National Higher Education Specialist

USAID/Vietnam Evaluation, Monitoring and Survey Services Project (VEMSS): National Higher Education Specialist

Project Summary:

MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC. (MSI) is currently seeking a short term consultant for the position of National Higher Education Specialist for the USAID- funded Vietnam Evaluation, Monitoring, and Survey Services. The project is assisting USAID/Vietnam in designing and implementing various evaluations, monitoring surveys, and performance management studies. The project is also providing monitoring and evaluation training to Mission staff and implementing partners.

Position Summary:

The short- term consultant is a Higher Education Specialist to join the MSI technical team to conduct the Performance Evaluation on Building University- Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology Alliance (BUILD - IT) Project.

This is a full-time position for the duration of the evaluation. The consultant is expected to report to the VEMSS office in Hanoi, with the possibility for field travel.


National Higher Education Specialist will:

  • provide background information on the education sector in Vietnam;
  • involve in all evaluation tasks as designated by the team leader;
  • work closely with other team member to develop the assessment design, organize activities, conduct assessment activities,
  • participate in the fieldwork and may be in-country travel;
  • participate in the preparation and presentation of the key assessment findings and recommendations to the USAID/Vietnam team and implementing partners;
  • closely work with other team members to prepare the Evaluation Reports and other deliverables;
  • directly report to VEMSS Chief of Party.

Level of Efforts:

National Higher Education Specialist will position is expected to have 29 full-time working days around from March 15 – May 20, 2017.

Key qualifications:

  • Strong experience with and understandings of the higher education sector in Vietnam is a must;
  • Experience evaluating internationally funded higher education programs, including a sound knowledge of technical approaches for building higher education programs focusing on applying technology and for developing government and private sector
  • technology partnership programs.
  • Expertise in quality assurance/accreditation of university programs plus institutional education policy is a preference;
  • Must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field, including education systems management;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in performance evaluations of donor-funded projects;
  • Excellent personal communication; fluent English speaking and writing skills are required;
  • The Consultant will closely work with other team members to prepare the Assessment Report and other deliverables; directly report to the VEMSS Chief of Party.
  • Having a good understanding of USAID programs, project implementation, administration, financing, and management is a plus.

Applications should be submitted to MSI's Hanoi office using the following email address: [email protected] by March 3, 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
USAID/Vietnam Evaluation, Monitoring and Survey Services Project (VEMSS)
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2017-03-03