Deputy Chief of Party, Evaluation, Monitoring, & Survey Services Project

Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Sudan. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey, a leading geoscience, international development and project management firm, and a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange. Alongside the international development arm of Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary: 

MSI is currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for anticipated work on the Evaluation, Monitoring, and Survey Services project in conjunction with USAID/Vietnam. This upcoming project will assist the Vietnam Mission to design and carry out various evaluations, monitoring surveys, and performance management studies. The project will also provide M&E training to Mission staff and implementing partners. The anticipated three-year (plus two-year option period) project will involve innovative techniques and tools developed by MSI in the M&E field.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will serve as the M&E program manager to maintain a continuous presence in Vietnam, with the aim of developing and maintaining contextual knowledge as well as a deep understanding of ongoing USAID Vietnam activities. The DCoP is responsible for program management, administration, and operations, including personnel management, performance management systems, financial management, and the timely completion and submission of all activity deliverables.


  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience with at least five (5) years of experience in the administration of development assistance activities are required;
  • Demonstrated managerial and operational experience supporting complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: Health & Social Services, Governance, Economics, Climate Change & Environment; Higher Education, or Vulnerable Populations;
  • Master’s degree in business or financial administration, monitoring and evaluation, public policy, international cooperation/international development, or a related field (or 8 years of relevant experience in lieu of a master’s degree);
  • 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, stakeholders, and foreign government officials;
  • Demonstrated ability to direct M&E teams that may come from diverse backgrounds, experiences, genders, and cultures;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English as well as excellent presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Vietnam is preferable.

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

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Management Systems International
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2013-11-22