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Learning Advisor, USAID Advancing Digital Democracy (ADD), Washington, D.C.

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International Development
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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 Advancing Digital Democracy program. The purpose of this activity is to foster open, secure, and inclusive digital democracies in which data-driven technologies advance, rather than undermine, democratic values and respect for human rights. It will offer to support and strengthen country-level and global multi-stakeholder coalitions that can identify opportunities for productive engagement, leverage incentive structures, and create shared language for tackling the most pressing issues in the digital age.

 

The program will provide support for partner-country stakeholders to spur rights-respecting digital innovation while addressing potential adverse impacts of technology and data across the digital ecosystem. The program will operate in politically closed spaces and, and robust emerging economies; and will engage civic and private actors while tailoring support to leverage existing opportunities and address specific needs in particular countries. 

 

  • Objective 1: Governments implement legal and regulatory frameworks related to technology data, and information that align with and fulfill their international human rights and democratic commitments.
  • Objective 2: Respect for human rights and democratic values are embedded in the development and design of digital technology and data management.
  • Objective 3: Civil Society and citizens more effectively engage in democracy and human rights issues involving technology.
  • Cross Cutting Objectives: (1) Engagement between diverse stakeholders and sectors in fostered and self-sustained. (2) Collaborative CLA feedback loops created and used to adapt the program.

 

Position Summary: 
The advisor will oversee the program’s collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) process and implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and learning approach. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strong technical, communication, research, and analytical skills with preferred knowledge of digital democracy initiatives. The position is contingent upon award. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that the program’s CLA approach is applied with consistency and rigor; work with the leadership team to apply program learning in pursuit of adaptive management.
  • Develop and implement a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan across the program and various activity workstreams.
  • Oversee data collection and data collection management work across the program and various activity workstreams.
  • Develop and oversee in partnership with USAID and the COP a robust learning agenda to contribute to a growing evidence-base relevant to digital democracy initiatives.
  • Write analytic reports based on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) data and findings.
  • Communicate information obtained through CLA activities to program staff and external stakeholders to foster knowledge-sharing and learning.
  • Support designing and delivering training on MEL topics as needed.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field. A master’s degree in international affairs, social science, statistics or a related field is highly desirable.
  • At least 5 years of experience in MEL on USAID projects.
  • Previous experience providing technical support to digital democracy initiatives or projects, MEL support projects, and/or large-scale evaluations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key organizations, working groups, and professionals in the international development MEL sector.
  • Exceptional analytic, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

 

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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