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Director, USAID Digital Strategy Implementation and Programs Activity

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International Development
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21600000112 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 pursuing the USAID Digital Strategy Implementation and Programs activity with an expected start date of September 2022. The activity, managed through USAID’s Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub’s Technology Division (ITR/T), will build the capacity of USAID Missions, Washington Operating Units, and partners to advance digital initiatives that enhance security and economic prosperity while safeguarding individual rights, freedom of expression, and democratic norms.

 

The 5-year buy-in activity is expected to support USAID across a broad spectrum of tech sectors and practice areas and will require engagement with a diverse range of external stakeholders, firms, and consultants to provide USAID with the depth of expertise needed to advance effective digital interventions.

 

Position Summary:

The Director will provide strategic direction and leadership for the activity. The Director will create and manage a dynamic team of technical experts to support and promote USAID’s digital strategy. They will coordinate work across a broad consortium of partners, staff, and consultants. They will foster and strengthen relationships across multiple technical sectors to drive implementation of USAID’s Digital Strategy within the Agency and with external stakeholders. They will work with the activity leadership team to promote the buy-in activity across all USAID staff. The Director will be the main point of contact for USAID staff and will liaise directly with the activity COR on technical issues.

                                   

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage a dynamic team of technical experts to implement USAID’s Digital Strategy.
  • Work across multiple technical sectors to build relationships that further USAID’s Digital Strategy and the buy-in mechanism.
  • Promote the buy-in mechanism and socialize the activity among USAID staff and Missions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with USAID, including the Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer’s Representative, and other relevant client actors, as required for successful completion of the project and contract.
  • Manage the project budget, including expenditures and allocation and/or reallocation of funds as necessary for the accomplishment of project goals
  • Ensure timely delivery of program inputs, deliverables and reports.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience managing USAID activities, including contracts and buy-ins.
  • Proven experience building and managing dynamic, flexible teams, preferably on global projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships across technical sectors including technology, cybersecurity, and digitalization, in both the public and private sectors.
  • Experience in and knowledge of one or more technology industries, including telecommunications, cybersecurity, digital governance/democracy, digital finance, data ecosystems, and emerging technologies, in a public or private sector capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel globally up to 10% of the time.

 

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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