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Director of Learning, USAID/Uganda Learning Contract, Uganda

Company Profile:
MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:
The USAID Learning Contract will help USAID/Uganda strengthen its performance and, to a lesser extent the performance of its implementing partners, in collaborating, learning and performing in order to fortify the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.

Position Summary:
The director of learning will have primary responsibility for delivering the learning, adapting and performing results of this bid. S/he will provide vision and leadership of the learning agenda.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise all monitoring and evaluation assignments conducted under the contract.
o Work with the client to refine scopes of work for M&E assignments such as evaluations and support for strengthening performance monitoring
o Recruit and orient short-term consultants to conduct M&E assignments
o Oversee the design of evaluations, including details of data collection protocols for surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews; ensure analysis of data follows best practices.
o Troubleshoot assignments while they are underway and regularly liaise with USAID on progress
• Ensure the quality, timeliness and technological sophistication of services related to improving the integrity and usefulness of USAID/Uganda’s monitoring and reporting systems.
• Ensure the quality, relevance, technological sophistication and timeliness of MSI’s evaluations, analyses and assessments.
• Deepen USAID/Uganda’s existing learning capabilities and introduce improved avenues to learning.
• Lead MSI’s contributions to USAID/Uganda’s efforts to deliberately draw contextual, programmatic and operational learning from it monitoring, evaluation, analytical and assessment efforts.
• Facilitate the transformation of learning into adapting.

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in a social science, development studies or related field preferred.
• Eight years of direct experience developing and managing monitoring systems and/or conducting social science research.
• Five (5) years of experience managing staff conducting monitoring and/or research efforts.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in statistics and computations analysis preferred.
• Three (3) years of experience living and working in developing country environments.
• Quality past performance references.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Organisation Management Systems International