Tuberculosis Team Leader

3 weeks ago
Democratic Republic of Congo
Type
Consultant

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

 

IBTCI supports the Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC), focused on providing ongoing monitoring, verification, and evaluation support to USAID/DRC. MECC delivers timely qualitative, quantitative, and analytical information that assists USAID in meeting the agency’s short, medium, and long term monitoring and evaluation objectives in DRC.

 

 

Job Title:                                 Team Leader

Department/Location:          MECC/ Kinshasa, DRC

Reports To:                             Chief of Party

Type:                                       Consultant

 

Overview:

Part of MECC’s role in supporting USAID/DRC is the undertaking of sector-specific research and assessments to help to support USAID/DRC’s approaches in various program sectors and inform program design.  To that end, MECC will undertake an assessment to review the Health Office’s current tuberculosis (TB) portfolio and implementation mechanisms.  Findings from this assessment will help to determine how existing TB resources can be invested to better achieve current TB programming objectives, as well as to inform the development of a future TB programs.  IBTCI is seeking a Team Leader to head a local team for undertaking this assessment, working closely with the MECC technical team and USAID.  This is a short-term consultancy with time spent in Kinshasa, as well as remotely over a period of 3 months.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide overall management of the assessment team and final products.
  • Finalize the assessment design, including key questions and methods.
  • Design the data collection tools and data analysis plan.
  • Coordinate assessment activities in line with agreed work plan.
  • Analyze collected data.
  • Draft Assessment report and incorporate client feedback for final report.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of key assessment findings and recommendations to the USAID team and other stakeholders, as appropriate.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 10 years of experience leading assessments in the health sector, including design, implementation, and analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience in tuberculosis programming, research and evaluation in developing countries; preferably as principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator with peer-reviewed publications validating experience;
  • Experience conducting evaluation and research in Sub-Sahara Africa, particularly in West or Central Africa preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise on the use of social science qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in the collection and analysis of data
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical and management expertise in public health
  • Experience working with Ministries of Health and community organizations.

                                                                          

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong English language writing skills are required.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a cross-cultural team;
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French required.

 

  • Education:  
  • An advanced degree, preferably a PhD or MD, with a Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Epidemiology, Health Sciences or related field.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Travel:  Travel to and throughout DRC.

 

                                                  

No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

 

 

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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