Tuberculosis Assessment Consultant

3 weeks ago
Democratic Republic of Congo
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.

 

IBTCI supports the Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC), focused on providing ongoing monitoring, verification, and evaluation support to USAID/DRC. MECC delivers timely qualitative, quantitative, and analytical information that assists USAID in meeting the agency’s short, medium, and long term monitoring and evaluation objectives in DRC.

 

Job Title:                                 Tuberculosis Assessment Consultant

Department/Location:          MECC/ Kinshasa, DRC

Reports To:                             Team Leader

Type:                                       Consultant

 

Overview:

Part of MECC’s role in supporting USAID/DRC is the undertaking of sector-specific research and assessments to help to support USAID/DRC’s approaches in various program sectors and inform program design.  To that end, MECC will undertake an assessment to review the Health Office’s current tuberculosis (TB) portfolio and implementation mechanisms.  Findings from this assessment will help to determine how existing TB resources can be invested to better achieve current TB programming objectives, as well as to inform the development of a future TB programs.  IBTCI is seeking a Tuberculosis Assessment Consultant to serve as a team member for undertaking this assessment, working closely with the MECC technical team and USAID.  This is a short-term position with time to be spent in Kinshasa, as well as at sites around the DRC, over a period of 3 months. 

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

 

  • Support the assessment design, data collection tools and data analysis plan with other team members.
  • Assist with translation and pilot testing of tools in local languages.
  • Support coordination of assessment activities in line with agreed work plan.
  • Conduct qualitative data collection.
  • Assist with data analysis.
  • Provide inputs to the draft assessment.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of key assessment findings and recommendations to the USAID team and other stakeholders, as appropriate.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 7 years of experience with tuberculosis programming in DRC.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection (developing evaluation methodologies/tools and performing data collection, management, and analysis).
  • Understanding of DRC’s local health system and structures

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Oral and written fluency in French and Kiswahili, Lingala, and/or Tshiluba required.
  • Working knowledge of oral and written English required.

 

Education:  

  • An advanced degree in Public Health, International Development, Epidemiology, Health Sciences or related field.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Travel:  Travel to and throughout DRC.

 

 

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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