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Deputy Chief of Party, USAID/Somalia Monitoring Learning Project-2

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary: 

The goal of USAID/Somalia Monitoring Learning Project-2 (SMLP-2) is to establish a third-party monitoring (TPM) system to collect data that verifies partner reported outputs and selected outcomes, and to deduce lessons learned from humanitarian programs in Somalia funded by BHA/Somalia. The overall goal of SMLP-2 is to increase BHA/Somalia’s access to independent, verifiable data related to the 1) quantity and quality of activities delivered, and 2) performance of BHA-funded programs in Somalia. This increased access to data will allow BHA/Somalia to make more evidence-based program design, implementation, and strategy decisions.

**Please note: Only Kenyan citizens and third-country nationals are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will provide monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) technical guidance and management oversight as designated by the Chief of Party (COP) to the MSI team on all tasks. The DCOP will provide the overall technical direction to MSI’s team on monitoring methodology and data analysis. The DCOP will be responsible for the design of the monitoring plan, data collection tools, leading engagement with implementing partners (IPs), and ensuring integrity of data and the overall monitoring system. The DCOP will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the COP.



  • Oversee coordination of field work in line with the Prime’s planned strategic M&L approach.
  • Work closely with the project staff to approve daily content, providing quality assurance.
  • Manage external consultants.
  • Ensure consistency across all areas of data collection and activity implementation.
  • Contribute to measurement and analytics approaches to track success metrics and define the impact of activity efforts.
  • Review quarterly and annual reports of technical teams for content ideas.

Operational and Managerial

  • Serve as Acting COP when the COP is out of office.
  • Liaise with the COP on M&L activities.
  • Manage staff members, assuming quality assurance, and accountability for the timely, quality submission of assigned task.
  • Encourage efficiency in delivery of tasks by continually monitoring activities against goals, minimizing duplication of personnel activities, and defining and using standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure systematic collaboration and information gathering with communications colleagues from implementing partners through regular meetings and check-ins.
  • Participate in strategy development, specifically providing hands-on management during the research process.
  • Support professional development and capacity building of staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. Master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • Minimum five years of supervisory experience managing staff and/or subcontractors working on MEAL projects, including TPM is required.
  • Minimum seven years of experience related to MEAL, including four years of field-based experience is preferred.
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative field research in a complex emergency setting.
  • Familiarity with issues related to the implementation of humanitarian assistance activities for refugees and IDPs, food aid, and multi-sector humanitarian assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Familiarity with the operations of BHA-funded programs in Somalia is highly desirable.
  • Experience overseeing quality control on TPM and analytical work products.
  • Strong oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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

Additional Information
  • Requisition #21600000923





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