Management Systems International (MSI)

Assessment & Monitoring Specialist (Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Assessment & Monitoring Specialist, Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation (AM&E), Various Locations Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 40-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, peace and stability, 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

Project Summary:

MSI is now accepting applications from assessment and monitoring professionals interested in providing support services to U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Geographic Combatant Commands under the Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation (AM&E) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The AM&E IDIQ supports reform of institutional Capacity Building of partner nations' ministries of defense.

**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position

Position Summary:

The Assessment & Monitoring Specialist will support the team's partner nation assessments and monitoring plan-related efforts, including contributing to research and technical writing, supporting client/partner relations, providing Technical Support to team members, and representing the company at professional meetings and workshops. This is a full-time position contingent on client funding.


  • Conduct specific technical assignments related to partner nation assessments and monitoring plans
  • Support collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) activities
  • Design templates and process maps for Data Collection and Analysis
  • Facilitate monitoring plan development sessions
  • Design and deliver training on assessment and monitoring topics
  • Conduct Data Quality assessments
  • Support data collection activities
  • Design survey questionnaires and sampling strategies
  • Train data collectors and supervise data collection

  • Bachelor's degree in international development, a social science or other monitoring and evaluation (M&E) related field is required, master's degree is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in M&E leading or supporting foreign assistance projects is required for the position
  • Experience supporting collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) activities
  • Experience across several sub-specialties within assessments and monitoring
  • Familiarity with Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability (FATAA), and Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) which supports the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
  • Familiarity with women, peace, and security issues
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to foreign assistance implementing partners to develop M&E plans, designing CLA approaches and developing and/or conducting M&E training
  • Experience developing surveys and other data collection instruments, supervising data collection in developing countries, analyzing data and writing up M&E reports preferred
  • Experience with emerging M&E practices such as CLA, complexity awareness monitoring, outcome harvesting, most significant change and other emerging methods preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key organizations, working groups, and professionals in the international development M&E sector
  • Eligibility for a secret Security Clearance is required
  • English fluency 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 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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