International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) Job Vacancies in Nigeria

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 has implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI has served governments, private sector companies and several donor agencies in the practice area of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including health, education, environment & economic development and crisis, conflict & governance.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance and Administrative Manager

Location: Nigeria

Position Description

  • IBTCI is currently seeking a Finance and Administrative Manager to support the implementation of a 48 month contract to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services to USAID/Nigeria.
  • This Contract will provide continuous, on- the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID and its partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, organizational learning, capacity building and knowledge management.
  • This contract will create the conditions to enable USAID/Nigeria to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization, by creating a learning and adaptation strategy, and ensuring continued alignment among all Mission activities within the objectives outlined in the CDCS.
  • This contract will result in strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems at USAID/Nigeria and enhanced M&E capacity of local entities to improve accountability and the increased use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.
  • This position is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Finance and Administrative Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop a USAID- compliant Financial Management and Reporting system
  • Will produce financial and budget reports, develop procedures and guidelines for all activities
  • Monitor project budgets
  • Maintain accurate financial records on project activities
  • Monitor transactions to ensure compliance with USAID-regulations
  • Prepare and submit monthly invoices and other financial reports as required
  • Oversee USAID-required audits

Qualifications
Education:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Business Administration options or equivalent and an ACA/ACCA/CPA or other recognized professional accounting qualification.

Desired Experience:

  • Progressively responsible experience as a senior finance manager with a reputable NGO, development contractor or donor agency is desirable
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and nonprofit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures; to analyze data, narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with accounting and non-accounting individuals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs
  • Experience in managing and administering sub-awards and audits.
  • Experience with funds control and monitoring of fraud and abuse.

Job Title: Chief of Party

Location: Nigeria

Position Description

  • IBTCI is currently seeking a Chief of Party to lead the implementation of a 48 month contract to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services to USAID/Nigeria.
  • This Contract will provide continuous, on- the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID and its partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, organizational learning, capacity building and knowledge management.
  • This contract will create the conditions to enable USAID/Nigeria to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization, by creating a learning and adaptation strategy, and ensuring continued alignment among all Mission activities within the objectives outlined in the CDCS.
  • This contract will result in strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems at USAID/Nigeria and enhanced M&E capacity of local entities to improve accountability and the increased use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting. This position is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities

  • The Chief of Party will be responsible for leading and managing the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning program.
  • The Chief of Party will work closely with USAID/Nigeria’s leadership team, the Program Office and with technical office team leads, and other Chief of Parties managing USAID projects.
  • Additionally, s/he will work with national level stakeholders from the GON to develop important professional relations with some of Nigeria’s most reputable social scientists and development professionals.

Qualifications

  • Education: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in an inter-disciplinary area such as applied International Development, Strategic Planning, Project Design and Implementation, or a related field,

Desired Experience

  • At least 10 years of progressive experience managing high-performing teams in international development settings
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills
  • Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills
  • Especially charismatic, collaborative, professional credentials to be able to establish close, trustful relations for pursuing earnest organizational learning with, particularly USAID/Nigeria’s American and Nigerian senior professional staff and leadership, including the Mission Director’s Office.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

Job Title: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – Analysis

Location: Nigeria

Position Description

  • IBTCI is currently seeking a Senior M&E Specialist for Analysis to support the implementation of a 48 month contract to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services to USAID/Nigeria.
  • This Contract will provide continuous, on- the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID and its partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, organizational learning, capacity building and knowledge management.
  • This contract will create the conditions to enable USAID/Nigeria to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization, by creating a learning and adaptation strategy, and ensuring continued alignment among all Mission activities within the objectives outlined in the CDCS.
  • This contract will result in strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems at USAID/Nigeria and enhanced M&E capacity of local entities to improve accountability and the increased use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.
  • This position is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Senior M&E Specialist – Analysis include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee the enhancement of the performance reporting system
  • Lead the design and application of econometric methodologies in all aspects of the monitoring and evaluation program
  • Lead the application of econometric or other quantitative approaches to the Mission’s data gathering and analyses for assessments, evaluations, baselines, data quality assessments and other M&E data gathering efforts
  • Provide key expertise in the design and analysis of results which will be a core aspect of the Mission’s Collaboration, Learning and Adapting component
  • Build capacity in these areas of responsibility in the Mission and its implementing partners
  • Participate on teams as a qualitative researcher.

