Field Researcher, FATA TDPs Education Support Project (FESP), Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Management Systems International


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 field researchers to be part of a team that will monitor the project activities of the USAID-funded FATA Temporarily Displaced Peoples (TDPs) Education Support Program (FESP). The purpose of the monitoring is to verify and validate the activities and to provide an independent perspective on the performance of the project as to what extent the activities are being implemented as per the project design. To achieve this, the field researchers will monitor the activities under the USAID/Pakistan FESP project in five focus regions including Peshawar District, Khyber Agency, Orakzai Agency, South Waziristan Agency, and North Waziristan Agency. The estimated duration of the assignment is approximately eight months; July 2017 through February 2018.



  • Participate in an orientation and training session in Islamabad to understand the purpose of the monitoring and familiarize with the data collection instruments, data collection and analysis plans.
  • Monitor the project activities through observations and site verifications using appropriate tools.
  • Collect high quality data as per the data collection plan and submit the completed instruments weekly to the PERFORM assignment manager.
  • Conduct key informant interviews (KIIs) with stakeholders which may include government officials and beneficiaries of the activities.
  • Take comprehensive and high quality notes during interviews and transcribe and translate notes in English in accordance with the required format.
  • Participate in data analysis, as and when required.
  • Complete a daily online tracker to update the assignment manager of the work done.
  • Coordinate and liaison with the implementing partner’s activity managers and government counterparts.
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the assignment manager for the successful completion of the study.



  • At least a master’s degree in social sciences or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience of data collection in KP and FATA regions.
  • Proficiency in Pashto is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the field is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout FATA/KP.


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.


*Position will be filled on a rolling basis*


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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