Assessment Officer at Education Development Center (EDC/NEI Plus Project)

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 Assessment Officer

Location: Bauchi

Essential Functions
The Assessment Officer is expected to:

  • Communicate¬†clearly,¬†accurately, efficiently, and¬†courteously;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators,¬†co-workers, field sites, and funders;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues,¬†demonstrating¬†leadership and initiative; and
  • Implement and maintain various technologies and data management systems. All positions require adherence to EDC policies and procedures.

The Assessment Officer will:

  • Provide support for¬†development¬†of project-specific literacy and other kinds of assessments
  • Assist to conduct in-country adaptations of international literacy assessment tools
  • Assist to develop and implement literacy and other kinds of assessments in three of Nigeria’s Northern states
  • Participate¬†in data analysis and cleaning
  • Assist in preparing¬†reports on assessment results
  • Support the creation of communication briefs and presentations on basic literacy and other¬†kinds of¬†assessments
  • Support knowledge sharing efforts related to evaluation protocols,¬†procedures¬†and reports
  • Collaborate closely with the M&E team in all activities

The Assessment Officer:

  • Effectively interacts¬†with diverse staff, colleagues, and clients
  • Seeks and incorporates feedback
  • Coordinates administrative and logistical tasks
  • Coordinates quality assurance
  • Facilitates project teamwork and feedback exchanges
  • Collaborates on troubleshooting complex problems, proposing initiatives and recommending or negotiating solutions
  • Adapts readily and demonstrates flexibility
  • Supports innovation that benefits project activities
  • Implements and promotes the use of EDC and project systems
  • Seeks help and support as needed
  • Demonstrates initiative and willingness to learn
  • Supports staff in carrying out tasks

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills:

  • Demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to effectively work independently as well as ingroups; strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Specific requirements:
  • High School diploma required, BA/BS degree highly desired
  • 3+ years work experience and 2+ years of assessment, research and evaluation experience
  • Experience with computer applications (including databases), psychometric or statistical¬†measurement techniques, and Internet research
  • Some prior research or evaluation leadership preferred
  • Travel to project states required, up to 30%
  • Proficiency in Hausa

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Academic background and professional interest in basic literacy research and evaluation
  • Experience in data collection, processing, and analysis
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Ability to analyze and provide written synopses
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects preferred

Application Deadline
17th January, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • Candidates who are being invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
  • EDC is committed¬†to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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