DevTech Systems Inc Current Job Openings [4 Positions]

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27 Mar, 2018

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DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to the 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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Abuja:

Job Title: Ag Policy Evaluation Specialist – STTA
Location:
 Abuja
Job Type: Full Time
Description
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. 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) Program. The Program 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 has procured the services of a team of technical and evaluation experts who will conduct a final program evaluation of the Feed the Future (FtF) Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity in partnership with USAID/Nigeria. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether the assistance provided by USAID/Nigeria through the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity is meeting the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria. The evaluation will provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity, as well as a detailed picture of the major accomplishments and weaknesses of the Activity since its inception, and determine how its successes can be sustained. The evaluation will be utilized to make decisions for possible modification of the activity for its duration and/or for follow-on activities.

Scope of Work
The Evaluation Specialist will work closely with the Team Lead and the evaluation team to:

  • Review available information to identify information gaps and refine data collection tasks accordingly.
  • Design data collection instruments for individual interviews and focus group discussions.
  • Design discussion guides for stakeholder roundtables.
  • Develop a detailed work plan for USAID approval.
  • Plan the logistics of the evaluation field work; the team will conduct individual interviews with FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity stakeholders who are identified in the target areas and groups section of this SOW.
  • Facilitate focus group discussions (roundtables). These group discussions will seek to answer the evaluation questions and bring together stakeholders involved with the project.

Technical Responsibilities
For this evaluation, the Evaluation Specialist will:

  • Review all background documents and preparation work, as provided by USAID/Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Environment (EGE) Office.
  • Prepare for and attend team planning meetings and in-brief with USAID, including contributing to the development of the in-brief PowerPoint presentation (in accordance with USAID ADS Style and Format Guide).
  • Contribute to the development and revisions of workplan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions, as directed by the Team Lead, based on the background review documents and the in-brief with USAID.
  • Support in planning and arranging logistics for the field work, including reaching out to and scheduling interviews with stakeholders, identifying suitable stakeholders for interviews, and ensuring meeting locations.
  • Incorporate USAID and MEL team feedback into the workplan and data collection tools, as necessary and to the satisfaction of USAID/Nigeria.
  • Conduct information and data collection activities (key informant interviews and focus group discussions) in Abuja and throughout Nigeria, as determined by USAID and the Team Lead, and as guided by the work plan and data collection tools.
  • Upload interview notes to the Agriculture Policy Evaluation SharePoint within 24 hours of completion of interview/discussion.
  • Contribute to the development of the draft evaluation report, incorporating feedback from USAID/Nigeria and the MEL team.
  • Support in the preparation and presentation of preliminary findings/exit brief to USAID/Nigeria’s EGE Office.
  • Contribute to the development of final evaluation report, and consideration and inclusion of USAID’s feedback until USAID/Nigeria’s EGE Office accepts and approves the final version of the evaluation report.
  • Contribute to the development of the 2-3 page summary of the evaluation methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Use the MEL Activity’s internal SharePoint for all evaluation materials management to ensure safety and integrity of MEL’s intellectual property
  • Deliverables, Level Of Effort, & Schedule

The Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the following deliverables:

  • Document Review Summary and proposed outline of draft evaluation report (either prior to the field or at the end of first week of interviewing).
  • Detailed Work Plan detailing evaluation methodological approach and draft schedule of field activities and draft and final questionnaire (s) to be used during interviews (prior to travel to the field).
  • Summary of initial findings, including a PowerPoint Briefing (at the end of follow up and synthesis effort and prior to Team’s departure from Nigeria).
  • Draft Evaluation Report.
  • A summary of “key steps in the evaluation, key findings, recommendations and next steps” and a PowerPoint presentation of these.
  • Final Evaluation Report (within two weeks of receiving Mission comments on draft report).
  • The Evaluation Specialist will have 46 days LOE for all evaluation activities.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

  • Must possess a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, Economics, or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience and strong logistics and planning skills including experience with data collection, surveys, and statistical analysis.
  • Proven experience in organizational capacity building and assessment.
  • Proven strong experience with data collection procedures, surveys, and analysis of data using statistical analysis tools.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Ag Policy Evaluation Team Lead – STTA
Location
: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

Description
DevTech manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Program (MEL Program). The Program 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 has procured the services of a team of technical and evaluation experts who will conduct a final program evaluation of the Feed the Future (FtF) Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity in partnership with USAID/Nigeria. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether the assistance provided by USAID/Nigeria through the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity is meeting the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria.

The evaluation will provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity, as well as a detailed picture of the major accomplishments and weaknesses of the Activity since its inception and determine how its successes can be sustained. The evaluation will be utilized to make decisions for possible modification of the activity for its duration and/or for follow-on activities.

Scope of Work

  • The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management of the evaluation, including coordinating and packaging the deliverables
  • The Team Leader will develop the outline for the draft report, present the report, and after incorporating USAID/Nigeria staff comments, submit the final report to USAID/Nigeria through DevTech Systems Inc within the prescribed timeline
  • In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Team Leader will be responsible for the following:

Preparation:

  • Finalize and negotiate with USAID/Nigeria the team’s work plan.
  • Establish assignment roles, responsibilities, and tasks for each team member.
  • Ensure that the logistics arrangements in the field are complete.

