• Economic Growth Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/13/2019 3:43 PM)
    Location
    Tunisia
    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 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:                                          Economic Growth Specialist

    Department/Location:                    CCG, Tunisia

    Reports To:                                      Chief of Party   

    Type:                                               Regular Full-Time

    Classification:                                 Non-Exempt

     

    Overview: 

    IBTCI is currently seeking an Economic Growth Program Support Specialist to work under a monitoring and evaluation support services project funded by USAID/Tunisia and USAID/Libya. The USAID Monitoring and Evaluation in Tunisia and Libya (METAL) is a multi-year project focusing on the provision of monitoring, evaluation and learning services across multiple development sectors in both Tunisia and Libya.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    Collaborating:

    • Identify, assess and propose areas of shared interest with Economic Growth (EG) Office stakeholders to maximize development impact, reduce duplication of efforts, and share knowledge.

    • Integrate the EG Office activities to reduce technical and operational stovepipes.

    • Validate technical approaches against experience, local context and best practices.

    • Contribute to strengthening the capacity of EG Office to define and pursue a development agenda that informs and guides our design and implementation requirements.

    • Drafts reports, briefs, and documentation in support of EG Office collaborating priorities.

    Learning:

    • Identify, recommend, produce and deliver tools, documentation, reports, and analysis to catalyze learning in support of the management, operational, design and implementation priorities of EG Office.

    • Draft EG Office analysis and reports in support of EG Office reporting and learning requirements, including program performance, portfolio reviews, and any other reporting and analysis required for USG stakeholders.

    Adapting:

    • Facilitate compliance, regulatory and reporting requirements per USAID business processes for EG Office to quickly respond and adapt to learning-based changes in the design, implementation and management of awards.

    • Identify, recommends and designs tools, processes, and practical solutions for EG Office to operationalize adaptive management practices.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience in strategic planning, program implementation and evaluation, including program performance management, monitoring and evaluation, and data analysis.
    • Experience developing systems that support an organization’s ability to capture, distribute and effectively use knowledge.
    • Experience synthesizing key themes or lessons from a variety of sources and incorporating them into design and implementation of programmatic activities, learning opportunities or resources.
    • Experience applying USAID business processes, regulations and policies and developing tools, templates, and systems.
    • The ability to write in a clear, effective, and concise manner and deliver high quality, timely and consistent products.
    • The ability to clearly and succinctly express or write ideas and make logical, persuasive and action-oriented presentations or recommendations.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and persuasive fashion in a team.
    • Team-mentoring as well as staff professional development abilities is a plus.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Four (4) years of project management experience with a U.S. Government foreign affairs agency, international or domestic assistance organization, or non-governmental organization in economic growth;
    • Two (2) years of overseas field experience working in a developing country; and,
    • A demonstrated experience designing, evaluating, implementing, and coordinating program performance management and/or learning activities.
    • Oral and written fluency in English required;  Fluency in French and/or Arabic desired.

     

    Education:   A Master’s Degree with five (5) years of work experience or a Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of work experience.

     

    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 not have supervisory responsibilities.

     

    Travel:  International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone 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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