Data Quality Assessment Specialist

EG
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Contract
Close Date
11/20/2017

Overview

 

Data Quality Assessment Specialist

 

The USAID/Egypt Mission has contracted The QED Group LLC (hereafter referred to as QED) to field a technical support team, referred to as Services to Improve Performance Management, Enhance Learning and Evaluation (SIMPLE). SIMPLE is tasked with helping USAID improve performance management at all levels to help the Mission meet Agency requirements, make better informed strategic and management decisions, and advance Agency learning. SIMPLE needs to conduct Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for approximately 60 indicators from 20 Implementing Partners (IPs). The assessments are expected to take place from mid-November to late December 2017 with an estimated level of effort of 30 work days (based on a six-day work week).

Position Description

SIMPLE is seeking to engage the services of a three-senior consultant specialized in USAID Data Quality Assessments to conduct DQAs on approximately 60 indicators from 20 implementing partners. The task will run during November and December 2017 on a six-day work week basis. There will be an additional 3-7 days in January 2018 for the consultants to finalizing the documentation. The team of DQA consultants will participate in writing the assessment checklists and report. The ideal candidates would have spent several years working in a USAID projects providing monitoring and evaluation support. Candidates who do not have USAID experience should not apply.

Responsibilities

SIMPLE is seeking to engage the services of a three-senior consultant specialized in USAID Data Quality Assessments to conduct DQAs and field verification on approximately 60 indicators from 20 implementing partners. The task will run during November and December 2017 on a six-day work week basis. There will be an additional 3-7 days in January 2018 for the consultants to finalizing the documentation. The team of DQA consultants will participate in writing the assessment checklists and report. The ideal candidates would have spent several years working in a USAID projects providing monitoring and evaluation support. Candidates who do not have USAID experience should not apply.

 

Responsibilities:

1.      Reviews IP and Indicator documents in preparation of the data quality assessment field visits.

2.      Conduct indicators data quality assessments.

3.      Conduct organizational capabilities in areas of data management and reporting.

4.      Completion of both the organizational and data quality assessment checklists.

5.      Update of all Indicator PIRS.

6.      Participate in writing of a final DQA report.

7.      Participate in defining and writing report synthesis showing cross cutting findings, recommendations, lessons learned and success stories.

Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of experience in tourism, water and sanitation, education, health, agriculture, democracy or any other field.
  • Minimum of five years of direct work with USAID Performance Management systems.
  • Experience conducting USAID data quality assessments;
  • Experience conducting site visits for activity verification and data reviews
  • Demonstrated experience writing technical reports and producing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Understanding of USAID performance management standards and guidelines including ADS Chapters 200 and 203; (search the internet for ‘ADS 203’), the standard performance management mission order and the PMP Toolkit (2014)
  • Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in different Egyptian cultural situations; e.g. government.
  • High proficiency in reading and speaking in English is required; fluency preferred.

How to Apply

It is required that qualified candidates submit their resumes and completed USAID 1420 Biographical Data Forms through the QED website: https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs

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