, and 4+ states) using the MEASURE Evaluation DQA toolDQA teams, together with USAID and MEL Activity staff, will assess health indicators to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the data that implementing partners report to USAIDThe field work, to be conducted throughout Nigeria, will apply rigorous methods and criteria for DQAs to understand the extent to which data can be relied on for management and programming decisionsSubmission of your CV for these two positions will ensure you are considered for upcoming DQAs conducted by the MEL Activity for USAID.Scope of WorkDevelop and finalize the DQA protocols, site selection methodology, and site visit plan with input from USAID/Nigeria’s technical office and the MEL Activity technical team.With input from USAID/Nigeria’s relevant technical office and the MEL Activity, finalize materials for a data assessor training, and lead training exercise with the MEL Activity’s Senior MEL Specialists and Chief of Party, with participation from USAID/Nigeria.Participate and supervise, with input from the MEL Activity technical staff, the field activities of multiple teams of data quality assessors. The field activities will involve:Conduct of multiple IP M&E Systems Assessments and/or data verification for select HIV/HPN program indicators at IP central levels, intermediate and service delivery/sub-contractor levels (as appropriate); andReview the data quality of select HIV/HPN program indicators against the ADS 201 guideline.Review and provide relevant feedback on daily reports of DQA activities and findings submitted by DQA Specialists and DQA Assessors.Coordinate debrief meeting of DQA findings by DQA Specialists and DQA Assessors at the DevTech Nigeria office following the state DQA visits.Compile site visit reports and validated data into coherent DQA reports with support from the DQA Specialists and/or other DQA team members.Develop PowerPoint presentation for the debrief with USAID/Nigeria with support from the DQA Specialists.Recommend actionable recommendations to address emerging data quality issues and M&E system issues identified.Carry out other DQA tasks as assigned by the MEL Activity’s Senior MEL Specialists and/or Chief of Party.Deliverables, Level of Effort, & ScheduleWork plan and DQA methodology and protocol;Training of DQA Assessors;In-brief with USAID/Nigeria technical officesDQA State visits (to include supervision of DQA Assessors during state field visit);Debrief with relevant USAID/Nigeria technical office, to include PowerPoint presentation on methodology, key findings, conclusions and recommendations;Draft DQA report; andFinal DQA report, incorporating feedback from USAID/Nigeria and the MEL Activity.

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