Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Program Monitoring Director
- U.S. Based Employment Opportunities
- Vienna, VA, USA
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: Program Monitoring Director
Department/Location: Global Health/Vienna VA
Reports To: Chief of Party, Ebola Pillar II MEL
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: Exempt **
IBTCI is currently seeking a Director, Program Monitoring to provide technical guidance under our Ebola Pillar II MEL project. IBTCI is implementing a contract (2016-2019) to conduct Ebola Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, including:
- Two macro-level performance evaluations, one in Year 1 (PE1; 2017) and one in Year 3 (PE2; 2018-19);
- Technical support for routine monitoring (assessment, capacity development and help with quarterly data collection and analysis of macro-level performance progress);
- Data quality assurance efforts in the three target countries; and
- Development of a knowledge management system that can support learning.
In this role you will be responsible for Component 2: Routine Monitoring of the Ebola Pillar II MEL activity in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. We require someone who is well-organized, possesses a strong work ethic, and demonstrates excellent time management and communication skills. This position is based in our Vienna, VA Home Office, with periodic work in our Washington DC Office and overseas travel.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Lead all matters related to routine monitoring and data quality assessments (DQA).
- Develop an annual capacity development plan for each country.
- Draft/adapt technical and non-technical tools, materials, curricula related to capacity building, routine monitoring and DQA.
- Develop/adapt training materials and oversee/deliver trainings on selected MEL topics for USAID and implementing partner staff.
- Raise data quality and performance levels to conduct DQAs amongst Technical Teams and Program Offices in USAID missions in West Africa, and raise understanding and performance of MEL practices among USAID implementing partners.
- Provide a high level of data quality awareness across multiple staff profiles (e.g. manager, front-line staff etc.).
- Collaborate with and other operating units to harmonize MEL plans.
- Proactively improve the quality of mission data quality control process and reporting.
- Evaluate and identify where information/data system enhancements are required.
- Compare raw data files from one month to the next to assess continuity of activities.
- Check for quality of data via alerts from processing.
- Provide updates on Component 2 activities in routine meetings and progress reports.
- Represent IBTCI in project implementation meetings with partners or clients.
- Potentially serve as primary US-based point of contact with client in the absence of Chief of Party.
- Represent Ebola Pillar II MEL and IBTCI in industry conferences and workshops.
- Author white papers or reports to promote IBTCI’s intellectual prowess in MEL in general and in routine monitoring and DQA.
- Collaborate on business development efforts including technical writing and proposal management as assigned. Approximately 50% of the LOE for this position will be to support business development.
- Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business plans.
- Provide in-house training to home and field staff on MEL topics as assigned.
- Ability and willingness to travel overseas is essential. An average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation and quarterly training workshops.
- Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrate familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and guidance on monitoring and DQAs included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) in chapter 201 series.
- Strong knowledge of USAID performance management standards and guidelines.
- Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following sectors: global health, agriculture and food security, and/or governance within two or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, reproductive health and family planning, food security, emergency food aid, nutrition, water and sanitation, health information system, service delivery, elections, economic and entrepreneurial development, among others.
- Experience in leading or overseeing all matters related to routine monitoring and DQAs, conducting DQAs, and improving methods for data collection, both quantitative and qualitative.
- Experience streamlining data collection between clients and implementing partners.
- Strong skills in survey design, including sampling methodologies.
- Excellent data analysis, presentation, and reporting skills.
- Experience in conducting training on a broad range of M&E skills including methodologies, data collection and analysis, and data quality assessments.
- Demonstrated experience with an array of adult learning methodologies (i.e. hands-on technical assistance, case studies, workshops, online course development, peer-to-peer mentoring, etc.).
- Demonstrated meeting and workshop facilitation skills.
- Client-oriented with experience leading capacity building for clients (e.g., USAID).
- Demonstrable results orientation, flexibility and problem solving skills.
- Proven ability to organize and share information effectively, with strong attention to detail.
- Oral and written communication skills in French would be a plus, but not required.
- Demonstrated experience in business development and proposal writing is desirable.
- 7 to 10 years of experience in conducting DQA, training on M&E methodologies, data collection, data analysis and DQA and other related fields.
- 10 years of experience in M&E of foreign assistance or donor activities.
- Strong communications (oral and written) skills required.
- Oral and written fluency in English required.
- Ability and willingness to travel overseas required.
Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics, or another related field required.
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 may be responsible for supervising short-term consultants.
Travel: An average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation. (Percentages may vary depending on project and IBTCI practice needs.) A quarterly two-week TDY is anticipated to lead all preparation, implementation, and reporting for co-training IP staff (Part 1) and Mission staff (Part 2) in each country.
Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the U.S.A. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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. *