Senior Manager, MERL, at GHEE Practice

Posted Date 3 months ago(5/10/2021 4:25 PM)
Remote home based
Regular Full-Time

About Us

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm working some of the most complex and impactful development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and address critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.


                 Job Title:                       Senior Manager MERL                     

                 Department/Location: GHEE/ Vienna, VA       

                 Reports To:                   Principal         

                 Type:                             Full-Time                                   

                 Classification:              Exempt        



IBTCI is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Manager of MERL with expertise in Global Health, Education, or Economic Growth. The position tasks include technical, program management, business development, and thought leadership, 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.  (The Senior Manager of MERL sectors of focus could change based on company requirements).


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  


The Senior Manager will manage one or several MERL projects in subject areas of Global Health, Education, and/ or Economic Growth. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in project management by providing technical expertise, as well as supporting project teams on management and contractual matters, and supervising one or several team members. 

Technical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 data collection tools and systems.
    • Design of evaluations, assessments, policy studies, sector assessments or similar;
    • Collection and analysis of data.
    • Synthesis of data in compelling reports, dashboard, presentations or as required by client.
    • Carrying out data quality assessments.
  • With minimal oversight, participate as mid-level technical expert in one of the following area(s) of expertise:
    • Health systems, HIV/AIDS, family planning, contagious diseases, health supply chains, or other global health areas
    • Basic education, Early Grade Reading Assessments, Higher education sector development and cooperation, or other education or youth development subjects
    • Public finance, economic development, or related economic development subjects.

Program Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Direction of small projects (of no more than $800K). 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.  

Business Development responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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;
  • Technical experience in more than one technical area prioritized by GHEE including Education, Economic Growth and Global Health;
  • 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;
  • Ability to travel to project implementation sites outside the US for a period of up to 2 weeks at a time; and
  • Oral and written fluency in English.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs, Social Sciences or other related fields required; Master’s degree highly preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Fluency in French;
  • Experience with non-USAID donors, including DOS, MCC, and/or other international and domestic government donors preferred;
  • Experience in working in different implementing mechanisms including contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders and project beneficiaries;
  • 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, GIS mapping, statistical analysis and data visualization;
  • Experience leading teams and/or clients in planning and project design;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID’s evaluation policy and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) requirements;
  • Experience in design and/or delivery of training and technical assistance, incorporating theories of adult learning and participatory methods.


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 may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.


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


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