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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.
The Team Lead for Evaluation and Assessments is a member of the PERFORM senior management team. S/he will support PERFORM by providing technical and managerial support to the development and execution of a wide range of research-related activities related to USAID/Pakistan’s portfolio. These may include formative evaluations, summative evaluations, impact evaluations, project-level assessments, context assessments, baselines, exploratory research and special studies. The Team Lead will work with PERFORM staff, consultants and USAID/Pakistan staff to finalize statements of work and design evaluations, assessments and other research activities. S/he will develop data analysis plans and refine research and data collection tools, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, provide technical inputs to evaluation reports, and provide overall quality assurance for deliverables. The Team Lead will work with senior management to help manage 10 - 12 evaluation/assessment unit staff, assemble teams that may include short-term consultants, sub-contractors and external data collection firms, oversee and/or participate in specific evaluations, assessments or other research activities, and ensure that high quality work is done in a timely and efficient manner.
The Team Lead, Evaluation and Assessments will report to the Evaluations and Assessments Advisor. This is a full time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020.