Event Facilitator

3 months ago
Worldwide
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:                              Facilitator

Department/Location:        Global Health

Reports To:                          Chief of Party, Ebola Pillar II MEL, or designee

Type:                                   Consultancy

 

Pillar II Ebola MEL Activity Description: USAID’s Ebola Pillar II efforts – mitigating second-order impacts of the outbreak 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:

  • Share findings and results of year one performance evaluation, routine monitoring, training needs assessments and surveys, knowledge management, and M&E
  • Share technical presentations and facilitate technical sessions that will cultivate additional knowledge exchange to deepen and expand the conversation about moving forward
  • Share learning that will strengthen country-led efforts and build capacity of governments, missions and implementing partners
  • Share learnings and stories within the country, with other Ebola affected countries and US audiences

Responsibilities

The Facilitator will collaborate with the Sr. Event Planner, KM Director, COP, Program Monitoring Director, and consultants, as well as the subcontractors in the countries, to support the implementation of three two-day learning events in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Currently the dates are Sierra Leone - November 2017, Guinea - January 2018, and Liberia - February 2018. The Facilitator will be dedicated to at least one country conference, depending on availability, beginning with the conference in Sierra Leone in November 2017 (dates TBC).

A checklist of anticipated tasks is provided below:

  • Support coordination of final arrangements in the days leading up to the event(s).
  • Support set-up of the venue and media presentations.
  • Coordinate and liaise with IBTCI staff, subcontractors, and attendees to ensure smooth and successful implementation of the event.
  • Facilitate the full agenda including all sessions, presentations, break-out sessions, and breaks.
  • Support the IBTCI team to execute an event debrief including analyzing evaluations as well as recommendations for improvements/change.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, international development, or related fields

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in event planning, communications, logistics coordination, international development, or related fields
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing timelines and schedules
  • Energetic, innovative, self-starter, problem solver, and results-oriented
  • Excellent public speaking abilities
  • Able to work well in a fast-paced environment and anticipate and mitigate challenges during the course of an event
  • French language skills would be helpful 

Supervisory Responsibility:  N/A

 

Travel:  Travel will be required for the events.

 

 

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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