DO2 Assessment Subject Matter Expert

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 12 December 2019

Job Description

Assignment Title: DO2 Assessment Subject Matter Expert

Department/Location: Crisis, Conflict & Governance/Kinshasa, DRC

Technical Point of Contact: DO2 Assessment Team Leader

Type: Consultant

Classification: Consultancy

Overview:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) Project at IBTCI has been tasked by USAID with conducting an assessment of USAID’s progress towards its Development Objective 2 of the current Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which covers the period 2014 to 2019

The Development Objective 2 (DO2) focuses on improving lives of citizens through coordinated, sustainable development approaches in selected geographic regions of the DRC. During the past 5 years, service areas which DO 2 targeted included health, education, justice, and economic growth at local levels. It also sought to strengthen local governance for institutions such as provincial and local assemblies and the media, as resource levels permitted.

In collaboration with the team leader, the DO2 Assessment Subject Matter Expert will participate the design of the assessment and data collection tools, conduct interviews and discussions, participate to data analysis and drafting the assessment report centered on USAID’s service delivery. This consultancy is expected to begin in January 2020 and will be about 4-5 months in Duration. LOCAL DRC CANDIDATES STRONGLY PREFERRED.

Please note that the DRC has a security threat level of 5. The incumbent will need to follow the advice of his/her security advisor(s) and must have added awareness of his/her surroundings.

Responsibilities

Using your expertise and subject matter skills, contribute tasks on specific task orders and/or contracts. Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

Scope of Work:

  • Provide technical expertise in international development service delivery at all stages of the assessment.
  • Support the development of the assessment design, including key questions, methods and instruments.
  • Provide input into the design of data collection tools and data analysis plan.
  • Contribute to and support data collection
  • Support data analysis.
  • Assist in the drafting of the assessment report, including recommendations.
  • Contribute to the preparation and presentation of key findings and recommendations to USAID and other selected stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able and willing to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.

Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practice of Crisis, Conflict & Governance.

  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
  • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.
Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge about USAID programming policy implementation.
  • Subject Matter Expert in local governance service delivery.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a cross-cultural team.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of social science qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in the collection and analysis of data.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in international development
  • At least two to three years of experience working on USAID-funded projects
  • Experience working on assessments/analysis including design, implementation and analysis.
  • Experience working in the DRC or Great Lakes region required.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and edit reports and technical documents.
  • Familiarity with standard/office IT applications.
  • Verbal and written proficiency in English and
  • Verbal and written fluency in French

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Public Policy, International Development, Political Science, International Relations, Statistics, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the incumbent to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of emergency. This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel: Position is based in Kinshasa with possible travel to provinces. 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.

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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 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.

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