Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

USAID/Vietnam Evaluation, Monitoring, & Survey Services Project



MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC. (MSI) is currently seeking a SeniorM&E Program Specialist for the USAID- funded Vietnam Evaluation, Monitoring, and Survey Services Project. 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 Senior M&E Specialist will serve as a full-time M&E program specialist and participate in and lead technical and analytical assignments, as well as periodically supervise consultants and subcontractors.


The role will focus on the following:


Conducting and participating in performance evaluations, and occasionally impact evaluations;

Leading and participating in the development of evaluation methodologies;

Participating on evaluation teams;

Conducting other analytic assignments on behalf of USAID, including survey design and special studies;

Providing monitoring systems training and support to USAID and implementing partners;

Designing and participating in learning events related to evaluation presentations and utilization; and

As necessary, supervising the work of consultants and survey firms; and conducting other analytic work as required by USAID.


The position provides key support to the Chief of Party on all management areas under her/his direct supervision. The position is responsible for analytic and administrative tasks as determined by the project’s annual workplan. S/he will also collaborate with international colleagues, technical personnel, subcontractors and international partner organizations, and local governmental partners.


This position will require participation and travel within Vietnam to support technical analytic studies, and is based in Hanoi.



  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience with at least five (5) years of experience in work related to monitoring and evaluation.

  • Proven leadership, management and supervisory skills supporting complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.

  • Experience working on USAID or other donor-funded social and economic development programs.

  • Experience working in complex environments involving multiple organizations, with a demonstrated ability to work with and build productive relationships with senior USAID and other donor officials, Government of Vietnam officials, and project implementing agencies;

  • Experience in performance monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in providing training related to monitoring and evaluation services is desired, but not required.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and oversee the work of M&E teams that may come from diverse backgrounds, experiences, genders, and cultures.

  • Experience in providing technical quality control over M&E related services, including reviewing proposed evaluation methodologies, implementing agency monitoring and reporting systems and overseeing surveys.

  • An ability to manage workplans and lead meetings with senior government officials.

  • Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, public policy or social science research, international cooperation/international development, or a related field (or 8 years of relevant experience in lieu of a master’s degree).

  • Fluency in Vietnamese and strong written and oral communications skills in English.

  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural development context  in Vietnam.


Applications should be ubmitted to the following email address: [email protected] by July 18, 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Management Systems International Inc. (MSI)
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2017-07-18