Management Systems International (MSI)

Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning Specialist (Yemen Continuous Learning & Evaluation Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Yemen Continuous Learning & Evaluation Activity, Amman, Jordan Company Profile:

MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC 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 UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project 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: Only Jordanian citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The MEL Specialist will be primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) activities and will also play a key role in YCLE's other work including MEL technical assistance, program evaluations and training and Capacity Building. The MEL Specialist will report to the Chief of Party (COP) and will work closely with the Aden based Senior MEL Specialist overseeing TPM activities in the workplan.


  • Manage a Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) portfolio of USAID/Yemen Implementing Partners (IPs)
  • Coordinate with IPs to receive an up to date implementation plans and workplans
  • Select IP sub-activity sites for monitoring
  • Design TPM tools
  • Work with other MEL Specialists to design trainings for TPM data collectors
  • Facilitate IP TPM kick off meetings, orientation meetings and debrief meetings
  • Ensure that IPs provide all needed TPM data or information in a timely basis
  • Set and update TPM workplan, sharing that work plan with the Senior MEL specialist on a daily basis
  • Draft TPM site visit reports
  • Conduct technical reviews of implementing partners including Theory of Change, Results Frameworks, Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS), etc.
  • Design, support, and lead Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) to ensure the reliability and validity of performance data
  • Collect, analyze and report data against YCLE MEL indicators as assigned by the Senior MEL Specialist
  • Lead Collaboration, Learning & Adaptation (CLA) activities to ensure TPM, evaluation, and assessment data contributes to learning and adapting
  • Other duties, as necessary and assigned by the Senior MEL Specialist or Chief of Party

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, international development, economics or other related fields required, master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of six years of experience in international development with at least three years of concentrated experience in applied Data Collection (research or MEL data collection)
  • Total of seven years of experience preferred
  • Experience with third party monitoring strongly preferred
  • Strong background in MEL processes and knowledge of MEL tools
  • Familiarity with development programming in Yemen strongly preferred
  • Familiarity/experience with USAID preferred but not required
  • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic 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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