Senior Program Performance Analyst

1 month ago
Worldwide
Type
Consultant

Overview

Position Title:                 Senior Program Performance Analyst (consultant)
Reports to:                    Program Monitoring Director for Ebola Pillar II MEL Activity
Period of Contract:          6 weeks (August 28 – October 15)
Location of Position:        Home based


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 & governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global   health.

 

The Ebola Pillar II, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project is a three-year USAID-funded contract to support monitoring, evaluation and learning of USAID-coordinated efforts in mitigating the second order impacts of the Ebola Virus outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project is focusing on four main components: evaluation, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning.

Responsibilities

In this role, the Senior Program Performance Analyst will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and preparing presentations (report, PPT) of performance results from 19 projects in the Ebola Pillar II program in Sierra Leone.  Pillar II is a program designed to mitigate the second order societal impacts of the Ebola Virus.  Ebola Pillar II MEL is a separate project established to support monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and Knowledge, Management and Learning (KML) of the Ebola Pillar II program.

 

The review and analysis of this consultancy will provide the basis for a presentation of key achievements and lessons learned from projects implemented with Pillar II funding. Key findings from this review will be analyzed, packaged and presented at a Learning Conference in Sierra Leone attended by officials from government, donor, implementing partners, and other stakeholders.   We require someone who has a high level of technical skill in M&E in international development, has considerable experience doing performance document reviews, and has worked on USAID funded projects, particularly in health or food security/agriculture.  The person must also be able to work quite independently, possess a strong work ethic, be effective under time pressure with deadlines, and have excellent English writing and data presentation skills.

 

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a detailed plan for the document review process with timelines and interim deliverables in alignment with the strategic review guidance and supervision provided by the Program Monitoring Director. 
  • Implement the review plan. Review progress reports and other documentation to extract key achievements, challenges and lessons learned as they pertain to the themes of resilience and sustainability, within the overall Strategic and Results Frameworks of the Ebola Pillar II program. 
  • Where further information is needed that is not in the documentation, interact with designated personnel from the Ebola Pillar II MEL activity to obtain that information.  This may ultimately necessitate connecting with personnel from Implementing Partners or USAID via phone or other virtual ways, and/or submitting written information requests. 
  • When requested, participate remotely in Sierra Learning Conference Planning Committee meetings with USAID and IBTCI personnel.  May also need to take part in other calls (conference, one-on-one) with USAID and/or Implementing Partners. 
  • Provide progress updates to IBTCI’s Program Monitoring Director and Knowledge, Management and Learning Director. 
  • Develop draft and final versions of written report and PPT with key findings (to be presented by IBTCI during the Learning Conference). 
  • Discuss the final findings of the review with IBTCI and USAID personnel.

 

Key Deliverables: 

  • Detailed plan for document review
  • Draft report of key findings and PPT
  • Final report of key findings and PPT
  • Oral presentation/discussion of findings with USAID and IBTCI staff in a remote meeting with shared screen.

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 10 years’ experience in M&E in international development, preferably in health or food security
  • Significant demonstrated experience with document/literature reviews for international development projects
  • Significant experience either working on M&E within USAID missions or in IP projects/activities funded by USAID
  • Excellent skills in English writing and in presentation of data for a diverse audience

 Education:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Statistics, or another related field.

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