Field Researcher, Development Outreach Campaign Awareness (DOCA), Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

from Management Systems International
Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Field Researcher, Development Outreach Campaign Awareness (DOCA), Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance, and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations, and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project Summary:

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 .

****Please note: Only Pakistani citizens are eligible for this position. **

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a field researcher to perform quality assurance spot-checks of data collection throughout Pakistan and assist in the process of data validation. Through a local subcontractor, PERFORM is carrying out a national survey to obtain public perceptions of the U.S., USAID, the U.S. government, and the USAID funded media campaign which aims to raise awareness of USAID's development work in Pakistan.

The primary duty of the field researcher will be to monitor the data collection conducted by subcontracted enumerators and inform the assignment manager of any issues that may compromise the quality of data collected. The field researcher will work in different areas across Pakistan. The duration of the assignment is approximately six weeks starting in late October/early November 2017.


  • Read survey background documents.
  • Participate in field-staff training to understand the survey purpose, methodology, and data collection instrument.
  • Coordinate with PERFORM staff to develop a spot-check field plan.
  • Travel to survey locations and carry out spot-checks using the checklist, as per the data collection plan.
  • Regularly submit the completed checklists.
  • Undertake other tasks as required to ensure the collection of quality data.
  • Responsible for completing checklists of spot-checks.
  • Provide brief report outlining observations about the quality of data collection.


  • Master's degree in a social sciences discipline.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of research experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and/or monitoring household data collection.
  • Proficiency in English and Urdu.
  • Ability to speak and read another local language is preferable, but not required.

*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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