Assessment, Monitoring, and Program Analyst

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Assessment, Monitoring, and Program Analyst

Position Summary:

You’ve witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly across the security cooperation enterprise. This is your chance to channel your first-hand experience into positive contributions supporting U.S. efforts to optimize security cooperation activities worldwide.

Join Our Team: MSI is building a team of assessment, monitoring, and evaluation (AME) experts to support the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense – Policy (OUSD-P) and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). MSI’s team will lead the implementation of assessment, monitoring, and evaluation systems to improve U.S. returns on security cooperation investment.

Our teams will perform the following tasks:

  • Apply OUSD-P issued AME guidance, templates, and frameworks.
  • Conduct partnership assessments (PAs).
  • Perform pre-activity assessments and program monitoring in conjunction with other support staff, including government employees.
  • Identify gaps in partner nation institutional capacity.
  • Capacity building of a partner nation’s
    • policy/strategy.
    • logistics systems.
    • resource management systems.
    • human resource management.
  • Develop initiative design documents (IDDs) related to security cooperation activities in a country.
  • Develop and implement logic frameworks.
  • Develop and implement theories of change.
  • Develop and implement performance indicators.
  • Develop monitoring plans.
  • Develop evaluation plans.
  • Conduct monitoring of military or civilian capacity building efforts
  • Conduct evaluations of military or civilian capacity building efforts.

Program Analyst Functional Responsibility: Assist Senior Program Analysts in the development and implementation of security cooperation programs by working across the Department and with key interagency and state partners, the broader security cooperation community, stakeholders, and interest groups. Participates with OSD Policy and DSCA in developing, supporting, and progressing security cooperation programs, activities, and initiatives. Supports program management, planning, logistics and administrative requirements, and interagency coordination in the field. Keeps abreast of new policies, procedures, regulations, and directives affecting security cooperation activities.

Program Analyst Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience with security cooperation programs and procedures.
  • Must meet minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must maintain an active Secret Clearance

Desired Other Qualifications:

  • Personnel should have subject matter expertise in the following functional areas:
  • assessments and monitoring of key security cooperation functions such as
    • strategy/policy,
    • defense institution building/institutional capacity building,
    • logistics,
    • human resource management,
    • resource management,
    • and protection of civilians/SSR/civil sector/human rights.

Please complete a short candidate placement survey at this link as a part of your application.

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

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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 United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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