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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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 has implemented over two hundred projects.
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    Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

    Department/Location:                Nairobi, Kenya

    Reports To:                                    Chief of Party (COP)

    Classification:                                This is a managerial, exempt-level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

    Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Nairobi-based Deputy Chief of Party to design and oversee: a) the implementation of evaluations, analyses, and assessments; b) the full review, revision, and maintenance for the anticiapted USAID Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative (ELMI) for Somalia project, Project M&E Plans, and USAID implementing partner (IP) M&E Plans; and c) the design of evaluation methodologies and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations. This position is contingent upon award.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Oversee production and ensure the quality of all assessments, analytical reports, evaluations, and other technical deliverables to USAID.
    • Lead and manage the annual DQA process.
    • Contribute to the development of M&E Plans for the USAID, in compliance with ADS 203.
    • Design and oversee training of USAID staff and IPs in performance management concepts and processes; standardization of partner M&E Plans, work plans, and quarterly reports; and verification of partner data quality.
    • Advise all IPs on the creation of M&E Plans for their activities.
    • Assist technical staff to review and revise the intermediate results in their results frameworks, as necessary, for more effective implementation and monitoring.
    • Periodically review and discuss indicators and reporting with IPs and activity managers, and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID technical staff with definitions, data collection, and data analysis.
    • Provide technical assistance and training, as needed, for USAID, IP and government counterpart staff (to the extent they are involved in USG projects).
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Qualifications
     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least 5 years of international experience in the management, monitoring, and
      evaluation of development programs.
    • At least 3 years experience developing monitoring tools, training, and managing staff in the effective use of these tools.
    • Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent communication, team management, and leadership skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel to various project sites in Somalia as needed.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations.

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    Deputy Chief of Party

    Overview:

    IBTCI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the Somalia Monitoring and Learning Project, headquartered in Kenya.  The purpose of this contract is to verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in Somalia. Kenyan Nationals Only.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Serve as Technical lead for project methodology and design deliverables (Monitoring Plan, Monitoring Schedule, Site Visit Tools, Reports and Protocols).
    • Lead the technical preparation of Monitoring Cycles: Lead site visit selection and site visit implementation oversight; Coordinate and lead planned Data Quality Assessments.
    • Lead technical management of Third Party Monitoring subcontractors and short-term consultants supporting monitoring and verification activities.
    • Contribute and Support learning activities.
    • Support the COP as a contributing developer of content for external workshops and trainings.
    • Support the COP as liaison with client, IPs and other stakeholders;
    • Any other duties as assigned by the COP and/or HO.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in conflict zones.
    • Previous experience working on programs implemented in Somalia preferred.
    • Proven experience managing sub-contractors is desirable.
    • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable.

    Minimum required experience:

    • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible related experience, with at least two (2) of those years managing teams and one (1) year working in conflict zones required.
    • Previous experience providing technical support to third-party monitoring projects, M&E support projects or evaluations.

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Social Science, Statistics or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.

    Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.

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    Monitoring and Verification Specialist

    Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Monitoring and Verification Specialist for the Somalia Monitoring and Learning Project (SMLP) based in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Somalia.  The purpose of this contract is to verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in Somalia. This position is open to Kenyan nationals or Kenyan residents only.


    Responsibilities
     

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Under the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)’s leadership, supervise the overall coordination of the Monitoring cycles, including developing the site visit plans and checklists, managing site visit data submission from subcontractors, ensuring protocols, assignments and deadlines are clearly communicated/adhered to and preparing/updating monthly SMLP site visit data submission schedules.
    • Reviewing incoming Third Potenital Monitoring (TPM) data for completeness, clarity and accuracy and advice TPMs on all data quality issues per MR cycle.
    • Initiate and supervise overall data and detailed threads analysis in close coordination with Information Management Specialist and the Learning Specialist under the technical supervision of the DCOP and under overall guidance of the COP.
    • Lead overall formulation and calculation of the Outcome Monitoring Indicators (OMI) and OMIs in all targeted sites.
    • Lead IP onboarding into the M&E system, including holding introductory meetings with IPs and preparation of IP award summaries and activity databases.
    • In coordination with the Information Management specialist, ensure all raw site visit data and associated implementing partner documentation is appropriately and systematically filed electronically on shared filing systems.
    • Partner with the DCOP to design Site Visit Tools and Protocols, Monitoring Plan and Monitoring Schedule, and other annual project deliverables.
    • Collaborate with the DCOP to sample and select sites.
    • In partnership with the Senior Project Coordinator Somalia Field Coordinators and Learning Specialist, develop and deliver field monitor training and capacity building.
    • Contribute to the development of content for external workshops, final presentations, IP workshops and external trainings.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Required Knowlege, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Previous experience with USAID programs.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of monitoring principles.
    • Strong familiarity and experience with MS Office Software, in particular MS Word and MS Excel.
    • Demonstrated experience assigning, coordinating and managing tasks for a team of writers or researchers.
    • Must be detail-orientated and able to meet assigned deadlines in a timely manner

    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least 5 years of experience in Monitoring and Verification of international project, including experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and successful report writing/research/ publications.
    • In depth understanding of policies and regulations related to USAID project funding, sub-contracting and reporting requirements.
    • Previous experience managing third-party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, or large-scale evaluations, especially in the field of humanitarian assistance.
    • Proven experience managing the quality and consistency of a team of writers or researchers.
    • Oral and written fluency in English required.

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Statistics, Social Science, or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.

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

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    STTA/ Monitoring and Verification Specialist Technical Assistant

    Overview:  IBTCI is seeking a Short-Term Technical Assistant (STTA) to support the SMLP activity in Nairobi/Kenya.

    Responsibilities

    Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities: 

    • Contribute to the development of the following deliverables by incorporating stakeholder feedback;
      (USAID/BHA, USAID Implementing Partners, Third Party Monitors, and SMLP team) and lessons learned;
      • SMLP OY4 Implementation Plan;
      • TPM Training Materials and Plan;
      • TPM Field Monitor Reference Manual/Handbook;
      • SMLP OY4 Monitoring Plan, including reporting templates and IP Site Visit Protocols (for UNICEF and
        WFP);
      • SMLP OY4 Monitoring Schedule.

      

    Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

    • 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.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated experience in developing technical documents supporting data collection, management,
      analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data (sampling, questionnaires, training materials,
      etc.);
    • Previous experience working on Monitoring and Verification activities in a humanitarian context;
    • Proven experience in writing technical reports required;
    • Previous experience implementing a USAID-funded program is desirable.

    Minimum required experience:

    • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience.
    • Previous experience providing technical support to third-party monitoring or project monitoring and/or
      evaluations.
    • Ability and willingness to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency required.
    • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments.
    • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
    • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.

    Period of Performance: September 6 to October 5, 2021
    Level of Efforts: Maximum of 30 working days

    Education: Master’s degree Statistics, Research, International Affairs, Social Science, or related field required.
    PHD’s degree preferred.
    Working Environment: Work is typically performed in hybrid office and remote environment. In person work in
    Nairobi required.

    Travel:  International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile or conflict prone zones.

    No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will
    be contacted.

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