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, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 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 International Development, a leading development firm that is part of Coffey International Limited, a publicly traded company on the Australia Stock Exchange. Alongside Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey International Development employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
USAID/Kenya intends to undertake performance evaluation of its Teacher Education and Professional Development Program (TEPD) as implemented by FHI 360. The purpose of the TEPD program is to improve the quality of instruction so that teacher trainees are better prepared to face the realities of classrooms in marginalized communities in Kenya.
MSI is seeking an Education, Teacher Training and Gender Expert to provide technical expertise and evaluation skills in reviewing TEPD’s contributions to achieving girl’s empowerment and TEPD’s impact on improving the competencies of teachers in Kenya.
The consultancy is expected to begin by January 14, 2013 and end no later than April 30, 2013.
- Design baseline, household and/or firm-level surveys;
- Actively participate in the design of assessment;
- Serve as a liaison with organizations and entities working in the region;
- Conduct desk research;
- Analysis of qualitative data and assist in report writing;
- Provide technical advice on girl’s empowerment, teacher training and education best practices as needed.
- Minimum 10 years of experience developing, managing and/or evaluating teacher education programs in Africa;
- Master’s Degree in gender studies, education or related field;
- At least 10 years of experience designing baseline, household and firm-level surveys in developing countries;
- Prior experience working on USAID evaluations strongly preferred;
- Fluency in both Swahili and English required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com.