Qualitative Data Field Researcher, Baseline Public Perception Survey (BPPS), Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA), Afghanistan

  • Posted on 27 July 2020

Job Description

Qualitative Data Field Researcher, Baseline Public Perception Survey (BPPS),

Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA), Afghanistan

Project Summary:

The purpose of AMELA is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. The services provided under AMELA will contribute to supporting USAID/Afghanistan as an effective development organization with strong learning and adaptive management processes.

The purpose of the Baseline Public Perception Survey (BPPS) is to determine the Afghan perceptions of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Agency contributions to the welfare of Afghanistan. The USAID Office of Program and Project Development (OPPD)/Development Outreach & Communications (DOC) unit has been working in Afghanistan for 18 years, designing messages, and communication products without ever having conducted a baseline survey of said perceptions. This baseline is meant to be an opportunity to identify the gaps in knowledge around public perceptions. All information collected during the baseline will be used for strategic communications planning, as well as future perception surveys. In order to ensure a quality baseline, the BPPS is broken into two phases: 1) Design and development of the perception survey; and 2) Implementation of the perception survey. Phase 2 will focus on the data collection and analysis to measure awareness and perceptions of USAID, and to a lesser extent, of the USG throughout Afghanistan.

**Please note: Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position**

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the BPPS Team Lead, Qualitative Specialist, and AMELA staff, the Qualitative Data Field Researcher will be responsible for primary qualitative data collection for the baseline survey. This will include participating in a qualitative data refresher training, collecting primary data, and supporting in the analysis. Note that this is a short term position with and estimated level of effort of 42 days.


· Participate in a qualitative data collection refresher training

· Collect primary qualitative data through key informant interviews or focus groups

· Take extensive notes during primary data collection to be shared with the Qualitative Specialist

· Potentially support in basic translation of notes from Dari/Pashto to English

· Support in the data analysis of interviews


· Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or a related field required

· A minimum of three years of work experience in primary data collection, including interviewing

· General understanding of development issues in Afghanistan required, previous experience with USAID programming preferred

· Ability to travel to different provinces within Afghanistan required

· English and Dari or Pashto speaking skills required

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with “Reasonable Accommodations” in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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

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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