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We seek interns who are engaged learners and effective contributors. I-APS internship program has engaged professionals in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Middle East, Morocco, UK, Turkey, Senegal and Australia. To learn more about Internship Opportunities please email us at hr@i-aps.com.

Professional Development

i-APS is committed to an ongoing professional development for all our staff members, consultants and partners staff members though our internal people-first professional development.

We provide an environment where people are inspired to advance their practice, knowledge and skills through informal learning practices, such as working with colleagues to watch, practice and learn. We have found that this to be the most effective way. To support an informal learning practice, i-APS invests resources in handbooks, protocols, internship programs, and knowledge management systems.

i-APS also recognizes the need for an external training and as such, on individual basis provides financial support for training and learning activities, such as conferences, workshops, online courses and seminars.

i-APS is a family-friendly work place

Many companies offer regular happy hour for their staff members. We do that too! At At i-APS we also offer a degree of flexibility, and a culture where employees and consultants can balance work and life.

We want to also identify, hire and retain great people. To achieve this, we also look at the work environment through a family lens, because many of our employees and consultants are moms, dads, or new parents.

i-APS, we make people our first priority. We operate in a team environment, where our goals and expectations are clear, and a collective performance is key. i-APS leadership maintains strong loyalty and respect for our colleagues, all while developing transparent and well outlined expectations.

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  • Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Experts Location: Washington, DC

    Location: Washington, D.C. with an estimated 50% travel

    Activities include monitoring and evaluations tasks, strategic analysis, and sectoral and cross sectoral assessments, all within the humanitarian sectors of interventions including public health, WASH, Agriculture, Shelter, Livelihoods, Cash Based programming, Information Management, Governance, Economic Growth.

    The successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

    • Experience with USAID/OFDA, DOS/NEA/PRM, DFID, EC and/or any other international donor required
    • Between 5 and 10 years of experience evaluating development projects, developing evaluation design and/or managing M&E projects required
    • Demonstrated experience in leading rigorous impact evaluations and assessments, statistical and econometric analysis, and survey design and data collection
    • Experience conducing monthly assessments, reporting and follow up
    • Expertise in evaluation of humanitarian sectors, agriculture, food and non food items, democracy and governance, education and/or social inclusion programs desired
    • Proven experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including donor/development organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, and project beneficiaries
    • Regional experience required
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines
    • Experience building organizational capacity in monitoring and evaluation and/or training individuals in monitoring and evaluation desired
    • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Arabic and/or French a plus.
  • Good Governance Advisor Location: Washington, DC

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Good governance is increasingly recognized as a key feature in achieving sustainable development objectives. As such, many of i-APS clients are looking for guidance in developing, implementing, and evaluating good governance programs. According to the United Nations, depending on the context and the overriding objective sought, good governance can encompass: full respect of human rights, the rule of law, effective participation, multi-actor partnerships, political pluralism, transparent and accountable processes and institutions, an efficient and effective public sector, legitimacy, access to knowledge, information and education, political empowerment of people, equity, sustainability, and attitudes and values that foster responsibility, solidarity and tolerance. At its essence, good governance demands accountability, transparency, following the rule of law, responsiveness, equity and inclusivity, effectiveness and efficiency, and a participatory approach.

    The successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

    • Provide advice and practical support to clients on good governance policies, strategies, and measures
    • Work closely with clients to train and enhance their knowledge and skills in good governance to ensure that they meet the highest quality standards
    • Provide advice to clients on the conceptualization, development and implementation of good governance strategies, policies, and legislation
    • Provide advice on best practices as relates to development of good governance initiatives at various organizational levels
    • Support implementation of good governance strategies, initiatives and measures through monitoring implementation of recommendations and proposals through frequent consultations with clients
    • Provide advice to clients on the development and implementation of sustainable ethical policies and strategies
    • Provide formal training to clients and partner groups on good governance
    • Perform evaluations of client programs focused on the promotion of good governance
    • Keep abreast with the developments of best practices and other relevant issues in the field of good governance in order to provide updated and accurate advice to clients

