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Team Leader, Third Party Monitoring (TPM), Kyiv, Ukraine

International Development
21600001548 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). 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 Team Leader will provide overall management of the TPM program, ensuring that it is executed to a high technical and operational standard. They will be the primary point of contact to clients and stakeholders in the field. They will manage a team of research, reporting and learning professionals to ensure successful project performance, including through oversight of project work planning and implementation. They will coordinate closely with MSI’s home office and senior leadership in the delivery of the project and work with the MSI’s home office to ensure the project is properly resourced and supported. The Team Leader will also be responsible for all contract deliverables including client reporting requirements and overall project compliance. 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.**



  • Provide strategic direction, overall coordination and management of the project, including oversight of financial and contract management.
  • Serve as the principal interlocutor with clients and key stakeholders within the Government of Ukraine, civil society and other donors.
  • Hire and supervise project staff.
  • Oversee data collection and the production of reports that are valued by the client.
  • Ensure the project meets stated objectives and reporting requirements in a timely manner.
  • Lead in coordinating the implementation of project activities with various partners, subcontractors, and grantees.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management.
  • Contribute to the development and regular review of the overall project approach, strategy, implementation schedule and to drafting project work plans.



  • Master’s degree in international development or other relevant field.
  • Ten (10) years of related work experience in managing projects that involve data collection, research or monitoring.
  • Experience managing projects in emergency or conflict-affected environments.
  • Experience managing remote teams to collect quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Demonstrated strong experience managing and developing staff, sub-contractors, and consultants to achieve expected results.
  • Must be willing to be based in Ukraine. Prior experience working in Ukraine strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytic, interpersonal and management skills.
  • 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.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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