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. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year performance management support contract – PERFORM to Management Systems International (MSI). Under PERFORM MSI provides monitoring support, evaluations, assessments, and learning support services to USAID. These services provide evidence-based data and information and high-quality analysis that USAID program managers use to target resources and inform project design and implementation to improve project results and achieve objectives.
****Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position. **
MSI is seeking a subject matter expert in agriculture for a midterm evaluation of the Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project (GZD-CADP). The project is a $34 million USAID-funded government-to-government (G2G) project designed to improve water use efficiency and agricultural productivity in 191,000 acres of irrigated land in the Gomal Zam Dam command area through integrated development of on-farm water management, productivity enhancement, introduction of high value crops and livestock, processing, and effective marketing. The evaluation will examine the design and management of the project with the objective of identifying issues that USAID should consider in future G2G projects. It will also explore the project's contribution to achieving its development objectives.
The assignment team will include a team lead, subject matter experts, local researchers, and other support staff as necessary. The agriculture expert (agriculture) will bring technical expertise to all technical aspects of the evaluation, including document review, evaluation design, planning, implementation, and data analysis and reporting.
The evaluation will begin on or about March 25, 2019 and conclude on or about the end of June 2019. The anticipated level of effort for the subject matter specialist (agriculture) is approximately 65-70 days.
Under the guidance of the team lead and in collaboration with the evaluation team and PERFORM staff, the expert will be responsible for performing the following duties:
Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this evaluation will not be considered or selected for this assignment. MSI/PERFORM will require a written statement to this effect before formal engagement on this assignment. Conflict of interest in this context includes, but is not limited to: close and/or family relations with the individuals that are related to the project, financial interest in the implementing organization(s) or grantees, current or previous experience with the project being evaluated or the USAID requesting office etc.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
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