The USAID / Vietnam Support Service Contract will support USAID / Vietnam USAID staff and partners to implement more efficient, effective and transparent programs by improving : (1) USAID and implementing partners’ (IP) capacity to achieve expected results;
2) USAID’s understanding and tracking of project performance; and (3) coordination, collaboration and learning. The contract will focus on a combination of services focused on monitoring, evaluation and learning and on capacity building for USAID and its implementing partners, particularly local Vietnamese organizations.
Please note : Only Vietnamese citizens are eligible for this position.
Position Summary :
The senior monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist will have primary responsibility for delivering the monitoring, evaluation and learning results of this project.
S / he will oversee evaluations, monitoring support for the USAID Mission and leadership of the creation and implementation of a learning agenda for the Mission.
Supervise all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) assignments conducted under the contract. Work with the client to refine scopes of work for M&E assignments such as evaluations and support for strengthening performance monitoring.
Recruit and orient short-term consultants to conduct M&E assignments. Oversee the design of evaluations, including details of data collection protocols for surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews;
ensure analysis of data follows best practices. Ensure M&E assignments are completed in accordance with USAID policy as delineated in ADS 201.
Troubleshoot assignments while they are underway and regularly liaise with USAID on progress.
Ensure the quality, timeliness and technological sophistication of services related to improving the integrity and usefulness of USAID / Vietnam’s monitoring and reporting systems.
Ensure the quality, relevance, technological sophistication and timeliness of MSI’s evaluations, analyses and assessments.
Deepen USAID / Vietnam’s existing learning capabilities and introduce improved avenues to learning.
Lead MSI’s contributions to USAID / Vietnam’s efforts to deliberately draw contextual, programmatic and operational learning from its monitoring, evaluation, analytical and assessment efforts.
Master’s degree in a social science, development studies or related field preferred.
Eight (8) years of direct experience developing and managing evaluations, monitoring systems and / or conducting social science research.
Significant experience conducting program evaluations, preferably as a team leader or principal investigator.
Five (5) years of experience managing staff conducting monitoring and / or research efforts.
Demonstrated skills and experience in statistics and computations analysis preferred.
Three (3) years of experience living and working in developing country environments; experience working in Southeast Asia is strongly preferred.
Quality past performance references
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO / AA / ADA Veterans Employer.