M&E Methodologist - Senegal

Title: M&E Methodologist

Project: USAID Senegal Monitoring & Evaluation Project,

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Anticipated Start Date: September 2017

 

Company Profile:

MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, MSI became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, they have greatly expanded their ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. MSI operates in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

The three-year USAID Senegal Monitoring & Evaluation Project (MEP) will provide USAID/Senegal with performance measurement and management support activities, including, but not limited to, monitoring and evaluation design, program evaluation design and implementation, impact evaluation design and implementation, sectoral assessments, surveys, activity/project design, target setting, and statement of work (SOW) development for evaluation activities. This contract seeks to improve performance management at all levels to help the Mission meet Agency requirements, make better informed strategic and management decisions, and advance Agency learning.

Position Summary:
The Monitoring and Evaluation Methodologist will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party. S/he will work closely with all task managers and DCOP to ensure an overall high-level of quality in the implementation of the three-year M&E Support project. The M&E Methodologist will be responsible for ensuring a high level of quality control compliant with USAID Evaluation Policy and M&E standards and practices macros all MEP tasks. The position will directly support all task managers in ensuring a high level technical quality for all MEP deliverables.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to all task managers in the development of statements of work, work plans, data analysis plans, data collection tools, reports and deliverables.
  • Other similar duties as assigned.
  • Provide full technical copy-editing support to all reports.
  • Participate, as appropriate and as directed, in the design and implementation of performance monitoring and verification systems.
  • Assist USAID/Senegal with support in the development, review and maintenance of their PMP, PMELPs and AMEPs.
  • Support the Mission in conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and developing Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS).
  • Lead team planning meetings for respective assigned tasks.
  • Conduct training in a range of performance management subjects, M&E, USAID data quality standards; and
  • Other similar duties as assigned

Qualifications Requirements:

  • At least 7 years’ experience with M&E systems funded by USAID or major international donor is required.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in management or leadership capacity with M & E project (required).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with USAID projects required.
  • Expertise in performance monitoring and evaluation design, implementation and management preferred.
  • Experience fostering cooperation among donor, government, private sector, and NGO entities is a plus.
  • High level of proficiency with software applications for the use of both quantitative and qualitative data analysis such as Microsoft Office, MaxQDA, NVIVO, SPSS, STATA, and ArcGIS (required).
  • Knowledge of USAID evaluation policy guidelines and planning and analysis tools (required).
  • Previous experience working on a USAID M&E platform contract a plus.
  • Experience in technical copy-editing (required).
  • Ability to provide guidance to short term consultants working on task teams and ensure compliance with USAID standards across task process and deliverables. (required).
  • Ability to work well with a team, in both leadership and member capacities.
  • Master’s degree in demographics, social sciences or geography or related degrees.
  • Ability to mentor staff and counterparts.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Senegal and the Sahel.
  • Multiple country work experience is required.
  • Prior experience in French Africa is required; previous experience in Senegal is a plus.
  • Fluent in French at Good - Excellent level and excellent English writing skills.

Application Instructions:  Please send requested documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and add “M&E Methodologist - Senegal” in the subject line. Documents needed: 1) CV in chronological format, that clearly show you match responsibilities/requirements: and experience; 2) a sample annual report or excerpt of past M & E plan completed, in English, by applicant; 3) a list of at least three professional referees including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the referee.

Deadline for Application: August 2, 2017