Management Systems International (MSI)

Qualitative Analyst (Rural Finance Initiative Evaluation, USAID/Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Qualitative Analyst – Rural Finance Initiative Evaluation, USAID/Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), Bogota, Colombia Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. 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, peace and stability, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at Project Summary: The Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity provides USAID/Colombia with technical and Advisory Services related to the MEL of USAID/Colombia projects and activities. To support this purpose, Panagora Group and its subcontractor Management Systems International (MSI) will provide technical advisory MEL services to the USAID/Colombia Mission. These include monitoring support services; performance and impact evaluations, studies and assessments. These efforts will facilitate informed Program Management decisions, shape the long-term strategic direction of programs and decision-making within the Mission. MEL will conduct a final evaluation of the Rural Finance Initiative (RFI), which includes an impact and performance component. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of rural financial products provided by financial intermediaries with support from RFI and the extent to which rural and vulnerable populations increased their access to financial services. The evaluation will include an Analysis of factors that hampered or enhanced the cost and accessibility of financial services for municipal populations. The evaluation will also assess how the Covid-19 pandemic affected implementation of RFI's activities. As part of the evaluation team, the MEL Activity seeks a Qualitative Analyst. **Please note: Only Colombian citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary: The Qualitative Analyst will support the analysis of qualitative data for the evaluation. The Qualitative Analyst will work closely with the Qualitative Methods Expert and will receive support from the MEL activity leads. The period of performance of this assignment will be from September 14, 2020 to March 31, 2021 with a part-time dedication. Responsibilities:
  • Support qualitative data collection at the local, national and regional levels

  • Support development of coding system for qualitative data

  • Clean, code and analyze qualitative data using Nvivo or similar qualitative Data Analysis program

  • Bachelor's degree in business Administration, social sciences or other relevant fields required; Master's degree in relevant field preferred

  • A minimum of three years of experience required

  • A minimum two years of experience conducting qualitative research required

  • Experience using NVivo or other qualitative data analysis program required

  • Knowledge of financial sector preferred but not required

  • English proficiency required

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. 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. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.  
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