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: WASH Global Technical Lead
Department/Location: Global Health, Education, and Economic Growth Practice, Washington, DC, USA
Reports To: Chief of Party, WASH Research & Learning Project
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is an exempt-level position
IBTCI seeks qualified candidates for a WASH Global Technical Lead for an upcoming USAID-funded global project, WASH Research and Learning. The project will address critical knowledge and learning gaps related to achieving USAID’s goal of increasing the availability and sustainable management of safe water and sanitation for the underserved and most vulnerable. The WASH Global Technical Lead will lead the project’s WASH implementation and capacity building efforts, and is responsible for testing and scaling up innovative and best practices in WASH programming. S/he will manage critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders, and contribute substantially towards achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, and ensuring compliance with all US government and IBTCI regulations. The WASH Global Technical Lead will be a recognized technical expert in water and sanitation with experience in applied research and implementation science. This position is contingent upon award.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Provide senior technical and programmatic WASH expertise and leadership to the planning, updating, and implementation of the project’s WASH activities;
- Contribute significantly to the execution of the overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results
- Co-design and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan.
- Ensure that activities are performed in an effective and timely way, to a high professional standard, and fulfilling donor and IBTCI’s requirements
- Maintain relationships with USAID/Washington and USAID Missions, national and international partners, and other key stakeholders through frequent consultation
- Work closely with the project’s Learning Advisor and Communications staff to develop learning and knowledge products that communicate project findings and lessons learned.
- Participate in international WASH networks, meetings, and select technical working groups as appropriate to represent the project and ensure collaboration with relevant technical work
- Identify existing implementation platforms that can be leveraged for applied research and/or implementation science, negotiate appropriate partnership roles to facilitate such collaborations, and mobilize resources both from USAID Missions and additional donors
- Other duties as assigned.
- Excellent technical knowledge of international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions
- Strong expertise implementing all aspects of WASH technical programs in resource-constrained settings; experience in WASH policy, financing, and/or social and behavior change and added plus
- 10+ years of senior-level experience in USAID-funded large and complex WASH projects
- Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain collaborative partnership arrangements with USAID/Washington, USAID missions, international partners, and other stakeholders
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of USAID policies and programs
- Demonstrated capacity building experience in WASH sector
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; French language skills strongly preferred
- Proficient with Windows-based computer programs, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Education: Master’s degree related to water, sanitation, and hygiene; public health; international development; management; economics or other relevant social science.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong understanding of program learning and knowledge utilization throughout the life of research studies, from conceptualization to scale-up; demonstrated understanding of Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA)
- Excellent understanding or familiarity with the processes and goals of applied research and/or implementation science
- Demonstrated strategic planning, team leadership, and capacity building experience
- Excellent adaptive management skills and ability to build collaborative relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders
- Proven track record of activity management, cost containment, and client satisfaction
- Strong time-management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects
- Excellent and demonstrated public relations, policy development, project management, and diplomacy skills
- Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, international normative bodies in-country (WHO, UN, etc.), and where appropriate, donor representatives
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment with frequent travel to field sites.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel may be required (25-30%) and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
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.
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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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