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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director, USAID/DRC Peacebuilding and Biodiversity Conservation, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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International Development
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Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

 

Proposal Summary:  
MSI is pursuing the USAID’s building and enabling environment for resilient communities and sustainable livelihoods in the Mbomou-Uele Region activity. The purpose of this program is to support conflict prevention activities while creating and strengthening community resilience and social cohesion. On a parallel track, the activity will address the threats and drivers for biodiversity conservation in the Mbomou-Uele region (northeastern DRC and southeastern Central African Republic (CAR).

 

Position Summary: 
The MEL Director will work closely with the program team to track data against indicators and use data analysis to inform learning outcomes. They will use qualitative and quantitative data to test theories of change and improve outcomes, ensuring program activities are people-centric in design and implementation. This position reports to the Chief of Party. This will be a full-time position based in Kinshasa, DRC. The position is contingent upon award.

 


**Please note: Congolese citizens are highly encouraged to apply**

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with technical experts to identify theories of change and help design program activities to test these theories.
  • Draft the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan.
  • Ensure that programmatic learning and results are fully documented, shared, and used to drive adaptive management processes.
  • Lead the collection, analysis, documentation, dissemination, and use of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Design and implement internal and external knowledge exchange and learning events (e.g., pause and reflect sessions) to improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application.
  • Develop and/or maintain strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders to promote effective coordination, collaboration and dissemination of program learning.
  • Identify connections to improve internal and external collaboration.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement among project staff and counterparts.
  • Supervise and mentor interns assisting with data collection.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Advanced university degree (MA or above) in social sciences, international development or economics or other fields closely related to MEL preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working in a MEL role with international donors including 3 years of concentrated experience in applied data collection (research or MEL data collection).
  • Minimum two (2) years USAID experience, including experience as lead author of a MEL plan.
  • Strong background in MEL processes and knowledge of MEL tools.
  • Familiarity with development programming in DRC and CAR strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in the region; DRC and CAR experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervision, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French required.

 

At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

 

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.  

 

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

 

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/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 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.

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