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Data Quality Assessment Monitor, SMLP-2

International Development
21600001616 Requisition #

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.


Project Summary:

The goal of USAID’s Somalia Monitoring Learning Project-2 (SMLP-2) is to establish a third-party monitoring (TPM) system to collect data that verifies partner reported outputs and selected outcomes, and to deduce lessons learned from humanitarian programs in Somalia funded by BHA/Somalia. The overall goal of SMLP-2 is to increase BHA/Somalia’s access to independent, verifiable data related to the 1) quantity and quality of activities delivered, and 2) performance of BHA-funded programs in Somalia. This increased access to data will allow BHA/Somalia to make more evidence-based program design, implementation, and strategy decisions.


**Please note: Only Kenyan or Somali citizens are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Data Quality Assessment (DQA) Monitor will work under the supervision of the DQA Team Lead and will support other DQA Monitors on data submission and data quality control with SMLP-2’s field office. The DQA Monitor will determine the extent to which data reported by each USAID implementing partner (IP) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) system meets USAID’s established data quality standards. The FY2024 DQA Monitor will assess 18 indicators reported by six IPs. The DQA Monitor will work between January and April 2024. The effort will include a training for IPs, document review, IP site visits and data verification visits, follow-up on past DQA recommendations, documenting and disseminating findings and recommendations, and capacity-building for IPs when indicated. This is a Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA) position. The Level of Effort required to complete this assignment is: Up to 15 Days (January 1 – April 30, 2024).



  • Complete indicator desk review.
  • Conduct site visits, review data collection and management systems, and complete DQA checklist.
  • Complete checklists and IP reports.



  • Bachelor’s degree in international development studies, MEL or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum two years of professional work experience collecting or managing USAID indicator data is required.
  • Minimum two years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection in development and humanitarian context is required.
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects in Somalia, or work experience in Somalia is preferred.
  • Experience working in emergency assistance sectors, such as FA, Health and Nutrition is preferred.
  • Familiarity with issues related to the implementation of humanitarian assistance activities for refugees and IDPs, food aid, and multi-sector humanitarian assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Familiarity with the operations of BHA-funded programs in Somalia is highly desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.


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 visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. 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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