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.
Assignment Title: Political Economy Analysis (PEA) Assessment Team Leader
Department/Location: CCG/Tunisia (Remote-Work, home based due to Covid19)
Technical Point of Contact: Deputy Chief of Party
IBTCI is currently looking for a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) Team Leader for an upcoming assessment of the USG support efforts in Libya. The assessment will inform the strategic planning, design, and implementation of DRG programs and will ensure that democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) strategies, programs, and activities are based on in-depth, well-informed analyses; valid data; and best practices in the field DRG.
The US Government supports the U.N.-facilitated process to negotiate a cessation of hostilities and a comprehensive political settlement. Following the Berlin Conference in January 2020, the U.N. Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has launched a series of intra-Libyan dialogues focused upon economic, political, and security issues with the goal of laying the groundwork for a lasting ceasefire and a negotiated political settlement.
USAID/Libya’s current strategy aims to facilitate a more unified state that effectively meets the needs of the Libyan population through efforts to improve accountable and transparent governance at national and local levels; promote licit economic growth and participation; and address the core drivers of instability of conflict. In order to achieve these objectives, USAID works across all of Libya and with a range of actors—national government, local governments, civil society, the private sector, and others.
The timing of the assignment will be determined by the project, and total LOE will be approximately 50 days. Task could include but not limited to:
Scope of Work:
• Conduct a Desk/Literature Review.
• Develop methodology, clarify research questions, and develop research plan, which includes a clear timeline of the assignment under the USAID PEA Framework
• Conduct an in-brief with key Mission staff, USAID focal points, and relevant stakeholders
• Undertake semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders identified through the course of the remote work.
• Conduct high-quality and in-depth analysis to inform USAID strategies, future assistance efforts and practices
• Analyze and determine if the choice of interventions/ activities of the USG funded activities are appropriate and provide lessons learned and best practices
• Conduct an out brief on initial findings and next steps for Mission leadership.
• Lead writing of the draft and final assessment report, including development of findings and recommendations and presentations.
• Coordinate and collate contributions from team members
• Other duties as assigned.
Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.
- This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
- This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.
• Master’s Degree with 12 years of relevant work experience.
• Experience serving as team lead for designing, conducting, and managing evaluation/assessment
• Experience in ensuring quality control oversight for evaluation/assessment and knowledge
• Experience in ensuring integrity of the methodology, process, and comparability of evaluation findings
• Strong familiarity in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
• Experience in leading a multidisciplinary cross-cultural team
Education: Master’s degree required in a relevant social sciences and other related field.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• In-depth experience assessing political change, identifying barriers to democratization, and developing DRG strategies options under USAID’s PEA Assessment Framework
• Regional experience and/or country knowledge
• Ability to conduct interviews and discussions with a wide variety of audience
• Prior experiences in managing assessments of USG related activities
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile or conflict prone zones.
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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