Monitoring and Evaluation Contract - Management Systems International, Pakistan

Closing date:  06 Jan 2012

Project/Proposal Summary: In June 2011, MSI was awarded the Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Contract (IMEC). On IMEC, MSI will provide verification, monitoring and evaluation, reporting throughout Pakistan, and across all projects that USAID is supporting. The goal is to assess whether USAID resources are well-spent and achieving desired results and to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the administration of programs, regardless of the implementation mechanism.

Position Summary: MSI is seeking a long-term Mid-Level Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, with a solid track-record in providing performance monitoring and/or evaluation technical assistance to diverse stakeholders, including USAID, local organizations, international NGOs and contractors, and host-country government officials. The candidate will be responsible for assisting organizations to set up performance management systems, analyze and present data for a variety of audiences, verify data, and conduct data quality assessments.

• Serve as a resident technical expert in evaluation;
• Assist with and coordinate training to USAID Staff and evaluation staff on evaluation;
• Develop and write evaluation reports and from time to time participate on evaluations teams or in conducting evaluative studies;
• Assist with the development of evaluation scopes of work;
• Manage incoming evaluation teams; coordinate the workplan, and help ensure compliance with USAID’s evaluation policy;
• Assist in identifying and hiring consultants for short-term evaluation assignments; and
• Coordinate with USAID on evaluations and represent IMEC to USAID technical teams.

• Demonstrated expertise in the establishment of evaluation systems, preferably for USAID projects and programs;
• Proven skills in defining results/outcomes statements and selecting indicators;
• Experience in developing quantitative and qualitative instruments for data collection;
• Experience in data analysis and reporting;
• English fluency required;
• Experience using SAS or SPSS is preferred;
• Experience in operating in complex, international environments, with multi-cultural and multi- ethnic setting is required;
• Experience in Pakistan or conflict environment strongly preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.