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, DRC
Department/Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Reports To: Chief of Party
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is a managerial, exempt-level position
IBTCI is pursuing a United States Agency for International Development-funded opportunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The opportunity, Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract II (MECC II) will provide support to the USAID Regional Mission based in DRC, encompassing the DRC, the Republic of Congo (RoC) and the Central African Republic (CAR). The contract will support, among other programs, the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), which covers six countries (RoC, DRC, CAR, Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea). The support will include technical and advisory services in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the Mission’s portfolios in order to measure progress towards its development objectives and improve the achievement and sustainability of the Mission’s development outcomes. MECC II will provide services to strengthen the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) capabilities of USAID/DRC staff, targeted local partners, and the Government of DRC. The Mission is developing this contract to improve upon and provide additional implementation support to the Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and USAID’s regional strategic frameworks through an enhanced MEL system.
To support this opportunity, IBTCI is seeking a qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP). This is a full time position based in Kinshasa/DRC. The DCOP will provide leadership and support for monitoring, evaluation, analytic, coordination and research services to USAID’s regional mission in DRC. Applicants must have strong English and French writing skills.
This position is contingent upon award.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Serve as the lead of the project’s technical components.
- Oversee production and ensure quality of all technical products and deliverables, including MEL frameworks, monitoring plans, evaluation and assessment scopes of work and designs, MEL training curricula, contract progress reports, and analysis, reports, and presentations related to all MEL activities under MECC II’s purview.
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation activities under this contract are in accordance with USAID regulations and technical and reporting requirements.
- Supervise a team that includes both long-term and short-term MEL staff and subject matter experts.
- In collaboration with the Chief of Party, lead annual work planning, including the identification and recruitment of resources required to complete contract deliverables in a timely manner.
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least 7 years of international experience in the design and management of evaluations (with demonstrated experience in both impact and performance evaluations), analyses and assessments, including the design of evaluation methodologies, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data verification techniques.
- At least 8-10 years of demonstrated experience developing PMPs, monitoring project implementation, and verifying data from large development projects.
- At least 7 years of experience recruiting, forming and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products.
- Must have a demonstrated track record successfully monitoring project and activity results and indicators of gender integration and inclusiveness, youth engagement and conflict sensitivity.
- Have all necessary computer, database, statistical software, and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation.
- Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
- M&E training/capacity building experience.
- Knowledge of ADS 200 and 201.
- Excellent English and French writing skills and speaking ability are required.
Education: Master’s degree in international development or related technical field or a bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in addition to the required minimums.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Previous experience with M&E, preferably with USAID or with USAID-funded initiatives.
- Experience in knowledge management and organizational learning.
- Prior experience working in Africa and/or other conflict affected countries, with experience in Francophone Africa preferred.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment. Please note that the DRC has a security threat level of 5. The incumbent will need to follow the advice of his/her security advisor(s) and must have added awareness of his/her surroundings.
Physical Requirements: This position requires the incumbent to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of emergency. This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Supervisory Responsibility: S/he will supervise a team of 2-3 M&E Specialists, evaluation and assessment teams and other STTA.
Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
Work Authorization: Candidate doesn’t need authorization to work in the U.S.A.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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