Project Manager / Africa Region

Management Systems International, Arlington, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2017

Job Description

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.

Project Summary:

MSI is recruiting a full-time project manager for the Africa regional portfolio to provide support to the South Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) activities on a part-time basis. This five-year project provides 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. In its final year, MESP is increasingly providing third party monitoring, and critical situational assessments of social service delivery under crisis conditions.

The project manager will also work part time on Mali Justice Project (MJP) and Liberia Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Project (LPAC), both subcontracts under Checchi's Rule of Law IQC. These projects support overall project missions for reduction of corruption and improvements in the rule of law field. This is achieved though methods of citizen advocacy, trade route corruption reduction through comprehensive communications strategy, establishing corruption reporting systems and various other means.

Position Summary:

MSI is recruiting a project manager to provide backstopping support to Africa-based projects. The project manager will provide critical support to ensure that program activities are done correctly and in a timely manner. S/he is responsible for supporting specific program activities by conducting the following tasks below:

S/he will report to the director of operations.


  • Coordinate all contractual matters for both prime and subcontracts.
  • Manage project finances, approval requirements, track incoming costs, project future expenditures and preparation of financial reports.
  • Provide home office support for overseas field project(s).
  • Coordinate logistics for onboarding field project office employees and travel.
  • Recruitment, onboarding and travel logistics for short-term consultants.
  • Editing of contract deliverables.
  • Track and ensure on-time client deliverable requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with FAR and USAID regulations strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Proficiency in French required.


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