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Senior Monitoring Specialist, Third Party Monitoring (TPM), Kyiv, Ukraine

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). 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 recruiting for an upcoming third-party monitoring opportunity that will provide critical data from the field as inputs to the monitoring systems of Ukraine’s donor community. The TPM activity will provide data on a nationwide basis through site visits to donor project sites. These site visits will cover multiple purposes, including monitoring project implementation and progress, context monitoring and asset verification and quality assurance. The TPM activity will provide evidence that infrastructure, development and humanitarian activities are relevant, effective, impactful and achieving value for money. TPM will also provide assurance to donors on appropriate adherence to social and environmental safeguards, gender issues, and financial/fiduciary diligence. 


Position Summary: 
The Senior Monitoring Specialist will play a significant role in designing the third-party monitoring system established through the project. They will be responsible for developing the research/monitoring protocols and will supervise the team to develop monitoring instruments and frameworks for subsequent analysis. The Senior Monitoring Specialist will also be responsible for training data collection teams, overseeing the analysis of data and supervising the preparation of reports to the client. This will be a full-time position based in Kyiv, Ukraine. This position is contingent upon award.


**Please note: Ukrainian citizens are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Kyiv.**



  • Oversee the design, quality, development and completion of all project monitoring activities.
  • Work closely with the project lead to provide advice and guidance on all policy-related elements of project, including providing input on the annual work plan, monitoring plan and research protocols.
  • Design data collection instruments.
  • Train data collection staff.
  • Oversee analysis of data and preparation of reports to the client. Work with client to develop standard report templates that meet client needs.
  • Review the strength of data collection and tracking systems by project and make recommendations for improved data security and validity.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to social science research or international development or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience leading research or monitoring programs, with at least three (3) years in a fragile state, preferably working in Ukraine.
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis as well as preparing reports based on that data collection, required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytic, interpersonal and management skills.
  • Understanding of the monitoring and verification methods employed by the donor community in challenging and conflict-affected environments, such as Ukraine.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in Ukrainian is highly preferred.

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.


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