• Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/3/2018 11:23 AM)
    Location
    Jordan
    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 and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

     

    Job Title: Senior Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Specialist

    Department/Location: Jordan

    Reports To: Chief of Party

    Type: Regular Full-Time

    Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position

     

    Overview: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is seeking an experienced Senior MEL Specialist for the anticipated USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity in Jordan. The mission-wide platform will contribute to 1) ensuring that USAID’s development programs in Jordan achieve their intended results through an efficient and effective mechanism; and 2) building the institutional capacity of local MEL firms to assuming increasing management responsibility of MEL awards. 

    The position is contingent upon award.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Lead the program’s monitoring efforts to ensure data collection, analysis, and learning is fully integrated into all program components.
    • Lead efforts to compile monitoring data, conduct analysis, draw conclusions on activity impact, and make recommendations to improve program performance
    • Recommend ways to strengthen monitoring systems for improved reporting and performance management.
    • Lead evaluation activities, including training of data collectors, data collection, implementation, data management and quality assurance and other related tasks.
    • Lead development of evaluation design, methodology, sampling strategy, and data collection instruments for baseline assessments, mid-term and final performance evaluations, and special studies as required.
    • Lead design of appropriate qualitative data-collection tools (e.g. interview and focus group questionnaires) as part of defined research plans.
    • Support assessment and evaluation teams as needed, organizing fieldwork and supporting development of work plans, presentations and reports.
    • Contribute to communications products — from weekly reports to program success stories, targeted presentations, and reports — with an eye toward capturing programmatic results and impact.
    • Provide vision and leadership to the Mission’s efforts to improve Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA).
    • Facilitate collaboration among implementing partners (IP) and track adaptations for lessons learned.
    • Liaise with USAID personnel, IP personnel, and Government of Jordan stakeholders as necessary.
    • Serve as evaluation team leader of select evaluations.
    • Any other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong understanding of data collection and analysis methodologies.
    • Proven ability to work on and leading an evaluation team.
    • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and reporting on program impact.
    • Previous experience designing and field testing surveys and other data collection instruments.
    • Excellent analytic skills, oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and team management skills.
    • Experience with programming focused on economic development, democratic accountability, public services, and/or gender inclusion is preferred.
    • Project management skills highly desired.
    • Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management highly desirable.
    • Previous experience managing sub-contractors is desirable.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least five years of experience in design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative inquiry methods and results, preferably with USAID-funded programs.
    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of USAID monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) policy and directives.
    • Proven experience carrying out the full suite of monitoring activities, including reporting, site visits, pre and post surveys, verification studies, data quality assessments, geospatial information systems mapping, and other relevant techniques.
    • Proven experience creating and managing performance monitoring plans required.
    • Native fluency in English is required; Arabic language skills are desirable.

     

    Education:  Master’s degree in international relations, economics, statistics, political science, public policy or
    related field required.

     

    Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.

    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 have supervisory responsibilities.

    Travel:  International travel required and may include travel to fragile, post-conflict zones.

     

     

    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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