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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Arlington, VA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


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 www.msiworldwide.com. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.


Project Summary: 

Created in 2010, MSI's education practice area specializes in evaluating education programs and interventions, designing and implementing large-scale educational assessments, developing student and teacher assessments to monitor learning, conducting advanced data analysis, and improving the use of education data and evidence, including providing support to ministries of education and other technical agencies. 

MSI is currently seeking Chief of Party applications for the anticipated Improving Learning Outcomes for Asia (ILOA) activity.  This activity will provide analytical and implementation support services to USAID missions in Asia and the Asia Regional Bureau (USAID/Asia), to assist them with designing, implementing, and evaluating a full range of education programming from early childhood to higher education.


Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will be responsible for ensuring overall technical leadership and oversight of the Activity, responding to a range of task requests by the USAID/Asia Bureau, existing and future Missions and offices in USAID-supported countries throughout the Asia region.  The Activity will provide a range of short-term analytical and technical services, including sector and student performance assessments, host-country education systems analysis, surge expertise, and training and institutional capacity development to strengthen local systems.  The period of performance will be five (5) years, and employees are able to work remotely from home with occasional travel to the region as required (approximately 15%, pending lifting of travel restrictions).



  • Provide overall technical leadership, oversight, quality control and thought leadership to the project.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the COR, regional bureaus, and other USAID Operating Units.
  • Develop strategic partnerships to ensure effective implementation of the tasks.
  • Coordinate with host country partners to identify creative solutions.
  • Identify opportunities for synergy and complementarity across task orders from Missions to support the Regional Bureau's objectives.
  • Serve as task leader on select tasks in his/her area of expertise.
  • Assure project systems are set up for effective day-to-day operations.
  • Oversee project reporting.



  • Master's Degree required.
  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience required (of which at least 5 years have been in senior oversight roles) in the design, implementation, and management of technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation of international education programs, including Asia regional and large-scale program experience.
  • Sub-sector experience in at least two of the following areas strongly preferred:  early childhood education, foundational skills, secondary education, workforce development, and/or post-secondary education.
  • Demonstrated expertise in monitoring, evaluation and learning required. Experience supervising or providing senior advisory services on performance monitoring systems, independent evaluation, and evidence utilization efforts.
  • Experience with managing USAID IDIQ's strongly preferred.
  • Experience with USAID policies and compliance requirements strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel to/within the Central, South and Southeast Asia region, approximately 15% of the time (pending lifting of travel restrictions lifted).
  • Experience with remote management of geographically dispersed teams preferred.


At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.


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, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. 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.

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