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HIV Data Quality Assessor

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm dedicated to development, with 35 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.

DevTech manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity. The Activity provides continuous, on-the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID/Nigeria and implementing partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, project and activity level monitoring, evaluation planning and management, organizational learning, capacity building, and knowledge management.

DevTech is recruiting a team of HIV/AIDS and Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Experts to conduct a DQA for HIV-TB office of USAID/Nigeria. The DQA team, together with USAID and MEL Activity staff, will assess PEPFAR HIV indicators to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the data that implementing partners (IP) report to USAID. The field work, to be conducted throughout Nigeria, from May to June 2018, will apply rigorous methods and criteria for DQAs to understand the extent to which data can be relied on for management and programming decisions.

Scope of Work:

  • Conduct multiple IP M&E systems assessments for select HIV program indicators at IP central levels, intermediate and service delivery/sub-contractor levels (as appropriate).
  • Review the data quality of select HIV program indicators against the ADS 201 guideline.
  • Identify actionable recommendations to address emerging data quality issues and M&E system issues.

Deliverables, Level of Effort, & Schedule:

  • Participate fully in the DQA training for HIV DQA assessors (May 2018).
  • Review and understand all relevant background documents for the DQA exercise including: Performance Indicator Refence sheets (PIRS), DQA tools and protocols, reporting templates and any other background document provided by MEL (May 2018).
  • Conduct DQA in assigned state(s) under the guidance and supervision of the DQA Specialist and DQA Team Lead (May and June 2018).
  • Work with other DQA Assessors in assigned state team and the DQA Specialist to develop daily reports of DQA activities and findings using the recommended reporting template (May and June 2018).
  • Work with other DQA Assessors in assigned state(s) and the DQA Specialist to develop a Power Point presentation of DQA findings to be presented at a debrief meeting at the DevTech Nigeria office following the state DQA visits (June and July 2018).
  • Carry out other DQA tasks as assigned by the DQA Specialist and the DQA Team Lead.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Economics, Epidemiology, International Development, or related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience monitoring and/or evaluating PEPFAR-funded HIV programs; to include experience in data collection of PEPFAR indicators and reviewing them against set data quality standards.

NOTE: This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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