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Team Leader, Evaluation of Community Mobilization Program (CMP), Performance Management Support Cont

Team Leader, Evaluation of Community Mobilization Program (CMP), Performance Management Support Contract, 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.

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a Team Leader to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the USAID-funded Community Mobilization Program (CMP), implemented by International Relief and Development under USAID’s Sindh Basic Education Program. The evaluation will assess CMP outcomes and processes, focusing specifically on the following (1) whether the community engagement approach of CMP has improved access to schooling, especially for girls; (2) the effectiveness and appropriateness of CMP approaches to engaging communities to improve access to schooling; (3) the effectiveness of the program’s strategies for education reform, including school consolidation and public private partnerships (EMO); and (4) the relevance and appropriateness of CMP targets for the remaining life of the project.

The evaluation will begin in June 2017 and conclude in November 2017. The anticipated level of effort for the Team Leader is approximately 60 days.

Responsibilities:
The Team Leader will manage the activities of the team, drawing on the strengths of individual team members, to produce the best possible evaluation report.
In collaboration with MSI staff and team members, the Team Leader will take the lead in:
Refining the evaluation design and methods and leading the team planning workshop.
Developing data collection instruments, a data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.
Briefing USAID staff prior to field work.
Guiding the fieldwork and ensuring quality of the information collected.
Conducting interviews with project stakeholders and documenting notes from interviews conducted.
Reviewing the work of assignment team members and ensuring quality of interim work products.
Guiding the qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Presenting results to USAID and implementing partners.
Writing the evaluation report and briefing papers.
The Team Leader is ultimately responsible for completing a high-quality evaluation within the stipulated timeframe and meeting key milestones during the course of the assignment.

Qualifications:
At least a master’s degree in education or another relevant field and 15 years of professional experience or a Ph.D. with at least ten (10) years of experience.
Demonstrated social science research skills and fluency in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis.
Significant evaluation experience. Specific experience in the education sector desired.
Demonstrated experience evaluating USAID projects and project/team management.
Familiarity with USAID and USAID evaluation policy.
Excellent communication skills, especially in written and spoken English.
Ability/willingness to conduct field work.

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

Organisation Management Systems International

Country Pakistan