Gender and Conflict Specialist, Mali

  • Posted on 2 May 2019

Job Description

Assignment Title: Gender and Conflict Specialist, Mali

Location: Mali

Technical Point of Contact: Evaluation Team Leader

Type: Consultant

Classification: Consultancy

Overview:

Using your experience in assessments and gender-related subject matter skills, perform a final performance evaluation to assess the relevance and effectiveness of activities implemented under USAID/Mali’s Education Emergency Support Activity (EESA). Note that the questions below are illustrative and will need to be further developed in collaboration with USAID prior to the finalization of the evaluation design. Field work for this evaluation is expected to be conducted in late summer 2019. This position is open to Malian nationals only.

This position is contingent upon award by USAID/Mali.

Scope of Work:

  • Working with a team of at minimum six (6) professionals, conduct field research to answer the following objectives, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Assess how well the project achieved the goal of restoring primary education in five conflict- affected regions in Mali (Segou, Mopti, Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal);
    • Examine how and the extent to which the Activity impacted targeted beneficiaries and factors that may have contributed to the Activity successes or challenges, including the Activity implementation and management approaches;
    • Examine the long-term sustainability of Activity outcomes;
    • Identify lessons learned and propose recommendations to inform future programing of education in crisis and conflict in Mali;
  • Design the methods and materials of assessing the gender strategy implemented through the project as well as to review gender education programs and gender sensitive kits developed;
  • Assist the foreign counterparts in compiling and analyzing the results of the field work;
  • Maintain the quality of the evaluation design and execution, including qualitative data collection and analysis, identifying and disseminating findings, lessons learned, and evidence from evaluations;
  • Present findings to the USAID Mission and relevant stakeholders;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Ability and willingness to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency required;
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket;
  • 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 practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

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.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior work in local-language literacy training and gender issues will be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with USAID’s M&E policies and reporting requirements preferred;
  • Fluency in another Malian language.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in gender issues in basic education in Mali, either as educator or administrator as well as sociologist;
  • Strong technical competencies in applied qualitative research techniques and data analysis, including significant training in anthropological or ethnographic research;
  • Seven (7) years of experience evaluating and/or implementing projects of similar scope in Mali or other countries in Africa;
  • Expertise with qualitative data collection instruments (for key informant interviews, focus group discussions, etc.);
  • Professional oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in French and Bambara;
  • Ability and willingness to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency required;
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket;
  • 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;
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology, education, statistics or a related field.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel around Mali is required.

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

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. We are an E-Verify Employer.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Human Resources at 703-749-0100.

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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