Stabilization and Governance Expert, Transition Initiative Evaluation, Performance Management Support Contract , Pakistan
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Stabilization and Governance Expert,

Pakistan Transition Initiative Evaluation,

Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM),

Project Summary

In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five (5)-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 citizens of Pakistan are eligible for this position.

Position Summary

MSI is seeking a stabilization and governance expert for the final performance evaluation of the Pakistan Transition Initiative program implemented by USAID / Pakistan’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI).

The Pakistan Transition Initiative program was launched in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) regions in support of an overarching strategy led by the Government of Pakistan (GoP) to enhance improved service delivery, and to address the capacity constraints of government agencies to deliver essential services with speed and effectiveness.

The program supports these GoP efforts through infrastructure improvement, education, health, and economic growth by means of small, short-

term grants. The program uses a participatory approach in the development, planning and implementation of projects oriented toward satisfying community needs.

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 (a) assess the extent to which the program successfully 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 GoP and communities. The evaluation will use a mixed-methods approach for data collection and analysis.

The evaluation will begin in May 2018 and finish by the end of October 2018. The anticipated level of effort for the stabilization and governance expert is approximately 70-

75 days. The evaluation team will include a team leader, stabilization and governance experts, research assistants, data analysts, and other support as necessary.


In collaboration with evaluation team lead and MSI staff, the stabilization and governance expert will :

  • Participate in a team planning workshop to design the evaluation.
  • Support the team in developing / refining data collection instruments, a data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.
  • Participate in a briefing with USAID / OTI staff prior to field work.
  • Conduct key informant and group interviews with government line departments, project beneficiaries, and community members.
  • Write notes of key informant and group interviews.
  • Participate in a data analysis workshop.
  • Present results to USAID / OTI and implementing partners.
  • Support the team lead in writing the evaluation report and briefing papers.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study under the direction of the team lead and MSI staff.
  • Qualifications

  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field (social science research, or a related field) and ten ( 10) years of professional experience, or a Ph.
  • D. in a relevant field with at least five (5) years of experience.

  • Experience participating in stability and governance programs and studies.
  • Fluency in Pashto language and strong understanding of FATA and KP region is essential.
  • Excellent English writing skills, particularly writing notes and summaries.
  • Excellent analytical and personal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the OTI programing approach strongly 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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