Management Systems International (MSI)

Operations Director (Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Operations Director, Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA) Kabul, Afghanistan 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:

The purpose of Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (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.

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

The Operations Director is responsible for effective planning and management of all operational, administrative, and logistical functions of the AMELA project. This position will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and work with other staff to contribute to the success of the project and to ensure operations, procurement, compliance, and management of the project. This is a Full Time position based in Kabul, Afghanistan.


  • In collaboration with the DCOP, monitor commercial vendor agreements
  • Develop, oversee, and provide ongoing training and mentoring on procurement regulations and processes
  • Oversee preparation of procurement documents per MSI and USG policies and regulations ensuring compliance and transparency
  • Develop and maintain various project management trackers and systems for travel, security requests, procurement, vehicle maintenance, fuel purchase logs, etc.
  • Advise staff on general office operations, policies and procedures, including close Coordination with security operations
  • Oversee and maintain AMELA's inventory records for accuracy
  • Ensure all back-up information and documents of record are filed properly on Egnyte
  • Oversee and ensure that assets check-in and check-out to Expats and CCNs are filed properly
  • Coordinate with Finance Department monthly to reconcile inventory records
  • Oversee and maintain proper vehicle registrations
  • Manage travel Logistics related to field visits for expatriate and CCN
  • Manage travel and security and arrangement of transportation
  • Tracks and logs all moves
  • Work closely with the project security provider as well as the compound Security Services to make sure protocols are followed and staff are properly trained on security measures
  • Oversee the delivery of essential services related to the office and residential quarters for expatriate staff
  • Direct tasks related to obtaining Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) application numbers, visas, work permits for all expatriate staff
  • Ensure compliance with all Ministry offices for related needs
  • Other duties as assigned by DCOP and/or Chief Of Party (COP)

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; Master's degree preferred
  • A minimum ten years of relevant experience (USAID project management, procurement, contracts, logistics, and operations)
  • Understanding and proficiency in project Management Systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in USAID regulations, FAR, and ADS and procurement procedures and contract compliance
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office Suite programs
  • Demonstrated ability to propose possible resolutions to complex technical, managerial, or operational problems
  • Demonstrated proactivity, attention to detail, working within deadlines, and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and client service provision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and local language 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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