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MEL Capacity Building Expert, MENA MELS Activity, Remote

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.


Project Summary:

MSI implements USAID’s Middle East & North Africa Monitoring, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services (MENA MELS) Activity, which supports the design and implementation of rigorous research, assessments, evaluations and learning activities for USAID’s Middle East Bureau and its operating units (OU) in 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt, Tunisia and the West Bank and Gaza. The USAID/West Bank and Gaza Mission has engaged MSI to conduct Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plans (MEL) Trainings support services to USAID staff and its implementing partners throughout FY 2024.


**Please note: All citizenships are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Capacity Building Expert will assist in the provision of training and mentorship for USAID’s West Bank and Gaza Mission staff and its implementing partners (IPs). The MEL Capacity Building Expert will be primarily responsible for delivering MEL capacity building support, as commissioned by the USAID/WBG under the MENA MELS activity. The period of performance is from October 2023 – June 2024.



  • Design and deliver a refresher MEL training focused on reviewing activity monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans (AMELPs).
  • Conduct MEL training for USAID WBG Mission staff and FY 2024 bilateral implementing partners.
  • Provide intensive MEL training and mentorship for FY 2024 Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) IPs.
  • Use slides to present information, facilitate group discussions, and exercises.
  • Ensure training content is compliant with USAID/PPL AMELP guidance documents and templates.
  • Distribute pre- and post-training materials, including AMELP review checklists.
  • Offer post-training MEL mentorship support for MEPPA partners remotely.
  • Assist MEPPA implementing partners in the development of their AMELPs and MEL systems.
  • Review draft AMELPs, providing feedback to refine them according to USAID standards.
  • Offer guidance on MEL systems design tasks, operationalization, and more.
  • Work closely with a team of regional MSI and Integrated Trainers, including coordinating with the Activity Manager.
  • Engage with MENA MELS management for quality assurance and activity oversight.
  • Provide weekly updates on activity and advice given to partners.
  • Coordinate training events near the WBG office in Mamilla Jerusalem, ensuring logistical support including refreshments and lunch.
  • Support in sending RSVPs and collecting feedback for trainings.
  • Assist in the timely delivery of training materials and resources.



  • Master’s degree in conflict resolution, international studies, or related discipline required.
  • Minimum eight years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation required.
  • Proficiency in USAID MEL standards and experience in capacity building required.
  • Strong knowledge of the socio-political context of the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel required.
  • Experience working in diverse and dynamic teams, required.
  • Experience in training and mentorship roles required.
  • Ability to adapt training modules based on feedback and requirements, preferred.
  • Strong client-facing communication, presentation, and advanced writing skills required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.


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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