Qualifications
Education:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Development, Economics, Knowledge Management or related fields.

Desired Experience:

  • Progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluation with monitoring and evaluation activities within complex international development contexts in the areas of Health, Democracy, Governance and Conflict, Economic Growth, Education and/or agricultural development
  • Excellent team work, inter-personal, verbal and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to conduct field work in areas with hardship conditions, in remote areas, for extended periods of time
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • Strong quantitative, analytical background in cost-benefit analysis, econometric methodologies, or statistical systems

Job Title: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – Systems

Location: Nigeria

Position Description

  • IBTCI is currently seeking a Senior M&E Specialist for Systems to support the implementation of a 48 month contract to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services to USAID/Nigeria.
  • This Contract will provide continuous, on- the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID and its partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, organizational learning, capacity building and knowledge management.
  • This contract will create the conditions to enable USAID/Nigeria to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization, by creating a learning and adaptation strategy, and ensuring continued alignment among all Mission activities within the objectives outlined in the CDCS.
  • This contract will result in strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems at USAID/Nigeria and enhanced M&E capacity of local entities to improve accountability and the increased use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting.
  • This position is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Senior M&E Specialist – Systems include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the enhancement of the performance reporting system requirements for the Mission, its Implementing Partners, and with GON
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the performance reporting system and its data collection, reporting and analysis meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders, to include all USAID M&E-related reporting requirements
  • Provide key expertise in the design and analysis of results which will be a core aspect of the Mission’s Collaboration, Learning and Adapting component
  • Build capacity in these areas of responsibility in the Mission and its implementing partners
  • Participate on teams as a qualitative researcher

Qualifications
Education:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in development, economics, knowledge management or related fields.

Desired Experience:

  • Progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluation with monitoring and evaluation activities within complex international development contexts in the areas of Health, Democracy, Governance and Conflict, Economic Growth, Education and/or agricultural development
  • Excellent team work, inter-personal, verbal and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to conduct field work in areas with hardship conditions, in remote areas, for extended periods of time
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken
  • Strong M&E information systems background, either experienced in leading teams that have developed M&E information systems or direct information systems development

Job Title: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor

Location: Nigeria

Position Description

  • IBTCI is currently seeking an Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor to support the implementation of a 48 month contract to provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services to USAID/Nigeria.
  • This Contract will provide continuous, on- the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID and its partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, organizational learning, capacity building and knowledge management.
  • This contract will create the conditions to enable USAID/Nigeria to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development organization, by creating a learning and adaptation strategy, and ensuring continued alignment among all Mission activities within the objectives outlined in the CDCS.
  • This contract will result in strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems at USAID/Nigeria and enhanced M&E capacity of local entities to improve accountability and the increased use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting. This position is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide leadership, guidance and overall direction to the Mission’s collaboration, learning and adapting efforts
  • Plan and state organizational reflection and learning opportunities, such as special studies, after action reviews, and partners’ meetings, organizational learning surveys to facilitate overall CDCS implementation
  • Assist with incorporating research design and methodologies in the application of learning to project design and management
  • Work with the Program Office to guide iterative course corrections and ensure ongoing and evolving alignment of the portfolio with Mission Strategy
  • Work with the Program Office and Mission management to refine and implement the Mission’s learning agenda and CLA strategy, e-sharing and learning tools, to include outcome mapping
  • Assist in the re-orientation of key staff’s “activity” orientation to holistic program management and to foster peer and cross- learning techniques and opportunities

Qualifications

  • Education: A minimum of a Master’s Degree or higher in one or more fields related to organizational learning or development assistance such as Public, Business or Development Administration, Knowledge Management, Political Science, Economics, Development studies or closely related, inter-disciplinary fields

Desired Experience:

  • Progressively responsible, professional-level experience in organizational or action learning, development and/or knowledge management
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in interpreting monitoring and evaluation analysis and subsequently developing and leading collaboration, learning and adapting programs among various stakeholders in international development contexts
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal presentation, and facilitation skills applied within multi-cultural contexts
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: [email protected]

Note: No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted. IBTCI is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline  7th April, 2016.

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