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Saturday, November 26, 2016

GIS Database Manager, Evaluate for Improved Impact, Zambia



Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.
MSI is a leader in monitoring and evaluation for development projects worldwide. We currently hold 13 support services contracts for monitoring, evaluation and research for 13 USAID missions and bureaus, 11 of which are in Africa, Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. We also provide consulting services in monitoring and evaluation for other US Government agencies, non-profits and private foundations. Our Strategic Management and Performance Improvement Practice Area works in all sectors and aspects of development work. We work as a collegium and our technical staff in both the home and field offices provide support, expertise and new ideas to each other so that we are able to deliver high quality services and products to our clients.
Proposal Summary: MSI is a leader in monitoring and evaluation for development projects worldwide. We currently hold 13 support services contracts for monitoring, evaluation and research for 13 USAID missions and bureaus, 11 of which are in Africa, Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. We also provide consulting services in monitoring and evaluation for other US Government agencies, non-profits and private foundations. Our Strategic Management and Performance Improvement Practice Area works in all sectors and aspects of development work. We work as a collegium and our technical staff in both the home and field offices provide support, expertise and new ideas to each other so that we are able to deliver high quality services and products to our clients.
MSI anticipates an upcoming proposal for a five-year evaluation and research support services contract to support USAID/Zambia's Health Office. The objectives are: 1) to conduct evaluations, operations research and assessments across the health portfolio (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Health Systems Strengthening, Maternal Health, and Family Planning); and 2) build the monitoring, evaluation and research capacity of the USAID Mission, its grantees and local Zambian institutions.
**Please note: Only Zambian citizens are eligible for this position.
Position Summary:
The GIS Database Manager is responsible for providing information technology and systems design assistance regarding tasks specific to the Evaluate for Improved Impact project (EII) (e.g., program monitoring and evaluation, programming support for baseline, midline and endline surveys, analysis of survey data, publication or reports, transition to AIDTracker, special data analysis and display, etc.). This assistance will include the creation and maintenance of GIS databases and websites, assistance to project stakeholders for reporting and aggregation of indicator data, and support for transition to IP use of new online software to report performance results.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with project staff and project stakeholders to ensure that ongoing M&E and strategic secondary data, including spatial data, are compiled in a database and made available to the Mission and implementing partners as required (e.g. geographic, demographic, household-level, and national economic indicator data from sector-specific surveys).
  • Work with project staff and local contractors as required to program data collection tools for baseline, midline and endline surveys and any other periodic surveys required by the Mission.
  • Design and carry out project staff and stakeholder training on AIDTracker Plus software and support Mission data entry requirements.
  • Manage and manipulate data for results-based performance analysis and performance reports.
  • Develop systems and support training programs for data quality assessment and geographic information collection and analysis.
  • Develop custom maps and other data displays for USAID/Zambia Health Office and partners as required.
  • Provide advisory and administrative support to USAID/Zambia Health Office IPs in collecting, analyzing and improving GIS data, particularly via the ArcGIS web platform.
  • Advise IPs and USAID/Zambia Health Office on the application of GIS best practices to monitoring and evaluation systems, particularly through the M&E Community of Practice.
  • Serve as the point of contact with GIS partners and stakeholders, including MOH and the Zambia Central Statistical Office.
  • Assess, set up and manage all Information Management systems for the project office and USAID/Zambia's Health Office IPs, as requested.
  • Other tasks as required assigned by the Chief of Party.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a development-relevant or IT field plus 5-7years of experience.
  • Three years working in M&E applications for an international organization.
  • Strong knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation systems preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in GIS.
  • Strong database design and management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, interpersonal skills, and computer skills.
  • Experience in database and website design for USAID project applications preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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