Subject Matter Specialist - Somalia TIS+ Evaluation

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/4/2017 3:31 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:                                 Subject Matter 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 Subject Matter 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 280 days. Somali nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to the development of the endline tool kit and work plan;
  • Research and identify relevant key informants and conduct key informant interviews as assigned by Team Leader;
  • Provide quality assurance for the data collection subcontractor, including reviewing translations in Somali and implementing quality control procedures;
  • Draft and review sections of the Endline Evaluation Reports and the Comparative Analysis report, in particular producing content specific to the Somali context by cluster;
  • Assisting in the development and presentation of findings to USAID and other key stakeholders


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous work experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and data analysis methods;
  • Experience with community-based programming in insecure / fragile environments, with specific experience in Somalia preferred;
  • Expert knowledge of the past and current status of governance in South Central Somalia;
  • Knowledge of I experience with programming focused on Countering Violent Extremism preferrred;
  • Understanding of Somali gender issues preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

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



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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