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Minimum Master’s degree in economics, political science, public administration, regional development/planning, or other social science
    • Minimum 10 years of international experience in public sector development, including in the areas of democratic governance, regional development, gender equality, anti-corruption and social services
    • At least 5 years of experience in conducting evaluations of government and international aid organizations, preferably with direct experience with civil service capacity building
    • Experience and/or lives in the Middle Eastern North Africa Region, East, West or Central Africa, and/or Haiti.
  • Chief of Party, Accountability and Research Team, Technical Assistance Program Location: Amman, Jordan

    Location: Amman, Jordan

    International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS) is a consulting firm that helps organizations measure, adapt and deliver through a proven, people-first approach. A U.S.-based, minority and woman-owned business, i-APS leverages global expertise with local presence to transform organizations and communities into partners for change.

    i-APS is recruiting for a Chief of Party for the Accountability and Research Team (ART) program that will support the USAID Assistance Platform (USAID/SAP) by providing professional support services to USAID including designing and conducting evaluations, monitoring activity performance and strengthening the capacity of USAID and implementing partners’ (IPs’) staff in monitoring, evaluation,& learning (MEL). The ART COP leads the ART implementation team including planning, management and technical oversight to the project field team, ensuring efficiency and performance quality for all tasks and deliverables including responsive, quality reports, contract oversight, and staff management. The COP is also responsible for building effective working relationships with the USAID SAP/Jordan team and IPs.

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Provide the vision and overall leadership to the ART team
    • Manage and supervise ART team, resources, and technical assistance to ensure on-time, responsive and quality deliverables
    • Provide quality assurance and responsiveness to MEL tasks including design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and capacity building of IPs
    • Maintain overall responsibility for ensuring that all work provided is technically sound and appropriate for the requirements of the contract
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID AP with regard to day-to-day activity strategy, implementation and management
    • Prepare and Mange proposed implementation plans and schedule of deliverables
    • Facilitate development of evaluation, monitoring, data collection, and capacity building plans with USAID and IPs
    • Foster a collaborative work environment that is centered on problem solving in a complex environment
    • Maintain and oversee implementation of security plans for ART team and field data teams
    • Develop and manage duty of care plans for ART team and staff
    • Travel required 25% of time to establish and maintain client relationships, report on deliverables and to perform the essential duties of the position

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or related field required
    • At least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including experience with USAID funded M&E projects
    • 7 years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries
    • At least 7 years of experience leading project management teams
    • Must have appropriate technical knowledge of M&E and preferred experience in technical development sectors
    • Oral and written fluency in English required. Arabic working knowledge also preferred
    • A proven ability to successfully lead an intercultural team in a conflict-affected environment
    • Willingness to live and/or travel to conflict-affected, hardship environments

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Previous experience serving as a COP on a USAID MEL program in a complex operating environment
    • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEL, is a plus
  • Senior Field Manager, Accountability and Research Team, Technical Assistance Program Location: Amman, Jordan

    Location: Amman, Jordan

    International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS) is a consulting firm that helps organizations measure, adapt and deliver through a proven, people-first approach. A U.S.-based, minority and woman-owned business, i-APS leverages global expertise with local presence to transform organizations and communities into partners for change.

    i-APS is seeking a Senior Field Manager for the Accountability and Research Team (ART) program that will support the USAID Assistance Platform (USAID/AP) by providing professional support services to USAID for designing and conducting evaluations, monitoring activity performance and strengthen the capacity of USAID and implementing partners’ (IPs’) staff in monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL). The Sr. Field Manager will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of USAID/SAP activities through the management of data collection and capacity building tasks. The Sr. Field Manager will build effective working relationships with IP staff and local stakeholders operating in the field and collaborate with them to design data collection plans and implement capacity building tasks.

