Short-Term Expert (STE) – M&E Coder, Abuja, Nigeria

Job no: 498579
Work type: Contract
Location: Nigeria
Categories: Infrastructure


WYG, a Tetra Tech company, is delivering the DFID-funded United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF), a £72.8m technical assistance facility which aims to improve the lives of some of Nigeria’s poorest people by improving the way infrastructure is designed and delivered in the country.

The UKNIAF programme is active across the Federal Road Network (FRN), Power and Infrastructure finance sectors. Working with the Federal Government of Nigeria, selected state governments and the wider international community, it aims to catalyse a transformational change in livelihoods across Nigeria by unblocking obstacles to growth.

The Roads Component of the UKNIAF programme will enhance the delivery of improvements in Federal Road Networks as well as ongoing reforms in legislation regarding roads.  The Federal Road Network carries 70% of the nation’s economic traffic but is in poor condition.  Road sector reform is the essential foundation which will support and enable improved road infrastructure in Nigeria. However, to achieve a transformational improvement in the way public money is spent on road assets and maintain a network that is fit-for-purpose, the overhaul of roads sector governance reform must be coupled with two other initiatives:

  • Improvements in asset management practices, tools and capabilities to help improve decision making and project prioritization. 
  • Improvements to the budgeting, management and execution of road construction and maintenance projects, to ensure that the recommendations of the asset management process are delivered efficiently.

The purpose of this role is for a Short-Term Expert (STE) with expertise in coding and road asset management systems to assess the current systems in use within the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH).


The STE is required to contribute to the improvement of the FMWH COHIMS System by providing coding expertise.  The STE will have the following core responsibilities:

•           Preparing a detailed review framework for the subject area: monitoring and evaluation of FMWH projects with particular attention to the COHIMS system that is currently under design

•           Developing M&E indicators including reviewing, conforming and refining baseline indicators

•           Developing appropriate data collection instruments for quantitative and qualitative surveys based on selected indicators

•           Developing or proposing proprietary computerised data collection tools

•           Defining an analytical framework for data processing and analysis

•           Defining required data output formats towards a data entry process

•           Characterising data outputs using statistical tools such as frequencies, rates, percentages etc. as required by end users, and ensure the database has a facility for producing output reports

•           Preparing a framework for linking to the COHIMS database management system for data storage, processing and analysis

•           Contributing to the definition of a “Citizens Portal” for the COHIMS system

•           Contributing to the preparation of draft and final strategy paper and implementation plan for improving project delivery on the FRN

•           Attending working groups (WGs), Joint WGs and Stakeholder Workshops


KPIs are likely to evolve over the life of the programme however at the outset they will include:

•           COHIMS review report, brief and concise with recommendations for areas to be improved

•           Proposed M&E Framework Report

•           Coding output for M&E data collection and analysis

•           Recommendations for linking into COHIMS system

•           Project Delivery Improvement Strategy and Implementation Plan – Contributory Notes


The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

•           Computer Scientist/Analyst with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science

•           Knowledge in data analysis and management or a related field with at least 5 years post qualification work experience

•           Ability to use the latest coding languages in the development of applications, including mobile applicationsAdvertisement

•           Ability to develop software applications for undertaking mass survey will be an added advantage

•           Must have proven skills in liaison with various stakeholders

•           Must be able to communicate clearly verbally and make presentations to large audiences

•           Fluency in the English language is essential

How to Apply

Please apply by submitting a CV demonstrating experience against the person requirements. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Applications close:  30 October 2020

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors around the world, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the European Union (EU). Our people are focused on improving lives by working side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth, and good governance. 

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Advertised: 27 Oct 2020 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Oct 2020 (11:55 PM) W. Central Africa Standard Time