Local recruitment: WASH Expert
IBTCI is currently seeking a local WASH Expert for a three-month evaluation of Mali Performance Girls Leadership and Empowerment through Education (GLEE) under the Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL)/Learning, Evaluation and Research (LER) IDIQC. Mali GLEE will assess the progress made by the project toward expected results (increased access to quality education for adolescent girls aged 10-18, increased safety in GLEE schools; and help girls in GLEE school communities understand and adopt positive health behaviors), determine what mid-course corrections are needed, and use the findings to inform the design of future projects.
The period of performance is expected to begin in January 2021 with a level of effort of an estimated 15-20 days.
This position is contingent upon award.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
The position will support evaluation team in assessing the degree of understanding and support of GLEE by MoE, district and local education authorities.
These duties will entail:
- Supporting development of the evaluation methodology and data collection tools by providing inputs to the Team Lead and reviewing the prepared documents;
- Collecting information regarding health-related interventions of GLEE, including document review and field data collection, and assessing achievements of GLEE;
- Supporting data analysis conducted by other team members;
- Drafting assigned sections of evaluation report in English, working closely with the Team Leader and the Evaluation Expert providing comments on the English versions of the draft and final reports;
- Participating in meetings with USAID/Mali and presentations of the evaluation funding’s;
- 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.
- Experience in implementing WASH programs at schools and community health centers;
- Familiar with the objectives and the methodology of the field research;
- At least seven (7) years of experience either in managing or evaluating wash facilities improvement;
- A solid understanding of current policy in primary education in Mali;
- A solid experience in WASH in school;
- At least 7 years of experience in educational planning and management at the regional or MoE levels;
- Relevant experience on accelerated learning program;
- Experience with interviewing techniques;
- Fluency in French and English.
Education: Master’s Degree in public health, or in integrated water resources management or equivalent degree.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Familiarity with the objectives and the methodology of the field research;
- Experience in editing reports and studies on the primary education sector in Africa and preferably, in Mali;
- Experience with NGO/Donor education projects;
- Remote experience a plus;
- Fluency in Bambara or another local language is a plus.
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 not have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: Travel in and around Mali is essential, especially to Kayes and Mopti regions. Other regional travel may be necessary.
Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in Mali.
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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