Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
The Iraq Monitoring Project (IMP) provides third-party monitoring (TPM) and evaluation support to monitor, verify, and evaluate selected programs in Iraq that are funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). Management Systems International (MSI) is a major partner on IMP, under subcontract to Integrity Global. The information and findings from the project will be critical in ensuring program learning and accountability, which will be useful for real-time programmatic adjustments and future program design. IMP has a one-year base period with three one-year options to extend.
**Please note: Only Iraqi citizens are eligible for this position.**
The Field Coordinator will work closely with the IMP team, under the oversight of the IMP Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), to provide logistics, planning, and quality assurance support for data collection tasks related to IMP’s TPM work. This will include accompanying IMP’s local TPM partner enumerators on several site visits per month and closely coordinating with IMP partner field monitors and data collection staff, including training and fielding of data collection teams. The Coordinator will be based in the project’s Erbil office.
- Manage and coordinate TPM field data collection activities across Iraq in consultation with the DCOP.
- Oversee subcontractor teams of field monitors and field supervisors across multiple site visits each month, ensuring proper coordination of field assignments and deployments, including ensuring that communication with BHA Partners and security protocols for daily field movements are followed onsite or remotely.
- Contribute to the development of data collection tools for TPM site visits, such as observation checklists, key informant interview guides, focus group discussion guides, and survey instruments, in alignment with BHA’s areas of humanitarian focus and TPM best practices.
- Coordinate and ensure proper training of all field data collection staff, in coordination with IMP’s DCOP, Reports and Data Quality Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist.
- Coordinate site visits closely with implementing partners (IPs) and work with local authorities to obtain access to sites as needed.
- Support IMP knowledge management activities, as requested by the M&E Specialist, including the site visit database.
- Provide first-level data quality assurance, including assessing data for quality, strength, and completeness.
- Conduct call backs, back-checks, and reviews of collected data to ensure quality and reliability.
- Verify that data are collected per IMP data collection protocols and guidance.
- Ensure accurate data is submitted on time and according to requirements.
- Help the field data team identify gaps and lessons learned in data collection approaches.
- Report any concerns related to data quality or integrity to the DCOP.
- Coordinate with IMP’s Reports and Data Quality Coordinator and M&E Specialist to support data analysis and report drafting as required.
- Assist in the presentation of findings, conclusions and recommendations to program stakeholders as required.
- Other tasks as directed by the DCOP or M&E Specialist.
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics, international affairs, social science, data science, computer science, or a related field is required. Master’s degree in a related field is preferable.
- Minimum of two years conducting quantitative and qualitative field data collection and overseeing field data collection teams, preferably for the purposes of monitoring and evaluation of NGO or donor programs is required. Five years of experience in a similar field preferred.
- Demonstrated experience conducting data cleaning, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and qualitative data is required.
- Experience conducting and overseeing data cleaning for quantitative and qualitative data.
- Experience providing technical support and field data collection to third party monitoring projects, M&E support projects, and/or large-scale evaluations, strongly preferred.
- Experience working on USAID-funded programs is desirable.
- Experience training field data collection for quantitative surveys, structured observations, qualitative interviews, and focus group discussions, strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Experience supervising junior- to mid-level staff as well as subcontractors and/or partners.
- Exceptional analytic and interpersonal skills is required.
- Proven ability to manage a team to ensure timely and quality submission of project deliverables.
- Strong attention to detail and local context analysis.
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic are required.
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