Data Analyst

  Ministry of Education (MoE)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1925
Date Posted:Jun 13, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 19, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Education
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:0

About Ministry of Education (MoE):


The aim of the EQRA Project is “to increase equitable access to primary and secondary education, particularly girls, in selected lagging provinces, and to improve learning conditions in Afghanistan.” EQRA introduces a shift from monitoring only the enrollment of students (which also includes attention to students designated as ‘permanently absent’) to focusing on bringing children into school as well as student attendance. The Education Quality Reform for Afghanistan (EQRA) is fully aligned with the goals of the Afghanistan National Strategic Plan (NESP III). The project is designed to (A) increase equitable access in disadvantaged districts especially for girls; (B) improve quality of instruction/education service delivery and (C) enhance MoE governance and management capacity. The project focuses on the construction and expansion of schools, provide community-based education to out of school children, reform curriculum for all grades, improve and ensure textbooks delivery to schools, enhance academic supervision, strengthen teacher & TTC quality, improve execution of budget, strengthen and increase use of EMIS, implement capacity building reform, and reform recruitment process for civil service.

Job Summary:

The UNICEF assisted Country Program of Cooperation for 2015-2019 (CP) is being implemented in collaboration with the Government of Afghanistan and aims at addressing inequities to enable all children, adolescents and women to have access to quality basic services and fulfil their rights to survival, development, protection and participation.
The Education component of the CP builds upon the current status of basic education in the country and contributes to the national efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs 2 and 3) as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within a post-2015 framework.
The Education component is in line with the newly developed NESP III (2017-2021), contributing to the following priorities: a) Increased Gross Enrolment Rate to 131.6% in primary education, 95.4% in lower secondary, and 65.4% in upper secondary education; and b) Increased enrolment in General Education to 11.4 million children.
UNICEF Outcome statement: Girls and boys of school age, especially vulnerable children in deprived provinces and areas, access primary education that is progressively child friendly and demonstrates improved learning outcomes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and Tasks:
The overall responsibilities of the data analyst will be properly analyzing of education data and their dissemination in an effective way that can be of high use for decision making. The incumbent is also to review current data analysis approaches, culture for data sharing, and data application for decision making within the education sub-sectors around the country. Assessment and building of necessary data analysis among civil servants in especially in statistics departments/units at the national and sub-national levels is one of the core functions of the incumbent. Some of the specific tasks include, but not limited to:

Current system review
1. Assess and revise current EMIS data collection and cleaning processes using upstream and downstream approaches data flow from Central MoE to school level and vice versa,
2. Review data collection tools and systems at the central and provincial and their practicality for proper data collection, analysis and generation,
3. Review provincial staff KSA on utilization of EMIS established systems and recommend required capacity building program based on your oversight,
4. Review communication and coordination streams upward and downward and identify obstacles, and recommend possible solutions
Data analysis
1. Assist planning department in proper decision making via analyzing education indicators using EMIS data, CSO and UN organizations datasets,
2. Assist planning department in development/revision of effective and usable simulation model using EMIS dataset periodically,
3. Work with EMIS department in analyzing collected data for preparation of annual statistical reports,
4. Prepare a factsheet every year by analysing core education indicators (including NER, GER, NIR, NAR, Ratios…) for users, and
5. Review and revise the data on various education reports and plans such as Education Sector Analysis (ESA), NESP reviews (semi and annual sector plan appraisal), plan preparation, EJSR, NPP and etc.
1. Strengthen effective communication and coordination between MoE, MoHE, MoPH, MoLSAMD, and other sectoral ministries, Central Statistical Office, UNFPA, UNODC, UNPD and other organizations for data sharing,
2. Conduct regular quarterly visits from central and provincial education departments in order to review and guide there data collection, entry, cleaning, monitoring and analysis,
3. Communicate filtered data with MoE’s stakeholders regularly through Education Website and based on request, and

4. Establish constructive filing system through shared drive that can help planners and decision makers.

Capacity building
1. Assess data analysis related skill gaps among staff at the national and sub-national levels,
2. Develop need based didactic materials and conduct effective training sessions for all EMIS staff at the national and sub-national education departments,
3. Conduct on the job training by traveling to provinces to improve effective use of EMIS systems established in the provinces, and
4. And any other data analysis tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

Minimum Bachelor Degree majored in statistics in the education sector

Minimum 5 years of work experiences in data analysis in education sector

Experience in monitoring and evaluation of data flow (processes and approaches) in an government

Experience in modification of data flow structures in the government organization for better-off

Experience in effectively maintaining of communication and coordination among MoE and its development partners through proper data sharing and accessibility

Strong team building skills, management, communication, research and development (R&D) and skill development

Strong knowledge of communication, presentation and change management

Excellent English, Dari and Pashto written and oral communication skills

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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