Data Quality Assessment Consultant

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Company:International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)
Category:Business development
Job Type:Contract

Job details

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Consultant must:
  • Review documentation, including past DQAs, the USAID/Somalia Performance Management Plan, and Implementing Partner (IP) Activity Monitoring & Evaluation Plans.
  • Communicate with IPs such that they are adequately prepared for the DQA.
  • Train IPs using a mix of teaching techniques such as lectures, discussions and practice exercises to ensure that trainees are able to internalize information provided and apply their learning.
  • Ensure that all necessary information is collected during meetings with IPs and site visits; travel to the sites and report findings.
  • Review each indicator against the quality standards and complete a DQA checklist and where appropriate a System Assessment Protocol at the USAID, IP and IP sub-contractors level (as appropriate); based on this review, and identify actionable recommendations to address any emerging data quality issues.
  • Facilitate a series of validation and findings dissemination workshops with each IP and their COR/AOR. 
  • Submit a detailed DQA report to IBTCI/SPSS.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive experience in conducting rigorous and evidence-based DQAs;
  • Strong understanding of stabilization, electoral systems, and democracy and governance programming;
  • Proven ability to review and update training materials and conduct trainings, findings dissemination sessions using DQA findings;
  • Knowledge of USAID requirements on DQAs; and
  • In-depth understanding of USAID performance management standards and guidelines.
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least eight years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably with experience working on USAID projects.
  • Extensive experience in conducting rigorous and evidence-based DQAs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Somalia.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
Education:  Graduate degree in a relevant field 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 to Somalia is required.
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Business development International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) 6 months ago