Mar 022018

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

M&E Officer, USAID/DRC Solutions for Peace and Recovery,

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, 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

Project Summary:

The goal of the Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) program, to be implemented in eastern DRC (North Kivu and South Kivu), is to increase social cohesion through inclusion of women and marginalized groups. SPR will also provide USAID/DRC with the ability to respond to dynamic, time-sensitive, and/or unique opportunities to reinforce peace, prevent or assist in the recovery from conflict in areas that are strategically important to the stability of eastern DRC.

**Citizens of the DRC are encouraged to apply

Position Summary:

MSI is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a long-term Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer position for an anticipated five-year USAID funded project in support of peace and recovery in the eastern DRC. The Solutions for Peace and Recovery (SPR) project is intended to find solutions to specific drivers of conflict identified by community stakeholders, implement participatory solutions, and allocate resources for community development. One position will be based in Bukavu, DRC; one position will be based in Goma, DRC.


  • Provide direct support in the areas of performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with M&E planning and reporting for the project.
  • Coordinate and oversee the project tracker system to ensure that all project M&E activities run smoothly and are well-coordinated across technical and finance/administrative teams.
  • Participate, as appropriate and as directed, in the design and implementation of performance monitoring and verification systems.
  • Assist the SPR project, as appropriate, with support to USAID in the development, review and maintenance of their PMP, PMEPs and AMEPs.
  • Support the Mission in conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and developing Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS).
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a roster of qualified Congolese M&E specialists.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative information including the preparation of narrative summaries of analysis.
  • Lead team planning meetings or participate as a team member.
  • Conduct training in a range of performance management subjects, M&E, data quality.
  • Create an electronic newsletter that helps to surface SPR success stories.
  • Conduct periodic interviews of SPR beneficiaries with a particular view towards identifying SPR successes, and
  • Other similar duties as assigned.


  • University degree in a relevant field such as international development, political science, geography, sociology, law, women’s studies or other relevant field**.**An advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively with senior and local government officials, civil society organizations (including women’s and minority groups), district government representatives, public interest and community groups, and private industry representatives.
  • Experience working in the DRC, particularly in North and South Kivu.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms required.
  • Outstanding communication, management, and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral French required; working knowledge of English and/or Kiswahili strongly desired.

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

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

How to apply:

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