Job Title: Local Evaluator
Location: Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia
Reports To: Team Leader
Type: Short-term Consultancy
Overview: IBTCI is seeking Local Evaluators in multiple countries for a performance evaluation of two projects focusing on trade in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia: (1) the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and (2) the Special American Business Internship Program (SABIT). Both projects are being managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, though the evaluation is being carried out by the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator of Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia. There are multiple positions available. One Local Evaluator must be located in each of following countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan. This can be either a mid-level or senior-level position. The period of performance for the evaluation is six months, expected to begin around mid-October 2019 and go through mid-March March 2020. This position is contingent upon award.
Scope of Work:
- Serve as Local Evaluator and assist in evaluation planning and logistics (i.e. scheduling and travel), translations
- Support evaluation design, data collection, data recording and data analysis, in collaboration with other evaluation team members;
- Support report drafting and finalization;
Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Agriculture & Food Security, Economic Growth, Education & the Environment.
- 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:
- Russian fluency, both orally and in writing;
- Experience in international donor development programming in the country of focus;
- Evaluation experience, including development and use of quantitative and qualitative research tools
- Gender analysis skills;
- Experience in the technical sectors of focus;
- Report writing skills;
- Proficiency in one or more local language;
- Experience working on State Department and/or Department of Commerce evaluations is highly preferred.
- 4+ years of experience with monitoring and evaluation;
- 5+ years of experience in post-Soviet Union countries;
- Excellent oral and written skills in English and Russian are required.
Education: Master’s degree in Global Affairs, International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation or related fields is required. PhD preferred.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory requirements.
Travel: Travel in and around Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan will be 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.
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.
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.