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Manage a field-based operations center responsible for arranging all logistics and planning related to data collection
    • Supervise and train data collection teams for routine and ongoing data tasks related to monitoring, evaluation and research products
    • Support use of digital data collection including database entry by ART’s data collection teams, and IPs
    • Serve as primary contact and representative to the IPs at the field level
    • Identify field-level personnel needs including specific sector expertise and manage local recruitment
    • Manage and track data collection processes, and ensure quality, timely and actionable information for management, review, reflection and key learning process to improve IP MEL performance
    • Support the development, documentation and updates for USAID/AP MEL activities
    • Support and maintain data collection and data management systems on an ongoing basis
    • Manage project databases to facilitate timely information updates, data quality assurance, sharing of information and learning, etc
    • Support the development of appropriate monitoring, tracking and reporting systems, tools and templates that enhance monitoring of project outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on project impact and promote and ensure use of data for decision-making processes
    • Work with IPs to integrate MEL into adaptive management as an ongoing capacity development strategy
    • Coordinate with partner organizations to ensure data is collected on time
    • Conduct regular monitoring visits of ongoing data collection teams to ensure data quality
    • Share and assist with the interpretation of regular written reports on monitoring findings and program participants stories
    • Organize field-based meetings and workshops focused on capacity building and learning
    • Generate data reports from the project databases at regular intervals, ensuring reports/information are available for IP and USAID/AP staff as required
    • Facilitate data analysis with project implementation team as requested

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or related field required
    • 5 years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries
    • At least 3 years of experience managing or leading data collection teams
    • Strong analytical skills and experience designing data collection tools and surveys
    • Experience project performance data entry, cleaning, verification, and reporting through use of database tools
    • Experience working with quantitative and qualitative data collection software
    • Oral and written fluency in Arabic required, ability to communicate in English
    • Familiarity with USAID programs in the Region is a plus
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity Building and Learning Manager, Accountability and Research Team, Technical Assistance Program Location: Amman, Jordan

    Location: Amman, Jordan

    International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS) is a consulting firm that helps organizations measure, adapt and deliver through a proven, people-first approach. A U.S.-based, minority and woman-owned business, i-APS leverages global expertise with local presence to transform organizations and communities into partners for change.

    i-APS is recruiting for a Capacity Building and Learning (CBL) Manager for the Accountability and Research Team (ART) program that will support the USAID Assistance Platform (USAID/AP) by providing professional support services to USAID for designing and conducting evaluations, monitoring activity performance and strengthen the capacity of USAID and implementing partners’ (IPs’) staff in MEL. The CBL Manager will be responsible for identify and addressing capacity building needs of USAID/SAP, its implementing partners and local stakeholders. The CBL Manager will provide technical oversight and design trainings, provide CBL-related coaching and other learning activities and deliverables that affectively address identified gaps in knowledge and skills related to MEL.

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Design and implement capacity and learning needs assessments
    • Design and manage ART learning plans in close collaboration with USAID/AP, 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/SAP 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/AP 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 AP and IPs as it relates to capacity building deliverables

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or related field required
    • At least 7 years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including experience with USAID funded M&E projects
    • 5 years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries
    • At least 3 years of delivering training and coaching, preferably for USAID programs
    • Experience developing learning modules through a variety of methods
    • Familiarity with virtual training tools
    • Must have appropriate technical knowledge of M&E
    • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and English required
    • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEL, is a plus
  • Deputy Chief of Party, Accountability and Research Team, Technical Assistance Program Location: Amman, Jordan

    Location: Amman, Jordan

    International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS) is a consulting firm that helps organizations measure, adapt and deliver through a proven, people-first approach. A U.S.-based, minority and woman-owned business, i-APS leverages global expertise with local presence to transform organizations and communities into partners for change.

    i-APS is seeking a full time Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/ Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Technical Lead to be based in the Middle East region. Under the guidance of the ART Chief of Party, the DCOP leads and provides technical oversight to the evaluation, data collection and data analysis teams that will be responsible for gathering data in support of routine monitoring and evaluation, verification, and research of USAID SAP programs. The DCOP works closely with USAID/SAP Implementing Partners (IPs) based in the region and coordinates the activities of ART field data collection teams, the dedicated data analysis unit, and STTA advisors as needed. The DCOP will ensure that the ART project achieves its goals and the objectives on time, and will contribute to helping IPs establish their performance measurement frameworks, strengthen their M&E Systems, and identify opportunities and strategies to build IP capacities to undertake quality, robust M&E. The DCOP will ensure high quality quantitative and qualitative research and M&E activities and is responsible for the oversight of all research and M&E related information, to ensure its availability in a timely, effective and efficient manner in close coordination with other project team members. The position requires technical expertise in performance monitoring, program and impact evaluation, and research including development of theories of change, results or logic frameworks, indicator design and selection, data collection protocols and outside-the-box strategies, data quality assessments (DQAs), evaluation design using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies, and using data-driven, emergent learning for adaptive management. The position also requires a high level of cross-cultural competence and experience with development and stabilization programs.

