Senior MEL Specialist

Posted Date 4 months ago(12/16/2019 12:54 PM)
Location
Mali
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:                                             Senior M&E Specialist

Department/Location:                  Bamako, Mali

Reports To:                                     Chief of Party

Type:                                                Regular Full-Time

Classification:                                This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

 

Overview:  IBTCI is currently seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for a proposal for the five-year Mali Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) “PLATFORM” to support the USAID/Mali’s management information capacity building needs, facilitate program management decisions, and shape long-term strategic direction and decision-making. The primary objective of the contract is to establish and implement an M&E platform that will provide USAID/Mali with continued services in performance monitoring, verification, and impact and performance evaluations. Additionally, the contractor will conduct assessments, special studies, and surveys that will help inform the design of individual activities and/or larger projects

 

This position is contingent on an award.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports and evaluations.
  • Oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations, assessments, and baseline surveys throughout the life of the contract.
  • Serve as the evaluation team leader of select evaluations conducted under this contract.
  • Ensure the short-term technical experts and evaluation team members recruited are of a high caliber and possess required technical expertise.
  • Lead and oversee the review of Performance Management Plans (PMPs), support such technical work as reviewing reporting methods, carrying out training needs, designing tools and advising on USAID and Implementing Partners on their M&E work, including field monitoring and DQAs.
  • Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments.
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a large, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Project or program management, with remote management experience a plus.
  • Previous experience on a USAID-funded award.
  • Development and oversight of monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems for clients.
  • Prior experience working in Mali preferred.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in indicator development,  data  collection  and  analysis,  data  quality  assessments,  and/or  performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing guidance to technical teams in developing and updating PMPs, as well as creating and managing PMPs.
  • Demonstrated experience in leveraging performance monitoring data for improving ongoing project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing performance and impact evaluations of development interventions.
  • Experience in designing and field testing surveys and other data collection instruments.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluation and performance management.
  • Strong written and oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments.
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a large, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.
  • Fluency in French, proficient in English.

 

Education:  Master’s degree in the social sciences, in particular: statistics, economics, public policy, public health or other relevant field.

 

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 Responsibilities:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Travel:  Domestic and international travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

 

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

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.  We are an E-Verify Employer.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.

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