Video/Animation Specialist, E3 Evaluation and Analytics, Remote Position

  • Posted on 4 June 2020

Job Description

Video/Animation Specialist, E3 Evaluation and Analytics, Remote Position

Project Summary:

MSI, in partnership with the Palladium Group, implements USAID’s E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project, which supports the design and implementation of rigorous evaluations for USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3). Under this Project, the MSI team is conducting a multi-country study examining opportunities for USAID infrastructure investments to assist cities in addressing rapid urbanization and to support internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The research questions focus on understanding architecture engineering and construction (AEC) capacity in developing countries where USAID supports programs/projects. The studies are trying to improve understanding around the in-country strengths and weaknesses of construction codes and standards. For the IDP study, the team investigated the characteristics, needs, and challenges of IDPs. The research team has collected interview data from over 115 key stakeholders across in multiple cities across three countries (Kenya, Philippines, and Colombia).

As part of the deliverables to the client – USAID – the team is creating visually interesting products for easy uptake by USAID staff. These visual products, such as animation/videos/infographics/graphics, will represent key points of the studies supported by field data.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a Video Editor and Animation Specialist (“Specialist” hereafter) to develop an informational, awareness-raising explainer video that will visualize the findings of the study. The Specialist will work with the project team to develop the concept of the video and will maintain frequent communication with the project team throughout the development process. The team envisions a modular approach to this activity, whereby the Specialist creates a short (1-2 minutes) video as the first module and/or builds off a narrative provided by the team. Based on the client’s views of the first module (video clip), the team will then work with the Specialist to create additional short videos/modules. The team envisions the videos having two or more the following features but not limited to: animation, motion graphics, video interviews and footage of respondents, embedding in interactive platforms (online, PDF, etc.), and other similar visual publishing tools. This position is expected to run from early June 2020 through August 31st, 2020.


  • Develop a design/animation style and concept based on the findings of the study to pitch to the MSI project team
  • Incorporate feedback from the MSI project team into each stage of the video/animation development
  • Work with the team to ensure the product(s) meets the requirements and quality standards of MSI and USAID


· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study required (i.e., graphics design, digital video editing, animation - aftereffects preferred, or a related field)

· Minimum five years of demonstrated professional experience in graphic design, digital video editing, animation, or similar

· Fluency in English[FC1]

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

To apply: Please visit our website,

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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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