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Information and M&E Manager, Strengthening Integrity and Accountability Program I, Indonesia

MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey’s international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Program Office requires support to assist USAID/South Sudan to effectively monitor, evaluate, and relay information about funded interventions. The Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) will provide USAID/South Sudan with flexible, demand-driven technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities.

Position Summary:

The Team Leader will manage a rapid assessment of the critical functions of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining (MPM), and the Bank of South Sudan (BSS). USAID would like to understand exactly what critical functions are being performed by these institutions, along with what technical assistance is required to support these critical functions and keep the institutions operating properly.

This is a short term position and is expected to last around 35 working days. The position will be based in Juba with some flexibility of location for report-writing.

Responsibilities:

·Identify and describe the critical functions within the ministries that are vital to the state’s functioning as well as the technical assistance required to support the identified critical functions.

·Assess the ministries’ current ability to support the identified critical functions at the national, state, and local levels and whether sufficient political will is present to maintain these functions.

·Describe the type of technical assistance recommended to maintain each critical function and the advisors needed to support these functions.

·Identify other institutions (e.g., Customs Department, National Audit Chamber, Council of Minister, and the Parliament) that affect the outcomes of the critical functions of the four public institutions.

·Determine what the IFIs and other bi-lateral donors are capable of providing in support of the critical functions of the subject institutions.

·Assess how effective donor support has been in support of the selected ministries and their ability to maintain their critical functions.

·Have overall responsibility for providing all deliverables on schedule.

·Present a detailed final report on the assessment of the four public institutions and the identified critical functions. The report shall contain a separate spreadsheet summarizing the following information by institution: critical functions, the institution’s capacity to maintain the functions, technical assistance required, advisors required, and which donor can provide technical support by critical function.

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in Economics, Public Administration, Management, or a related discipline.
At least 15 years’ demonstrated experience.
A full understanding of PFM, monetary, oil production, payment and human resource systems within developing countries and a solid understanding of how Ministries of Finance, Petroleum, Public Service and Central Banks (or similar bodies) should operate.
Experience in Africa, preferably South Sudan.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Fluency in spoken and written English.
Familiarity with USAID and/or other international development donors.
Preference will be given to candidates with excellent research, data collection, analytical, project management and writing skills.

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, www.msiworldwide.com

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