Jan 052018

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 03 Feb 2018

Expat Evaluation Specialist, USAID/Vietnam Evaluation, Monitoring and Survey Services, Hanoi, Vietnam

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

In May 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide monitoring, evaluation and survey services support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Vietnam (VEMSS). In January 2018, VEMSS will support USAID/Vietnam to conduct an evaluation of “USAID Disability Project”. This project was built on the foundation of past USAID assistance for persons with disabilities, and focuses on improving quality of life and inclusion of persons with disabilities by improving disability policy, advocacy, and coordination, and strengthening the caliber and availability of physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. The Vietnam Disability Project is a significant component of USAID/Vietnam’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a health professional who will serve as evaluation team member and work closely with USAID/Vietnam, its implementing partners, government stakeholders and private sector representatives to carry out the evaluation of USAID- supported project.

The evaluation will begin in mid-March 2018 in Hanoi and will require seven (7) weeks of fieldwork, including two (2) weeks of travel to provinces outside of Hanoi (up to three provinces). The international disability expert will serve as a full member of the evaluation team and help in the development of the evaluation’s design and data collection tools, participate in the meetings with national stakeholders, and perform data analysis to produce findings, conclusions and recommendations. The expert is expected to help and assist in presenting the preliminary findings to USAID/Vietnam mission. The evaluation report should be drafted and submitted within two weeks after the presentation of preliminary findings.

The evaluation will last for approximately 11 weeks, starting in mid- March 2018 and concluding early June 2018.


  • Serve as an evaluation team member.
  • Support the team leader for “Whole of Project Evaluation” evaluation desk review
  • Contribute to the design of the evaluation’ methodology, analysis and report writing.
  • Support the evaluation team on n-Country data collection, in country data analysis,
  • Participate in field visits and stakeholder consultations.
  • Support the team lead in finalization of the report writing.


  • Advanced degree in social sciences or area related to research and evaluation.
  • Must have five (5) years of experience conducting USAID program evaluations.
  • Knowledge and experience in evaluating social services program is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques.
  • Experience working in a developing country.
  • Prior knowledge of/experience in Vietnam is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are required.

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

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