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Assessment & Monitoring Specialist, DoD Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation

International Development
21600001608 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 DoD Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation (AM&E) project is a five-year effort to build a culture of AM&E and establish an AM&E program at each GCC within the ODASD Global Partnerships at DoD. The project supports reform of institutional capacity building of partner nations’ ministries of defense with a whole of government approach.


**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Assessment & Monitoring Specialist will be directly hired by MSI subcontractor Sabel Systems and will be based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, specifically at USNORTHCOM. This position supports the team’s partner nation assessments and monitoring plan-related efforts, which includes contributing to research and technical writing, supporting client/partner relations, providing technical support to team members, and representing the company at professional meetings and workshops.



  • Conduct specific technical assignments related to partner nation assessments and monitoring plans.
  • Support collaboration, adaptation, and learning (CLA) activities.
  • Design templates and process maps for data collection and analysis.
  • Facilitate monitoring plan development sessions.
  • Design and deliver training on assessment and monitoring topics.
  • Conduct data quality assessments.
  • Support data collection activities.
  • Design survey questionnaires and sampling strategies.
  • Train data collectors and supervise data collection.


  • Bachelor’s degree international development, a social science, or other AM&E related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience in AM&E leading or supporting foreign assistance projects is required.
  • Experience supporting collaboration, adaptation, and learning (CLA) activities. Experience across several sub-specialties within assessments and monitoring.
  • Familiarity with Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability (FATAA), and Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) guidance and policy.
  • Familiarity with women, peace, and security issues.
  • Expertise providing technical assistance to foreign assistance implementing partners to develop AM&E plans, designing Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approaches, and developing and/or conducting AM&E training.
  • Experience developing surveys and other data collection instruments, supervising data collection in developing countries, analyzing data, and writing up AM&E reports preferred.
  • Experience with emerging AM&E practices such as Collaborating, Learning, And Adapting (CLA), complexity awareness monitoring, outcome harvesting, most significant change and other emerging methods preferred.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key organizations, working groups, and professionals in the international development AM&E sector.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance required.
  • Fluency in English is 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.


Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant, and equitable approach to employment compensation. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000 USD.


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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