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Director of Third-Party Monitoring, USAID/ The Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening Contract for the Sahel (MRCS), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

International Development
21600000338 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.


Proposal Summary:

MSI is preparing to bid on the anticipated five-year Monitoring, Reporting, and Capacity Strengthening Contract for the Sahel (MRCS) under the USAID Evaluation, Monitoring and Learning Services - (EVALME II) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ).This mechanism will advance commitment to program effectiveness across all sectors, and to make informed strategic and management decisions including providing TPM in predominantly insecure areas and provide outputs and outcomes verification, conduct evaluations/studies/assessments, support RISE stakeholders to have functioning M&E working groups at country level and capacity strengthening specifically in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of appropriate offices/structures of the Governments of Niger and Burkina Faso (GoN and GoBF), as well as sub-national state institutions, local civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and implementing partners. This award will mainly support the Sahel Technical Office (SRTO), Sahel Program Office (SRPO), Niger Mission, the Burkina Faso Country Office, and BHA Resilience Food Security Activities (RFSAs) in Niger and Burkina Faso, and provide limited assistance to Mauritania, Chad, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and The Gambia.


Position Summary:

The Director of Third Party Monitoring will lead third party monitoring (TPM) activities of the project. They will assist with instrument design, enumerator training, database maintenance, data analysis and report writing. The position will be based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.



  • Lead design and delivery of third-party monitoring efforts in Burkina Faso and Niger.
  • Design data collection instruments.
  • Recruit and train subject matter experts who will conduct third party monitoring site visits.
  • Coordinate site visit protocols and logistics with USAID implementing partners.
  • Analyze data and write site visit reports.
  • Oversee TPM Manager in Niger and TPM Associate in Burkina Faso.



  • Master’s degree from accredited college or university in social sciences/economics/monitoring and evaluation/development/statistics/project management.
  • A minimum of ten(10) years of monitoring and evaluation and/or data collection related work experience.
  • Experience designing data collection instruments.
  • Experience analyzing data and writing reports.
  • Management experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity.
  • Professional level oral and written skills in English, and proficient oral and written skills in 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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