Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator - Management Systems International, Kenya

Closing date:  25 Nov 2011

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.

Project Summary:
The purpose of the four-year project will be to design and manage a comprehensive system to gather and analyze data that informs USAID’s Feed the Future (FtF) program through impact evaluation, performance monitoring, and knowledge sharing. This monitoring and evaluation project will cover USAID FtF activities worldwide. The Feed the Future initiative is a Presidential Initiative that seeks to improve nutrition and increase agricultural productivity in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to serve as overall project coordinator for the East Africa region. This is a long-term position, based in Nairobi, Kenya, and will involve extensive regional travel.

Regional Candidates strongly encouraged to apply

• All aspects of oversight and coordination of the project’s three principal components, which include impact evaluation, performance monitoring and knowledge management for the USAID Feed the Future program in East Africa; • Serving as principal liaison with USAID Missions, Regional Economic Communities and development partners; • Providing oversight for data collection; • Hosting and participating in knowledge management events.

• Management of research projects in the food security sector; • Familiarity with USAID Feed the Future initiative preferred, but not required; • A strong background in evaluation, and some familiarity with rigorous evaluation approaches; • Extensive research and evaluation experience in areas related to food security; • PhD preferred, with an advanced degree in economics or related discipline; • English fluency is required; • The ability to work and travel regionally.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.