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Learning Facilitators, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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Management Systems International
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Learning Facilitators, 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 www.msiworldwide.com.

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 and PERFORM seek three (3) Learning Facilitators to help implement USAID/Pakistan’s vision of promoting data utilization and evidence-based decision-making to achieve development objectives.  Under the direction of a Learning Advisor, the Learning Facilitators will coordinate and facilitate the flow of information between USAID/Pakistan and PERFORM technical teams to ensure that useful data and information from performance management systems, evaluations, assessments and other secondary sources are readily available to USAID/Pakistan managers.

Given the nature of the positions, it is important that Learning Facilitators not only have research and analytical skills and an interest in organizational learning, but also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a focus on customer service.   Ideally the Learning Facilitators are self-starters who can identify opportunities for learning across USAID/Pakistan’s development portfolio and take initiative to promote better data utilization. 

This is a full-time position based in Islamabad, Pakistan; with limited travel to field offices as needed. It is expected to begin immediately and continue through April 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between USAID/Pakistan’s Development Objective Teams and PERFORM technical teams.
  • Assist with the development of processes for measuring progress against desired USAID/Pakistan development objectives and cross-cutting themes.
  • Support the development and updating of USAID/Pakistan’s Learning and Utilization plans.
  • Work closely with USAID/Pakistan and PERFORM staff to ensure that data and information from performance management systems, evaluations, assessments and other secondary sources promote learning and utilization.
  • Support learning opportunities for USAID/Pakistan staff, implementing partners, stakeholders and PERFORM staff.
  • Assist with institutionalization and internalization of learning processes.
  • Conduct analyses across activities, projects and programs to support USAID/Pakistan’s decision-making.
  • Write thematic briefs, summaries, white papers and produce other written documents to support PERFORM technical work and promote learning.
  • Work with PERFORM’s Senior Management, and Evaluation, Monitoring and MIS/GIS staff to respond to USAID/Pakistan’s needs and priorities.
  • Help to coordinate PERFORM activities across USAID/Pakistan’s Development Objective Teams.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and three (3) years of work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of work experience.
  • A degree in economics, statistics, international development, sociology, or other social science degree.
  • Experience with analysis of qualitative and/or qualitative data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Understanding of basic concepts of monitoring and evaluation; experience with M&E of multifaceted programs preferred.
  • Aptitude to apply the concepts of learning and utilization to change processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organization skills with an ability to produce high quality work under deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using current software packages for data visualization and presentations preferred.
  • Experience with the development sector preferred.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Urdu and English.

                                            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, www.msiworldwide.com

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