Senior Field Researcher, Agriculture Market Development Project, Performance Management Support Contract , Pakistan
23d ago

MSI is recruiting for a year-long consultancy for the position of senior field researcher to monitor implementation of the Agriculture Market Development (AMD) project.

AMD aims to support upgrading, streamlining supply chains, optimizing profit margins, increasing participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately helping to make Pakistani meat, high value and off-

season vegetables, mangoes and citrus more profitable and competitive.

The field researcher will work with a multi-person team to monitor project activities that include, but are not limited to, matching grants, technical assistance, and value-

chain support; and are provided primarily in the areas of mangoes, citrus (kinnow), high value and off-season vegetables (HVOSV) and livestock.

The project is being implemented across the provinces of Sindh and Punjab.

The duration of the assignment is from May 2018 through April 20, 2019.

Responsibilities :

  • Read background documents for the monitoring;
  • Participate in field-staff training to understand the monitoring purpose, scope, methodology, and data collection instrument;
  • Coordinate with relevant staff to develop a field data collection plan;
  • Travel to the project locations and carry out monitoring using the checklists, and interview guides as per the data collection plan;
  • Lead key informant interviews and completing observation checklists;
  • Record comprehensive and high-quality notes during interviews and transcribe and translate notes in English in accordance with the required format;
  • Submit the completed checklists, data collection instruments and tagged photos with comments;
  • Enter the collected data into a web-based data repository; and

    Undertake other tasks as assigned by the assignment manager for the successful completion of the assignment.

    Qualifications :

  • At least a master’s degree in a related field (e.g., agriculture, social sciences, international development);
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the collection of qualitative and quantitative data, preferably in agriculture sector;
  • Excellent MS Excel skills required;
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the country;
  • Excellent analytical and personal communication skills; and

    Fluent in written and spoken English.

    Proficiency in speaking and understanding local languages including Punjabi, Seraiki or Sindhi, is a plus.

  • 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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