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 : USAID / Pakistan is funding the Sindh Reading Project (SRP), to improve early grade reading in public primary schools in Sindh.
The 2018 endline study will provide evidence of progress made in student reading scores over the life of the program. MSI is seeking field monitors to ensure a standardized and consistent Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) administration across sampled schools in the SRP 2018 endline study.
Each field monitor, under the supervision of the field monitoring lead, will conduct daily school monitoring visits during the administration of the endline EGRA and survey instruments, and may be responsible for multiple data collection teams that will be visited on a rotational basis.
Data collection will occur throughout Sindh, and field monitor assignments will be made based on geographical, language, and professional experience.
This assignment is of short-term duration, expected to last between 3-5 weeks beginning in October 2018. Prior to the monitoring exercises in the field during data collection, the field monitors will participate in a training where the field monitoring lead will outline the roles and responsibilities, lead the group through the monitoring tools that will be used during data collection, and detail some of the test administration practices that will need to be observed during monitoring visits.
The field monitors will then participate in the training of enumerators, where they will learn about the 2018 EGRA in detail. Responsibilities :
Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this study 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.