Field Researchers, Monitoring of Youth Employment Project , Performance Management Support Contract , Islamabad
Management Systems International
5d ago
source : ReliefWeb

Field Researchers, Monitoring of Youth Employment Project (YEP), Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Islamabad

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 Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position.

Position Summary :

MSI is seeking field researchers to be part of a team that will monitor the project activities of the USAID-funded Youth Monitoring Project (YEP).

UNDP is the implementing partner (IP) of the project providing technical training, through selected partners, to unemployed youth to prepare them for employment in the garment industry.

The project also provides job trainings for employees working in the garment sector as well as job placement services for the trained unemployed youth.

The monitoring will be carried out through site visits, individual and group interviews with the training participants, employers, and institution representatives.

The field researchers will be in all districts of Karachi, which includes Liyari, Landhi, Orangi, Korangi and all other towns of Karachi.

The estimated duration of the assignment is approximately fourteen (14) months, from November 2017 through December 2018.

Responsibilities :

  • Participate in an orientation and training session in Karachi to understand the purpose of the monitoring and receive training on the data collection instruments, and data collection plan and analysis plans.
  • Monitor project activities through observations and site verifications using appropriate tools.
  • Collect high quality data as per the data collection plan and submit the completed instruments to the PERFORM assignment manager on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct key informant interviews (KIIs) with stakeholders which may include government officials, industry representatives, implementing partners staff, donor staff and beneficiaries.
  • Take comprehensive notes during interviews, transcribe and translate notes in English in accordance with the required format.
  • Fill out the agreed monitoring checklists during trainings.
  • Participate in data analysis, as and when required.
  • Complete a daily online tracker to update the assignment manager on the monitoring.
  • Coordinate and liaise with the implementing partners activity managers, and government counterparts, if necessary.
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the assignment manager.
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelors degree in social sciences or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Experience of data collection in Karachi, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Urdu and Sindhi is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the field is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout Karachi division.
  • Position will be filled on a rolling basis
  • 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.


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