MSI World Wide Job Vacancy: Senior Knowledge Management and Advisor, Jakarta

Senior Knowledge Management Advisor
USAID Indonesia Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project

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 Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, 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.

Project Summary
The USAID/Indonesia Monitoring & Evaluation Support Project (MESP) measures and assesses the effectiveness, relevance and efficiency of USAID’s programs, and uses the knowledge generated to help inform and improve development effectiveness. Our work includes strategy development, conducting evidence-based evaluations and sector assessments, and supporting the monitoring, evaluation and learning practices of USAID’s implementing partners. MESP provides key support to USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) initiatives.

Position Summary
The Senior Knowledge Management Advisor will work across all types of project activities and interactions with USAID and USAID’s implementing partners. The position’s purpose is to generate, synthesize and apply knowledge to increase understanding of development challenges and identify paths for performance improvement. USAID/Indonesia’s main sectors of operation include health, environment, and democracy, rights and governance.

This position is full-time staff position based in MESP’s Jakarta Office.

Position Responsibilities
The Senior Knowledge Management Advisor will perform the following tasks in support of MESP activities and objectives:
  • Serve as an MESP senior advisor to USAID and its implementing partners on program performance effectiveness and improvement.
  • Conduct research and analysis on development topics of interest and present the results of the analysis through papers, presentations and workshops.
  • Design and facilitate learning utilization events to inform and improve program and project performance.
  • Manage MESP assessments and evaluations by designing research methodologies, ensuring quality research and supervising assessment and research teams.
  • Develop and introduce knowledge management tools and strategies to promote and support the institutionalization of Collaborating, Learning and Adapting practices within USAID and for its implementing partners
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Chief of Party.
Required Qualifications 
Candidates for this position should have a mix of the following experience:
  • A successful track record involving critical thinking and strategic engagement in support of complex development programs.
  • Experience leading senior consulting assignments directed toward improving program and organizational performance.
  • Strategic management experience.
  • Familiarity with knowledge management dissemination and utilization practices.
  • Excellent English language and presentation skills.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience relevant to MESP and the position’s job description.
  • Successful experience designing and managing evaluations, assessments, and/or strategic planning activities for donor programs.
  • Expertise and professional experience with surveys, data management and analysis, and/or statistical software programs, preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead teams and to work collaboratively with colleagues and counterparts.
  • Ability to implement and manage program activities proactively, without waiting for instructions.
  • Open communications style.
  • Advanced university degree in a relevant subject, such as management, business administration, economics, statistics or public administration.
  • Experience with USAID programming and M&E systems is an advantage..
To apply: Please email your CV with subject “Senior Knowledge Management and Advisor” to: [email protected]