Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey, a leading geoscience, international development and project management firm, and a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange. Alongside Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
MSI will design and conduct as many workshops and trainings as necessary to build the capacity of USAID/Kenya AORs, CORs, and Program Development Assistants in conducting high quality Data Quality Assessments (DQAs). MSI will also accompany recently trained Mission-led DQA teams in DQA activities. The main objective of the DQA exercise will be for USAID staff to develop a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the data they use and to take steps to improve data quality, where necessary. The resultant DQA will inform USAID/Kenya’s strategic programming decisions, the design of future performance monitoring plans, and completion of the FY 2013 Performance Plan Report.
The DQA Advisor will work to develop the capacity of USAID staff so that they have a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the data they use and to take steps to improve data quality, where necessary. S/he will accompany DQA teams in an oversight, mentorship, and quality control role.
The DQA Advisor will train USAID staff to:
Verify and validate performance to ensure that data is of reasonable quality based on the five data quality standards outlined in ADS 18.104.22.168.
Review data collection, maintenance, and processing procedures for consistent and adequate application.
Recommend how any identified data quality limitations can be addressed.
Prepare indicator reference sheets per Agency guidance.
Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in monitoring donor programs; managing evaluations is a plus.
Advanced degree, Masters or above, in a relevant discipline.
Minimum of seven years conducting DQAs or other data quality reviews, including experience conducting DQAs in the sectors of agriculture, business, environment, and health.
Ability to work in a small team, under time constraints, working with a donor and wide range of implementing partners.
General training experience is required; experience training USAID or implementing partner staff in conducting DQAs is a plus.
Familiarity with USAID’s ADS Chapter 203 and TIPS #12: Data Quality Standards required.
Experience working with USAID is a plus; experience conducting this type of work with other donor-funded projects is required.
How to apply:
To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com