• Chief of Party, Barbados, Monitoring and Evaluation

    Posted Date 7 days ago(4/12/2019 11:11 AM)
    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 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: Chief of Party, Barbados, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Department/Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
    Reports To: Home Office Project Director
    Type: Regular Full-Time
    Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime


    IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for its Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring and Evaluation Support Services (ESC MESS) project, located in Bridgetown, Barbados. The COP will be responsible for hands-on M&E technical work and providing the vision and overall leadership to the project team.


    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Implement monitoring and evaluation technical work for USAID projects, including design of project monitoring, training and conducting evaluations and/or assessments and specialized operations in the field.
    • Ensure all project tasks are completed on time and project objectives are met successfully.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity, implementation and management matters related to the contract.
    • Ensure all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
    • Manage the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract, and lead the field team.
    • Coordinate all activities related to evaluation services, ensuring production and completion of quality reports in conformance with all task orders.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for progress and current status of all activities under the contract.
    • Establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported.
    • Manage the preparation and presentation of implementation plans and all reports.
    • Required to be in-country to perform the essentials duties of this position.
    • Manage all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Previous experience in performance and impact evaluation designs, methodologies and practical applications, including baseline data collection methodologies.
    • Working knowledge of global and regional development indicators/indexes.
    • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to evaluations, is a plus.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Senior level experience with progressively responsible management required, including experience with USAID funded M&E projects.
    • Strong experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or conducting evaluations and assessments in developing countries.
    • At least 5 years of experience leading project management teams.
    • Must have appropriate technical knowledge of M&E related to the identified technical areas required.
    • Oral and written fluency in English required.

    Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or related field required; Master's degree preferred.

    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:  Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas.  An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties.  Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.



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