Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Chief of Party, USAID Obirodh—Road to Tolerance, Bangladesh
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 Obirodh—Road to Tolerance activity will: a) research and understand the drivers of violent extremism (VE) in Bangladesh, b) partner with local organizations to pilot countering VE activities, c) challenge the narratives of VE organizations, and d) continuously evaluate and learn in order to improve interventions. Based upon the findings of Obirodh's core analyses, multiple streams of projects will be further solicited in the areas of: 1) identity (preservation of the “moderate middle,” tolerance, and pluralism), 2) women and girls, with a particular focus on combating gender-based violence, 3) youth opportunities and activism, and 4) human rights and legal advocacy.
MSI is seeking qualified Chief of Party (COP) candidates with expertise in countering violent extremism and conflict mitigation. The COP will be responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the program, as well as administrative, financial and technical oversight. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the completion of all tasks and objectives designated by USAID.
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