Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party for a USAID Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project in the Caribbean region. The COP will be responsible for providing the vision and overall leadership to the team.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for overall project management and technical operations in the field.
- Ensure all project tasks are completed on time and the objectives of the project are successfully met. Lead the field team.
- Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity implementation/management matters related to the contract.
- Ensure all assistance provided is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
- Manage the work of all experts/personnel provided under the contract.
- Coordinate all activities related to evaluation services, ensuring production and completion of quality reports in conformance with all task orders.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for progress and status of all activities under the contract.
- Establish appropriate mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported.
- Manage the preparation and presentation of implementation plans and all reports.
- May be required to be in-country to perform the essentials duties of this position.
- Manage all fiduciary duties in a responsible and professional manner.
- Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25% to 35% travel for project implementation and/or project management of business development initiatives. (Percentages may vary depending on projects and IBTCI practice needs). Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Previous experience in performance and impact evaluation designs, methodologies and practical applications, including baseline data collection methodologies.
- Working knowledge of global and regional development indicators/indexes.
- Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to evaluations is a plus.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- At least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience required.
- 10 years of experience conducting evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries.
- At least 5 years of experience leading project management teams.
- Must have appropriate technical knowledge of M&E related to the identified technical areas required.
- Oral and written fluency in English required.
Education: Master’s degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or 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 does have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel required.
No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for 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
About the Organization
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 two 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.