Management Systems International (MSI)

Technical Evaluation Specialist (Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Technical Evaluation Specialist, 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.

USAID awarded Impact Carpet Associates (ICA), a fixed amount agreement to implement the Kabul Carpet Export Center (KCEC) in order to generate jobs and revenue in Afghanistan's carpet sector. Strengthened by KCEC, the carpet industry can generate new employment opportunities for women, young people, both returning refugees and internally displaced Afghans who have carpet-making skills. Through the KCEC Project, USAID seeks to advance the following Economic Growth measures: accelerate private sector-driven and export-led economic growth, increase employment opportunities, increase equitable access to Financial Services, and increase regional trade.

**Please note: All citizenships are eligible for this position Position Summary:

The Technical Evaluation Specialist will oversee the technical aspects of the evaluation during the Design and implementation of evaluation, mainly designing the tools, Data Collection and Analysis. This position reports to the AMELA management team and the KCEC Team Lead. This is a short-term position with an estimated level of effort of 56 days.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Team Lead during the disk review
  • Design evaluation tools
  • Lead data collection, with a focus on analysis of the data and oversight of the survey quality
  • Execute analysis plan for the survey results
  • Conduct high-quality and in-depth analysis of social projects seeking job creation opportunities, Capacity Building, and income generation, particularly in Afghanistan
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Management, Economics or in a related field required
  • A minimum of fifteen years of experience in conducting evaluations required
  • Demonstrated analytical experience required
  • Ability to travel to field locations of security permits
  • Strong knowledge and experience of designing performance evaluation tools and methodology
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative Data Analysis and training experience of local staff for data collection required
  • Regional experience and specific knowledge of Afghanistan required
  • 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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