Uganda: Political Science Advisor, USAID/Uganda Learning Contract, Uganda

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 08 Mar 2018

Political Science Advisor, USAID/Uganda Learning Contract, Uganda

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 has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support 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.

Proposal Summary:

The five-year USAID Learning Contract will help USAID/Uganda strengthen its performance and, to a lesser extent the performance of its implementing partners, in collaborating, learning and performing in order to fortify the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development.

**Note: Ugandan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Summary:

MSI seeks a mid- to senior-level social scientist with expertise in political science to serve as a ready source of advice and guidance to USAID/Uganda and implementing partner (IP) staff.

Responsibilities:

· Serve as a ready source of advice and guidance to USAID/Uganda and IP staff, as a subject matter expert in political science.

· Increase USAID/Uganda’s understanding of local context through rapid assessments, ongoing research, and continuous dialogue with Ugandan thought leaders.

· Coordinate with each other to provide a comprehensive perspective to USAID/Uganda’s learning.

· Draft scopes of work (SOWs) for, help select, arrange meetings and site visits for, and deepen the work of visiting evaluation, analytic, assessment and activity design teams and individuals funded by USAID/Uganda.

· Facilitate collaboration among Ugandan thought leaders.

· Increase USAID/Uganda’s though leadership through media, a public speakers series, etc., in purposeful ways to further open the enabling environment for the success of USAID/Uganda activities.

Qualifications:

· PhD in political science required.

· Three (3) to seven (7) years of experience applying political expertise to donor-funded development projects.

· Experience with USAID or another donor.

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

How to apply:

https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=MSI&cws=51&rid=6115

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