MSI Chief of Party, USAID/Ethiopia Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Platform, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jobs in Nigeria

MSI Chief of Party, USAID/Ethiopia Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Platform, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jobs

Project Summary:

  • MSI is preparing to bid on the USAID/Ethiopia Collaboration, Learning and Adapting Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Support Platform contract, expected to be competed in the Summer of 2021.

  • This anticipated project will serve as a follow-on to a current contract that supports the achievement of USAID/Ethiopia's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) and its development objectives.


  • Serve as primary point of contact with USAID, and as principal liaison with USAID, counterparts and stakeholders; and with MSI's Home Office in Arlington, VA.

  • Provide overall leadership for the implementation of the contract while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements and regulations and MSI policies and procedures.

  • Ensure the quality, relevance, technological sophistication and timeliness of MSI's evaluations, analyses and assessments and all required deliverables and reports.

  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors to achieve project objectives and targets and ensure timely implementation of quality services and deliverables.

  • Oversee internal oversight of the project including budget, procurement, security and staff recruitment and management.

  • Provide oversight of all MEL assignments conducted under the contract, to include:
    Work with the client to refine scopes of work for MEL assignments such as evaluations and support for strengthening performance monitoring.

  • Recruit and orient short-term consultants to conduct MEL assignments.

  • Oversee the design of evaluations, including details of data collection protocols for surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews; ensure analysis and reporting comply with USAID and industry best practices.

  • Oversee design and implementation of MEL capacity building and training efforts, as requested by client. Should integrate principles of adult
    learning and best practices in workforce development technical training.

  • Ensure MEL assignments are compliant with USAID policies as delineated in ADS 201.

  • Troubleshoot assignments while they are underway and regularly liaise with USAID and MSI Home Office on progress.

  • Oversee deepening of USAID/Ethiopia's learning capabilities and introduce improved avenues for programmatic learning and adaptation.

  • Oversee strengthening of USAID/Ethiopia's efforts to draw contextual, programmatic and operational learning from its monitoring, evaluation, analytical and assessment efforts.


  • Master's degree in a social science, international relations, economics, business, development studies or a related field preferred.

  • Minimum 15 years of international development experience. Substantial technical experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development projects preferred, preferably for USAID.

  • Prior experience as Chief of Party, Country Director or its equivalent, is preferred.
    Significant experience conducting program evaluations, preferably as a team leader or principal investigator.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, resourcefulness and personal integrity.
    Exvellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Experience in Ethiopia or the region preferred.

  • Quality past performance references

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; MSI Chief of Party, USAID/Ethiopia Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Platform, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Jobs in Nigeria

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