Senior Quality Control Officer

Management System International, Pakistan

Skill RequiredMonitoring and Evaluation Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th January, 2017

Job Description

Senior Quality Control Officer,

Midline Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA),

Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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:
In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year contract to Management Systems International (MSI) to provide performance management support to USAID-sponsored development programs throughout Pakistan. The Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives .

**Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking Senior Quality Control Officers (Senior QCOs) to oversee and ensure the quality of data collection for the 2017 midline Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). USAID/Pakistan is funding two large projects, the Pakistan Reading Project (PRP) and Sindh Reading Project (SRP), to improve early grade reading in public primary schools throughout Pakistan, except for Punjab province. A baseline EGRA was conducted in 2014, prior to the start of USAID/Pakistan project interventions. The 2017 midline will provide evidence of progress made in student test scores following the commencement of project activities in 2015.

The Senior QCO will be responsible for ensuring the standardized administration of the EGRA tools and survey instruments throughout Pakistan for up to six months starting in January 2017, with approximately 94 days level of effort.


  • Supervise and report on data collection for an assigned region.
  • Oversee and mentor the QCOs in the assigned region.
  • Prior to and during data collection, establish and manage relationships with government officials and school administrators.
  • Participate in training sessions on standardized administration of EGRA tools and survey questionnaires.
  • If required, support the training of QCOs, enumerators, and supervisors on the standardized administration of EGRA tools and survey questionnaires.
  • Oversee and help to organize the field administration of the operational tools.
  • Ensure compliance with standardized procedures and protocols for the administration of the EGRA tool and the survey questionnaires.
  • Oversee and ensure the performance and management quality of local subcontractors.
  • Support the subcontractors with data entry, verification, and cleaning, if required.
  • Serve as the contact and point person for the field aspects of the midline assessment.
  • Prepare regular report updates as required.
  • Participate in debriefing meetings with staff.
  • Make/implement recommendations on improving the assessment activities.


  • At least a Master's degree in education, social sciences or related field.
  • At least five (5) years of managerial experience of evaluations, assessments, surveys and other assignments requiring data collection.
  • Experience managing or conducting national or provincial level testing of primary school students.
  • Excellent analytical, and English oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a large team of local and expat dedicated professionals.
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and produce quality work.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu, and Sindhi preferred to operate in Sindh province.

Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this evaluation will not be considered for this assignment. MSI will require a written statement to this effect before formal engagement on this assignment. Conflict of interest in this context includes, but is not limited to: close and/or family relations with the individuals that are related to the project, financial interest in the implementing organization(s) or grantees, current or previous experience with the project being evaluated or the USAID requesting office, etc.

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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