EXAMPLES OF CONSULTANCIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
USAID’s SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF BASIC EDUCATION IN THE KURDISTAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT (2012)
A situational analysis in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to support USAID’s objective “Contributing to Regional Peace & Security” focusing on (1) school enrolment and retention; (2) education institutions and management; (3) educators and training; (4) gender/cross-cutting issues; and (5) disputed internal border sites.
USAID’s REVITALIZATION OF IRAQI SCHOOLS AND THE STABILIZATION OF EDUCATION (RISE) PROJECT (2003-2004): TEAM LEADER, ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAM
The Accelerated Learning Program was a pilot to recruit and train local teachers to facilitate primary students to undertake two years of schooling in one year, and to test innovative teaching and learning methodologies. Surveyed 4,500 out-of-school youth across Iraq to assess demand and educational needs. Established five intervention programs in urban and regional areas (Baghdad, Erbil, Kerbala, Diwaniyah and Nasiriyah) to return out-of-school youth from 8-19 years to the regular school system.
USAID DATA QUALITY ASSESSMENT, IRAQ (2006): DATA QUALITY EXPERT
Ensured that USAID Strategic Objective teams were aware of the strengths and weakness of the data used for external and internal reporting to meet mandatory requirements to USAID/Washington. Provided recommendations to improve data quality and addressed key vunerabilities. Applied the five data quality standards (validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness) to each Strategic Objective indicator and reviewed data collection, maintenance and processing procedures.