Quantitative Methodologist

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 16 January 2019

Job Description

Overview: IBTCI is implementing a contract funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct formative research, develop country- and sector-specific data collection tools, and identify several priority behaviors with suggested solution pathways; and to develop MCC and sector-specific social and behavior change (SBC) tools, incorporate SBC doer/non-doer methodological expertise, and integrate SBC best practices at MCC. IBTCI is seeking a Quantitative Methodologist to lead the efforts to develop country and sector-specific data collection tools, including analysis and quantitative data reports. He or she will also support technical oversight and research/evaluation designs, and will be responsible for the preparation of relevant deliverables to MCC.

This position requires approximately 90 days Level of Effort (LOE), from February through September. The period of performance may be extended according to project option years. The consultant can work remotely from his/her location. Occasional short-term travel may be required to Morocco, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Côte d’Ivoire, and other countries as assigned, and/or to IBTCI’s office in Vienna VA or Washington DC.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Review background program documents, materials, and deliverables;
  • Co-lead development of the formative research design protocols and data analysis plans;
  • Support formative research in order to develop country- and sector-specific data collection tools;
  • Develop and refine SBCC doer/non-doer analysis tools;
  • Contribute to data collection and analysis;
  • Prepare sections of the quantitative data reports;
  • Support evaluation design for iterative technical oversight of SBCC process;
  • Submit all deliverables 5 calendar days before the due date to MCC for IBTCI HQ quality control, editing, and formatting; and
  • Other tasks as required.
Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practice of Global Health.
  • 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:
  • Ability to support formative research in order to develop country- and sector-specific data collection tools;
  • Familiarity with SBCC doer/non-doer analysis tools;
  • Ability to lead data collection design, data collection, and data analysis;
  • Proficiency in French or Arabic highly preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must have seven (7) or more years of experience in undertaking and leading quantitative field research;
  • Demonstrated experience with statistics;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying quantitative methods to behavior change work;
  • Must have at least five years of experience working on international projects;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Education: The Quantitative Methodologist must hold a Ph.D. in a Social or Behavioral Science field or another relevant field. Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. Travel: This position may require international travel. 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.

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