MSI is seeking qualitative researchers for the final performance evaluation of the Pakistan Transition Initiative program implemented by USAID / Pakistan’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI).
The program works in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) regions. It provides small grants to the government to support schemes that will enhance service delivery, and to address the capacity constraints of government agencies to deliver essential services (e.
g., water, transportation, education, health, and livelihoods). Over its 11-year history, the program has implemented more than 3,000 infrastructure and non-
infrastructure activities in the FATA and KP areas. The final evaluation seeks to assess (a) the extent to which the program achieved its primary objectives, (b) identify which program components were most successful to achieving those objectives, and (c) document how the program objectives contributed to longer-
term engagement between the government of Pakistan and communities. The evaluation will use a mixed-methods approach to data collection and analysis.
The evaluation will begin on or about May 2018 and finish by the end October 2018. The anticipated level of effort for the qualitative researcher is approximately 50-
60 days. The evaluation team will include a team leader, stabilization and governance experts, researchers, analysts, and other support as necessary.
Responsibilities : In collaboration with evaluation team lead, subject matter experts, and MSI staff, the researcher will :
Qualifications : At least a master’s degree in relevant social science disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, public administration / policy.
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.