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: Learning Assistant, DRC
Department/Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Reports To: Learning Specialist or designee
Type: Regular Full-Time
The USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) is a five-year contract implemented by IBTCI to provide monitoring, evaluation, analytic, coordination, and research services to the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), and the USAID/DFID joint education program (ACCELERE!). It is intended to support Mission-wide objectives and provide analytical tools and services that allow the Mission to undertake performance management that will guide them in the full implementation of the CDCS PMP and ACCELERE! results framework. MECC services include performance monitoring, support to the Mission’s Learning Agenda, coordination among stakeholders at the provincial level, and M&E capacity building and learning events for Mission staff, IPs, and other relevant stakeholders.
The Learning Assistant will administratively support the Learning Team and MECC’s activities related to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and capacity building, in Kinshasa and other select field locations. Local candidates are strongly preferred. Must be authorized to work in the DRC.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Manage participant RSVPs and/or attendance sheets for learning and/or training events.
- Help to finalize and print training/meeting documents.
- Enter data from meeting/training evaluations and from training pre/post-tests.
- Capture data from flip-chart notes and/or review flip-chart data captured by note-takers.
- Help keep the Learning Team’s archives updated and organized.
- Assist with the delivery of trainings and/or learning events involving USAID and implementing partners—in Kinshasa and selected provinces—including assisting in the preparation of materials, logistical arrangements (ex: room set-up), and IT support during events.
- Help prepare draft reports or report inputs related to MECC’s training and CLA activities, including training reports, event reports, and quarterly and annual reports.
- Help to maintain a current calendar of MECC’s training and CLA activities.
- Help to liaise with MECC’s training subcontractor to ensure timely completion of all training activities and deliverables.
- Other technical or administrative tasks as assigned by the Learning Specialist, or her/his delegate.
- Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Prior experience on a USAID-funded project.
- Knowledge of USAID procurement process and/or the USAID program cycle.
- Strong organizational skills, analytical capabilities, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Interest in learning, continuous improvement, and capacity building.
- Working proficiency in English.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
- 2 years of professional experience including demonstrated logistic and administrative experience; experience in event management and support preferred.
- Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with others to create and maintain a team environment and culture; and
- Oral and written fluency in French required; oral and written English is strongly preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with some work done in the field.
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 not have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International and domestic (DRC) travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict prone zones.
Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the DRC. Local candidates strongly preferred.
Please note that 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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