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The Department of Planning, Research and Statistics is the repository base of the organisation, with the mandate of coordinating the activities of  other Departments/units by reviewing and formulating of policies, planning of programs, carrying out monitoring and evaluating the implementation of approved programs and activities of departments/units with sole aim of achieving the organization’s mandates for the overall development of standardization and quality assurance in Nigeria in a systematic, integrated and coordinated manner.

Also, the department undertake and coordinate research in scientific/engineering areas and in the socio-economic impact of SON’s programs in all areas of standardization, quality assurance, conformity assessment and metrology.

To articulate, coordinate and facilitate the implementation of Policies, Development Plans, Programs and Activities aimed at achieving the Organization’s Mandate of Standardisation and Quality Assurance Services in Nigeria. Accordingly, PRS shall:

  1. Coordinate and design Annual Work Plan of the Organisation.
  2. Collation of quarterly and annual Performance Reports of the Departments in the Organisation.
  3. Undertake relevant research in all areas of Standardisation and Quality Assurances for continual improvement of SON’s Services.
  4. Carryout planned Monitoring & Evaluation processes on SON’s approved programs, policies and activities to ensure effective performance and inform process managers and Management for process review and decision making respectively.
  5. Carryout quarterly analysis of data generated from the Organisation.
  6. Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and accuracy of SON’s information and records.
  1. Coordinate the Design and Development of the Annual Work Plan of the Organisation.
  2. Compilation of quarterly and annual progress reports of Departments/Units and preparation of Organizational Performance Report to Management.

 

  1. Coordinate and undertake relevant research and statistics Programs on the development or the acquisition, deployment and rational use of Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Conformity Assessment and Metrology activities.
  2. Compile and publish to relevant stakeholder’s data resulting from functions of the Organisation.
  3. Monitor and evaluate SON’s Programs, activities and the effective implementation of work plans.
  4. Establishment and operation of Data Bank for assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Keep up-to-date records of approved development Plans of the Organisation and monitor their execution in line with time schedule where specified through periodic inspections.
  6. Ensure the confidentiality, Integrity and accuracy of information/data generated or used in the Organisation.
  • Policy and Planning Division
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Division.
  • Research and Statistics Division

POLICY AND PLANNING DIVISION

The Policy and Planning Division is essentially responsible for the development review, articulation, analysis, projection and implementation of short, medium and long-term development plans of the Organisation to ensure effective and efficient Standardisation activities and Quality Assurance Services in Nigeria. The Division is headed by Deputy Director or the most senior Officer; and it performs the following functions of the Department:

 

  1. Participate in the development and review of the Federal Government Policies as it relates to Standardisation, Quality Assurance and Metrology.
  2. Coordinate the development of SON’s strategic Plan towards Standardisation and Quality Assurance.
  • Coordinate the development, review and implementation of Annual work plan by the Organisation.
  1. Preparation of the Organization’s quarterly and annual progress report
  2. Compile and publish relevant data resulting from performance of functions of the Organisation

MONITORING AND EVALUATION DIVISION

This Division is in charge of performance tracking, review and verification of compliance to procedures of all activities and Programs undertaken by the Organisation. The division is headed by Deputy Director or the most senior officer and performs the following functions of the Department:

  1. To review Policies, Processes, Programs and the activities of the departments/units in line with the overall objectives of the Organisation.
  2. Carryout periodic/planned Monitoring & Evaluation inspections to asses and verify at various stages, the effectiveness and performance of all SON development plans, programs and activities in line with stipulated timelines where specified.
  • To prepare and submit Evaluation Report to Management in order to reveal the degree of implementation and compliance of each process for management decision making.
  1. Compile and publish relevant Data resulting from performance of functions of the Organisation.

RESEARCH AND STATISTICS DIVISION

The Division is in charge of records and data management of the Organisation. It is made up of Statistics, Research and Documentation and is headed by Deputy Director or the most senior officer in the Division; and performs the following functions of the Department:

  1. Undertake and conduct research and statistics on the socio-economic impact of SON’s Programs in all areas of Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Conformity Assessment and Metrology; and raise recommendations to SON Management.
  2. Establish a harmonized and rationalized Organizational Framework for SON Data generation and dissemination.
  • Produce, process, store and disseminate information on SON’s reliable Operational data.
  1. Carry out research into the Organization’s operational modalities to improve service delivery.
  2. Identify research opportunities and collaborate with key stakeholders on matters of research and statistics relating to Standardisation, Quality Assurance and Metrology.