Project Summary :
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.
Please note : Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position
Position Summary :
MSI is recruiting for a six-month intermittent short-term consultancy for the position of Data Analyst for an anticipated third-
party monitoring assignment. The Data Analyst will be responsible for managing and analyzing data from the third-party monitoring of the USAID-
funded Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP). AFGP aims to enhance the Ambassador's outreach to private sector, civil society, advocacy and community groups through small grants implemented in close coordination with the donor, local communities, and the government.
The quantitative and qualitative data will include :
Monitoring site visit reports from activity observations.
Interviews with activity participants.
The data analyst will work with a multi-person monitoring team to review, clean, consolidate, and analyze the monitoring data of AFGP activities.
The duration of the short-term technical assistance monitoring assignment is from September 2019 through February 28, 2020.
Review background documents.
File and maintain all monitoring records including both soft and hard copies of collected data.
Work with MSI’s Management Information Systems (MIS) team to design and manage the online data entry database.
Review the entered data (including photos) for completeness, quality, and errors.
Create and manage a spreadsheet to track monitoring activities.
Produce descriptive statistics and conduct pattern and frequency analysis from monitoring data for quantitative and qualitative data (including coding of open-
ended questions). Use measures of central tendency using mean and mode to explain the data and cross-tabulations to compare data by type of activity, time, locations, etc.
Undertake other tasks as assigned by the assignment manager for the successful completion of the assignment.
Excellent MS Excel skills required; familiarity with LimeSurvey and / or MaxDQA is a plus.
Excellent analytical and personal communication skills; and
Fluent in written and spoken English and Urdu.
Proficiency in speaking and understanding of any other local Pakistani languages is a plus
Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this monitoring will not be considered. 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 monitored or the USAID requesting office, etc.