Job Description

Position Summary:

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Methodologist will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Party. S/he will work closely with all task managers and DCOP to ensure an overall high-level of quality in the implementation of the three-year M&E Support project. The Senior M&E Methodologist will be responsible for organizing and managing monitoring and evaluation and assessment tasks. The position will directly support all task managers in ensuring a high level technical quality for all MEP deliverables.


Provide direct support in the areas of performance monitoring and evaluation as per MEP Senegal Statement of Work (SOWs).
Assist with M&E planning and reporting for the project.
Provide technical support to all task managers in the development of planning and analysis tools and deliverables.
Participate, as appropriate and as directed, in the design and implementation of performance monitoring and verification systems.
Assist USAID/Senegal with support in the development, review and maintenance of their PMP, PMEPs and AMEPs.
Support the Mission in conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and developing Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS).
Participate in the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative information including the preparation of narrative summaries of analysis.
Lead team planning meetings for respective assigned tasks.
Conduct training in a range of performance management subjects, M&E, data quality; and Other similar duties as assigned.

Master’s degree in demographics, social sciences or geography.
At least seven (7) years’ experience with USAID-funded M&E systems. Previous experience in Senegal a plus.
Expertise in performance monitoring and evaluation design, implementation and management preferred.
Experience fostering cooperation among donor, government, private sector and NGO entities is a plus.
High level of proficiency with software applications such as Microsoft Office, MaxQDA, NVIVO, SPSS, STATA, and ArcGIS.
Knowledge of USAID evaluation policy guidelines and planning and analysis tools. Previous experience working on a USAID M&E platform contract a plus.
Ability to work well with a team, in both leadership and member capacities.
Ability to mentor staff and counterparts.
Excellent English writing skills.
Ability to travel within Senegal and the Sahel.
Fluent in 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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