Department/Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel to Somalia
Reports To: Chief of Party, SPSS
Classification: This is a managerial, exempt-level position
IBTCI seeks candidates for a Nairobi-based Deputy Chief of Party (Technical)/Senior Advisor for Analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation (AM&E) to design and oversee: a) the implementation of evaluations, analyses, and assessments; b) the full review, revision, and maintenance of the USAID Performance Management Plan (PMP) for Somalia, 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. The selected candidate is required to start immediately and will serve until the scheduled end of the project (end-July 2019).
Scope of Work:
Using relevant experience and subject matter skills, the individual selected will perform tasks including but not limited to the following:
- Oversee production and ensure quality of all assessments, analytical reports, and evaluations.
- Advise the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission’s Somalia Field Office (USAID/KEA/SFO) in updating the Office PMP to align with the new strategy and create project log frames and M&E Plans for the USAID/KEA/SFO, in compliance with ADS 203.
- Design and manage collection of baseline data on USAID projects in Somalia at the Intermediate Result (IR) and Development Objective (DO) levels.
- Design and implement training of USAID staff in performance management concepts and processes; standardization of partner M&E Plans, work plans, and quarterly reports; and verification of partner data quality, and provide advice to IPs on these same processes, as needed.
- Advise all IPs on the creation of aligned log frames and 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 USAID staff, and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID technical staff with definitions, data collection, and data analysis.
- Provide technical assistance, as needed for USAID, IP, and government counterpart staff (to the extent they are involved in USG projects).
- Ensure that quality standards and schedules for the program are met.
- Ensure effective and efficient performance for all aspects of the contract and overseeing all quality control and reporting.
- Interact professionally with senior Mission, Embassy and government officials.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- At least 10 years of overseas experience in international development designing and managing evaluations (impact and performance), analyses and assessments, including the design of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data verification techniques;
- Prior experience in a high threat environment;
- At least seven years of demonstrated experience developing performance management plans, monitoring project implementation, and verifying data from large development projects;
- At least seven years of experience recruiting, forming and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products; and
- Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability
- 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.
Education: Master’s Degree in monitoring & evaluation, democracy and governance, public policy or a related field.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position will include supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: Position is Nairobi-based; occasional travel to Somalia is 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.