USAID NGO Jobs – Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists at MSI

About MSI: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development (ID), a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, South Sudan, Colombia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Pakistan. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management.
USAID/Uganda’s 2012-2017 Learning Contract is intended to enable USAID/Uganda to become a more adaptive, modern and effective development enterprise. This five-year program will help to achieve that goal by broadly strengthening USAID/Uganda’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities.
Job Summary: There are three Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist positions. The M&E Specialists are responsible for working with the Chief of Party towards the achievement of the project Performance Management Plan (PMP). The three Senior M&E Specialists will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the project’s M&E work, each focusing on particular programs corresponding to one of three Development Objectives. The three development objectives are: (1) Economic Growth from Agriculture and the Natural Resource Base; (2) Democracy and Governance Systems Strengthened and Made More Accountable; and, (3) Improved Health and Nutrition Status. M&E duties for a “Special Objective” that focuses on improving infrastructure, livelihoods and peace and security in the Karamoja region will be shared between the Democracy and Economic Growth M&E Specialists. The positions will be based in Kampala, with frequent travel required around Uganda.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the resident experts in monitoring and evaluation for USAID/Uganda;
  • Lead and manage the M&E team throughout the country;
  • Provide technical leadership for the project component dealing with M&E, including:
Develop statistical tools for baseline, mid- and final-term data collection;
  • Assist USAID offices and project implementing partners to prepare high-quality Performance Management Plans (PMPs);
  • Local capacity development in monitoring and evaluation, including data collection of key indicators;
  • Develop and implement a Clearinghouse for monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Conduct performance evaluations and report results per the USAID 2011 Evaluation Policy.
  • Produce M&E technical reports for the Mission and MSI;
  • Determine project M&E technical assistance needs and recruit short-term technical assistance.
  • Routinely interact with senior USAID officials, other USG officials associated with Feed the Future, Global Health (PEPFAR and PMI) and Global Climate Change initiatives in Uganda, other donor partner representatives, and senior Government of Uganda (GoU) officials.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience required, including:
  • Field and technical experience evaluating rural development, nutrition, or environmental programs;
  • Demonstrated abilities in program/project results monitoring and reporting;
  • Field survey design and implementation experience.
  • The ability to develop relationships with technical level public officials and civil society partners in carrying out impact evaluations.
  • Master degree or equivalent in related field, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are required.
  • Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
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