Technical Specialist

Posted Date 6 days ago(2/14/2018 11:30 AM)
Location
Worldwide
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:                                 Technical Specialist

Department/Location:        Washington-based for single country, regional, and global studies

Reports To:                             Project Manager

Type:                                       Consultancy

 

Overview:  IBTCI is seeking a Technical Specialist for the anticipated USAID Data and Evidence for Education Programs (DEEP) project, providing a global platform for aggregating, managing, analyzing and reporting data and evidence across USAID’s Education Strategy goals. The specialist may advise on key outcome tracking, analysis, and deliverables for global projects or region / country-specific projects. The Technical Specialist will be responsible for contributing substantial expertise to the evaluation team with regards to data methods, education work, or regional / local education expertise. The Technical Specialist may be asked to travel on short-term assignments.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Provides inputs and expertise to project design, data collection tools and data collection procedures;
  • Provides support and input and serves as key resource on subject matter or technical issues;
  • Assists in writing and reviewing project deliverables;
  • Collaborates with USAID staff to complete key project goals and objectives.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience in the education sector working in project management in developing countries;
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Monitoring, evaluation, knowledge management, accountability to affected populations, including experience with both experimental and non-experimental designs and qualitative and quantitative methods.
    • Experience with building surveys to evaluate outcomes for education projects.
    • Experience with the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA).
    • Education and empowerment for girls.
    • Capacity building and training for education management information systems at a national or global level.
    • Technical assistance for monitoring and evaluation data collection on education programs.
    • Education in settings under conflict and/or in crisis.
    • Local expertise in education systems and context.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10-15 years of international project management experience in designing, implementing, and managing complex monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Expertise working on USAID funded projects of similar size and scope in developing countries; and
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluency in Arabic, Spanish and/or French is a plus.

Education:  

  • Master’s degree in Education, Public Administration, or a related field.

Supervisory Responsibility:  None.

Travel:  Specialist may be asked to travel on short-term assignments.

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