Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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.
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) will serve as a centralized management support mechanism supporting USAID/Pakistan's mission to increase stability, democracy, and prosperity for the men and women of Pakistan through the implementation of the Mission Strategic Framework (MSF). PERFORM will provide data and information to help project managers improve project results through better implementation and design, as well as services that support the Mission's learning and adaptive process, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives. The performance components will include:
MSI seeks a Researcher/Data Analyst to be part of a team that is conducting a wide range of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method analysis involving data from a number of sources. The tasks assigned will range from analyzing secondary source data and writing brief reports or summaries to more complex assignments involving the analysis of primary data (e.g., surveys, key informant interviews, focus group data). The research will pertain to USAID/Pakistan priorities across its portfolio. This is a full-time position based in Islamabad.