Field Coordinator, Guinea

3 months ago
Guinea
Type
Consultant

Overview

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

 

Job Title:                                Field Coordinator

Department/Location:         Global Health/Guinea

Reports To:                            Chief of Party

Type:                                    Consultancy

 

Pillar II Ebola 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 will conduct Ebola Pillar II MEL activities, including:

  1. two macro-level performance evaluations, one in Year 1 (2017) and one in Year 3 (2019);
  2. technical support for routine monitoring (assessment, capacity development and help with quarterly data collection and analysis of macro-level performance progress);
  3. data quality assurance efforts in the three target countries Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and
  4. development of a knowledge management system that can support learning within the three countries and throughout USAID.

The IBTCI consortium working on Ebola Pillar II MEL will achieve the following:

  • Ensure that the activities associated with Pillar II are well documented, monitored and evaluated;
  • Ebola Pillar II efforts evolution, progress and results are properly accounted for, understood, and;
  • Any lessons learned will inform future USG programming and implementation of Ebola work and potentially other infectious diseases.

Responsibilities

  • The Field Coordinator (FC) will serve as a key field representative of IBTCI in the Ebola Pillar II Performance Evaluation. The FC will provide a range of evaluation services, including conducting key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGD),and round tables and local oversight of a household and a health facility structured surveys in Guinea that will be fielded through a local subcontractor (a firm).
  • The FC will have a lead responsibility, alongside with the Local Evaluation Specialist from the subcontractor to record the results of KIIs and FGDs in digital form to be transferred in English weekly to the Chief of Party. The Field Coordinator is expected to complete comprehensive transcripts of the KIIs and FGDs in English in a pre-defined template to be delivered to IBTCI within three days of the interviews.
  • The FC will work closely with the Local Evaluation Specialist in the field, in identifying key informants for interviews and scheduling interviews, for arranging, scheduling, and leading or supervising focus group discussions, round table discussions, and other relevant meetings.

The period of performance is approximately 60 working days over the course of August 15 - December 31, 2017.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in public health, social sciences, evaluation, economics, or a relevant field. 
  • At least five (5) years prior experience as a Field Coordinator for research and evaluation surveys, preferably in the health sector.  
  • Experience working on Ebola-focused studies highly desired but not required. 
  • Experience supervising and collecting data at a national level. 
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA or SPSS, Atlas.ti or NVivo.
  • Proficiency in mobile phone based data collection and management system (e.g. Datadyne/Magpi, or other software) might be required. 
  • Excellent organization and project management skills.
  • Energetic, innovative, creative self-starter.
  • Problem solver and results oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Proven track record to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English, French, and local language(s) (the main local language is required).

Supervisory Responsibility:  N/A 

 

Travel: The FC will be based in Conakry with travel in priority areas across the country where data will be collected.

 

No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

 

 

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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