• Monitoring & Verification Tools Scripter

    Posted Date 6 months ago(10/3/2017 1:24 PM)
  • 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:                                            Monitoring & Verification Tools Scripter

    Department/Location:                    Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To:                                        MV&R Technical Officer

    Type:                                                   Consultant



    IBTCI is implementing the fourth year of Monitoring Verification and Reporting (MV&R) services from October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018 under the Somalia Program Support Services Project. The primary goal of SPSS is to provide on-going monitoring, verification, and evaluation support to the USAID/Kenya and East Africa/Somalia Office (Somalia Office). The scripter will prepare a set of quantitative survey instruments for loading onto Askia mobile data collection platform for use with pre-configured Android mobile phone devices. The anticipated LOE for this position is 30 days, and the opportunity is based out of our program office in Nairobi, Kenya.


    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Review the English version pen and paper instrument (PAPI) for syntax, logic, skip patterns etc.
    • Convert English tools into Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) formats, and submit to SPSS for internal quality review.
    • Script English version of the approved CAPI-formatted instrument for uploading onto the Askia mobile data collection platform.
    • Work alongside the SPSS Data Management Officer to upload and publish on the Askia platform; test and respond to any errors identified with the SPSS Data Manager.


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Work experience with mobile data collection technologies and various mobile data collection platforms.
    • Experience reformatting instruments from a pencil and paper instrument (PAPI) format to a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) format.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Familiarity with logic controls, skip patterns and syntax of instruments.
    • Experience working with the Askia mobile platform preferred.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least two years of experience with mobile data collection.
    • Demonstrated understanding of data collection instruments and their syntax, skip patterns and logic controls.
    • Oral and written fluency in English required.

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in statistics, programming, or a related field required.


    Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


    Travel:  International travel is not required.


    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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