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GIS Specialist, Ethiopia Learning Analytics Activity

International Development
21600001796 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 USAID/Ethiopia Learning Analytics Activity (LAA) will provide advanced, cutting-edge CLA support for USAID/Ethiopia’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and its development objectives. The contract will support the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from evidence on its development activities. It will focus on deliberate learning, with the intention of driving program results faster than traditional MEL activities. The contract will also enhance the institutional capacity of host country and local partners to improve CLA capacity, their accountability and their use of evidence for programming, learning, and adapting. This contract is a five-year project, ending in April 2028.


**Please note: Only Ethiopian citizens are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will support the Director of Evidence in all the monitoring, evaluation, and research services needed to provide evidence for learning under the USAID/Ethiopia LAA Contract. The GIS Specialist will provide critical support to the configuration and rollout of the GIS mapping software. The GIS Specialist will work closely with MSI Headquarters’ Software Developers and Knowledge Management Team. This is a full-time position which will report to the Director of Evidence and will be based in Addis Ababa.



  • Work with project staff and project stakeholders to ensure that ongoing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data are compiled in a database and made available to USAID and implementing partner staff as required.
  • Design, develop, and implement systems and databases to access and store geospatial data.
  • Design digital maps using geospatial data and analyze spatial and non-spatial information.
  • Generate standard and custom maps for ongoing reporting activities.
  • Support project staff and local contractors as required to program data collection tools for field surveys and third-party monitoring and any other periodic surveys required by USAID.
  • Design and carry out project staff and stakeholder training on databases and support USAID data entry requirements.
  • Manage and manipulate data for results-based performance analysis, performance reports, special studies, and assessments.
  • Meet regularly with project staff to ensure accurate and timely data analysis and reporting.
  • Support data collection verification by reviewing the data, especially GIS data.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical fields required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience professionally using GIS software/s required.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with database development and information management required. 
  • Ability to work across key sectors in the development of a database and information management system required.
  • Strong oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, attention to detail, organizational, and team management skills required.
  • Fluency in Amhara required. Advanced level English preferred.


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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