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Performance Monitoring Team Lead, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Management Systems International
Employment Type
Full time

Performance Monitoring Team Lead, 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 seeks a long-term Team Lead for Peformance Monitoring. Performance Monitoring is led by a Performance Monitoring Advisor to whom the Performance Monitoring Team Lead will directly report.  The Performance Monitoring Team Lead will serve as deputy to the Advisor and will be responsible for managing a staff of five to ten Performance Monitoring Specialists and Data/Researcher Analysts and provide technical leadership on all matters relating to performance measurement, including but not limited to projects and activities incorporating results based management, logical frameworks, and planning and performance reporting.  The Team Lead will work closely with the Advisor of Performance Monitoring and USAID/Pakistan’s Program Management Unit (PMU) to provide high quality performance monitoring services and assistance to USAID/Pakistan’s Development Objective (DO) Teams and implementing partners.  This may include design of results frameworks, M&E plans and data collection plans and instruments; development, selection and operationalization of indicators; design and supervision of field monitoring for data verification, collection and analysis; and data quality assessments.   The Team Lead for Performance Monitoring will play a lead role in research, data analysis and learning activities for DO teams to ensure that performance monitoring data and information contribute to DO teams’ learning and adapting processes.

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


  • Report to the Advisor for Performance Monitoring.
  • Oversee the drafting of work plans, assign staff roles and responsibilities, and help identify consultants, survey firms, think tanks and other institutions as required to complete the assignment.
  • Provide oversight support to performance monitoring staff that are supervising short-term consultants and PERFORM staff who are assigned to undertake performance monitoring-related assignments.
  • Manage the data collection efforts of Performance Monitoring Specialists and subcontractors, including ensuring the adequacy of data collection instruments, the feasibility of data collection plans, the timely collection of data (including surveys), and the quality of data collected, analyzed and reported to USAID/Pakistan.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to USAID/Pakistan implementing partners to design and/or improve their projects’ logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans, and collection, management, analysis and reporting of performance data.
  • Participate in the delivery of technical assistance to the PMU of USAID/Pakistan to update the Mission Strategic Framework, performance management plan, and carry out other assignments related to the regular collection and analysis of performance data.
  • Manage the development, selection and refinement of USAID/Pakistan indicators and operationalization of them through the creation of data collection instruments.
  • Ensure that all performance monitoring tasks are completed on time and are of high quality.
  • Lead interim and final debriefing sessions with USAID/Pakistan, including the production of supporting materials such as hand-outs and power-point presentations.
  • Review technical outputs of team members, and review and edit draft and final reports in English and, at times, Urdu, including monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports, as well as responses to ad hoc requests.
  • Work with PERFORM staff to maintain a regular flow of communication throughout the assignment;
  • Interact frequently with sector experts and other donors and implementing partners working in areas related to PERFORM’s monitoring assignments.
  • Participate in activities to ensure performance monitoring data and information contributes to DO teams’ learning and adaptive processes.
  • Travel outside Islamabad as required.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Performance Monitoring Advisor and the Chief of Party.



  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience with increasing responsibilities, including management of staff and/or teams of consultants.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for projects and programs, preferably for USAID projects and activities.
  • Experience conducting site visits and activity verification and data quality assessments in multiple provinces of Pakistan.
  • Proven skills in defining results/outcomes statements and selecting performance indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience designing consultant SOWs.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into different formats (e.g., short summaries, presentations).
  • Experience in providing technical assistance and training in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and/or research methodologies.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.


 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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