International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. Senior Strategy Specialist Positions in Kenya

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. Senior Strategy Specialist Positions in Kenya

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.

IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Senior Strategy Specialist

Department/Location: Kenya and Somalia

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Short-term

Classification: Consultant


Using your experience and subject matter skills, the Consultant will perform the following tasks. Tasks could include but not be limited to:

  • IBTCI seeks candidates for a full-time Senior Strategy Specialist to assist the USAID/EA/Somalia Office in the strategy formulation process. The purpose of the strategy formulation process is to underpin the Mission’s internal participatory discussion process and the external consultation process.
  • Internally, the purpose is to build a shared sense of ownership; to breakdown technical stovepipes; and to identify gaps in the organization’s thinking and learning.
  • Externally, the objective is to stimulate analysis; to build relationships; and to create connections to or between responsible stakeholders to build a platform for effective implementation. This position is based in Kenya with travel to Somalia and the duration of the consultancy is TBD. This position is contingent upon award.

    Scope of Work:

  • Write summary of relevant guidance from applicable USAID and USG policies and strategies and propose policy framework for the strategy on this basis;
  • Write summary of relevant findings and proposals for future programming contained in applicable assessments and evaluations conducted by USAID and other actors
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations in various locations in Somalia and in Nairobi, Kenya, provide written summary of each consultation, as per above;
  • Lead offsite meetings to present results;
  • Draft a Somalia Strategy synthesizing the above deliverables, and incorporating
    direction received from USAID;
  • Revise Strategy in response to feedback and as directed by USAID. Revisions may require substantial re-writing;
  • Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practice of Crisis,
  • Conflict & Governance;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of development assistance projects;
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in the area of strategy formulation;
  • Demonstrated capability to produce quality strategy documents in a timely fashion;
  • Experience working in conflict-affected or fragile states;
  • Knowledge of the Somalia context, preferred;
  • Understanding of USAID’s strategy process, preferred.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Excellent communication, team management, and leadership skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to various project sites in Somalia as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Education: Advanced degree in economics, international development or a related field.

  • Supervisory Responsibility: This position will include supervisory responsibilities.

    Travel: Travel is required.

    No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

    IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

    Closing date: 30th November 2018

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