Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 December 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Department/Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (SMEA) for the anticipated Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring (CART) proposal. This purpose of this project is to establish independent, impartial, timely, responsive, contextualized, and forward-looking third party monitoring (TPM) and operational support services to Food for Peace (FFP) in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). CART will conduct analyses to assess the performance of FFP’s humanitarian assistance activities, as well as to understand and articulate the contextual factors to support adaptive management.

The SMEA will provide technical guidance to all Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team members, and conduct quality control and review for all M&E related product. In addition to regular TPM and situational analysis reports for IPs and FFP, he/she is responsible for questionnaires, training materials for enumerators, and organization of and participation in knowledge sharing & learning events. The SMEA has oversight for all M&E related Tasks in CAR, DRC, and ROC, and is based at the CART head office in Kinshasa.

The period of performance is one (1) year with the possibility of extension. This position is contingent upon award.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance to all M&E team members
  • Conduct quality control and review for all M&E related products.
  • Responsible for Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) and situational analysis reports provided to Implementing Partners and Food for Peace.
  • Responsible for questionnaires, training materials for enumerators, and organization of and participation in knowledge sharing & learning events.
  • Advise the Contractor on the financial aspects for Surge Options if exercised.
  • 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%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • USAID experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of M&E experience, including conducting and managing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis related to food security.
  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience in field-based M&E projects
  • 5 years of progressive experience managing diverse teams working on M&E, preferably including TPM.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and best practices related to M&E and data quality assurance.
  • Familiarity with issues related to the implementation of humanitarian assistance activities for refugees, and Internally Displace People (IDPs), food aid, and food security in Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Familiarity and experience with donor-supported humanitarian assistance operations in CAR, DRC, and ROC are highly desirable.
  • Supervisory experience, including technical and administrative management of subcontractors.
  • Language proficiency at a post-graduate level in French and English.
  • Technical ability to oversee quality control and workflow on TPM Tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • The SM&EA must be conversant in food security and humanitarian assistance, reflected by a total of 5 years of combined experience working in these two specific areas.

Education: Master’s Degree in statistics, physical, environmental or social sciences, agriculture, public health, or related field

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 Responsibilities: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel is essential and may include travel to fragile and conflict-affected areas. An average of 25%-35% travel for project implementation and/or project management duties. Percentages may vary depending on IBTCI business needs.

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.

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. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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 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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