International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)
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.
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.