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Design and implement MEL systems, evaluations, and research studies for all USAID/SAP project activities
    • Assist IPs with the development of MEL frameworks, performance indicators, data collection protocols and effective reporting
    • Provide technical oversight, assistance and/or coaching to USAID/SAP IPs in efficient, high quality data collection, analysis and reporting
    • Supervise data collection field team staff and data analysis unit, fostering a culture of pro-active problem-solving and collaboration
    • Ensure data collection and analysis is aligned with USAID/SAP policies and needs, and improve protocols and processes to ensure high quality and timely data quality and reporting
    • Coordinate the development and regular update of research agendas, identify and prioritize knowledge gaps for research used to improve activity outcomes
    • Communicate MEL findings and research results through high quality, clear, concise and timely reports using language and technical level appropriate for a variety of readers including USAID, IPs and other stakeholders
    • Ensure dissemination and encourage use of performance data, evaluation findings and research results among IPs at the regional and local levels
    • Design, and implement systems analysis of the operating context as a contribution to research and analysis deliverables
    • Contribute to the identification of MEL training needs of IPs and ensure Capacity Development Plans are implemented effectively
    • Provide technical expertise and feedback with the ART project team in the design of data dashboards
    • Manage and coordinate data collection teams, resources, budgets, and logistics
    • Support the development of surveys and data collection tools tailored to ensure optimal utility to address research/evaluation questions, measure activity performance, and/or address USAID’s data needs
    • Develop and manage a detailed work plan of ART’s MEL and research activities
    • Identify means and develop appropriate tools (e.g., reports, fact sheets, case studies, PowerPoint presentations, briefing notes, abstracts, scientific articles, success stories, etc.) for effective dissemination of data results and analysis for a variety of audiences as needed
    • Develop and coordinate the implementation of an accountability system that ensures data security, subject anonymity, safeguards against bias, and establishes a mechanism for mitigating risk and addressing issues related to data collection activities
    • Contribute to the development of training materials and follow-up advising/coaching related to MEL procedures targeted at the IPs such as data collection, quality assurance, performance analysis for action, reporting, learning and operational research, accountability mechanisms, etc
    • Represent the ART project team with stakeholders, USAID and IPs as needed and requested by the COP and serve as acting COP as needed
    • Travel required 50% of time to establish and maintain relationships with IPs and staff, ensure data quality, troubleshoot and resolve data and technical issues, report on deliverables and other essential duties of the position

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in social sciences, business management, international development, economics, political science, public administration or related field required
    • At least 7 years of progressively responsible management experience is required, including some experience with USAID funded M&E projects
    • 5 years of experience conducting monitoring, evaluations and/or assessments in developing countries
    • At least 3 years of experience leading project management teams
    • Previous experience in performance and impact assessment designs, data collection and analysis methodologies and practical applications, including knowledge management and learning processes
    • Strong analytical skills and experience in program monitoring and evaluation, and in designing and/or conducting research studies
    • Strong skills and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA and NVivo
    • Effective communication and writing skills for a variety of audiences, with proven ability to produce reports, technical briefs, and to present findings at a professional level expected by USAID as well as concise writing in language that can be effectively translated
    • Oral and written fluency in English and Arabic required
    • Proven team leadership, including the ability promote full inclusion and equity within an intercultural team, inspire enthusiasm, build team competencies and confidence, and mitigate team conflicts by example, all within a challenging development context
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Working knowledge of relevant sector (ie, governance, infrastructure, stabilization) and regional development indicators
    • Experience managing large, complex, multi-partner programs
    • Experience working in conflict-affected environments
    • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly related to MEAL, is a plus

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