Management Systems International (MSI)

Team Lead (Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Team Lead, 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: All citizenships are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The Team Lead will be responsible for the overall management of the evaluation, including coordinating and packaging the deliverables. The team leader will develop the outline for the draft report, present the report, and after incorporating USAID/Afghanistan staff comments, submit the final report to USAID/Afghanistan within the prescribed timeline. This position will have an estimated level of effort of 59 days.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead all evaluation activities
  • Establish and maintain productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
  • Prepare the draft and final reports
  • Prepare final presentation of evaluation results to be presented to USAID
  • Provide technical guidance to the AMELA staff, consultants and other partners
  • Facilitate and contribute to technical and Coordination meetings, workshops, learning platforms, Capacity Building exercises, and other events
  • Assist AMELA staff as needed in project management
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Management, Economics or in a related field required
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant international development experience required
  • Experience in research and analyses, program evaluation and Knowledge Management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in conducting performance evaluations, required
  • Strong evaluation report writing and critical thinking skills required
  • Experience working in Afghanistan or similar development environments preferred
  • Knowledge of development evaluation techniques preferred
  • Experience designing and completing high quality evaluations preferred
  • Experience working with USAID and/or other international donors preferred
  • English fluency 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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