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International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over 100 countries and implemented over 300 projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and institutional support across many areas and sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, agriculture, economic growth, food security, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: Exempt

Clearance Required: N/A

Overview:

IBTCI is seeking a technical Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated multi-year Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the USAID MEL Activity is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), and collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) support services to USAID/Bosnia’s technical offices and implementing partners. These services will strengthen performance management by generating a technical evidence base to guide the Mission’s programming. The DCOP will take a lead role in providing technical assistance to USAID’s Implementing Partners, reviewing Activity-level Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plans (AMELPs), and assist in Data Quality Assessments (DQAs). The DCOP will serve as acting COP as needed, and also lead activity reporting for this contract.

This position is contingent upon USAID award and will be based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Local applicants and ex-patriates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

Performance Monitoring (50%):

  • Provide oversight and manage the technical work related to performance monitoring.
  • Lead the technical design, data analysis, and report writing aspects in relation to the monitoring of activities and processes under this activity.
  • Together with the home office Project Director and COP, assist USAID develop and maintain the PMP.
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners on the development of their activity MEL plans, providing support to IP staff, and advising USAID/Bosnia technical teams on their M&E work.
  • Lead the design of data verification techniques, and other technical and analytical tasks conducted under this contract.
  • Responsible for managing, training, and mentoring field monitors and the design of monitoring tools and methodology.
  • Advise the COP on adherence to activity interventions and processes to fulfill required deliverables and tasks and to fill any temporary gaps in staffing.

Design and conduct evaluations, surveys, assessments, and special studies as requested by the Mission (25%)

  • Assist the COP to oversee, recruit for, and participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the contract.
  • Manage and oversee the design, quality, development and completion of assessments, analytical reports, and evaluations.
  • Contribute substantively to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) (15%)

  • Support the COP in facilitating CLA activities in technical areas of expertise.
  • Support technical work as reviewing reporting methods, carrying out training needs, designing reporting tools, and leading knowledge capture and uptake and activity level reporting.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in similar positions is required; including four years work experience on USAID funded activities.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures desirable.
  • An advanced university degree in international relations, economics, statistics, public policy, research methods, program assessment, evaluation/measurement or another relevant field.
  • Demonstrated senior experience in program performance monitoring and design and implementation of evaluations both (performance and impact evaluations) of development interventions.
  • Demonstrated senior experience in design and field testing of surveys, questionnaires, and/or other data collection instruments.
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis, experimental design and/or data collection analysis, indicator development, data quality assessments.
  • Prior experience in implementing CLA at the activity level.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English; Bosnian or equivalent language preferred.

Education:

  • Advanced degree in a relvant field required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with USAID/Bosnia preferred.
  • Prior experience in implementing CLA at the Mission level.
  • Prior experience as a technical Deputy Chief of Party on a USAID funded project.

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 Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Travel within Bosnia and Herzegovina will be required.

Work Authorization: N/A

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.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education & human capacity development, energy & infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients’ missions.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, 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. 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 the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page, https://careers.ibtci.com/jobs).

How to apply

https://careers.ibtci.com/jobs/3867?lang=en-us

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