Local Evaluation Specialist: Liberia

3 months ago
Liberia
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:                                Local Evaluation Specialist: Liberia

Department/Location:         Global Health

Reports To:                            Chief of Party, Ebola Pillar II MEL

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

  • Work closely with the Evaluation Team (ET) at IBTCI home office (HO) and with the Field Coordinator to lead the pretest of instruments for the Ebola Pillar II performance evaluation in Liberia.
  • Work closely with the Field Coordinator to recruit the qualified personnel who will who will serve as data collectors for the pretest of the performance evaluation instruments.
  • Lead the training of the personnel (qualitative interviewers and quantitative data collectors) and supervise the pretest of instruments in the field.
  • Provide a detailed report with feedback on the data collection tools based on the pretest of instruments
  • Arrange for the clearance of the evaluation study design and instruments by the Liberia Ethical Review Institutional Board.

The period of performance is roughly 25 working days over the course of August 15 – September 30, 2017.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • A master's degree or higher degree in public health, demography, social sciences, evaluation, economics, or a related field.
  • At least 7 years’ prior experience as an Evaluator for research and evaluation studies in the country of study.
  • Minimum 5 years managing and overseeing supervisees.
  • Computer skills in word processing and basic data analysis data analysis tools such as SPSS, MS Excel and/or STATA.
  • Fluency in English (both written and oral) are required.
  • Available from 15 August - 30 September, 2017.

Supervisory Responsibility:  N/A

 

Travel: Travel outside of Monrovia, as necessary

 

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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