Field Researcher, Monitoring of Health Projects, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan
Management Systems International
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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 citizens of Pakistan are eligible for this position.***
MSI is seeking four (4) Field Researchers for the performance monitoring of USAID’s Development Objective (DO) 5 (Health) activities. USAID’s Maternal and Child Health (MNCH) flagship program is comprised of five interrelated components: Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH), Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Health Communication, Health Commodities, and Supply Chain, and Health System Strengthening (HSS). Several national and international public health organizations implement these individual programs.
This monitoring assignment will focus on verifying and validating four key activities within DO 5 and provide an independent perspective on DO 5 activity performance. The monitoring will begin on or about July 1, 2017 and is a three-year assignment. The team will include a health specialist, field researchers, data analysts and other support as necessary. Under the supervision of the field supervisor, the Field Researcher will monitor activities and collect high quality data using the approved instruments, as per the data collection plan.
- 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 into well written English, in accordance with the required format.
- Amend/improve translations in line with feedback provided by the monitoring team.
- Complete the instrument tools and submit them weekly to the PERFORM assignment manager.
- Participate in data analysis, as and when required.
- Complete a daily online tracker to update the assignment manager of the work done.
- Coordinate and liaise with the implementing partner’s activity managers, government counterparts and representatives of various DO 5 committees.
- Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.
- Write briefs and summaries, when required.
- At least a Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field.
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection.
- Verifiable involvement in at least three research studies as an enumerator of data collection efforts. Excellent observation, analytical, and verbal communication skills.
- Fluent in Sindhi and Urdu.
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
- Experience with health projects is preferred but not a requirement.
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.
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