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: Senior Evaluation Specialist: Focus on Liberia
Department/Location: Global Health
Reports To: Director, Global Health Practice
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:
i) two macro-level performance evaluations, one in Year 1 (2017) and one in Year 3 (2019);
ii) technical support for routine monitoring (assessment, capacity development and help with quarterly data collection and analysis of macro-level performance progress);
iii) data quality assurance efforts in the three target countries Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and
iv) 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:
i) ensure that the activities associated with Pillar II are well documented, monitored and evaluated;
ii) Ebola Pillar II efforts evolution, progress and results are properly accounted for, understood, and;
iii) Any lessons learned will inform future USG programming and implementation of Ebola work and potentially other infectious diseases.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the Evaluation Team (ET) at IBTCI home office (HO) and with the country team to lead the Ebola Pillar II performance evaluation in Liberia.
• Conduct a desk review of country-relevant documents.
• Lead the performance evaluation activities in Liberia, including providing feedback on the data collection tools, pretest of instruments, training of data collectors, data collection, data management and quality assurance and other related tasks.
• Conduct a limited number of in-country key informant interviews (KIIs), lead round tables, and panel group discussions.
• Draft country-relevant sections of the key findings and final evaluation reports.
• The period of performance is roughly 50 working days over the course of October 15 – March 31, 2018.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong analytical skills and knowledge of statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA or SPSS, Atlas.ti or NVivo.
• Excellent organization and project management skills.
• Strong written communication skills.
• Energetic, innovative, problem solver, and results oriented.
• Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment.
• At least (10) ten years of experience in designing evaluations of interventions in developing countries. Experience in Guinea is desirable.
• USAID experience, experience working with local government officials and other stakeholders, capacity building and training experience are required.
• Oral and written fluency in English required.
Education:. Master's degree in International Affairs, Public Health, Social Sciences, Demography, Evaluation, Economics or related field.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Supervisory Responsibility: None.
Travel: Travel is required.
No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.
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