Contribution Analyst - Somalia TIS+ Evaluation

7 days ago
Kenya
Type
Consultant

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:                                 Contribution Analyst

Department/Location:          Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To:                             TIS+ Team Leader

Type:                                       Consultancy

Classification:                         Consultant                              

 

Overview:

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 300 days.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to the development of the endline tool kit and work plan, and ensure that tools include questions appropriate for contribution analysis;
  • 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, including reviewing translations in Somali and implementing quality control procedures;
  • Analyze data using contribution analysis methodology and synthesize findings;
  • Identify contribution stories relevant to all five clusters and provide key findings consistent with analysis of cluster level data and variables;
  • 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.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated, extensive experience in planning and conducting assessments and mixed-method evaluations;
  • Experience with contribution analysis methodology, especially regarding community-based programming in insecure / fragile environments;
  • Strong analytical skills to report comparative findings (across clusters) in a concise manner
  • Expert knowledge of the past and current status of governance in South-Central Somalia;
  • Knowledge of the design and implementation of instrumental case studies (“Why” and “How”) and stability phenomena in the Somalia context preferred;
  • Experience with programming focused on Countering Violent Extremism preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting assessments and mixed-method evaluations, including demonstrated experience using contribution analysis methodology;
  • 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.

 

 

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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