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Team Leader, Monitoring of Health Projects, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakis

Team Leader, Monitoring of Health Projects, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), 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.
***Please note: Only citizens of Pakistan are eligible for this position.***

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking a qualified Team Leader for the performance monitoring of USAID’s Development Objective (DO) 5 (Health) activities. USAID’s Maternal, Newborn 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 of DO 5 activity performance. The monitoring will begin on or about July 1, 2017 and continue for approximately three years. The anticipated level of effort for the Team Lead is up to 15 days every month. The team implementing this assignment will consist of internal MSI staff and contracted specialists.

Responsibilities:
Review all relevant documents required to understand the monitoring.
Participate in a Team Planning Workshop (TPW) in Islamabad/Karachi to finalize the monitoring design.
Provide health sector expertise and perspective to the entire monitoring assignment.
During the TPW, develop data collection instruments and data collection and analysis plans.
Guide, and at times lead, field research activities, including managing field supervisors to oversee the collection of high-quality data.
As required, conduct key informant interviews (KIIs) with government officials and other relevant health personnel.
Participate in data analysis.
Draft monthly and quarterly monitoring reports for submission to USAID/Pakistan.
Draft other reports, briefs, and summaries, when required.
Contribute to a debriefing session with USAID/Pakistan.
Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field.
Demonstrated expertise in health system strengthening and MNCH programs.
At least seven (7) years of experience designing, implementing, monitoring, and/or evaluating health projects in Pakistan.
Excellent analytical and communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team.
Excellent English writing and speaking skills.


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.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

Organisation Management Systems International

Country Pakistan