Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for USAID/Egypt
DQA International Team Leaders
Services to Improve Performance Management, Enhance Learning and Evaluation (SIMPLE) is a USAID-funded activity based in Cairo, Egypt and implemented by the QED Group. SIMPLE provides a host of services to support USAID/Egypt’s Program and Technical Offices in areas including monitoring, evaluation, program design, and information management. Data Quality Assessments in one area of support under SIMPLE.
One of the most critical functions in performance management and reporting is to ensure that the data reported from implementing partners to USAID, and then on to Washington are of sufficiently good quality that (1) they can be used for management purposes—both for the implementing partner and for USAID staff—and (2) are an accurate representation of the accomplishments of USAID’s program.
To meet these criteria, USAID missions are required to conduct data quality assessments (DQAs) of all activity indicator data at least once every three years. More frequent DQAs may be required, particularly if significant problems are found.
The QED Group, under the SIMPLE monitoring and evaluation contract with USAID/Egypt, is seeking two senior international monitoring and evaluation specialists to serve as international team leaders for a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for USAID/Egypt. The assignments are anticipated to start in October or November and last for a duration of 4 – 6 weeks in-country. The assignments will take place mostly in Cairo, other selected locations in Egypt may be included, where a six-day work week is authorized. The final portion of the assignment will be conducted remotely from the specialists’ homes to finalize and revise reports as required. The roles and responsibilities of the two positions are the same but one individual be designated as the senior international team leader, with additional LOE for final report writing and revision.
QED/SIMPLE has developed data quality assessment checklist and organizational data management documentation which has been field tested on previous DQAs and will make these available to the DQA team. USAID CORs/AORs and local Egyptian M&E consultants will accompany the international team leaders on field visits. In addition, the team will liaise with a SIMPLE task manager and be supported by a field coordinator hired to handle logistical arrangements for the activity.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
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