Qualitative Specialist - Somalia TIS+ Evaluation

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/4/2017 3:15 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:                                 Qualitative Specialist

Department/Location:          Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To:                             TIS+ Team Leader

Type:                                       Consultancy

Classification:                         Consultant                              



IBTCI implements Somalia Program Support Services (SPSS), an Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity contract focused on providing monitoring and evaluation services to the USAID-Somalia Office. As part of SPSS, IBTCI seeks candidates for a Qualitative Specialist for an evaluation of the Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) program. TIS+ seeks to promote stabilization in Somalia through good governance, economic growth, and countering violent extremism.


Phase III and IV of the TIS+ baseline/endline assessment will take place from December 2017 through July 2019 and the estimated total LOE for this position is 300 days.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to the development of the endline tool kit and work plan;
  • Develop a coding system to sort, filter or group different types of activities and instruct and guide the TIS+ evaluation team in applying the proposed categorization and coding system;
  • Assist with development of training materials and observe training sessions for focus group discussion and interview facilitators;
  • Research and identify relevant key informants and conduct key informant interviews as assigned by Team Leader;
  • Provide quality assurance for the data collection subcontractor for all qualitative data;
  • Analyze all qualitative data, prepare findings, and draft and review sections of the Endline Evaluation Reports and the Comparative Analysis report;
  • Assisting in the development and presentation of findings to USAID and other key stakeholders


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous work experience in qualitative data collection and data analysis methods;
  • Experience with community-based programming and participatory methods in insecure / fragile environments;
  • Knowledge of programming focused on Countering Violent Extremism preferrred;
  • Understanding of Somali gender issues preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience with qualitative data collection in fragile environments;
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills required for working with multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic teams;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in social science, political science, international relations or other relevant field required. Master’s degree or higher strongly preferred.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Travel:  International travel is required.


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