USAID MESP Job Vacancy: Indonesian Higher Education Expert

Indonesian Higher Education Expert

USAID Indonesia
University Partnerships Assessment

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 implements nearly 100 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 more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with 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.

Project Summary:

The purpose of the University Partnerships Assessment is to map the higher education partnerships in Indonesia between US and Indonesian universities, including its challenges and achievements in the last 10 years. The result of the assessment will inform the new USAID/Indonesia Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS -- FYs 2021-2025) to design potential activities to improve capacity of higher education institutions in Indonesia.

The assessment will be managed under MSI’s USAID/Indonesia Jakarta-based Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP).

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a qualified higher education sector expert to conduct an assessment of university partnerships in Indonesia. The assessment is expected to begin in May 2019.

In collaboration with USAID and MSI staff, the expert will:
  • Develop assessment methodology, work plan and data collection and analysis plan.
  • Develop assessment reports and lead a discussion briefing with USAID/Indonesia on the assessment’s principal findings and recommendations.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the review
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of Indonesia higher education especially relevant to university partnerships for human resources and research development.
  • Minimum master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field.
  • At least six years of experience working in higher education sector particularly on human resources, development and cooperation.
  • At least 10 years of research and evaluation experiences on higher education issues.
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills and communication/interview skills, and a history successfully working as part of a higher education study team.
  • Ability to produce high quality products and deliver them on time.
  • Experience working with USAID preferred, but not necessary.
How to apply:
Please send these documents: 1) a complete CV or Resume, 2) cover letter briefly mentions your ideas to frame the assessment, and 3) one sample of your works on research/evaluation in higher education. Incomplete submissions will not be processed.

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

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please send application to indicating “Higher Education Expert- University Partnerships” as subject of your email no later than April 27, 2019.