Capacity Building Manager

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Closing date: 11 Jun 2021

Overview: IBTCI is currently seeking a Capacity Building Manager for a five-year Ethiopia Resilience Platform for Adaptive Management (R-PAL) Activity. The purpose of the R-PAL is to support the USAID/Ethiopia Transition into Graduation through Enhanced Resilience (TIGER) Project – both its staff and its key stakeholders – to be more efficient, effective, transparent and skilled in achieving development outcomes through the use of evidence, adaptive management techniques, and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices that enable increased resilience for the chronically vulnerable in the Highlands.

Ethiopia R-PAL is expected to achieve four objectives:

  • Objective 1: Collaboration and coordination among USAID Ethiopia Highlands Resilience partners and investments is established and facilitated to support collective impact;
  • Objective 2: Highlands resilience investments are informed by learning, evidence, and research;
  • Objective 3: Adaptive management processes and solutions for USAID Highlands Resilience investments are adopted and employed towards evidence-based program iteration (and ingrained in the partnership’s culture);
  • Objective 4: Innovation within USAID’s Highlands programming drives early adoption and scaling of new rigorously tested approaches.

This position is contingent upon award and anticipated to start in fall 2021.

How to apply:

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement capacity and learning needs assessments;
  • Design and manage learning plans in close collaboration with USAID, IPs and local stakeholders;
  • Design training curricula and learning pathways that improve MEL competencies in the field and enable the integration of learning into IP and USAID standard operating procedures;
  • Develop or adapt innovative and responsive MEL learning tools and practices that align with USAID standards, adult/professional learning best practices, respond to a range of learning styles, and maintain integrity of monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • Ensure that all capacity building activities are effective, technically sound, and appropriate to the needs of USAID and IPs;
  • Provide post-training follow up activities that may include formal or informal MEL-related mentoring and coaching;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and IPs as it relates to capacity building deliverables;
  • Participate in field research including data collection and analysis;
  • Assist with the development and completion of the following deliverables: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan, Quarterly Progress Reports, and Annual Performance Report.
  • Assist with conducting briefings with USAID and other stakeholders, when necessary;
  • Participate with other team members in tasks such as data triangulation, presentations, and report writing;
  • Adhere to USAID, IBTCI, and local rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures (including USAID FARS and ADS);
  • Adhere to IBTCI project communication protocol;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including experience with USAID funded M&E projects;
  • At least three (5) years of delivering training and coaching, preferably for USAID programs.
  • Experience developing learning modules through a variety of methods.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, analytical, and training skills;
  • Proven track record of evaluation of capacity strengthening activities at institutional and community level;
  • Strong analytical, synthesis, report writing, and presentation skills and ability to deliver on time;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Education: Master’s degree (or higher) in a sector relevant to training and capacity building (e.g., economics, public policy, international relations, statistics, political science, health, education, agriculture, etc.).

Preferred Requirements:

  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEL, is a plus.
  • Familiarity with virtual training tools.
  • Expertise in working with a variety of stakeholders, including host country government personnel, NGO partners, international donor agencies and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative data collection, and experienced in using key informant interviews, focus groups, and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and learning from the data;
  • Sectoral work in climate change, youth and workforce development, disaster and emergency preparedness, gender analysis, and/or government capacity strengthening;
  • Experience working on development projects in Ethiopia or the Horn of Africa.

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 may have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel may be required to travel throughout Ethiopia.

Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in Ethiopia

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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