Capacity Building Specialist

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 April 2021

Job Description

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: Capacity Building Specialist

Department/Location: Bridgetown, Barbados

Reports To: Project Director

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 to provide technical and advisory services to assist the USAID Mission in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) in monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting of results. The total estimated period of performance for this Task Order is expected to be five years, from spring 2021 to spring 2026. 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, respond to a range of learning styles, and maintain integrity of monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • 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 that may include 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;
  • Participate in field research including data collection and analysis;
  • Assist with the development and completion of the following deliverables: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan, Quarterly Progress Reports, and Annual Performance Report.
  • Assist with conducting briefings with USAID and other stakeholders, when necessary;
  • Participate with other team members in tasks such as data triangulation, presentations, and report writing;
  • Adhere to USAID, IBTCI, and local rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS);
  • Adhere to IBTCI project communication protocol;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including experience with USAID funded M&E projects;
  • At least five (5) years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries;
  • At least three (3) years of delivering training and coaching, preferably for USAID programs.
  • Experience developing learning modules through a variety of methods.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills;
  • Proven track record of evaluation of capacity strengthening activities at institutional and community level;
  • Strong analytical, synthesis, report writing, and presentation skills and ability to deliver on time;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

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 Requirements:

  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEL, is a plus.
  • Familiarity with virtual training tools.
  • Expertise in working with a variety of stakeholders, including host country government personnel, NGO partners, international donor agencies and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative data collection, and experienced in using key informant interviews, focus groups, and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and learning from the data;
  • Sectoral work in climate change, youth and workforce development, disaster and emergency preparedness, gender analysis, and/or government capacity strengthening;
  • Experience working on development projects in the Caribbean.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with short-term periods for data collection in the field.

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 may have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: This position may start remotely but may convert to an in-country position when COVID-19 restrictions allow it. Travel eventually will be required on a needs-basis to any or all of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in Barbados.

About the Organization

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

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