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Agriculture Specialist, The Satpara Development Project (SPD) Mid-Term Performance Evaluation, Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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Management Systems International
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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.

Position Summary:

MSI is recruiting for a short-term Agriculture Specialist to participate on a four-person team of international and local consultants to conduct a mid-term performance evaluation of the USAID-funded Satpara Development Project (SDP) in accordance with USAID Evaluation Policy and USAID/Pakistan and MSI evaluation standards. SPD is a multi-year initiative to increase access to irrigation water and enhance on-farm water use efficiency, agro-productivity and agro-marketing facilities within the command area of the Satpara Dam Irrigation Scheme in order to provide income generating and employment opportunities in the Gilgit/Baltistan region. The evaluation will take place half way through the SPD contract examining the influence of the project’s design, management, and implementation on its ability to achieve anticipated results in a timely manner.

This assignment will require approximately six (6) weeks of field work and data analysis in Pakistan from August through early October 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Review all relevant program documents required to understand the evaluation.
  • Participate in a Team Planning Workshop in Islamabad to review the evaluation’s purpose and methodology.
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities of evaluation team members during the TPW.
  • Participate in designing instruments for group and individual interviews.
  • Conduct on-site individual and group interviews.
  • Participate in data analysis.
  • Contribute to evaluation report writing.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Agribusiness Development, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics,  or a relevant field.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of international development experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of and applied experience working on agriculture development, particularly those related to agro-productivity and agro-marketing approaches, preferably in Pakistan.
  • Experience in supporting agriculture-related evaluations of USAID projects.
  • Knowledge of Pakistan agriculture sector is a plus.
  • Short-term consulting experience in Pakistan and/or neighboring countries.
  • Fluency in English and strong writing skills, including report writing abilities.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  

                                     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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To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com