Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Management Systems International

Company Profile:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

Proposal Summary:

The primary goal of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity is to enhance USAID Mission MEL capabilities, as well as facilitate Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) for increased accountability and adaptation across USAID/BiH’s portfolio. With a focus on evidence-based decision-making and adaptive management, the MEL Activity will aim to contribute to maximizing development impact.

**Please note: Only citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Senior MEL Specialist will lead all technical monitoring and evaluation work under the contract. This includes supporting the Mission’s Performance Management Plan (PMP) design andensuring alignment of Activity MEL Plans (AMELPs). It also includes overseeing all evaluation work under the project, including designing statements of work with USAID, recruiting evaluation team members, overseeing data collection and analysis and editing reports. The position will supervise 1-2 mid-level MEL specialists. The full-time position will last for five years and be based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This position is contingent upon award.


  • Support the PMP design and alignment of AMELPs.
  • Compile and interpret data for the Mission’s annual performance report, and for the annual review IP data and verification of data quality.
  • Support data quality assessments, semi-annual project reviews, and the yearly Mission workshop.
  • Oversee all evaluations and special studies conducted by the project, including developing statements of work, recruiting and orientating team members, overseeing data collection and inspection and editing reports. Supervise efforts to disseminate evaluation and other research findings.
  • Supervise 1-2 mid-level MEL specialists.


  • Minimum ten years of MEL experience, including experience developing MEL strategies for international development projects and working on evaluations
  • Required experience in designing and implementing data collection efforts for donor-funded projects, showcasing proficiency in data analysis and reporting, with strong writing and data visualization skills. Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies.
  • Possession of a master’s degree or Ph.D. in statistics, development studies, development evaluation and management, or a relevant field of study.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Fluency in both English and Bosnian required.

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MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, Page. 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.

How to apply

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Activity, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Tetra Tech Careers (

Deadline: 25 Mar 2024