Master Trainer, Midline Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA)

Management System International, Pakistan

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2016

Job Description

Master Trainer, 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 a group of Master Trainers to train the data collection teams 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 training will cover the administration of the EGRA in either Urdu or Sindhi, as well as student, teacher, and head teacher interviews. During the first phase, the Master Trainers will work with EGRA's technical staff to design a training course for quality control officers, enumerators and field supervisors. During the second phase, the Master Trainers will work in teams of two to three to deliver the training. The training will be repeated three times – twice in Islamabad in Urdu and once in Karachi in Sindhi and Urdu.

This assignment will be for up to two months starting in March 2017, depending on each Master Trainers' role.


  • Work with EGRA's technical staff to design a training course for enumerators and field supervisors in Islamabad in March.
  • Lead training in Islamabad (Urdu) and/or Karachi (Sindhi and Urdu) on standardized administration of EGRA tools and survey questionnaires.


  • At least a Master's degree in education, social sciences or related field.
  • At least five (5) years of data collection experience on surveys and/or assessments required.
  • Experience serving as master trainer and trainer of enumerators for large scale data collection activities.
  • Experience designing training courses, preferably for data collection activities, prior experience with training on EGRA preferred.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a large team of local and expat dedicated professionals.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu for Urdu trainers.
  • Fluency in English, Urdu, and Sindhi for Sindhi trainers.

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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