SCOPE OF WORK
Public Polling Analyst LTTA
Period of Performance On/About (From – To)
o/a December 1, 2020
September 1, 2021
Maximum Level of Effort
Base of Operations
position reports to
Chief of Party
DAI is implementing the USAID-funded program Promote Musharikat across the five major population centers (Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Jalalabad and Kandahar), extending to all 34 provinces in Afghanistan. The project’s goal is to increase women’s equality and empowerment in Afghanistan and advance opportunities for women by strengthening a critical mass of Afghan women civil society leaders. This goal will be achieved through:
- Building constituencies among national, provincial and local activists and CSOs focused on promoting women’s equality and empowerment;
- Strengthening more effective advocacy for women’s equality and empowerment;
- Increasing awareness of, and support for, women’s rights in all 34 provinces in Afghanistan; and
- Increasing the effectiveness of civil society and GIRoA in the development and implementation of gender policies.
The Public Polling Analyst LTTA will be responsible for providing high-quality, nuanced, and rapid analysis of coalition member surveys and polling conducted through Musharikat’s Mobile Platform (MMP) and other sources, providing data-driven support to the Musharikat technical team, coalitions, civil society organization partners, grantees, and other external stakeholders as they develop positions about the various factors impacting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Polls and surveys will gauge Musharikat coalition members’ and civil society activists’ opinions on genders equality, women’s rights, gender policies, and ongoing peace process, and other newsworthy topics related to Musharikat project objectives. The Public Polling Analyst will work with the project’s technical and ICT teams to design and implement poll and survey questions based on current peace process related developments and will monitor responses to identify key themes, emerging trends, and outlier responses. S/he will draft position papers based on discussions with coalition leaders and analysis of data about issues. S/he will also write rapid-response analytical reports of poll and survey results to be incorporated into Musharikat reporting deliverables, including using response data to create data visualization infographics.
Responsibilities and Key Tasks:
The Public Polling Analyst will:
- Design poll and survey questions posted to the MMP, ensuring they follow social science research best practices and adequately address the topic(s) to be examined. Polls may be in rapid response to issues as they develop to the peace process and other developments in Afghanistan.
- Monitor poll and survey responses from Musharikat coalition members & civil society activists, identifying key themes, emerging trends, and outlier responses
- Discuss responses with coalition leaders and draft position papers
- Write nuanced analysis of survey results, incorporating methodologies such as political economy analysis
- Utilize raw poll/survey data to create data visualization infographics for project reports
- Liaise with Communications & Outreach Specialist and other members of Musharikat’s Communications staff to incorporate written survey analysis in project weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports, contributing to the success of the program’s robust program of final reporting
- Undertake any other assigned tasks relating to this SOW or the project and its objectives, as assigned by the Chief of Party.
- Bachelor’s degree (MA preferred) plus at least four years of professional experience with donor funded international development projects, at least two of which included providing social science research, opinion research, or data science support
- Prior experience designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative polls and/or surveys, interpreting their results, and disseminating their results to internal and external audiences
- Familiarity with social science research methods, political economy analysis, or similar methodologies
- Familiarity with polling/survey software and data visualization software
- Experience writing and editing program reports for USAID, other USG clients, or other international donor agencies
- Strong verbal and written English communications skills
- Ability to meet short deadlines
- Outstanding coordination and organizational skills
- Demonstrates proactive engagement with colleagues
Conditions of Work Requirements:
Work and living facilities are in high security zones with frequent security drills and protocols and limited access to medical facilities. General work environment and living quarters requires ability to walk numerous flights of stairs on a daily basis. Security protocols require the individual in this position to be able to quickly climb multiple flights of stairs while wearing 30 lbs. of personal protective equipment, walk swiftly or run across uneven terrain without assistance, and enter and exit project vehicles without assistance.