Research Assistant - Evaluation

Devex Candidate Sourcing
Abuja, Nigeria
Apply by 15 January 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 25 December 2017

Job Description

Devex is assisting an international consulting firm dedicated to development.

Brief Background

Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) is a USAID-funded program aimed at strengthening medicines quality assurance systems to sustainably ensure the quality and safety of medical products and protect public health. This is accomplished by strengthening medicines quality assurance and quality control systems focusing on the production, distribution, and inspection of local and international pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Responsibilities

  • Review of background documents and preparation work
  • Attend team planning meetings and in-brief with USAID
  • Support the development of the workplan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions
  • Conduct information and data collection activities in Abuja and several zones for field data collection
  • Support translation of data collection tools and transcripts
  • Support administrative and support tasks as assigned to ensure smooth implementation of the evaluation
  • Support the development of the evaluation report, and preparation and presentation of preliminary findings
  • Support the conduct of exit brief and development of report outline
  • Support the development of the final evaluation report, in consideration and inclusion of USAID’s feedback

Deliverables

  • Evaluation work plan
  • Evaluation design (protocols)
  • In-briefing upon arrival in Abuja, mid-term updates, and final exit briefing
  • Draft evaluation report
  • Final evaluation report with final PowerPoint presentation according to specified template

Qualifications

  • At least five years’ experience working with the Nigerian health system, with basic familiarity on quality control of pharmaceutical products
  • Experience conducting surveys, key informant interviews and focus group discussions, both facilitating and note taking.
  • Strong technical/evaluation report writing and communication/presentation skills
  • Proficient and native-level fluency in English

About the Organization

The organization is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to the development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to the government, the private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. The organization data-driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. The organization’s core practice areas include Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

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