Team Lead, MENA MELS Activity, Remote

Tetra Tech

Egypt
Remote
Education
Benefits

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 and the United Nations Development Program). 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.

Project Summary:

MSI implements USAID’s Middle East & North Africa Monitoring, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Services (MENA MELS) Activity, which supports the design and implementation of rigorous research, assessments, evaluations and learning activities for USAID’s Middle East Bureau and its operating units (OU) in 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt. Project services include monitoring systems, evaluations, assessments, and research; analysis and synthesis; learning and utilization; and MEL capacity building and training. Additional information on the MENA MELS Project is available here. Under MENA MELS, the MSI team will conduct a mid-term performance evaluation of USAID/Egypt’s University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) activity. The purpose of this mid-term evaluation is to assess the activity’s performance and progress towards achieving its key objectives and expected results. The evaluation will also serve a learning purpose to identify areas for programmatic correction (if needed) for the remaining period of the activity implementation, to assess the sustainability of the “graduated” career centers and to inform future Mission programmatic decisions.

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Position Summary:

The Team Lead will conduct the UCCD performance evaluation in close collaboration with the MSI Headquarters team and local experts. The Team Lead will lead the evaluation team and contribute to reviewing document/literature, conducting high-level interviews, and analyzing data. The Team Lead will design the evaluation framework, draft the evaluation report and other evaluations deliverables. Data collection will be expected to combine in person and remote methods, and travel to Egypt. The period of performance is from June 3, 2024 – September 20, 2024. The expected level of effort is approximately 55 days.

Responsibilities:

  • Help design and execute the evaluation work plan and design.
  • Participate in the evaluation inception meeting with USAID and the implementing partner.
  • Lead/participate in a team planning workshop (TPW) with evaluation team members, likely in Egypt, to review the approved evaluation design/work plan, including research approach and methods, roles and responsibilities of team members, activity timeline and deliverables.
  • Lead the drafting of instruments for USAID review with inputs from Subject Matter Experts, including pretesting and finalizing the instruments.
  • Support MSI’s Project Manager to coordinate Local Evaluators and Subject Matter Experts, including training them on instruments and reviewing notes of interviews and group discussions to ensure high-quality data.
  • Participate in data collection with other evaluation team members.
  • Facilitate weekly check-in calls with evaluation team members and the Project Manager to share information and insights.
  • Serve as the lead author for drafting and finalizing the draft and final evaluation report, including responding to comments from USAID and MSI.
  • Lead presentation(s) to USAID regarding findings, conclusions, and recommendations from the evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in sociology, social research, international studies, or related discipline required.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation required, including leading performance evaluations required.
  • Experience in qualitative research methods for data collection and analysis, including conducting literature review/desk studies, semi-structured interviews, key informant interviews, and group discussions is required.
  • Experience leading evaluation teams, including overseeing data collection and analysis is required.
  • Experience working in the Middle East and North Africa region preferred.
  • Experience conducting evaluations of USAID-funded activities preferred.
  • Knowledge of USAID program cycle and USAID evaluation requirements and relevant Agency guidance preferred.
  • Strong client-facing communication, presentation, and advanced writing skills in English language required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

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 visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. 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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