Job Description

Agricultural Specialist, Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA), Kabul, Afghanistan Company Profile:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities.

Project Summary: ** The purpose of AMELA is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. The services provided under AMELA will contribute to supporting USAID/Afghanistan as an effective development organization with strong learning and adaptive management processes. RADP-East provides technical services to targeted agribusinesses to increase the competitiveness of apricot, dairy, tomato, and poultry value chains with the goal of expanding sustainable Agriculture-led economic growth in eight target provinces of Eastern Afghanistan.

**Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The Agricultural Specialist will assist in the design, method, implementation of the evaluation, analyzing the data and drafting the report with the team leader. The Agricultural Specialist will report to the AMELA Management Team and the RADP-E Team Lead. This position will have an estimated level of effort of 60 days and might require travel outside of Kabul if security conditions permit.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Team Lead with desk review, Analysis" id="link" class="link">Technical Analysis, and evaluation design
  • Assist with designing evaluation tools, note taking, and translation into local languages
  • Manage key informant interviews and focus group discussions
  • Establish and maintain productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
  • Support Data Collection and perform Data Analysis
  • Assist Team Lead as needed
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Agriculture, social science, Economics, or in a related field required
  • At minimum five years of experience in Data Management and data analysis of developing projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working with women's Agricultural Development projects
  • Experience evaluating agricultural value chains and markets projects in developing countries
  • Ability to conduct interviews and lead group discussions
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required
  • Fluency in oral and written Pashto and Dari is required
Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com 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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