Context Monitoring and Atmospherics Advisor, Yemen Continuous Learning & Evaluation Activity, Amman, Jordan

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Context Monitoring and Atmospherics Advisor, Yemen Continuous Learning & Evaluation Activity, Amman, Jordan

Project Summary:

The Yemen Continuous Learning and Evaluation (YCLE) program provides rapidly deployed, robust, on-the ground, in-country oversight of USAID funded development activities implemented in Yemen. The YCLE Contractor supports the prudent use of U.S. taxpayer funds in an efficient and cost-effective manner, with a focus on: (1) Performance and Contextual Monitoring and Verification Services; (2) Evaluation Services; (3) Analysis and Reporting Services; (4) Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptive Management Services; and, (5) Program Support Services. The overall goal of YCLE is to enable USAID/Yemen to become a more effective and adaptive development organization.

Position Summary:

The Context Monitoring and Atmospheric Advisor will be responsible for providing expert technical guidance into the design of YCLE’s contextual monitoring and atmospheric reporting frameworks. The Advisor will also be responsible for drafting context indicators and designing reporting templates and standard operating procedures. This work will include collaborating with YCLE’s main context monitoring and atmospheric data collection firm, with YCLE technical staff and with USAID stakeholders. This is a short-term advisory role.

The estimated Level of Effort is 30 days and also renewable


· Provide technical guidance to the design of context monitoring and atmospheric data collection approaches/frameworks

· Support YCLE technical teams and subcontractors in designing context monitoring/atmospheric reporting templates and formats

· Create the YCLE context monitoring/atmospheric guidebook, including standard operating procedures for conducting atmospherics and context monitoring and reporting and analysis standards

· Together with YCLE technical teams and USAID, design a set of context indicators critical to USAID/Yemen programming

· Contribute to production of regular written reports and dashboards

· Additional tasks as needed


· Advance University Degree (Masters) required; PhD preferred

· A minimum five years of experience in applied research and reporting

· In-depth knowledge of the operational context in Yemen (political, social, economic, security) required

· Experience providing USAID or other large donors, including the UN, with contextual reports (including urban profiles, localized political economic analyses, atmospheric reports, and conflict dynamics reporting) required. Candidates with experience producing this type of work in the Yemen context strongly preferred

· Experience in the design of various research methodologies required

· Experience in atmospheric data collection and reporting is desirable

· Experience in political-economy analysis required

· Excellent English writing skills required

· Arabic language skills a plus

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. 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.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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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

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