Learning / Institutional Capacity Advisor | IBTCI – International Business & Technical Consultants (HQ) | Location: Abuja
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 three 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.
Title: Learning / Institutional Capacity Advisor
Department/Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports To: Chief of Party
Type: Regular Full-Time
Classification: This is a mid-senior, exempt level position and is not eligible for overtime
IBTCI is seeking a Learning / Institutional Capacity Advisor for an upcoming USAID/Nigeria Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Support Activity. This will be a full-time, key position based in Abuja, Nigeria. This Project will provide a range of technical assistance to USAID/Nigeria’s portfolio of programs. The Learning / Institutional Capacity Advisor will oversee the CLA component of the award and will work closely with component leads for Performance Monitoring, Evaluations and Assessments, and Knowledge Management to integrate learning throughout activity interventions.
*This position is contingent upon award*
Provide training to ensure mission staff and implementers have the most up-to date knowledge and capacity to fulfill all aspects of the program cycle (~10 training sessions per year)
Conduct, facilitate, and/or arrange logistics and other support for collaborating or learning events as needed, including Mission-wide learning events, meetings with implementing partners (including but not limited to the Mission Director’s Quarterly Implementing Partners meetings and quarterly CLA events for USAID and implementing partner MEL specialists), staff retreats, technical team meetings with implementing partners or other donors, stakeholder consultations, technical team learning events, and field visits for mission leadership or U.S. Government officials (Estimated 25 events per year: 4-6 which can comprise of 150 persons and above; 6-8 from 50 to 100 persons, and 6-10 for under 50 persons)
Support the development and implementation of the Mission’s learning agenda as needed (estimated 20 events per year)
Support technical teams, activity managers, and Assistance or Contract Officer’s Representatives (A/CORs) with on-demand data analysis, data visualization, and actionable information usage (Estimated 50 days of effort per year, mostly around the semi-annual portfolio reviews.)
Support data gathering, analysis, and visualization for periodic Mission requirements such as the annual Performance Plan and Report amongst others (Estimated 30 days per year)
Provide short term (six months or less) consultants as required for technical assistance to Government of Nigeria or state governments as needed (Estimated one to two per year technical areas per year)
Provide short term (six months or less) technical assistance to the Mission (internally or situated in Nigerian federal or state government offices) to fill unexpected or specialized technical needs (Estimated one to two per year)
Assist in building the capacity of Nigerian Monitoring and Evaluation expertise
Provide suggestions and state-of-the-art recommendations to strengthen USAID/Nigeria’s development programs and MEL system.
Other duties as assigned.
At least five (5) years of work experience in strategic learning, organizational development, and/or institutional capacity building
Previous experience on USAID-funded projects.
Experience advising clients on knowledge management, organizational development, and strategic communications in an international development context required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited university/college in a relevant subject required.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with high-level donor representatives and International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) representatives.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate and harness strategic learning to improve organizational operations and/or performance in an international development context
Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited direction as well as within a team as a team member.
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.
Application Closing Date
Nov 14, 2020
Method of Application
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