Management Systems International (MSI)

Short-Term Monitoring Specialist

  • Baghdad
  • Management Systems International (MSI)
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-07-25

Job Title: Short-Term Monitoring Specialist

Job In Baghdad

Company: Management Systems International (MSI)

Start Date: 2024-06-25

End Date: 2024-07-25

Job Description

Short-Term Monitoring Specialist, USAID/Iraq Performance Management and Evaluation Services (PMES), Kirkuk/Baghdad/Babil/Diwaniya/western Anbar, Iraq

Company Profile:

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

MSI is currently implementing the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Services (PMES) activity in Iraq. PMES provides the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with support in the areas of project/activity monitoring, evaluation, research, organizational learning, and knowledge management. The primary goal of the contract is to improve performance management at all levels to help the Mission meet Agency requirements, make better informed strategic and management decisions, and advance USAID learning on effective development approaches. The project involves services across four components: (1) Performance Management, (2) Evaluation Services, (3) M&E Capacity Building, and (4) Collaboration, Learning and Adapting. The project’s primary office is in Erbil.

**Please note: Only Iraqi citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Monitoring Specialist will undertake third-party monitoring (TPM) site visits to USAID-financed activities in multiple sectors, such as economic growth, governance, and social cohesion, and involving multiple types of interventions, including training and infrastructure. Monitoring comprises observing an event or infrastructure that is being implemented by USAID’s implementing partners (IPs), interviewing beneficiaries, participants and stakeholders, and completing a pre-designed monitoring report. The purpose of the monitoring reports is to provide USAID with an objective sense of how activities are being implemented on the ground.


  • Conduct TPM site visits in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Babil, Diwaniya and/or western Anbar (depending on place of residence) as assigned by the TPM Manager.
  • Complete TPM reports using pre-designed monitoring forms and submit to PMES in a timely manner and in accordance with protocols.


  • A Bachlor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • Three years of professional experience is required.
  • Experience monitoring and data collection is preferred.
  • Familiarity with development donor/ organization monitoring procedures; familiarity with monitoring and verification of USAID activities is preferred.
  • Experience applying qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and methods, including key informant interviews is required.
  • Ability to work on a team and communicate effectively with partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Professional working proficiency in written and verbal English is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Arabic are required (native proficiency)

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.

To apply: Please visit our website,

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