Management Systems International (MSI)

Community Monitor (Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Community Monitor, Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP), Juba, South Sudan 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 Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) provides USAID and South Sudan with flexible and demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement. The project includes monitoring and evaluation Technical Support to the Mission for performance management at all levels. MESP also provides support to assessments, analytical research, and related services required for new project designs, sector strategies, and broader strategic revisions.

Possible duty stations include, 1. Akobo (Jonglei), 2. Aweil South (Northern Bahr el Ghazal), 3. Ayod (Jonglei), 4. Bentiu/Rubkona (Unity), 5. Bor (Jonglei), 6. Duk (Jonglei), 7. Greater Tonj (Warrap), 8. Koch (Unity), 9. Leer (Unity), 10. Mayendit (Unity), 11. Pibor (Jonglei), 12. Twic East (Jonglei), 13. Ulang (Upper Nile).

**Please note: Only South Suden citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The Community Monitors will monitor and verify Food Security, Nutrition and WASH activities implemented by the USAID and South Sudan Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and Implementing Partners in the community. The Community Monitor verifies whether Implementing Partners (IPs) are using recommended guidelines to assess beneficiary needs, report on agreed outcomes, conduct Post Distribution Monitoring, and collect market price data. The Community Monitor collects data on both qualitative and quantitative indicators and reports to the Food Security and WASH & Nutrition Specialists. This is a Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA) position.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct input and output verification for Cash Transfer, food voucher and/or Voucher for Assets modalities of BHA Implementing Partners (IPs) in Health, Nutrition, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Assess IPs' effectiveness in reporting on results, impact of assistance and corresponding influence
  • Assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of systems for beneficiary targeting and monitoring and evaluation
  • Detect and avoid waste fraud and mismanagement
  • Collect information on markets and food availability, water access and sanitation in humanitarian contexts
  • Collect information on access to health services and coverage of nutrition services
  • Gather perceptions from local stakeholders about the effectiveness of BHA activities
  • Collect information on factors affecting household level food security and nutrition
  • Collect information on access to health and safe WASH services
  • Conduct Data Quality Assessments to verify the accuracy of data
  • Conduct needs assessments reported by implementing partners and other organizations
  • Assess whether access to safe water is sustainable, equitable and gender appropriate in the target populations
  • Assess whether beneficiaries have access to sufficient quantities of safe water
  • Assess the quality of the Implementing Partner's performance
  • Ensure social distancing and do no harm principles are always observed when collecting data
  • Ensure that all monitoring data is collected in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure that the collected data are handled following USAID Data Protection principles
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Food Security and WASH & Nutrition Specialists
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in social science, political science, Agriculture, Computer Science, or related field is required
  • Professional experience in a field relevant to the position, preferably with an (international) NGO or international development organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills about raising awareness and facilitating behavioral and social change
  • Recent experience using technological Data Collection innovations such as tablets, smartphones, Fulcrum, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of tablets and mobile data collection apps
  • Familiarity with the general landscape of South Sudan, including the politics, conflict, culture, language, history, and economy
  • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability is required
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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.

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