May 17, 2019Full time
// 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. Assignment Title: Team Leader, Ethiopia Department/Location: Ethiopia Technical Point of Contact: Project Director Type: Consultant Classification: Consultancy Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Team Leader to lead a Study on Somali Regional Consumer Commodity Preferences, Commodity Applications, and Food Processing Capacities for Humanitarian Aid in Ethiopia. The main objectives of this study are to assess and determine whether the variety of Food for Peace (FFP) commodities that are received and distributed by WFP in the Somali Region are appropriate and to assess and determine what foods are preferred by the recipient population. Additionally, this study will evaluate the potential interest, capability and scale of food processors in transforming in kind staple food assistance commodities to supply- for large-scale humanitarian purposes. Finally, the study will suggest the way forward for humanitarian aid in light of the new political and security developments in the Somali Region. Activity for this assessment is expected to take place from July 1 st , 2019 to September 30 th , 2019; approximately 40 days in the field. This position is contingent on award. Responsibilities Using your experience and subject matter skills, perform the following job responsibilities for the task order. Tasks could include, but are not limited to: Scope of Work: Oversee the Somali Regional Consumer Commodity Preferences Study and mainly responsible for coordination and collaboration with other points of contacts identified by USAID/Ethiopia; Oversee overall management and technical oversight; Organize the review, reviewing all relevant documentation, producing a work plan, assembling and coordinating Commodity Experts and Team Assistants, planning and oversight of data collection efforts, and ensuring the timeliness and quality of deliverables; Assist with the review team communication and help with submission of all deliverables; Coordinate the Consumer Commodity Preferences Study capacity strengthening measures and reporting, and coordinate and collaborate with other points of contact; Other duties as assigned. Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Crisis, Conflict & Governance, Agriculture & Food Security & Economic, Education & Growth and Global Health and/or Business Development divisions. 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. Qualifications Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience using mixed methods of data collection strongly desired; Fluency in Somalie and/or Oromiffa preferred; Substantial humanitarian food assistance background and experience in Africa / Ethiopia preferred. Minimum Requirements: Understanding of emergency food aid programs; Understanding of food markets, food trade and cost considerations in the rationale for food ration design; Experience leading comparable food/commodity surveys and evaluations; Understanding of nutritional quality of food rations; Skills in conducting surveys about diets and food preferences; Familiarity with USAID evaluation reporting guidelines; Expert in review of commodity management; Participated in coordination and management of at least five commodity assessment and reviews; Excellent organization and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a quality written product (e.g., reviews and assessment reports and PowerPoint presentations); Excellent oral communication, presentation, and inter-personal skills; Technical and management skills to manage budget resources for the commodity review, as well as assist and support the team with field logistics. Fluent oral and written English. Education: Master’s degree, PhD preferred, with advanced coursework or professional continuing-education training in Statistics, Project Evaluation, Accounting and Finance, Business Administration or another field relevant to Commodity Review and Assessment. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. Travel: International travel to Ethiopia will be required, as well as travel to approved zones/woredas in Somali Region where WFP is implementing FFP-funded activities with commodities. 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. 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