Senior Manager, Social, Economic, Agricultural Development (SEAD)

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/28/2020 3:35 PM)
Regular Full-Time


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 Manager
Department/Location:                   Social, Economic, and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Practice in Vienna, VA
Reports To:                                     President, or designee
Type:                                              Regular Full-Time
Classification:                                This is a managerial, exempt-level position


IBTCI is seeking a motivated Senior Manager for our Social, Economic, and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Practice to support its international development work.  Currently, the sectors of focus include: Education; Workforce Development; Economic Growth and Trade; Agriculture, Energy, Food Security, Global Health, Nutrition, Water and Resilience.  The position tasks include technical output, program management, and business development, with an emphasis on MERL.  This position will be based in our Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. The Senior Manager is expected to proactively contribute to the management and ongoing success of IBTCI.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

Technical Work

  • Participate as a mid-level team member on projects for monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning and related scopes of work. With minimal supervision, perform tasks that may include:
    • Design of M&E Plans;
    • Research Design;
    • Development of research and data collection tools;
    • Development of work plans;
    • Management of evaluation/survey teams;
    • Data quality analysis;
    • Strategic advisory evaluation findings; and
    • MERL training.

Project and Staff Management

  • Collaborate with Project Directors on mid-level tasks on existing projects such as:
    • Review of technical deliverables;
    • Performance of administrative, recruitment, logistical and operational tasks; and
    • Carry out periodic field visits.
  • Manage small projects of no more than $800K as Project Director. Tasks could include:
    • Manage contract implementation including research/technical, logistical, budgetary and operational aspects of contract;
    • Initiate development of consultant and sub-contractor contracts and purchase order agreements;
    • Manage relationships with client, field and U.S. and internationally-based consultants and sub-contractors;
    • Manage consultant recruitments for short and long-term positions;
    • Ensure submission of high quality, timely reports and deliverables (from staff and consultants) to clients and guarantee the quality of the final output; and
    • Monitor project budgets and realign when necessary.
  • Supervise home office and field staff (including Evaluation Team Leaders, Program Associates, etc.), and consultants.

Business Development

  • Collaborate with senior staff on larger business development initiatives/proposals.
  • Serve as technical lead/writer on small proposals (no more than $800K). Tasks could include:
    • Initiate and follow through on new business development opportunities;
    • Participate in proposal preparation activities;
    • Collaborate on technical and non-technical sections of proposals;
    • Represent IBTCI in business development or project implementation meetings with partners and/or clients;
    • Manage consultant recruitment for proposals and short term technical assistance activities; and
    • Serve as point of contact on the technical side for partner organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience with an advanced degree; fifteen (15) years of experience with a bachelor’s degree;
  • Four (4) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience supporting and managing government-funded contracts;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with MERL-related activities such as performance monitoring, evaluations study design, sampling, qualitative and quantitative analysis, instrument design, field survey management and authoring reports;
  • Experience in several business development functions:  capture strategic bid design, bid management, teaming/partnering, research, recruitment, proposal writing, proposal review, and providing technical input for costing, staffing, etc.;
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas; and
  • Oral and written fluency in English.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of USAID’s evaluation policy and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) requirements;
  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders and project beneficiaries;
  • Experience in international development work, in one or more of the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Economic Growth, Environment, Food Security, and Resilience;
  • Experience with non-USAID donors, including DOS, MCC, and/or other international and domestic government donors preferred;
  • Experience leading teams and/or clients in planning and project design; and
  • Experience in/knowledge of data collection tools and processes, to include use of mobile technologies and GIS mapping.



Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration and/or Statistics/Social Research or other 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:  International travel is required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.


Work Authorization:  Must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



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.



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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