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M&E Specialist(Retainer Contract)

islamabad pakistan

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: islamabad pakistan
  • Grade: Mid level - LICA-10, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job categories Partnerships, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5507/28131
Department/office AR, SAMCO, Pakistan
Duty station Islamabad, Pakistan
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Retainer contract initially for 50 days until 31 Dec 2024.
Application period 10-May-2024 to 26-May-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Under supervision of Partnership Specialist the incumbent is expected to to have following responsibilities  Provides support in development of UNOPS Pakistan Country office portfolio document by achieving following results

  • Work with UNOPS Pakistan Senior Management to develop the country office program portfolio document, outlining country office strategic objectives and prioritizing thematic areas of focus aligned with the UNOPS mandate. 

  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of the country office portfolio performance 

  • Conduct thorough research and analysis of the social, political, and economic situation. Review and analyze Pakistan Common Country Analysis (CCA), United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), UN Pakistan Results Reports, and available information on partner programs in the UN data portal (UNINFO) to identify potential interventions for UNOPS Pakistan office. 

  • Proactively conceptualize, design, develop, and formulate projects/initiatives aligned with UNOPS’ programming priorities 

  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions and initiate discussions for the conceptualization of projects/programmes, presentation of concept notes to Senior Management Team (SMT), and work in close collaboration with SMT to mature concept notes into ready-to-pitch proposals.    

Provide Technical support and guidance to ensure quality control, monitoring, evaluation, oversight and compliance of ongoing projects

  • Support UNOPS Pakistan multiple project teams throughout project management life cycle including quarterly and yearly work planning, budgeting to execution, monitoring, evaluation, documenting lesson learns, identifying bottlenecks in project implementation, documenting success stories, and status on achievement of intended results.   

  • Ensure provision of advisory services on M&E, quality control and compliance for each of the ongoing UNOPS projects. Including the development of results-based Monitoring and Evaluation tools, mechanisms, and standard operating procedures 

  • Contributes to the achievement of individual project objectives and their corresponding outcomes by assessing reliability, integrity, and completeness of data provided in the project reports and validation of Means of Verifications and supporting documents. 

  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of individual project performance and monitor and evaluate the contribution of individual project results to UNOPS Pakistan's overall portfolio targets  

  • Provide regular support to the senior management team on early indication of problems, work and propose adaptive solutions and measures identifying and tracking implementation risks and appropriate mitigation measures.

Data Analysis and Reporting 
  • With the support of project teams provide leadership in conducting a review of current UNOPS projects, analyze the scalability potential of each project, and report the findings to the senior management team.
  • Work with project managers and each project team to develop project context-specific project monitoring systems including results-based M&E tools, methodologies, and monitoring mechanisms tailored to each project's specific requirements.
  • Analyze and document project-specific training needs assessment, especially on project-specific results-based management, monitoring and evaluation,  work planning 
  • Design and develop UNOPS Pakistan portfolio Dashboard and project performance dashboards for each of the ongoing projects 
  • Support project teams in data and information for reporting to donors and other stakeholders      
    Information and Knowledge Management 
    • Provide substantial support in the preparation of knowledge products including but not limited to information and knowledge management system, factsheets, and reports for informed decision-making of the Senior Management Team
    • Develop a database of Who is doing what, where, and when with regards to UNOPS prioritized areas of intervention both in terms of thematic areas and geographic outreach

    • Analyze and present information on donors, preparation of briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, actively contribute to the overall office effort in resource mobilization

      Capacity Building and Training 
      • Develop and conduct project-specific training calendars and capacity-building initiatives for project teams to develop project staff in-house capacities in Information Management, and M&E system of each of their corresponding projects  
      • Develop project-specific training and capacity-building initiatives for the project teams on the project management best practices and lesson learns 

      Monitoring and Progress Controls

      • In collaboration with UNOPS senior management develop country office portfolio documents including but not limited to clearly defined strategic objectives, prioritize thematic areas and new potential areas of intervention aligned with UNOPS mandate. 
      • Develop project-specific M&E system, quality control, compliance, and oversight mechanisms for all ongoing and pipeline projects of UNOPS Pakistan
      • Provide substantial support in data analysis and reporting especially analyzing scalability potential of each of UNOPS's ongoing and pipeline project.s    
      • Develop information and knowledge management system including procedures and mechanisms for effective and efficient decision-making for UNOPS senior management and project teams
      • Develop project-specific M&E capacity building plan and conduct capacity building and training sessions with an objective of developing M&E capacities for each UNOPS project

        Education/Experience/Language requirements

        Master degree in Development studies, social science, project management or relevant field OR a Bachelor's degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience in lieu of a master’s degree. 

        • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in providing monitoring support in national and/or international public or corporate organizations.
        • Experience of the UN system in Pakistan is desirable.
        • Previous experience with UNOPS and knowledge of UNOPS policies, procedures and tools is an asset
        Language Requirements
        • Full professional knowledge of English is essential. 
        • Fluency in Urdu and one or more Pakistan regional languages (in particular Pashto or Sindhi) is an advantage. 
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