Political Scientist

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 7:15 PM)
Location
Uganda
Type
Proposal/Contract

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: Mid to Senior Level Natural Resource Management/Environmental Advisor                 

Department/Location:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports To: Home Office Project Director               

Type: Consultancy

Classification:  Consultant                       

 

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a mid to senior level Political Scientist for the anticipated USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Contract. The five-year contract has the objective of achieving strengthened collaboration, learning and performance to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.  The contract will help USAID/Uganda strengthen its Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and overall performance through a broad range of technical assistance, professional development, logistics, small grants and other staff support. This position is contingent on award. Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as a ready source of economic advice and guidance to USAID/Uganda and IP staff;
  • Increase USAID/Uganda’s understanding of local context through rapid assessments, ongoing research, and continuous dialogue with Ugandan thought leaders;
  • Coordinate with other Contractor advisors to provide a comprehensive perspective to USAID/Uganda’s learning;
  • Draft SOWs for, help select, arrange meetings and site visits for, and deepen the work of visiting evaluation, analytic, assessment and activity design teams and individuals funded by USAID/Uganda;
  • Facilitate collaboration among Ugandan thought leaders;
  • Increase USAID/Uganda’s thought leadership through media, a public speakers series, etc., in purposeful ways to further open the enabling environment for the success of USAID/Uganda activities.
  • Help with the range of documentation preparation, monitoring and other tasks necessary to ensure that USAID/Uganda and its IPs are compliant with USG law and regulations, USAID policies, and Ugandan law, policies and regulations relevant to environmental protection.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in substantive field research, monitoring and assessment in diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Experience with USAID or another donor;
  • Quality past performance references related to the position.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in social science, economics or other related field required.

 

Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment with some field work.

 

Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Travel:  International travel  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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