In Final Fantasy Tactics A2, after a battle there is a chance for one of your characters that participated to get a MVP award.
The MVP status seems to fill up a "trophy" bar next to their stats on the character menu:
When the MVP bar fills up it looks like this:
According to the instruction booklet, the higher a character's MVP bar is, the better they perform on Dispatch missions.
It seems it's possible for two characters to each get a MVP award after a battle (happens rarely) or none at all.
My Jugglers get MVP awards often by just using the "Smile Toss" ability (Target takes next turn) often in a battle, but it doesn't seem to happen when my Thieves use their Steal abilities. If one of my characters deal a lot of damage in a battle they get can get a MVP award, but only if they are not the ones ones doing damage or if they do at least certain amount of damage.
What are the conditions for a character to be awarded MVP after a battle?