Field Researcher, Monitoring of the Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery (IHSS-SD), Performance Management Support Contract
Management Systems International
Pakistan
3d ago

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 seeking field researchers, female candidates are encouraged, to be part of a team that will monitor the activities of the USAID-

funded Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery (IHSS-SD) project. John Snow Inc. (JSI) is the implementing partner (IP) of the project.

The purpose of the IHSS-SD project is to support USAID’s commitment to build the Government of KP capacity to achieve better health outcomes.

IHSS-SD interventions have been designed to improve access to quality health services in the target districts (Charsadda, Lakki Marwat, Swat, and Mohmand) consist of family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, immunization, and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions.

These interventions will decrease morbidity and mortality among women of reproductive age and in children under five in the target districts.

The project is coupled with targeted systems strengthening activities at the provincial and district level.

The field researchers will travel to various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), it includes Peshawar, Charsadda, Lakki Marwat, Swat, and Mohmand.

The estimated duration of the assignment is approximately six months, from August 2019 through January 2020, contingent on final approvals.

Responsibilities :

  • Participate in an orientation and training session to understand the purpose of the monitoring and receive training on the data collection instruments, and data collection & 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 weekly to the PERFORM assignment manager.
  • Conduct key informant interviews (KIIs) with stakeholders which may include government officials, Industry representatives, implementing partner’s staff, donor staff and beneficiaries.
  • Take comprehensive notes during interviews and transcribe and translate notes in English in accordance with the required format.
  • Participate in data analysis, as and when required.
  • Complete a daily online tracker to update the assignment manager on the monitoring.
  • Coordinate and liaison with the implementing partner’s activity managers, and government counterparts, if necessary.
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the assignment manager.
  • Qualifications :

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field or intermediate with diploma in health or equivalent working experience.
  • A minimum of five years of health and / or social sector experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the field is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Urdu and Pushto will be an advantage
  • Field experience and home of record in one of the following locations is required : PeshawarCharsadda, Lakki Marwat, Swat, Mohmand
  • Must be willing to travel throughout Pakistan.
  • 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.

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