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Sep 162017
 

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 17 Sep 2017

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Specialist, USAID/Ghana Peace

through Learning, Evaluation, and Adapting Activity (PELA), Ghana

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 implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Kenya, Morocco, Lebanon, Senegal, Pakistan, Mozambique, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with 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 www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:

MSI is preparing to bid on the USAID/West Africa’s Peace through Learning, Evaluation, and Adapting Activity. The project will strengthen USAID/West Africa’s effectiveness implementing its projects; coordinating its activities; learning from its experiences; and serving as an information, communication, and thought-leader regarding peace promotion and countering violent extremism (CVE) in the West Africa region.

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a long-term Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Specialist. This specialist will serve as the subject matter expert on the project’s evaluations, assessments, and other studies, and will support USAID/West Africa’s regional CVE and peace learning objectives. This position is based in Accra, Ghana with travel to Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and possibly other countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with USAID/West Africa’s CVE projects to promote learning and knowledge sharing across the portfolio and the interagency: capture and disseminate best practices, support regional practitioner events, support “pause and reflect sessions” with partners and beneficiaries, and disseminate findings from pilot activities.
  • Review and comment on evaluation and assessment scopes of work, and assist M&E personnel as needed in the development of M&E tools and approaches.
  • Provide advice, recommendations and inputs on specific instruments related to their regional appropriateness and for measuring CVE drivers.
  • Conduct field visits throughout the region to consult with CVE project stakeholders and implementers, network with country experts, and support local or regional learning events.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field. Focus on violent extremism, religious terrorism, or related area preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in CVE programming focused on systems-level investments at the community, cross-border, and regional levels, as well as targeted community-level programming.
  • Experience in West Africa required, with experience in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad and/or Niger preferred.
  • Experience working or consulting for U.S. Government clients beneficial.
  • Strong research and analytic skills, including knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Availability to conduct short-term travel within the region.
  • Strong communication skills in English and French.

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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