Job Title: Senior Event Planner
Department/Location: Global Health
Reports To: Chief of Party, Ebola Pillar II MEL, or designee
Ebola Pillar II MEL Activity Description: USAID’s Ebola Pillar II efforts - mitigating second-order impacts including blunting the economic, social and political consequences in the region – has four sub-components: 1) food security; 2) recovery of health systems and non-Ebola emergency health services, 3) governance and economic crisis mitigation (GECM), and 4) innovation, technology and partnership. These four components, listed in the USAID Africa Bureau’s M&E Framework for Pillar II, include mutually supportive interventions in six sectors or thematic areas: agriculture and food security; health services and systems; education; governance; economic crisis mitigation; and information, communication and technology. IBTCI's Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) contract supports these efforts by providing evaluations, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning.
IBTCI is tasked to implement three learning events in each of the Ebola-affected countries. The purpose of each of the two-day learning conferences (three learning conferences, one in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone with approximately 50-100 participants each) is to bring together country-wide mission staff, IPs, government counterparts, stakeholders and beneficiaries to share knowledge, research, results, and experiences and to engage private sector and media to better tell the stories within the country, to other Ebola affected countries, and the American public.
Goals and Objectives of the events are:
The Senior Event Planner (EP) will collaborate with the KM Director, COP and the Program Monitoring Director as well as the subcontractors in countries, consultants, clients, and mission-based staff, to implement three two-day learning events in West Africa (three learning conferences, one in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). Depending on when the consultant is on board, the checklist below is provided to help the consultant understand what activities, functions and tasks are expected to be implemented.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Education: Master’s degree in communications, knowledge management, international development, or related fields.
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
Travel: Travel will be required for the events.