Team Leader/Senior Evaluation Specialist

Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

IBTCI is seeking a Team Leader/ Senior Evaluation Specialist in support of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund (EAEF) Evaluation. EAEF is a United States Government-funded private entity aimed at promoting financial inclusion and job creation, as well as increasing foreign and domestic investment in Egypt, with a broader target of long-term sustainable economic development. The EAEF’s primary mission is to stimulate the Egyptian private sector by providing access to investment capital and loans, modern technologies and best business practices to SMEs, while also achieving financial profitability. The fund, currently capitalized at $212 million, is led by a board of directors that is primarily comprised of Egyptian-American and Egyptian nationals and advised by Lorax Capital Partners, a financial services institution led by an experienced Egyptian management team. This position is contingent upon award.

Using your experience and subject matter skills, the Consultant will perform the following tasks. Tasks could include but not be limited to:
  • Overall management of the evaluation team and the final products;
  • Coordination of all evaluation activities;
  • Ensuring production and completion of an evaluation report and all Task Order deliverables in conformance with this scope of work and timelines;
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to the USAID team and other stakeholders.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Master’s Degree in a Finance, Business, Economics, or a related field;
  • Strong working knowledge of private sector finance, investment, economic growth, and SME development;
  • Background managing mixed methods research;
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Experience preparing evaluation reports for USAID preferred.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 10 years of experience conducting program evaluations in developing countries;
  • Development and/ or evaluation experience in the North Africa and Middle East region is highly desirable;
  • Good organization and team-building skills.
Additional Specifications:
  • 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.
  • While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.
Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field (finance, business, economics, etc.) Supervisory Responsibility: This position has supervisory responsibility Travel: Travel within Egypt will be required.

Duration: Short-Term

Anticipated Timeline: September - October 2018

Anticipated Level of Effort (LOE): 40-50 days, with time spent speaking to EAEF staff at their headquarters in New York. 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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