Management Systems International is hiring for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager

Management Systems International is hiring for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager, USAID/OTI Moldova Program, Chișinău 

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

Project Summary:   

Working in close coordination with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), MSI will establish and manage a flexible, quick-response mechanism supporting activities that will advance democracy and stability in Moldova. USAID/OTI and MSI will work with a coalition of civic, media, and government stakeholders in support of program goals. The program will operate primarily through a small grants mechanism and will rely on ongoing analysis of the local context to inform programming. 

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

Position Summary:  

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager is primarily responsible for collecting qualitative and quantitative information from activities carried out by the program and generating reports, supporting with identifying lessons learned, and keeping track of successes and challenges of activities. The MEL Manager will ensure ongoing political data analysis within the program and coordinate closely with Program Development Officers (PDO) to develop activity-level MEL plans, monitor ongoing activities, draft activity final evaluation reports, and ensure the Activity Database is regularly updated with activity information. The MEL Manager will also lead efforts to obtain information on impacts/effects of activities and produce communications and knowledge products. The MEL Manager will provide feedback to team members in ongoing implementation and learning meetings as well as period pause and reflect events, to ensure that they incorporate lessons learned and best practices into new activity development and implementation. This is a long-term assignment. 


  • Provide ongoing political and data analysis to inform the program strategy and activities.  
  • Maintain open communication with PDOs and Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure flow of information. 
  • Develop MEL plans at the activity level in coordination with the program team. 
  • Assist in designing and implementing initiatives to strengthen the project’s approach to MEL, including adoption of standardized indicators, indicator tracking tools, and innovative evaluation approaches. 
  • Obtain information from PDOs regarding activity results and produce communication products.  
  • Prepare and lead activity evaluation actions (workshops, focus groups, interviews, round tables, surveys, etc.). 
  • Support the program’s overall learning agenda to derive lessons learned and best practices from program activities and contribute to reporting requirements. 
  • Collect, record, and analyze data and maintain the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) database. 
  • Conduct data verification exercises including data review and interviews. 
  • Manage the repository of tools, guidelines and reference documents for MEL work and other materials. 
  • Regularly visit partners, beneficiaries and activities to evaluate the progress and impact of the activities. 
  • Help build the capacity and provide technical assistance to partners and grantees in monitoring, evaluation, and learning techniques. 
  • Oversee the work of up to three MEL, communications, and data analysis staff. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested as required. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years professional work experience required. 
  • Professional work experience in evaluating programs, social projects, and/or public policies. 
  • Professional work experience in research with qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies (statistics or econometrics), including developing research reports. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and evaluating impact-oriented projects. 
  • Rigorous time management and activity organization. 
  • Ability to maintain confidential information. 
  • Ability to travel to other project implementation locations and work harmoniously with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds 
  • Advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and FrontPage). 
  • Excellent communication skills as well as: a) proactive problem-solving abilities independently and with teams, b) a strong service orientation, and c) inter-personal skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English is required 

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,