Management Systems International (MSI)

Deputy Program Manager (Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Deputy Program Manager, Assessment, Monitoring, & Evaluation (AM&E), Arlington, VA 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, 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 supports the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense – Policy (OUSD-P) and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). This team, based at the Pentagon and various Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC), will lead the implementation of assessment, monitoring, and evaluation systems to improve U.S. returns on security cooperation investment.

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

The Deputy Program Manager (DPM) will provide Management Support that fully integrates, manages, controls, and documents all phases of the PWS requirements. The DPM will support the Program Manager (PM) as the focal point for operational and technical issues that challenge the Design and implementation of Department of Defense (DoD) Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation (AM&E) efforts. The DPM will support management of a large DoD contract by providing extensive Knowledge Management (KM), Organizational Development, and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) support at the strategic, operational and tactical echelons. This full-time position is contingent on client funding.


  • Ensure all Management Systems are optimized to support the design and delivery of AM&E services to the DoD
  • Build a body of evidence to assist the DoD to adaptively manage security cooperation activities in support of national security and national defense objectives
  • Design, capture, and disseminate organizational and programmatic learning to improve DoD's ability adaptively manage AM&E activities
  • Review the relevance of monitoring plan indicators
  • Strengthen capacity to produce high quality data
  • Engage across the interagency to ensure that AM&E lessons learned are applied in decision-making
  • Develop Lessons Learned Reports highlighting high-level learning and technical recommendations
  • Develop and implement monthly in-person AM&E trainings and workshops
  • Lead and redesign DoD AM&E Monitoring Frameworks to align the indicators and lines of investigations with national security and national defense objectives
  • Streamline DoD AM&E internal processes
  • Develop new deliverable templates
  • Translate raw data into practical lessons learned, best practices, and actionable recommendations through cyclical Technical Working Groups
  • Facilitate Working Groups and/or other learning-focused sessions across all elements
  • Identify and map program-related processes, to include policy, strategic, operational, and tactical levels
  • Collaborate with the PM on the design and development of program-related products for internal and external audiences
  • Disseminate Data Collection best practices, including plans, tools, and KM platforms

  • Bachelor's Degree in a social science discipline is required, MBA or M.A. preferred
  • Minimum of eight years of technical program experience required
  • Minimum of ten years of experience preferred
  • Minimum of six years supporting the implementation, knowledge management, and documentation process of USG contracts across the interagency
  • Knowledge of DASD-SC and DSCA organizations and missions preferred
  • Eligibility for secret clearance is required
  • Fluency in English 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 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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