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.
**Please note: Only citizens of Pakistan are eligible for this position. **
MSI is seeking a labor and workforce policy expert to conduct a policy analysis of Pakistan’s labor market. The findings from the study will help guide USAID/Pakistan’s programming in workforce development over the next three (3) to five (5) years. The policy analysis will identify the key policy (including legal and regulatory) barriers related to training and employing youth within Pakistan and in the UAE and ways to address some of these barriers.
The study will draw from review and analysis of existing data and reports as well as interviews with key workforce development stakeholders. The assessment is expected to begin on or about end of May 2018 and will finish in the beginning of September 2018.The anticipated level of effort for the labor and workforce policy expert is approximately 35-40 days. The team will include a team leader, sector experts, research assistants, and other support as necessary.
· Review and synthesize existing reports and studies related to the labor market policies in Pakistan and the UAE.
· Develop discussion guides for interviews, conduct the interviews, and maintain detailed notes.
· Participate in a team planning workshop in Islamabad to finalize the assessment design.
· Draft the policy analysis section of the final report.
· Collaborate with the rest of the team to integrate the policy analysis into the larger report.
· Contribute to a debriefing session with USAID/Pakistan.
· Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study.
· Minimum master’s degree (in labor policy or other relevant discipline), or equivalent, in a relevant field and at least seven (7) years of professional experience;
· Demonstrated experience analyzing policy side issues related to youth workforce development;
· Experience designing protocols for, and conducting key informant interviews.
· Able to work effectively as a member of an assessment team operating under strict deadlines to complete the assignment.
· Experience conducting similar analyses from document review.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
· Able to produce high quality products and deliver them on time.
· Experience working with USAID preferred, but not necessary.
*Position will be filled on a rolling basis*
Candidates that have a real or potential conflict of interest in this evaluation will not be considered for this assignment. MSI will require a written statement to this effect before formal engagement on this assignment. Conflict of interest in this context includes, but is not limited to: close and/or family relations with the individuals that are related to the project, financial interest in the implementing organization(s) or grantees, current or previous experience with the project being evaluated or the USAID requesting office, etc.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.