Management:

  • Take the lead on preparing, coordinating team member input, submitting, revising and finalizing the assignment report.
  • Manage the process of report writing.
  • Manage team coordination meetings in the field.
  • Coordinate the workflow and tasks and ensure that team members are adhering to the schedule.

Communication:

  • Ensure harmony within the team.
  • Serve as primary interface with USAID/Nigeria and serve as the spokesperson for the team.
  • Debrief USAID/Nigeria as the evaluation progresses and organize a final debriefing.
  • Keep USAID/Nigeria apprised of progress challenges, work changes, team travel plans in the field, and report preparation via phone conversation or email at least once a week.
  • Serve as primary interface with USAID/Nigeria for the submission of draft and final reports, and deliverables to USAID/Nigeria.
  • Make decisions in conjunction with USAID/Nigeria about the safety and security of the team.

Direction:

  • Assume technical direction lead, as required, in order to ensure quality and appropriateness of assignment and report content.

Deliverables, Level Of Effort, & Schedule

  • The Team Lead will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Document Review Summary and proposed outline of draft evaluation report (either prior to the field or at the end of first week of interviewing).
  • Detailed Work Plan detailing evaluation methodological approach and draft schedule of field activities and draft and final questionnaire(s) to be used during interviews (prior to travel to the field).
  • Summary of initial findings, including a PowerPoint Briefing (at the end of follow‐up and synthesis effort and prior to Team’s departure from Nigeria).
  • Draft Evaluation Report.
  • A summary of “key steps in the evaluation, key findings, recommendations and next steps” and a PowerPoint presentation of these.
  • Final Evaluation Report (within two weeks of receiving Mission comments on draft report).
  • The Team Lead will have 55 days LOE for all evaluation activities.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

  • A graduate Degree in Development Economics, Public Policy, Economics, Business Administration, Agriculture, or a related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience assessing or evaluating USAID-supported agricultural policy and agricultural value chain activities.
  • Previous experience serving as an evaluation Team Leader on a USAID-supported agricultural policy activity.
  • Previous experience working in Africa.
  • Experience facilitating and providing leadership in collaborative and participatory evaluations with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to produce preliminary and final reports on time.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Agriculture Economist – STTA
Location
: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

Scope of Work

The Agriculture Economist will work closely with the Team Lead and the evaluation team to:

  • Review available information to identify information gaps and refine data collection tasks accordingly.
  • Design data collection instruments for individual interviews and focus group discussions.
  • Design discussion guides for stakeholder roundtables.
  • Develop a detailed work plan for USAID approval.
  • Plan the logistics of the evaluation field work; the team will conduct individual interviews with FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity stakeholders who are identified in the target areas and groups section of this SOW.
  • Facilitate focus group discussions (roundtables). These group discussions will seek to answer the evaluation questions and bring together stakeholders involved with the project.

Technical Responsibilities
For this evaluation, the Agriculture Economist will:

  • Review all background documents and preparation work, as provided by USAID/Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Environment (EGE) Office.
  • Prepare for and attend team planning meetings and in-brief with USAID, including contributing to the development of the in-brief PowerPoint presentation (in accordance with USAID ADS Style and Format Guide).
  • Contribute to the development and revisions of workplan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions, as directed by the Team Lead, based on the background review documents and the in-brief with USAID.
  • Support in planning and arranging logistics for the field work, including reaching out to and scheduling interviews with stakeholders, identifying suitable stakeholders for interviews, and ensuring meeting locations.
  • Incorporate USAID and MEL team feedback into the workplan and data collection tools, as necessary and to the satisfaction of USAID/Nigeria.
  • Conduct information and data collection activities (key informant interviews and focus group discussions) in Abuja and throughout Nigeria, as determined by USAID and the Team Lead, and as guided by the work plan and data collection tools.
  • Upload interview notes to the Agriculture Policy Evaluation SharePoint within 24 hours of completion of interview/discussion.
  • Contribute to the development of the draft evaluation report, incorporating feedback from USAID/Nigeria and the MEL team.
  • Support in the preparation and presentation of preliminary findings/exit brief to USAID/Nigeria’s EGE Office.
  • Contribute to the development of final evaluation report, and consideration and inclusion of USAID’s feedback until USAID/Nigeria’s EGE Office accepts and approves the final version of the evaluation report.
  • Contribute to the development of the 2-3 page summary of the evaluation methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Use the MEL Activity’s internal SharePoint for all evaluation materials management to ensure safety and integrity of MEL’s intellectual property.

