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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Abt Associates is working on a wide range of efforts in Ghana, including programs to protect people from malaria, strengthen the country's health system, evaluate the impact of financial incentives on agriculture, expand clean energy and boost regional and global trade.

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    Learning and Data Specialist - Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening (RING II)

    The World at Abt

    Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

    We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment and energy do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

    To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. C reating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

    Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

    The Opportunity

    Abt Associates is currently seeking a qualified Learning and Data Specialist for the Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening. This activity focuses on enhancing the ability of all stakeholders to address poor nutrition and weak resilience in northern Ghana. Feed the Future Resilience in Northern Ghana Systems Strengthening will result in sustained improvements in the delivery of local services to achieve measurable improvements in the nutrition and resilience of an estimated 85,000 reproductive-aged women and children under five years old.

    The position will be based in Tamale, Ghana

    Core Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, the Learning and Data Specialist is responsible for the maintenance of systems for the adequate, regular, and safe storage of program monitoring data. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

    • Create and enforce policies for effective data management.
    • Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data.
    • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects.
    • Establish rules and procedures for data sharing with upper management, external stakeholders etc.
    • Support others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and company standards.
    • Assist with reports and data extraction when needed.
    • Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc.) .
    • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses.
    • Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications.
    • Ensure the data entry procedures are accurate and conducted on time.
    • Other duties as required.

    What We Value

    • Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree and 6 years of experience.
    • Degree in computer science, statistics, economics, or a related field .
    • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies , with a strong preference for experience with DHIS2.
    • Experience designing and maintaining information systems with data visualization and dashboard development, using technologies such as Tableau or PowerBI.
    • Strong understanding of database and data analysis procedures (data collection, analysis, distribution, etc.) .
    • Expertise in writing SQL statements to query data systems.
    • Experience in managing MySQL and similar databases.
    • Experience with ODK Collect preferred .
    • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript and web development principles
    • Three to five years of monitoring and evaluation, experience in agriculture sector is preferable .
    • Professional experience in designing M&E and/or database systems preferably on USAID-funded projects.
    • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for data analysis (Excel required, advanced statistical packages such as R, Stata, SPSS, SAS, etc.a plus) .
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques.
    • Experience with the development of a web database and integration of mobile data into database systems .
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision .
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational, and computer skills.
    • Strong written and spoken English is required .

    What We Offer

    We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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