Team Leader, Community Resilience Activity Assessment, Performance Management Support Contract ,
MSI
Pakistan
18d ago

MSI is seeking a team lead for a rapid assessment of the communication component of the Community Resilience Activity (CRA), implemented by USAID / Pakistan’s Community Resilience Office (CRO).

The program works with relevant government departments, community groups, and the private sector to increase broad-based citizen engagement in community decision-

making; and enhance tolerance within and across communities. The project provides positive opportunities for communities to develop skills, engage in meaningful free time activities, have dialogues and reinforce values of mutual respect.

The project aims to generate awareness among the population on how they can play their role in building community resilience.

The assessment seeks to establish a baseline of current knowledge and practices relevant to community resilience and identify if communities experience a change in knowledge and behavior that can be plausibly linked to program interventions.

The results of this assessment will also inform the design of similar future programs. The assessment will begin on or about June 2018 and finish by the end November 2018.

The anticipated level of effort for the team leader is approximately 65-70 days. The evaluation team will include a team leader, behavior change communication expert, research assistants, data analysts, and other support as necessary. Responsibilities :

  • In collaboration with MSI staff and team members, the team leader will : Manage the activities of the team, drawing of the strengths of individual team members, to produce the best possible assessment report.
  • Lead a team planning workshop to design the assessment. Guide the team in developing / refining data collection instruments, a data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.

    Lead a briefing with USAID / CRO staff prior to field work. Guide the fieldwork and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

    Present results to USAID / CRO and implementing partners. Take the lead in writing reports and briefing papers. Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study under the direction of PERFORM staff.

  • The team leader is ultimately responsible for all deliverables including the final assessment report.
  • Qualifications :

  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field (social science or a related field) and 10 years of professional experience or a Ph.
  • D. in a relevant field with at least five years of experience.

  • Experience leading assessments, preferably of Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) projects.
  • Specific experience assessing resilience and community engagement programs strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with OTI’s programing approach, and USAID evaluation policy.
  • Excellent analytical and personal communication skills.
  • Excellent English writing skills, particularly assessment reports.
  • Fluency in quantitative and / or qualitative research methods.
  • Experience working in Pakistan and / or South Asia preferred.
  • 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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