Quantitative Specialist - Somalia TIS+ Evaluation

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/5/2017 12:43 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:                                 Quantitative 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 320 days.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to the development of the endline tool kit and work plan;
  • Design the sampling frame and draw the sample for the quantitative survey;
  • Assist with development of a categorization framework for TIS+ activities and develop a concept for calculating indexes;
  • Provide input on training materials for quantitative survey enumerators and observe training sessions;
  • Provide quality assurance for the data collection subcontractor, including reviewing data cleaning and syntax and conducting spot checks of survey data;
  • Analyze all quantitative data and prepare findings, including calculating indexes and developing any useful charts and graphs;
  • 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:

  • Demonstrated, extensive experience in planning and conducting assessments and mixed-method evaluations;
  • Experience conducting quantitative data collection, especially regarding community-based programming in insecure / fragile environments;
  • Demonstrated professional knowledge of data processing software, such as R and SPSS.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience with collecting and analyzing quantitative data;
  • 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 statistics, social science 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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