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Local Field Researcher, Jobs, Opportunities, and Business Success Project (JOBS)
Deputy Chief of Party
Overview: USAID/Tunisia has requested that IBTCI’s Monitoring, and Evaluation for Tunisia and Libya Activity (METAL) conduct an interim evaluation of the Jobs, Opportunities, and Business Success (JOBS) Activity in order to capture information on the diverse areas in which JOBS is able to achieve real impact and promote meaningful change. JOBS is a 5-year, $69.5 million activity. JOBS has four objectives: Create jobs by increasing the competitiveness of Tunisian client firms; improve the match between skills demanded by the labor market and the training provided by educational institutions; improve Tunisia’s business enabling environment; and communicate the initiatives and impacts of JOBS especially related to job creation widely with a particular focus on youth (15-35).
The timing of the assignment will be from o/a May 15, 2022 to September 15, 2022, and total LOE will be approximately 35 days. This position is contingent to client and IBTCI approval. Tasks could include but not be limited to:
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide expertise on the local Tunisian political and economic context and incorporate that context into the evaluation design, and data collection instruments.
Fully participate in the evaluation design, development of data collection tools, desk review, analysis of data, and preparation of inception report, in-brief, presentation of findings and recommendations, and evaluation report;
Schedule, conduct interviews, take notes, and translate notes from Arabic or French to English;
Support the team lead on all tasks related to completing all evaluation deliverables;
Perform other duties as assigned by the team lead.
This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients, unless explicitly authorized by the METAL COR.
This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant work experience;
Demonstrated experience serving on evaluations or assessment teams as field researcher;
Have an understanding of the economic challenges facing the private sector that result in Tunisia’s high levels of unemployment, particularly among youth
Superior analytical, and interpersonal skills and ability to work virtually in team environment operating under tight deadlines;
Experience scheduling and conducting interviews, taking interview notes, and translating them from Arabic or French to English;
Strong French, Arabic and English written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively and productively as a key member of an evaluation team and perform under tight deadlines.
Education: Master’s degree required in a relevant social science and other related field.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Tunisian political and economic environment;
Experience participating in donor funded evaluations, research, and assessments;
Knowledge of Tunisian laws that promote and/or constrain economic growth, business development, exports, SME credit and finance, and direct foreign investment;
Knowledge of other international development programs that aim to strengthen Tunisian private sector development and job growth;
Supervisory Responsibility: There shall be no supervisory responsibilities associates with this position.
Travel: No international travel is anticipated. Travel within Tunisia may be required.
COVID Vaccine status: As a condition of employment, IBTCI requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or request for an accommodation with HR that is consistent with our COVID-19 safety protocols and policies.
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.
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