Director of Program Monitoring

4 weeks ago
Worldwide
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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 two 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 & governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

 

The Ebola Pillar II, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project is a three-year USAID-funded contract to address USAID-coordinated efforts in mitigating the second order impacts of the Ebola Virus outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project is focusing on four main components: evaluation, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning.

 

Position Title:   Director of Program Monitoring

Reports to:   Chief of Party for Ebola Pillar II

 

Position Description:   This is a Full-time Exempt position.              

In this role you will be responsible for Routine Monitoring and Data Quality Assurance components of the Ebola Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activities in West Africa in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  We require someone who is well-organized, works with a sense of urgency, and possesses a strong work ethic. This position is based in our Vienna, VA Home Office, and with periodic work in our Washington DC Office and 25% - 35% travel to West Africa. 

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Improve methods for data collection;
  • Lead or oversee all matters related to routine monitoring and data quality assessments (DQA);
  • Draft technical and non-technical tools, materials, curricula related to capacity building, routine monitoring and DQA;
  • Facilitate capacity building workshops for mission’s staff and external partners in M&E and DQA processes;
  • Develop training materials and deliver trainings on selected M&E topics for USAID and implementing partner staff;
  • Raise data quality and performance levels to conduct DQAs amongst Technical Teams and Program Offices in USAID missions in West Africa;
  • Provide a high level of data quality awareness across multiple staff profiles (e.g. manager, front-line staff etc.);
  • Assist missions and other operating units to harmonize M&E plans/
  • Proactively improve the quality of mission data quality control process and reporting;
  • Evaluate and identify where information/data system enhancements are required;
  • Compare raw data files from one month to the next to assess continuity of coverage;
  • Check for quality of data via alerts from processing;
  • Available to travel to the field as required;
  • Represent IBTCI in project implementation meetings with partners or clients;
  • Potentially serve as primary US-based point of contact with client in the absence of Chief of Party for Ebola Pillar II.

Additional Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Represent the Ebola Pillar II MEL Project in industry conferences and workshops;
  • Author white papers or report to promote the Ebola Pillar II MEL Project's intellectual prowess in M&E in general and routine monitoring and DQA related to M&E;
  • Provide in-house training to home and field staff on M&E, Routine Monitoring and DQA;
  • Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business plans as needed;
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in conducting DQA, training on M&E methodologies, data collection, data analysis and DQA and other related fields.
  • Ten years of experience in M&E of foreign assistance or donor activities.

Education:  

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Statistics, or another related field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and guidance on monitoring and DQAs included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) in chapter 200 series.
  • Understanding of USAID performance management standards and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following sectors: global health, agriculture and food security, and/or governance within two or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, reproductive health and family planning, food security, emergency food aid, nutrition, water and sanitation, health information system, service delivery, elections, economic and entrepreneurial development, among others.
  • Experience in leading or overseeing all matters related to routine monitoring and DQAs, conducting DQAs, and improving methods for data collection.
  • Experience streamlining data collection between clients and implementing partners.
  • Experience in conducting training on a broad range of M&E skills including methodologies, data collection and analysis and data quality assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience with an array of adult learning methodologies (i.e. hands-on technical assistance, case studies, workshops, online course development, peer-to-peer mentoring, etc.)
  • Client-oriented with experience leading capacity building for clients (e.g., USAID).
  • Ability to travel overseas is integral.
  • Demonstrable results orientation, flexibility and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) required.
  • Proven ability to organize and share information effectively, with strong attention to detail.
  • Native fluency in the English language is required; a working competence in French is desirable.

Working Conditions:  Work is performed in a typical corporate office environment.

 

Physical Requirements: Work is generally sedentary, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

 

Supervisory Responsibility: None.

 

Travel: At least an average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation and/or project management or business development initiatives.  (Percentages may vary depending on portfolio of projects and IBTCI practice needs.)

 

Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.

 

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

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