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Team Leader, Gender Programing Priorities Study (GPPS), Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

Location: Pakistan


Team Leader, Gender Programing Priorities Study (GPPS),

Performance Management Support Contract (PERFORM), Pakistan

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 team leader, preferably with a gender programming background and familiarity with USAID, to lead a study designed to help USAID/Pakistan’s Office of Stabilization and Governance (OSG) identify priorities for future social inclusion programming. The study will focus exclusively on women, peace, and security (WPS) and gender-based violence (GBV). It will: 1) identify priorities for future USAID/Pakistan WPS- and GBV-focused programming and 2) assess the effectiveness of the current Gender Equity Program (GEP) on changing attitudes and behaviors towards gender equity with an eye to identifying approaches that have been effective and should be continued.

The assignment will be conducted under the direction of PERFORM staff and will continue for approximately 16 weeks between May 2017 and August 2017. The team leader position entails about 90 days level of effort.


  • Manage the activities of the team, drawing on the strengths of individual team members, to produce the best possible report.
  • In collaboration with MSI staff and team members, the team leader will take the lead in:
  • Refining the study design and methods and leading the team.
  • Developing data collection instruments, a data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.
  • Briefing USAID staff prior to field work.
  • Guiding the fieldwork and ensuring the quality of the information collected.
  • Conducting interviews with project stakeholders and documenting notes from interviews conducted.
  • Reviewing the work of assignment team members and ensuring quality of interim work products.
  • Guiding the qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Presenting results to USAID and implementing partners.
  • Writing the report and briefing papers.
  • The team leader is ultimately responsible for completing a high-quality study within the stipulated timeframe and meeting key milestones during the assignment.


  • Demonstrated social science research skills and with strong quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Significant analysis experience, especially as applied to gender issues.
  • Familiarity with USAID and USAID gender programming, particularly in the context of Pakistan.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in written and spoken English.
  • Ability/willingness to conduct field work throughout Pakistan.


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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