Project title: Technical Assistance for Education and Youth Empowerment in Northwestern Nigeria (EYEPINN)
Reference number:Â INTPA/ABV/2023/EA-RP/0145
Duty station: Abuja, Nigeria
Indicative start date of the project: Q2 2024
Project duration: 48 months
Deadline for submission of applications: 1st DecemberÂ 2023
Short description of services to be provided:
Overall, the task of the Technical Assistance Team (TAT) will include but not limited to: i) policy and technical advice to the Ministry of Education (MoE) in the performance of their specific assignment; ii) transfer of knowledge and skills including capacity development of officials in the Ministries Department and Agencies (MDA's) responsible for Education Services delivery through training, coaching, & mentoring; iii) administrative, preparatory and ancillary tasks relating to planning, monitoring and reporting on programme activities; iv) secretariat and administrative support to the programme governance structure at the national and at the local levels.
INDICATIVE KEY EXPERT PROFILES:
Key Expert 3: Three Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists â one for each State (maximum of 880 working days each)
Under the overall strategic direction of the Team Leader, the Monitoring and Evaluation specialists will oversee the development of an integrated results framework, as well as other monitoring tools across all components of the programme.
The experts will have:Experience in design and implementation of baseline studies, preferably in the education sector, to generate data for monitoring and evaluation; Proven experience in the design, and supervision of education projects in Nigeria or in other Sub-Saharan/West-African countries); Experience with iterative and participatory planning methodology for operationalization of school based management committees; Experience with implementation of educational development using the EdTech approach.
Qualification and Skills
Minimum RequirementAt least a Masterâs degree or equivalent in economics or other related social sciences.
Preferred RequirementExperience with EU funding instruments such as the European Development Fund (EDF); Proven knowledge of M&E, certification or membership of a monitoring and Evaluation Association; Fluency in the English language; Knowledge of Hausa Language will be an added advantage.
General professional experience
Minimum RequirementAt least 8 years of professional experience in the implementation of education projects in Nigeria or in Sub-Saharan Africa, developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design.
Preferred RequirementExpertise in Institutional Needs Assessment techniques in public and/or private institutions; Experience in conducting training/ capacity-building to ensure knowledge transfer for addressing identified competency gaps; Experience in the preparation of ToRs, publication, dissemination, and shortlisting of applications.
Specific professional experience
Minimum RequirementAt least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in performance monitoring and evaluation, either with an international development organisation or working on international development projects.
Preferred RequirementExperience in developing survey instruments, research-based methodologies including conducting focus group sessions, study design, and data analysis and impact evaluations; Experience in developing M&E/ Performance Frameworks for institutional development plans (incl. setting long-term/ medium term goals, targets, SMART indicators etc.) as well as corresponding Annual Work Plans; Experience in development cooperation in Nigeria or in Sub-Saharan Africa; Proven field research and report-writing skills.
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