Health Economist, UNICEF Evaluation of WASH Program in Africa Job Vacancy in Kenya - International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.

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Job Title: Health Economist, UNICEF Evaluation of WASH Program in Africa

Department/Location: Social, Economic, and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Practice

Reports To: Project Director

Type: Temporary assignment up to 10 months, subject to award

Classification: Exempt

Clearance Required: N/A

Overview: International Business and Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a US-based international development consulting company, is seeking a Health Economist to be part of a team of experts evaluating a 4-year WASH program that UNICEF has implemented in eight African countries with funding from the Government of the Netherlands. The results of the evaluation will inform the next iteration of the program and provide UNICEF with lessons learned for other similar interventions in other parts of the world. This full-time position starts immediately for a skilled professional who has previous experience in a similar role.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

Implementation of the Evaluation

  • Participate in a team of WASH experts evaluating a WASH program implemented from 2018 to 2022 in countries located in West and East Africa.
  • Participate in determining the evaluability of the program and validate the documents needed to conduct the evaluation provided by the donor.
  • Contribute to an inception report.
  • Conduct desk review of documentation related to the WASH program with a focus on the efficiency of the financial resources made available for the implementation of the program provided by the funding agency or leveraged from other contributors, the role of the private sector in the implementation of the program, and the use of innovative WASH financing approaches that contributed to program accomplishments.
  • Identify program elements and documentation that can make possible the implementation of Value for Money (VfM) analyses.
  • Participate in developing the analysis plan for analyzing secondary data available to explore program effectiveness including baseline and midline evaluation data, reports, as well as available performance monitoring data.
  • Design tools or sections of tools to conduct key informant interviews among stakeholders during country visits to explore the role and contribution of financial resources to program effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Generate a list of appropriate country stakeholders to be interviewed during country visits with the support of local WASH specialists.
  • Interview stakeholders within UNICEF and at the country level to gather information on the role and contribution of financial resources to program effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Conduct analyses of documentation and primary data collected through key informant interviews.
  • Draft sections of the evaluation report that pertain to VfM analyses and analyses focusing on the role of financial resources to program effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Draft presentations and present findings in areas of the consultant’s expertise.
  • Participate in the dissemination of findings as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience conducting evaluations of WASH finance programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting economic and financial analysis of WASH sector interventions in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and/or evaluating WASH country programs.
  • Strong ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders at different levels of donor agencies and country governments officials responsible for activities in the WASH sector.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and UNICEF investment in the WASH sector in Africa.
  • Thematic knowledge of climate -resilient WASH is preferable.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required, fluency in another language preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to be mobile and agile at a moment’s notice in case of an emergency required.
  • Ability and willingness to work for extended periods in insecure and diverse environments.
  • Ability and willingness to safely enter and exit a larger, armored SUV vehicle that is several feet off the ground without assistance, while wearing body armor and/or a heavy flak jacket.
  • In case of an emergency situation, must be able and willing to “duck and seek cover”, which may require the individual to exit the vehicle, unaided, and hurriedly seek shelter elsewhere, as needed, in the event of a roadside emergency.


  • Advanced degree/Masters in health economics, development economics, water and environmental management, international development policy or related field.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent research methodology skills.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with remote data collection approaches/techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • French language skills desirable

Working Environment: Remote work from home and travel to countries.

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.

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: International travel may be required up to 10 % and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

Work Authorization: Open to citizens and green card holders if working from the U.S.A. US visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Candidates may work from home country.

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.

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 & human capacity development, 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.

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