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Short-term Research Assistant, USAID/Kenya and East Africa Kenya Support Project, Kenya

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

The project objectives are geared to support and strengthen the current USAID/Kenya East Africa strategy in meeting day to day information needs in order to make informed program management decisions, as well as to provide substantive support with qualitative, quantitative, and analytical information to assist in continually assessing and evaluating the Mission’s development hypothesis.

It also assists the Mission with its public education goals by providing qualitative and anecdotal evidence on the effects of projects on the lives of individual beneficiaries.

**Please Note: Only Kenyan citizens are eligible for this position.

MSI seeks a number of short-term research assistants who will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support to evaluation teams. The short-term research assistant will be contracted for a period of 30 – 50 days, depending on the assignment, beginning in October or November.

Research Assistant Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the KSP technical and administrative teams to provide support to evaluation consultants.
  • Organize complex travel arrangements. Become familiar with the specific, detailed travel plans for the evaluation, team, manage travel itineraries and be able to quickly address any last-minute changes to reservations.
  • Schedule meetings and make follow up calls to confirm appointments.
  • Assist the evaluation team with overflow work including research tasks, organizing and archiving information, note taking and development of report annexes.
  • Any other assignments as determined by the evaluation team lead.

Qualifications for the Research Assistant Job

  • A graduate degree in the field of international development, administration or any other social science.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in administrative and/or operational management, preferably with an international organization.
  • English language skills at the S/5 and R/5 level to perform technical services.
  • Ability to travel as needed throughout Kenya and East Africa.
  • USAID experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work well in a team.

How to Apply

Apply online through this link before 11 Oct 2017

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