International Stabilization Expert

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/29/2018 2:57 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:                                 Consultant

Department/Location:          Iraq

Reports To:                             Team Leader

Type:                                       Consultant

Classification:                         Consultancy



IBTCI is seeking an International Stabilization Expert for a midterm performance evaluation of the USAID/Iraq Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) Program.  The purpose of the evaluation is to identify factors that promote or impede positive outcomes from FFS stabilization interventions from July 2015 through December 2017, as well as to form ongoing and new stabilization activities and other USAID/Iraq programs.  The period of performance is expected to be from March-August 2018.  This position is based in Iraq.



Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Lead in the research and development of key questions.
  • Work closely with the Methodologist and team leader to ensure appropriate context for the evaluation.
  • Collaborate with the Methodologist to analyze qualitative data from Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs).



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience with field research.
  • Prior experience with donor-funded projects, particularly USAID.
  • Strong working knowledge with governance programming in insecure/fragile environments.
  • Previous experience with community-based programming in insecure/fragile environments.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in public sector service delivery, including familiarity with implementation in post-conflict and insecure zones.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation methodology in post-conflict, high-risk security environments.
  • Knowledge of relevant participatory evaluation methodology.
  • Strong knowledge of stabilization principles.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated, extensive knowledge in stabilization in the Iraq context.
  • Background in research and governance in post-conflict and fragile areas.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required. Fluency in Arabic preferred.


Education:  Post graduate degree in international development, monitoring and assessment or other related field required.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Travel:  International travel required.  May include travel to fragile and/or post-conflict zones.



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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