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Monitoring Lead, Program Cycle Support Program, Hanoi, Vietnam

International Development
21600001816 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:  
The United States Agency for International Development in Vietnam (USAID/Vietnam) intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a five-year contract for the USAID Program Cycle Support program. USAID Program Cycle Support program will support USAID/Vietnam USAID staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective and transparent through the following objectives:

  • To support the achievement of program development results through the use of evidence, performance management techniques, and CLA practices, focusing on the core tasks of the Program Cycle including design (including post-design support in seeking GVN project approval), performance tracking, and evaluation and research.
  • To strengthen USAID/Vietnam staff and partners’ capacity to achieve expected development results, delivering short, on-demand training or coaching session tailored to USAID/Vietnam staff’s needs, capacity building for implementing partners on MEL/CLA and other implementation-related topics, and more general capacity building on organizational development for local partners, including potential ones, in support of the Mission’s localization agenda.


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


Position Summary: 

The Monitoring Lead will oversee all monitoring work on the activity.  This includes supporting the USAID Mission in updating their current Performance Management Plan and developing a new one to match the new CDCS which requires advising on the selection of indicators and providing guidance on data collection mechanisms among other tasks. The work will also involve supporting USAID implementing partners in developing Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plans with an emphasis on indicator selection and defining data collection methodologies. Another aspect of the work will involve analyzing performance indicator data received by USAID and preparing data visualizations, analytic summaries and reports. The position will collaborate with the capacity building lead to develop curriculum for training on monitoring and occasionally deliver that training.  The full-time position will last for five years and be based Hanoi, Vietnam. This position is contingent upon award.



  • Oversee performance monitoring design and implementation, including data collection and analysis for the Mission and Implementing Partners.
  • Provide expertise and support for the design and management of indicators, MEL plans, performance targets, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Produce trend and pattern analysis based on performance indicators.
  • Conduct desk reviews and analysis of context indicators.
  • Conduct field monitoring visits in those instances when USAID staff are unable to travel.
  • Assist USAID in conducting data quality assessments.
  • Assist in updating the Mission’s PMP, including Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS).
  • Assist in reviewing Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans developed by Implementing Partners, including developing resources or training.
  • Provide technical support to local partner organizations to strengthen their MEL systems.
  • Contribute to curriculum design for training on performance monitoring; occasionally deliver that training.



  • Master’s degree in development, evaluation, development analytics, economics, knowledge management, or a related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively professional experience in monitoring within international development contexts.
  • Experience developing monitoring, evaluation and learning plans, preferably in the USAID context.
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • The ability to work in complex situations or environments and serve as facilitator and mediator for diverse groups with varying skill levels.
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese 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 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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