Management Systems International (MSI)

Resilience Advisor (Usaid South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning Support Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Resilience Advisor, USAID South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support Activity, Juba, South Sudan 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, 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

Proposal Summary:

The five-year MELS project will support USAID Mission teams with monitoring, evaluation and research services to allow agility and adaptability in the dynamic development context in South Sudan. There will be a focus on incorporating the latest thinking on resilience and resilience measurement into the portfolio. The project will support significant research and work on resilience and create reports that support rapid assimilation and synthesis of insights by the Mission. The project is currently in the bid phase. MSI is a subcontractor to a small business prime. The position would begin should MSI's consortium be awarded the contract.

*Candidates from any country encouraged to apply* Position Summary:

MSI seeks a Resilience Advisor to lead research on resilience topics, develop strong resilience measurement methods and share learning with the USAID/South Sudan Mission. This is a long-term assignment based in Juba.


  • Conduct research on the latest thinking on resilience measurement internationally; remain abreast of all leading research on resilience topics.
  • Lead studies on behalf of the USAID Mission into resilience factors in South Sudan and the resilience of different communities in the country, including travel to remote areas of the country for Data Collection.
  • Participate in high-level forums with Mission staff and other donors related to resilience topics.
  • Develop new and improved methods for measuring resilience in the country; test and report on these methods.
  • Compile and curate knowledge resources on resilience for the Mission to support learning.

  • Seven (7) years experience focused on Monitoring, Evaluation and/or Research in an international development context.
  • Deep familiarity with the literature surrounding resilience and resilience measurement; significant past work on resilience topics.
  • Master's degree in Social Sciences or other relevant subject.
  • Experience in East Africa preferred.
  • USAID experience preferred.
  • English language fluency 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 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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