Quality Control Officer, Midline Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA)

Management System International, Pakistan

Skill Required:, HR and AdminMonitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th December, 2016

Job Description

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 www.msiworldwide.com.

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 Quality Control Officers (QCO) to oversee and ensure the quality of the 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.

Each QCO will be responsible for ensuring the standardized administration of the EGRA tools and survey instruments for up to three data collection teams. Data collection will occur throughout Pakistan. Prior to data collection, the QCO will prepare for data collection activities and support training sessions. During data collection, the QCO will largely be responsible for overseeing the implementation of tools and management of activities by locally subcontracted enumerators and field supervisors. The QCO will be responsible for ensuring the standardized administration of the EGRA tools and survey instruments in their assigned districts. This will include the organization of the assessment materials, the security of the materials, the tracking of the enumerators in the field, the liaison with government officials and school personnel, and the submission of the materials to MSI at the end of the assessment fieldwork. The QCOs will also participate in debriefing sessions with MSI and subcontractor technical staff, and they will be responsible for providing and implementing recommendations for improvements in field data collection activities.

QCO assignments will be made based on geographical, language, and professional experience. This assignment is for up to four months starting February 2017.


  • Prior to data collection, establish and manage relationships with government officials and school administrators.
  • Participate in, and assist training sessions on standardized administration of EGRA tools and survey questionnaires.
  • If required, serve as a master trainer to lead a training of enumerators and field supervisors on 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.
  • Serve as the contacts and point persons for EGRA's technical staff during data collection.
  • Prepare regular report updates.
  • Participate in debriefing meetings.
  • Make recommendations on improving the assessment activities.


  • At least a Bachelor's degree in education, social sciences or related field.
  • Prior experience with EGRA preferred.
  • At least three (3) 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 preferred.
  • 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 preferably Sindhi.

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.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com


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