Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Scope of Work Higher Education Expert for Sustainability Review of USAID/Indonesia’s Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA) Program

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 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

Project Summary: 
The USAID/Indonesia Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project (MESP) is designed to improve the functioning and utility of USAID Mission Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Planning and Design systems through a combination of targeted direct M&E implementation, expert technical assistance, formal training, and knowledge sharing and M&E collaboration support. Under MESP, MSI has been asked to conduct sustainability review of Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA) to assess the program successes, challenges and lessons of SHERA partnership and identify key factors of SHERA partnership to be sustained beyond the terms of current USAID support.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a higher education expert for sustainability review of SHERA in Indonesia. The purpose of this review is to inform USAID and Government of Indonesia about sustainable institutional research partnership model under the SHERA program. The higher education expert will serve as the Review Team Members and work under the leadership of the Team Leader and MSI for the upcoming SHERA sustainability review. The review will begin on or about January 15, 2019 and finish by the Mid of April 2019. The anticipated level of effort for the expert is 60 days

·         Review project background materials
·         Participate in the initial Team Planning Meeting in Jakarta.
·         Support qualitative data collection, which may include desk review, key informant interviews, or focus group discussions in Jakarta and multiple provinces.
·         Provide insight related to higher education partnership regulations and systems in Indonesia.
·         Analyze quantitative and qualitative data that has been collected.
·         Contribute to coordinating a Findings/ Conclusions/ Recommendations Workshop in Jakarta as well as a final workshop with USAID and GOI officials.
·         Contribute to the development of the review deliverables, including the methodology and workplan, reports (draft and final), and debriefing.
·         Other tasks, as assigned by the Team Leader or MSI.

  • Master’s degree or higher in relevant field required
  • At least 7 years’ of professional experience working on the field of higher education sector in Indonesia
  • Experience evaluating/assessing projects in higher education sector, preferably in higher education partnership topic
  • Required strong knowledge on Indonesia’s higher education system, regulations and policy
  • Basic research skills including experience conducting structure/semi-structure interviews, focus group discussion and designing/administering survey
  • Experience working on evaluation/review/assessment team under donor-funded projects preferred
  • Excellent writing and inter-personal communications skills
  • Fluency in English language preferred

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 send your application to and indicating “SHERA Higher Education Expert” in your email subject

No later than January 23, 2019.

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