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Evaluation Specialist, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Management Systems International
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Evaluation Specialist, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Company Profile: 

MSI is an international development firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area with a 30-year history of helping to deliver results across the developing world. In 2008, we became part of Coffey International Limited. Since that time, we have greatly expanded our ability to respond seamlessly and flexibly to client needs with Coffey's international development offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. We operate in some of the most challenging political and economic climates in the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Sudan. MSI currently employs over 800 development experts in the fields of public sector management, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and anticorruption. 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) will serve as a centralized management support mechanism supporting USAID/Pakistan’s mission to increase stability, democracy, and prosperity for the men and women of Pakistan through the implementation of the Mission Strategic Framework (MSF). PERFORM will provide  data and information to help project managers improve project results through better implementation and design, as well as services that support the Mission’s learning and adaptive process, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives. The performance components will include: (1) Monitoring Services; (2) Evaluation Services; (3) Assessment Services; and (4) Learning Support Services.

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

Position Summary:

MSI is recruiting for a long-term Evaluation Specialist who will contribute to providing high quality, timely, and useful evaluation support services to USAID/Pakistan. The Evaluaiton Specialist is responsible for planning, managing and supporting evaluations, assessments and other studies and serves as a member of evaluation or assessment teams as necessary. S/he works under the direction of the Evaluation and Assessments Advisor and Senior Specialist. As a team member, s/he will guide and/or participate in team planning workshops, collecting and analyzing data, preparing findings, conclusions and recommendations and debriefing USAID/Development Objective (DO) Teams. The Evaluation Specialist will also participate in research, data analysis and learning support activities for specific DO teams to facilitate DO teams’ learning and adaptive process.

This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is expected to begin immediately and last through April 2020.


·         Review program documents related to assigned USAID/Pakistan programs and Development Objective teams. 



Participate in the development (as needed) and review of statements of work (SOWs) for evaluations, assessments and special studies in accordance with USAID Evaluation Policy, its operational guidelines and MSI standards.


Develop SOWs for consultants, and work with PERFORM’s Human Resources Unit to identify, interview and select suitable short-term team members.


Whenever required as part of an evaluation/assessment, develop SOWs for outsourcing sample surveys and qualitative research, and supervise the sub-contractor’s work to ensure the satisfactory completion of the task.


Ensure the quality of all work and report regularly on the timely and satisfactory completion of evaluations/assessment and studies.


Participate as a team member on evaluations, assessments and studies, participating in data collection and analysis.


Participate in activities to ensure evaluation and assessment data and information contributes to DO teams’ learning and adaptive process.


Other duties, as necessary and assigned by the Evaluation/Assessments Senior Specialist, Evaluations and Assessments Advisor. 



Master’s degree in economics, statistics, business or public administration, public policy or social sciences. Exceptional candidates with other degrees will also be considered.


Minimum five (5) years of diverse experience in the field of development, including socio-economic research and/or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in donor-assisted projects.


Demonstrated project or team management ability.


Excellent analytical and communication skills.


Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.


Experience working in complex environments.

 Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website,





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