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Senior Field Researcher, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Household Survey

MSI - Management Systems International
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End Date: 30 Nov, 2017

Location :Pakistan
Country :Pakistan
Positions :1
Post Type:Job
Job Type :Full Time
Start Date :28 Sep, 2017

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) serves as a centralized management support mechanism that provides services in (1) monitoring, (2) evaluation, (3) assessment, and (4) learning support. PERFORM provides data and information to help USAID/Pakistan project managers improve results through better implementation, design, and learning, enabling it to better target its programming and achieve its goals and objectives.

 

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking a senior field researcher to perform quality assurance spot-checks of household data collection in the Sindh province and assist in the process of data validation. The survey is to query the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Family Planning (FP) practices of adult women ages 15-49 who have given birth within the last two years.  The field researcher will work with the PERFORM assignment manager, researcher/data Analyst and MSI subcontractor in all districts of Sindh for a total period of six weeks. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Read background documents for the survey.
  • Participate in field-staff training to understand the survey purpose, methodology, and data collection instrument.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff to develop a spot-check field plan.
  • Travel to the survey locations and carry out spot-checks using the checklist, as per the data collection plan.
  • Submit the completed checklists with comments.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.
  • Provide brief, weekly reports in English documenting observations about the quality of data collection

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a social sciences discipline.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of research experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting and/or monitoring household data collection, preferably in the MCH and FP sectors.
    • Proficiency in English and Urdu.
    • Ability to speak and read in Sindhi language is preferable, but not required.

 

 

*Position will be filled on a rolling basis*

 

Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this evaluation will not be considered for this assignment. 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 evaluated 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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