Senior International Agricultural Expert

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/21/2017 1:25 PM)


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 International Agricultural Expert

Department/Location:                     USA/Malawi

Reports To:                                         Evaluation Team Leader               

Type:                                                    Short-term Consultant                                 

Classification:                                     Consultancy      


Overview:  IBTCI is seeking a Senior International Agricultural Expert for the Mid-term Evaluation of the FTF Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies (MISST) Project. The Senior International Agricultural Expert will be responsible for assessing the effectiveness of project implementation according to the M&E plan, while addressing important evaluation questions.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Participate in team meetings.
  • In the absence of the team leader, lead key informant interview, group meetings and site visits.
  • Draft the sections of the report relevant to role on the team.
  • Provide technical assistance and analytical ideas with respect to the seed sector and challenges facing the agricultural input sector in Malawi, as well as the capacity constraints that impede seed development and commercialization at both the local and national level.
  • Participate in presenting the final report to USAID and/or other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for addressing pertinent comments provided by USAID/Malawi and/or other stakeholders.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and systems including performance monitoring, gender policies and guidance, project management, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience in international donor development program management including overseeing multiple program areas simultaneously preferred.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of international field experience in agricultural development.
  • Understanding of seed sector, including seed commercialization in Southern Africa.
  • Prior M&E experience with at least one similar USAID or other international donor project.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and systems.


Education:  Postgraduate degree in agriculture, agriculture economics or a related field required.


Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.


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:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Travel:  International travel may be 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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