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Quality Control Officers, QITABI-2

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International Development
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Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

 

Project Summary:

MSI is a key partner in the Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI)-2 Project, which is led by World Learning. QITABI-2 combines a crisis response and development approach to expand equitable access to education and improve learning outcomes for children. MSI will collect and analyze data on students’ performance levels in reading, writing, math, and social-emotional learning (SEL) in Arabic, French, and English; develop performance benchmarks in reading, writing, and math; conduct surveys and observations of teachers’ instructional knowledge and practices; and design and implement a comprehensive capacity building plan for CRDP and DOPS in national assessment and data for decision-making. MSI will conduct a literacy and numeracy assessment for the QITAB 2 project. The study will be carried out in 2024 in 278 schools throughout Lebanon and will target students in Grades 2, 3, and 6.

 

**Please note: Only Lebanese citizens are eligible for this position**

 

Position Summary:

The Quality Control Officers (QCOs) will oversee and ensure the quality of the data collection during this study. Prior to data collection, the QCOs will provide ongoing support to organize and facilitate the training of assessors, in addition to coordinating data collection plans. During data collection, the QCOs will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of tools and management of activities by locally subcontracted assessors and field supervisors, and for ensuring the standard administration of the tools throughout Lebanon. This will include organizing assessment materials, keeping materials safe and secure, tracking assessors in the field, liaising with school personnel, and submitting materials to MSI upon completion of fieldwork. The QCOs will also provide and implement recommendations for improvements in data collection activities, and lead briefing sessions with MSI and subcontracted technical staff. The QCOs will be required to travel across all of Lebanon during the data collection period and transportation to the schools across Lebanon will be provided by MSI. The QCOs will be contracted for 30 to 40 working days from February to May 2024.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead training sessions in Beirut on the administration of surveys and standardized assessments including early grade reading assessment (EGRA), early grade math assessment (EGMA), and curriculum-based assessment (CBA) prior to the start of data collection.
  • Oversee and organize the data collection, including scheduling visits and communicating with school officials.
  • Ensure compliance with standard procedures and protocols for administering EGRA, EGMA, and CBA tools and surveys by observing assessors during testing activities.
  • Provide additional training to assessors and supervisors as needed during field activities.
  • Ensure assessors meet established targets, and document instances where targets are not met.
  • Collect information related to the field activities and provide regular field updates.
  • Make recommendations on improving the assessment activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree is required. Academic background in education, psychology, social sciences, research, or related fields is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of working experience is required.
  • Experience with managing data collection and monitoring/evaluation activities is required.
  • Experience with EGRA or EGMA data collection or monitoring activities is required. 
  • Experience with the administration of surveys and/or assessments is preferred.
  • Experience with the use of tablets for data collection is preferred.
  • Experience in conducting trainings is preferred.
  • Experience working with public schools and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is preferred.
  • Reading and speaking fluency in Arabic and English or French is required.

 

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

 

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

 

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

 

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

 

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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