Job DescriptionData Analyst, Mid-term Evaluation of Punjab
Youth Workforce Development Project,
Performance Management Support Contract, Pakistan
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 has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support 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.
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 field data analysts for the mid-term evaluation of the USAID-funded Punjab Youth Workforce Development (PYWD) project. PYWD is a three-year project intended to enhance stability by improving employment opportunities for at-risk youth and instilling socially constructive attitudes among youth and their communities. The project has three components: community mobilization, institutional development (of public and private sector technical and vocational training institutes), and workforce education and training. The purposes of the assignment are to a) to gauge performance to date, b) recommend areas for improvement, and c) inform a possible follow-on project. The evaluation will focus on the districts of Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Multan, and Muzaffargarh. Data analysts will be involved in processing and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
The evaluation is expected to begin in May 2018 and conclude in August 2018. Team activities will take place in Islamabad and the program districts of Punjab. The anticipated level of effort for data analysts is approximately 33 person-days. The team will include a team leader, two sector specialists, two mid-level researchers and other support as needed.
- Participate in the data coding and analysis discussions.
- Undertake qualitative coding of assigned interviews in MAXQDA.
- Develop crosstab and other analysis of the qualitative data.
- Discuss any new, emergent themes from the analysis with team members.
- Retrieve quantitative data from different secondary databases and populate the district profile templates
- Undertake other emergent tasks in the analysis phase as assigned by the team leader and PERFORM staff.
- At least a master’s degree in social science, or other relevant field and at least three years of professional experience.
- Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative research.
- Excellent skills in MS office, specially MS Word and Excel.
- Ability to analyze data using SPSS.
- Reasonable English comprehension and writing skills.
- Fair understanding of the development sector.
*Position will be filled on a rolling basis*
Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest will not be considered for this position. MSI will require a written statement to this effect before formal engagement on this position. 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 or the USAID requesting office, etc.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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