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Lead Researcher Consultancy, Civil Society Support project

Management Systems International (MSI)
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Last Date: September 11, 2011
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Lead Researcher Consultancy, Civil Society Support project, Cairo, Egypt

Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project/Proposal Summary:
The Civil Society Support project (ECSS) is a three-year program designed to build the organizational and management capacity of Egyptian civil society organizations (CSO).

A part of USAID’s Egypt Democracy and Governance Program and implemented by a consortium of partners: MSI, AED and IREX, the project provides technical assistance and support to individual Egyptian civic organizations to advocate for citizens’ interests and take action. The project’s objectives are to provide management support to USAID for its civil society portfolio, support capacity building for USAID grantees and support Egypt’s civic organizations.
The project’s officials help civic organizations develop skills in building bridges between citizens and their government with innovative tools and customized training.

Position Summary:
Management Systems International is recruiting consultants for the USAID-funded Civil Society Support (CSS) Task Order under REDI-Civil Society Media IQC in Egypt. The lead researcher will be based in Cairo, Egypt and will travel within Cairo and other locations in Egypt. H/she is to oversee the design, research, and publication of the Civil Society Assessment. The purpose of the assessment will be to better understand the interest and ability of Egyptian CSOs and CSO networks to effectively and sustainably promote and monitor democratic political and governance reforms. The estimated time frame for completion will fall between the months of June and July at a Level of Effort of 4 weeks (6 days/week).

• Plan and design research methodology and implementation plan;
• Supervise the research team and delegate tasks and responsibilities as necessary;
• Coordinate the research cycle: perform literature reviews, organize and conduct interviews, ensure proper documentation;
• Compile and analyze collected data;
• Write, edit, revise publications.

• Advanced degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university preferred;
• Substantial experience in research methodology, study design, data analysis, and report writing;
• Demonstrated record of work in the field of NGO capacity building;
• Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations; particularly multi-cultural teams;
• Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

***Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Egyptian citizenship will be considered***

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

To apply, please visit our website:


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