Management Systems International (MSI)

Social Scientist (Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Social Scientist, Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA), Remote Work 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 www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

The Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA) provides monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical monitoring and evaluation (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.

The Regional Agricultural Development Program – East (RADP-E) provides technical services to targeted agribusinesses to increase the competitiveness of apricot, dairy, tomato, and poultry value chains with the goal of expanding sustainable Agriculture-led economic growth in eight target provinces of Eastern Afghanistan. The project is designed to provide technical services to the private sector and producers with the primary aim of increasing their competitiveness through upgrades to products and services, and also improving linkages to buyers contributing to increase commercial viability of supported agribusinesses as well as to improve public and private agricultural services.

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

The Social Scientist will assist in the Design, method, implementation of the evaluation, analyzing the data and drafting the report with the team leader. The Social Scientist will also report to the AMELA management team and the RADP-E Team Lead. This position will have an estimated level of effort of 54 days and might require travel outside of Kabul if security conditions permits.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Team Lead with desk review, Analysis" id="link" class="link">Technical Analysis, and evaluation design
  • Assist with designing evaluation tools, note taking, and translation into local languages
  • Undertake key informant interviews and focus group discussions
  • Support the AMELA assignment team and USAID to establish and maintain productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
  • Support Data Collection and perform Data Analysis
  • Assist Team Lead as needed
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Agriculture, social science, Economics, or in a related field required
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Data Management and analysis of developing projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience evaluating agricultural value chains and markets projects in developing countries
  • Fluency in Pashto and Dari required
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English 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 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.

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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