Lowongan USAID MESP Vacancy: Research Assistant for Performance Evaluation of USAID ASEAN Acticities

Scope of Work

Research Assistant for Performance Evaluation of USAID ASEAN Acticities


Language Required: English

Company Profile: 

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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 United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary 

MESP will conduct a retrospective performance evaluation of two completed USAID ASEAN activities; the US-ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project and the ASEAN U.S. Partnership for Good Governance (PROGRESS) project. ACTI was a $20.9 million project, which ran from June 2013 – December 2018, and PROGRESS was a $14.5 million project, which ran from September 2013 – September 2018. For this evaluation, USAID ASEAN has selected two key policy areas under each project for targeted examination. ACTI’s focus will be on trade facilitation and small and medium enterprise policy development, and PROGRESS’ focus will be on policy support in the areas of trafficking in persons and youth engagement.

The evaluation will begin in Mid-September 2019 and finish by January 2020. A total of approximately six weeks of continuous work in Jakarta will be required, beginning in mid-September 2019. Additional time will be provided following the evaluation’s main data collection phase to complete report writing.

**Please note: Only Indonesian citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a qualified research assitant to support retrospective performance evaluation of two completed USAID ASEAN Activities; the US-ASEAN Connectiviy through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project and the ASEAN U.S. Partnership for Good Governance (PROGRESS) Project.  The performance evaluation is expected to begin in September 2019 – January 2020. 


·        Participating in the initial Team Planning Meeting in Jakarta

·        Assisting the evaluation team in conducting primary as well as secondary data collection, including library reserarch, semi-structured interviews, and other project specific data collection methodology.

·        Assisting the evaluation specialist in interpreting, synthesizing and analyzing data,

·        Conducting data entry and data cleaning

·        Providing assistance regarding necessary field work of research to the evaluation team

·        Other tasks, as assigned by the Team Leader or MSI


Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field required
At least 4 years of professional experience working on evaluation, research, or assessment
Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis, including appropriate data collection methods on a question-specific basis and development of detailed data analysis plans
Familiar with quantitative and qualitative analysis software
Basic research skills including experience conducting structured/semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, and designing/administering surveys
Basic statistic and data analysis skills, including data visualization skills
Experience working on an evaluation/review/assessment team under donor-funded projects preferred
Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills
Fluency in English is required
Experience in USAID projects evaluation is an advantage

How to apply:

Please send application to: IDNMESPRecruit@msiworldwide.com with “ASEAN Reserach Assisstant” on the subject no later than 10 September 2019 .

Application should include: 1) A complete CV or Resume; 2) Three references with complete contact information; 3) Cover letter outlining ideas to achieve position objectives, and 4) One sample of prior work that relevant to the position tasks. Incomplete submissions will not be processed.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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