Jul 17, 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Chief of Party (COP), Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC), DRC

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

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.

Job Title: Chief of Party (COP)

Department/Location: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Reports To: Project Director

Type: Regular Full-Time

Overview:

IBTCI is currently seeking a COP for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) project in the DRC. The COP is responsible for managing and leading a five-year program providing M&E and learning support to two innovative USAID/DRC initiatives: the cross-cutting Country Development Cooperation Strategy that supports a holistic development approach across multiple technical areas and emphasizes Mission-wide learning, and a comprehensive education program funded by USAID and DFID. This position will be based in Kinshasa

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibilities are to provide overall leadership management and general technical direction of the Contract, ensuring an integrated understanding among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the SOW.
  • Manage the entire contract and ensure quality standards and schedules are met.
  • Define and manage overall contract requirements, including staffing and cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve this contract's objectives.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the Contracting Officer’s Representative and Contracting Officer.
  • Responsible for all data collection, monitoring and evaluation, report generation and related tasks.
  • Interact professionally with senior Mission staff, implementing partners (IPs), and government officials.
  • As requested, conduct or support events and seminars that promote collaboration and learning between USAID, DFID, IPs and other stakeholders, in addition to events and seminars that publicize major findings and/or disseminate final evaluation reports, as part of USAID/DRC's learning agenda.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and/or managing an office with a diverse staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in performance monitoring, tracking data quality, data management, and/or training in performance management topics.
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation methodology, statistical analysis, experimental design, and/or data collection and analysis.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries.
  • Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and strategic learning preferred.
  • Prior Africa experience preferred, francophone Africa experience desired.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of management experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience evaluating international development projects;
  • Prior experience working with USAID required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French required.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in international development, economics, public policy, statistics, political science, health, education or a related field required; PhD preferred.

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 have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel required.


How to apply:

If interested in this opportunity please submit a copy of your most up to date CV to stesfagiorgis@ibtci.com with DRC COP in the subject line.