Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Quality Control Officer, Midline Early Grade Reading
Assessment (EGRA), Performance Management Support
Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan
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.
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.
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.
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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