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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. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance.

     

    Qualitative Specialist

     

    Responsibilities 

    The Qualitative Specialist is a key staff member and should remain engaged in implementation of the task order throughout the life of the assignment.

     

    Qualifications

    The Qualitative Analyst is a Kenyan professional with practical work experience in qualitative research and studies such that he can assume full responsibility for fulfilling the qualitative study requirements of this Task Order. He should have in-depth knowledge of potential challenges anticipated with qualitative data collection in fragile environments; professional knowledge of qualitative data processing applications (NVivo) and strong communication and inter-personal skills required for working with multi-culture, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic teams in fragile environments.

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    Contribution Analyst - Evaluation of Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus

     

    Position Description

    As part of SPSS, IBTCI seeks candidates for the position of Contribution Analyst for an evaluation of the Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) program.  TIS+ seeks to promote stabilization in Somalia through good governance, economic growth and countering violent extremism. The purpose of the activity is to foster participatory processes that promote good governance and community cohesion.  TIS+ activities will contribute to improvements in government service delivery, leading to strengthened governance and community cohesion. Communities will be supported with access to livelihoods, income generation, and basic community infrastructure.

    The TIS+ task order will run from November 2016 to July 2019. This position will run from December 2016 – August 2017, with the possibility of extending for the remaining two years, and the estimated total LOE for the first year is 126 days. The work will occur in phases throughout the 3 years and most of the work will be Nairobi based with travel to Somalia. 

    The objectives of the TIS+ program are to:

    1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision-making and management of community assets.

    2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with the private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth.

    3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future.

    4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.

    TIS+ will use a cluster-based approach to the selection of geographic areas in which to intervene. Activities will focus on a limited set of clusters at any time, and be rolled out to new clusters as accessibility allows. This will allow the activity to respond to conditions on the ground and maximize efficiency in programming. It also allows them to move into areas as they become liberated and are most in need of stabilization programming.

     

    Responsibilities

    The Contribution Analyst’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Participate in revision and finalization of the Theory of Change or project logic to ensure applicability of contribution analysis method;
    • Assess potential data sources and identify data requirement;
    • Contribute to design of data collection tools, including articulating cause-effect questions and ensuring their inclusion in the semi-structured questionnaire and qualitative study guides;
    • Contribute to the training of staff involved in the qualitative study;
    • Construct contribution story, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the cause-and-effect logic in light of the evidence collected, the relevance of other contributory factors and the evidence for rival explanations;
    • Participate in data analysis and provide insights critical to the Somalia context;
    • Write sections of the final baseline evaluation report incorporating contribution analysis.
     

    Qualifications

    The Contribution Analyst should demonstrate the following expertise:

    • Demonstrated, extensive experience in planning and conducting baseline assessments and mixed-method evaluations;
    • Experience with contribution analysis methodology, especially regarding community-based programming in insecure / fragile environments;
    • Strong analytical skills to report the comparative findings (across clusters) in a concise manner
    • Expert knowledge of the past and current status of governance in South-Central Somalia;
    • Knowledge of design and implementation of instrumental case studies (“Why” and “How”) and stability phenomena in the Somalia context / experience with programming focused on Countering Violent Extremism;
    • Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    Please submit all application materials at the links provided. No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.

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