Deliverables, Level of Effort, & Schedule
The Agriculture Economist will be responsible for supporting the following deliverables:

  • Document Review Summary and proposed outline of draft evaluation report (either prior to the field or at the end of first week of interviewing).
  • Detailed Work Plan detailing evaluation methodological approach and draft schedule of field activities and draft and final questionnaire (s) to be used during interviews (prior to travel to the field).
  • Summary of initial findings, including a PowerPoint Briefing (at the end of follow up and synthesis effort and prior to Team’s departure from Nigeria).
  • Draft Evaluation Report.
  • A summary of “key steps in the evaluation, key findings, recommendations and next steps” and a PowerPoint presentation of these.
  • Final Evaluation Report (within two weeks of receiving Mission comments on draft report).
  • The Agriculture Economist will have 46 days LOE for all evaluation activities.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

  • Must possess a bachelors degree in agriculture, agricultural policy, agribusiness, economics, or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative evaluations.
  • Technical competence in the field of agriculture, agricultural policy, agribusiness and agriculture value chains, economics, or related fields.
  • Strong report writing and analytical skills in English.
  • Familiarity with USAID ADS Style and Format Guide.
  • Strong knowledge of the Nigerian agricultural policy environment.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Ag Policy Senior Evaluation Specialist – STTA
Location
: Abuja
Job Type: Full Time

Description
DevTech manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Program (MEL Program). The Program 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 has procured the services of a team of technical and evaluation experts who will conduct a final program evaluation of the Feed the Future (FtF) Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity in partnership with USAID/Nigeria. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether the assistance provided by USAID/Nigeria through the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity is meeting the stated development objectives, and to understand the lessons learned from this particular Activity in Nigeria

The evaluation will provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity, as well as a detailed picture of the major accomplishments and weaknesses of the Activity since its inception and determine how its successes can be sustained. The evaluation will be utilized to make decisions for possible modification of the activity for its duration and/or for follow-on activities.

Scope of Work
The Senior Evaluation Specialist will work closely with the Team Lead and the evaluation team to:

  • Review available information to identify information gaps and refine data collection tasks accordingly.
  • Design data collection instruments for individual interviews and focus group discussions.
  • Design discussion guides for stakeholder roundtables.
  • Develop a detailed work plan for USAID approval.
  • Plan the logistics of the evaluation field work; the team will conduct individual interviews with FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Activity stakeholders who are identified in the target areas and groups section of this SOW.
  • Facilitate focus group discussions (roundtables). These group discussions will seek to answer the evaluation questions and bring together stakeholders involved with the project.

Technical Responsibilities
For this evaluation, the Senior Evaluation Specialist will:

  • Review all background documents and preparation work, as provided by USAID/Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Environment (EGE) Office.
  • Prepare for and attend team planning meetings and in-brief with USAID, including contributing to the development of the in-brief PowerPoint presentation (in accordance with USAID ADS Style and Format Guide).
  • Contribute to the development and revisions of workplan and data collection tools, including pre-testing and revisions, as directed by the Team Lead, based on the background review documents and the in-brief with USAID.
  • Support in planning and arranging logistics for the field work, including reaching out to and scheduling interviews with stakeholders, identifying suitable stakeholders for interviews, and ensuring meeting locations.
  • Incorporate USAID and MEL team feedback into the workplan and data collection tools, as necessary and to the satisfaction of USAID/Nigeria.
  • Conduct information and data collection activities (key informant interviews and focus group discussions) in Abuja and throughout Nigeria, as determined by USAID and the Team Lead, and as guided by the work plan and data collection tools.
  • Upload interview notes to the Agriculture Policy Evaluation SharePoint within 24 hours of completion of interview/discussion.
  • Contribute to the development of the draft evaluation report, incorporating feedback from USAID/Nigeria and the MEL team.
  • Support in the preparation and presentation of preliminary findings/exit brief to USAID/Nigeria’s EGE Office.
  • Contribute to the development of final evaluation report, and consideration and inclusion of USAID’s feedback until USAID/Nigeria’s EGE Office accepts and approves the final version of the evaluation report.
  • Contribute to the development of the 2-3 page summary of the evaluation methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Use the MEL Activity’s internal SharePoint for all evaluation materials management to ensure safety and integrity of MEL’s intellectual property.

Deliverables, Level Of Effort, & Schedule
The Senior Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the following deliverables:

  • Document Review Summary and proposed outline of draft evaluation report (either prior to the field or at the end of first week of interviewing).
  • Detailed Work Plan detailing evaluation methodological approach and draft schedule of field activities and draft and final questionnaire (s) to be used during interviews (prior to travel to the field).
  • Summary of initial findings, including a PowerPoint Briefing (at the end of follow up and synthesis effort and prior to Team’s departure from Nigeria).
  • Draft Evaluation Report.
  • A summary of “key steps in the evaluation, key findings, recommendations and next steps” and a PowerPoint presentation of these.
  • Final Evaluation Report (within two weeks of receiving Mission comments on draft report).
  • The Senior Evaluation Specialist will have 48 days LOE for all evaluation activities.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or related fields.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years conducting both qualitative and quantitative evaluations/assessments around improving capacity for service delivery and policy formulation in developing countries.
  • Very good interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
  • Strong report writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills in English.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

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