Monday, 7 October 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation Mission M&E Project at Management Systems International

Job Title: Chief of Party, Monitoring and Evaluation Mission M&E Project, Tanzania

Employer: Management Systems International

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam

Application Deadline: 1st Nov 2013

Job Description:

Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey, a leading geoscience, international development and project management firm, and a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange. Alongside Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Proposal Summary:
The anticipated three-year USAID-funded Monitoring and Evaluation Mission M&E Project will provide on-the-ground support on performance monitoring, data verification, evaluation of the impact, output and outcome results and environmental compliance of the USAID/Tanzania program portfolio, covering the following technical areas:
Economic Growth
Democracy and Governance
Natural Resources
Partnership for Growth Initiative

Position Summary:
MSI is recruiting for a Chief of Party to oversee the technical, staffing and financial management aspects of the upcoming MESPs, and serve as the points of contact with USAID officials, and MSI leadership in Washington, D.C. The Chief of Party position will require experience in both management and technical fields, with a proven track record of programmatic accomplishment, professional achievement, management competence, and interpersonal skills.


Responsible for managing and supervising all project activities, staff, and partners, and have overall responsibility for the successful performance of the project.
Coordinate and be ultimately responsible for all data collection, monitoring, report generation, evaluation and related tasks.
Serve as primary liaison with USAID COR and Contracting Officer.
Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID.
Supervise assessments to assist in program design, development and implementation.
Provision of short term technical and program assistance to support project development and implementation.
Provide M&E technical assistance and training as needed across the project portfolio.
Support the production and dissemination of public information about USAID activities such as success stories, presentations, and videos, press releases, etc. to build awareness, appreciation and support for USAID’s programs.
Oversee logistical and material support for in-country monitoring, planning, and other program travel.

A Master’s degree in the field of management, and/or international development.
At least ten years of experience in International Development, including experience and technical knowledge in designing, managing and evaluating multi-million dollar development projects.
At least five years of experience (out of 10 years)  should be as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director roles, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials.
Prior experience in supervising and quickly assembling long-term field staff and short-term U.S., third country, and local experts.
Technical expertise in any of the sectors USAID Tanzania is working on will be an added advantage.
Ability to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors.
A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with database development beneficial.

How to Apply:

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