Capacity Building Specialist- Senegal MEL

Posted Date 6 months ago(4/27/2020 5:36 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:                                        Senegal MEL – Capacity Building Specialist

Department/Location:                   Dakar, Senegal

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 seeking a Capacity Building Specialist for a proposal for the five-year Senegal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Platform. The purpose of this project is to provide a monitoring platform which will conduct performance assessments and evaluations, research, and CLA activities for the USAID Mission in Senegal. This position is contingent upon award.



Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implement capacity and learning needs assessments;
  • Design and manage learning plans in close collaboration with USAID, IPs and local stakeholders;
  • Design training curricula and learning pathways that improve MEL competencies in the field and enable the integration of learning into IP and USAID standard operating procedures;
  • Develop or adapt innovative and responsive MEL learning tools and practices that align with USAID standards, adult/professional learning best practices, to respond to a range of learning styles;
  • Ensure that all capacity building activities are effective, technically sound, and appropriate to the needs of USAID and IPs;
  • Provide post-training follow up activities including post-training surveys, and formal or informal MEL-related mentoring and coaching.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and IPs as it relates to capacity building deliverables;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including experience with USAID funded M&E projects.
  • 5 years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries.
  • At least 3 years of delivering training and coaching, preferably for USAID programs.
  • Experience developing learning modules through a variety of methods.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French required.


Education:  Master’s degree (or higher) in a sector relevant to training and capacity building (e.g., economics, public policy, international relations, statistics, political science, health, education, agriculture, etc.).


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEL, is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing tools for organizational and capacity development assessments.
  • Familiarity with virtual training tools.
  • Must have appropriate technical knowledge of M&E.


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.


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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