Field Researcher, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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Field Researcher, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Monitoring of Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Activity

In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year performance management support contract PERFORM to Management Systems International (MSI). Under PERFORM MSI provides monitoring support, evaluations, assessments, and learning support services to USAID. These services provide evidence-based data and information and high-quality analysis that USAID program managers use to target resources and inform project design and implementation to improve project results and achieve objectives.

Position Summary:

The Field Researcher will support PERFORMs third-party monitoring of the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) activity as part of the larger USAID/Pakistan-funded Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program. The GHSC-PSM activity focuses on family planning (FP), Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) and MCH commodity supply chains in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), with specific interventions in Baluchistan and Sindh. For this assignment, PERFORM is tasked with providing an independent perspective on GHSC-PSM activity performance.

This monitoring assignment will focus on verifying and validating key activities within GHSC-PSM and provide an independent perspective on activity performance. Under the supervision of the MSI PERFORMs the Performance Monitoring and Learning Advisor and direct guidance of the designated Assignment Manager, the Field Researcher will monitor activities and collect high quality data using the approved instruments and conduct field monitoring and verification visits, primarily in KP, as per the data collection plan.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Conduct monitoring site visits in health facilities

  • Data entry within two days of data collection as per the instructions of the 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 partners activity managers, government counterparts and representatives of various activity committees.

  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.

  • Write briefs and summaries, when required

Qualifications:

  • At least a masters 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.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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 United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

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