• Principal Investigator

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/26/2018 3:48 PM)
  • 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:                                             Principal Investigator     

    Department/Location:                  Worldwide, Global

    Reports To:                                         Project Manager

    Type:                                                     Regular Full-Time

    Classification:                                   Consultant                                         



    Under the Department of Labor (DoL) International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support Services and Training (METST) contract, IBTCI will provide technical assistance to ILAB in monitoring, measuring, evaluating, and reporting on agency performance and the effectiveness of its technical assistance programs. Services include: conducting external performance evaluations of ILAB-funded projects using a variety of methodologies and approaches; conducting ad-hoc qualitative studies, developing project-level monitoring and evaluation systems (including CMEPs and PMPs); providing training to ILAB and/or projects on monitoring and evaluation topics; conducting impact evaluations; conducting data quality assessments; conducting various types of quantitative and qualitative surveys; analyze existing ILAB project data; and providing ad-hoc M&E technical support to projects. Quantitative and qualitative skills will both be required. Using your research and subject matter skills, perform assigned tasks on specific task orders and/or contracts.  Tasks could include, but not be limited to:


    Please note that this position is for an upcoming proposal and is contingent upon award.


    Scope of Work:  

    • The Principal Investigator will develop rigorous evaluation and research designs;
    • Will develop research questions and hypotheses;
    • Will implement rigorous evaluations in an international development context;
    • Will design and manage surveys, and conduct quantitative analysis;
    • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients;
    • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product;
    • While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Must possess experience developing rigorous evaluation and research designs;
    • Must have substantial knowledge of developing research questions and hypotheses;
    • Must have intimate ability to implement rigorous evaluation in an international development context;
    • Must have survey design and management, and quantitative analysis skills.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least 3 years of professional experience in a leadership role in the implementation of evaluations, research projects, and/or surveys relevant to this solicitation;
    • Prior experience with DOL and/or ILAB is preferred;
    • Must be fluent in English.



    The Principal Investigator must hold a Master’s degree or PhD in economics, applied economics, sociology, statistics, survey methodology, international affairs or a related field.


    Supervisory Responsibility:  This position may have supervisory responsibilities.


    Travel:  This position may require international travel.


    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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