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Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech


Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Solar Energy Activity
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: ******* - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

Through the USAID/Ethiopia and Djibouti Learning Analytics Activity (LAA), MSI is tasked to conduct a final performance evaluation assessment of the Solar Energy Activity (SEA). The Pilot Solar Activity is a two-year pilot activity funded by USAID which is implemented in Kalaf village, Tadjourah region in Djibouti by Liquidstar Inc. as part of facilitating private sector investment in Djibouti’s energy sector to ensure sustainability and support the country's path to energy independence. A public-private partnership with U.S. social impact start-up, Liquidstar, deployed an innovative Waypoint charging station to provide off-grid electrical power distribution, potable water, internet, and e-mobility to Kalaf village. Households are accessing regular electricity via rentable 100 Wh, 200 Wh, or 2.5kWh batteries for 50 Djiboutian Francs ($0.30) per day. The station can charge a set of batteries that can meet the small appliance electricity needs of up to 80 households in the area. Locals in the vicinity collect the batteries and use them to power their household and agricultural equipment. Also, Locals have access to Liquidstar's in-house developed electric bicycle (e-moto) which has a battery system that can power the bicycle and can be removed to power medium to large appliances. This bicycle will also be used to potentially deliver batteries to households.

**Please note: All citizenships are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be a core member of the evaluation team and will provide subject matter methodological and assessment expertise to the evaluation. The M&E Specialist will be expected to conduct evaluation fieldwork in Djibouti. The estimated level of effort is to be decided and the expected period of performance for this activity is to begin the first week of June 2024 and is expected to be completed at the end of the first week of September 2024, working approximately up to 75% of this period.


  • Coordinate the methodological aspects of the evaluation.
  • Design and justify proper sampling strategy including sampling methods, sample size determination, and selection of respondents.
  • Participate in the development of data collection tools.
  • Facilitate data collection training for field data collectors as necessary.
  • Manage and support the evaluations of the quantitative survey by employing appropriate data analysis methods.
  • Conduct desk reviews on the activity’s learning, monitoring, and evaluation plan and other secondary documents.
  • Coordinates data analysis.
  • Participate in the overall development of the evaluation work plan and design.
  • Participate in data collection and capture efforts including conducting interviews, document reviews, and direct observations.
  • Collaborate with the other evaluation team members to review data, interpret data, and prepare PowerPoint presentations on preliminary findings and draft evaluation reports.
  • Address comments given at all stages of the evaluation and deliver quality evaluation products.


  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Development studies, renewable energy, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience in conducting different evaluation areas is required.
  • Experience in designing and analyzing surveys, developing methodology, and qualitative and quantitative tool/instrument development required.
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and interpretation using quantitative and qualitative methods is required.
  • Experience conducting similar evaluations or studies in Djibouti is preferred.
  • Experience in providing training preferred.
  • Advanced skills in data analysis methods and the use of core statistical analysis software such as SPSS and/or Stata, especially as applied to survey research data.
  • Knowledge and experience in solar energy and sustainable development.
  • Familiarity with USAID Evaluation Standards and requirements.
  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational, and time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work required.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, is required. Proficiency in Fren or language skills in local languages is preferred.

MSI is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities, and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate based on any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Under applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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

Additional Information

  • Organization: 216 MSI
  • Requisition #21600002024