MSI Senior Analysis M & E Advisor, Program Support for USAID/Kenya, Job

Senior Analysis Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, Program Support for USAID/Kenya, Kenya

Closing date:  20 Aug 2012

Management Systems International

Company Profile:  

Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. 
MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. 
Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. 
It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. 
Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. 
For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project/Proposal Summary:

The project objectives are geared to support and strengthen the current USAID/Kenya strategy in meeting day to day information needs in order to make informed program management decisions, as well as to provide substantive support with qualitative, quantitative, and analytical information to assist in continually assessing and evaluating the Mission’s development hypothesis. 
It shall also assist the Mission with its public education goals by providing qualitative and anecdotal evidence on the effects of projects on the lives of individual beneficiaries.

Position Summary: 

MSI is seeking a Nairobi-based, full time Senior Analysis M&E Advisor for the full term of the project to design and oversee evaluations, analyses, designs and assessments, and the full review, revision and maintenance of Mission and IP PMPs. 
This will include the design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations.


  • Oversee production and ensure quality of all assessments, data, analytical reports, and evaluations, including the testing of the development hypothesis; 
  • Oversee revision of the Mission PMP and all implementing partner (IP) PMPs to ensure ADS 203.3 compliance and alignment with new initiatives; training of USAID staff and IPs in performance management concepts and processes; standardization of partner PMPs, work plans, and quarterly reports; and verification of partner data quality; 
  • Assist Technical Teams to review and revise the intermediate results in their results frameworks, as necessary, for more effective implementation and monitoring; 
  • Periodically review and discuss indicators and reporting with IPs and COTR/AOTRs, and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID Technical Teams with definitions, data collection, and data analysis; 
  • Provide technical assistance and training, as needed, for USAID, IP and GOK staff (to the extent they are involved in USG projects).
  • At least 10 years of international experience in the design and management of evaluations (impact and performance), analyses and assessments, including the design of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data verification techniques; 
  • At least seven years of demonstrated experience developing performance management plans, monitoring project implementation, and verifying data from large development projects; 
  • A graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field; 
  • At least seven years of experience recruiting, forming and successfully managing teams, and ensuring the quality of their products; 
  • Excellent American English writing skills and speaking ability.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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