We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm supporting some of the most complex development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and advance critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.
Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, Humanitarian Assistance and Food for Peace.
Department/Location: IBTCI/ Vienna, VA
Reports To: President or his designee
Type: Part-Time (Period of Performance of up to nine months; Feb. to Oct. 2021)
Classification: This is a non-managerial, exempt-level position.
IBTCI is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Technical Advisor. The position tasks include technical, business development, and thought leadership, with an emphasis on Humanitarian Assistance and Food for Peace. This position will be based in our Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia (remote during COVID-19 pandemic). The Senior Technical Advisor is expected to provide technical expertise for implementation of HA and FFP Projects primarily, and proactively contribute to the ongoing success of IBTCI ensuring quality of our services and developing new business opportunities.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
Quality Control Services – To provide quality control to portfolio activities, products, and services to ensure timeliness, quality, and delivery is to IBTCI’s, clients’ and – internationally recognized standards – of excellence. More specifically, the oversight:
- Monitors product quality and delivery of outputs;
- Ensures interface with client is consistent with IBTCI’s standards of professionalism, clarity, and respect and are in consideration of IBTCI writ large as a company.
- Ensures the Project Directors, and in turn the Chief of Party(ies) and Team Leader(s), are routinely monitoring and adhering to the approved budgets. Mid-course corrections should be recommended and any associated contract modifications should be considered through the proper internal and external channels in a timely fashion.
- Provides corporate support to ensure the delivery of project products and services are contractually compliant. This should be done in close collaboration with IBTCI’s Director of Contracts and Pricing.
- Provides direct and open access to Project Directors to serve as a sounding board and peer-to-peer mentors. At the same time, serves as the check, balance – and at times (if needed) the lead decision maker* – on issues between the field and home office leads/teams.
Strategic Guidance & Business Development Service – Tasks include, but are not limited to the following, with a focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Food for Peace Activities:
- Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business planning.
- Carry out research on potential opportunities and provide recommendations to IBTCI management on services/ bids to pursue;
- Carry out needed bid capture from HO or as relevant, in field.
- Collaborate on business development efforts including bid capture, technical writing and proposal development, to include:
- Participate in deconstruction of RFPs and bid documents;
- Participate in white boarding and key proposal design sessions;
- Participate in recruitment and selection of staff and consultants for bids;
- Participate in selection of key partners and negotiation of partnering agreements;
- Serve as Technical Lead/Technical writer on selected proposals;
- Serve as Reviewer on proposal teams;
- Support budget formulation on proposals.
Short Term Technical Assistance – Tasks include, but are not limited to the following, with a focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Food for Peace Activities:
- Serve as STTA, on IBTCI projects as a technical or subject matter specialists.
Other duties as assigned. May include:
- Provide in-house training to home and field staff on topics as assigned;
- Contribute as needed to development of management guidelines, manuals and processes and associated staff training; and
- Represent IBTCI to partners and clients.
The above tasks may require supervision of IBTCI staff and consultants as well as subcontractors.
- Overall 15 years of progressive work experience.
- At least 7 years of experience working in humanitarian assistance and food for peace.
- At least 5 years of experience working on international projects.
- Knowledge of international development trends and practices.
- In-depth knowledge of USAID’s work with emergency food and non-food assistance.
- Knowledge of best practices in monitoring, evaluation, learning, research (MERL), capacity building, training and other technical services.
- Strong management and administrative skills, with experience managing global conflict, crisis and governance activities.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience in developing proposals for new projects and research.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
- Oral and written fluency in English required.
Master’s Degree in Social Science, Economics, International Development, or related fields.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience leading teams and/or clients in planning and project design.
- Experience with other international and domestic government donors preferred.
- Expertise in Supply Chain Management in the Humanitarian Assistance context.
- Expertise in Resilience and Food Security
- Expertise in Conflict Prevention and Stabilization.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, it will begin with remote work until COVID-19 restrictions change.
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: Domestic and international travel required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the USA.
About the Organization: IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management and Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance.
Are you looking for a company that offers worthwhile opportunities for your professional growth? At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.
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.
IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, 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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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