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Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 31 Aug 2019

Research Analyst, Monitoring of the Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery (IHSS-SD), Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Project Summary:

In May 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a five-year performance management support contract PERFORM to Management Systems International (MSI). Under PERFORM MSI provides monitoring support, evaluations, assessments, and learning support services to USAID. These services provide evidence-based data and information and high-quality analysis that USAID program managers use to target resources and inform project design and implementation to improve project results and achieve objectives.

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

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a Research Analyst to be part of a team that will monitor the activities of the USAID-funded Integrated Health Systems Strengthening and Service Delivery (IHSS-SD) project. John Snow Inc. (JSI) is the implementing partner (IP) of the project. The purpose of the IHSS-SD project is to support USAIDs commitment to build the Government of KP capacity to achieve better health outcomes. IHSS-SD interventions have been designed to improve access to quality health services in the target districts (Charsadda, Lakki Marwat, Swat, and Mohmand) consist of family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, immunization, and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions. These interventions will decrease morbidity and mortality among women of reproductive age and in children under five in the target districts. The project is coupled with targeted systems strengthening activities at the provincial and district level.

The Research Analyst is an Islamabad based position and does not require any travel in the field. The estimated duration of the assignment is approximately six months, from August 2019 through January 2020, contingent on final approvals.

Responsibilities:

  • Support document review relevant to the project.
  • Participate in the team planning workshop and data rehearsal sessions.
  • Contribute in the development of data collection instruments, a data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.
  • Fully participate in qualitative and quantitative data processing and analysis.
  • Contribute in presenting findings and conclusions of the research to USAID and its implementing partners.
  • Coordinate with PERFORM administration team to manage field logistics; Ensure compliance with MSI/PERFORM administrative procedures.
  • Schedule and coordinate interviews with assigned respondents if required.
  • Participate in an orientation and training session to understand the purpose of the monitoring and familiarize with the data collection instruments, data collection and analysis plans.
  • Provide inputs in preparing the research report, if required.
  • Any other task assigned by MSI PERFORM.

Qualification:

  • At least a masters degree in a social sciences and 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Previous experience of working with USAID is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu is required.
  • In-depth understanding and skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Expert knowledge working with Excel, SPSS or STATA, and/or Qualitative Analysis tools

Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this monitoring will not be considered. 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 monitored 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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