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 three 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: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
Department/Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports To: Chief of Party (COP)
Type: Regular, Full-time
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 of the USAID Evaluation, Learning, and Monitoring Initiative (ELMI) 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. This position is contingent upon award.
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.
- 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; ad
- Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability
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.
Education: A graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field, or a bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in addition to the required minimum.
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.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/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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