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System strengthening/EMIS Officer at Education Development Center (EDC)

EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives. EDC is committed to education that builds knowledge and skill, makes possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engages learners as active, problem-solving participants. While the issues we address are diverse, all that we do is united by our conviction that learning is the liberating force in human development.Location: EDC/NEI PLUS PROJECT, SOKOTO OFFICE, SOKOTO STATE.
Introduction:
The Northern Education Initiative Plus invites application from suitably qualified candidates for the post of system Strengthening/EMIS Officer in its Sokoto Office. The System Strengthening/EMIS Officer is responsible for establishing and managing all system strengthening/EMIS related activities through tracking Project progress, results, indicators and targets. The position requires all system strengthening/EMIS activities to meet program mandates as well as track progress.
The System
The Strengthening/EMIS Officer will provide technical assistance on education information management
systems project-wide and will be responsible for overseeing policy-related activities. This position is
based in Sokoto, Nigeria, and will report to the Sokoto State Team Leader.
Essential Job Functions:
Primary Responsibilities:
The System Strengthening/EMIS Officer is expected to:

Support the development of a common web-based EMIS using existing open source software

that can be customized by state and LGEAs to meet unique information needs;

Provide ongoing technical support to ministries, departments, and agencies staff to review

progress, “trouble shoot” problems, and support use of EMIS data.

Provide support for inter-state training for SMOE, SUBEB planners, analysts, and policy

makers focusing on gathering, analyzing and using data from the EMIS, assessments,
evaluations and research to make decisions and plan education improvement initiatives;

Support planners and policy makers to use data for quality decision-making;
Provide assistance in setting up systems to gather data for access to quality education at the

state level.

Facilitate a process with state governments and other stakeholders to map and review existing

education policy frameworks, especially around systems, access, reading instruction and

assessment.
Work with FMOE, SMOEs, UBEC, NMEC, SUBEB, SAME, MORA to provide support to sustain

existing policy initiatives and facilitate development and implementation of new policies,
particularly in the areas of systems, access, reading instruction, assessment, and accountability;

Facilitate policy review meetings with regard to reading and access to track progress in

implementing new policies, identify corrective actions to speed implementation, and develop
tools to assess impact;

Improve the capacity of government education officials to develop leadership, managerial, and

supervisory skills to effectively implement policies and regulations with regard to access and
reading;

Provide coaching on various issues including data analysis and evidence-based decision making,

monitoring, and staff mentoring;

Support dissemination of new policies and opportunities for bottom-up feedback at all levels

through state-level workshops involving government education officials; community meetings;
IT; paper publications; and ongoing media campaigns
Skills and Experience: The applicant should possess:

At least 8 years or 5 years working experience with international development organizations on EMIS or in an international development context for Bachelor degree or Master Degree Holder respectively;
Experience in data collection procedures, systems design, systems analysis, and information

systems project management;

At least 5 years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing policy

frameworks, preferably in the field of education

Demonstrate experience working with government agencies, actors, and other stakeholders at

the national and state levels.

Demonstrate expertise in policy mapping.
Demonstrate capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning sessions.
Experience in data management skills.
Bachelor or Master Degree in Statistics or related field.
Fluency in English and language of environment
Familiarity with the cultural norms and values of target communities

Education
The applicant for the position must possess at least a Bachelors Degree in Statistics or related fields.

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