Management Systems International (MSI)

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (Yemen Continuous Learning & Evaluation Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description


Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Yemen Continuous Learning & Evaluation Activity

Amman, Jordan

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Pro ject Summary:

The Yemen Continuous Learning and Evaluation (YCLE) program provides rapidly deployed, robust, on-the ground, in-country oversight of USAID funded development activities implemented in Yemen. The YCLE Contractor supports the prudent use of U.S. taxpayer funds in an efficient and cost-effective manner, with a focus on: (1) Performance and Contextual Monitoring and Verification Services; (2) Evaluation Services; (3) Analysis and Reporting Services; (4) Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptive Management Services; and, (5) Program Support Services. The overall goal of YCLE is to enable USAID/Yemen to become a more effective and adaptive development organization.

****Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Jordanian citizenship will be considered. **

Position Summary:

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will play a critical role in managing evaluations, assessments and other tasks assigned by the Chief of Party. The Sr. MEL Specialist will work closely with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that the quality of deliverables is of high standard. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking ownership for the efficient and successful accomplishment of MEL tasks. This position is based in Amman/Jordon potential travel to other Yemeni cities.


  • Provide support for performance monitoring design and implementation, including data collection and analysis

  • Provide expertise and support for the design and management of indicators, MEL plans, performance targets, data quality assessments, data collection and analytical tools, and reports

  • Support the creation and management of performance indicator tracking systems/ databases, such as Dev Results

  • Support the inclusion of gender dimensions in all MEL efforts

  • Support YCLE efforts to promote opportunities for Collaboration Learning and Adapting (CLA) within USAID and among its stakeholders

  • Remain current on USG monitoring polices and ensure their application

  • Support the use of technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, etc.

  • Support the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a monitoring tool

  • Help organize and support M&E communities of practice with USAID

  • Support the design and implementation of evaluations and studies carried out by the YCLE team and its partners

  • Conduct all work professionally and ethically while collaborating effectively with YCLE team members in a cohesive, positive working environment

  • In the spirit of team collaboration, assist, with completing other tasks, in other areas to balance workloads, such as assisting with editing English documents, compiling reporting documents, etc., when needed


  • Bachelor's degree in a social science, development studies or related field required. Master's degree preferred

  • A minimum of seven years of direct experience developing and managing evaluations, monitoring systems and/or conducting social science research

  • Experience designing and implementing performance of development interventions including: evaluation design, developing evaluation questions, etc.

  • Experience designing qualitative and quantitative data collection efforts, analyzing and reporting data

  • Significant experience supporting program evaluations, preferably as a team member

  • Strong written and oral communication, and excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience with USAID preferred

  • Experience working in Yemen, the region or conflict environment is desirable

  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral communications skills. Arabic skills are a plus

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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