M&E Officer

Peshāwar

Background

Pakistan, being a UN member state has adopted the new framework of Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs comprise of 17 goals and 169 targets that have been adopted at the UN General Assembly session held in September 2015 to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change challenges by 2030.

To reaffirm its commitment to the sustainable development in the province, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has embarked upon the comprehensive project for effective localization of Sustainable Development Goals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The project aims to translate the SDGs Framework into concrete plans and interventions at provincial and district level. In this regard, planning shall be done by establishing short and medium term goals rather than only having end-point targets.

In line with the initiative by the Federal Government, a dedicated SDG Wing in the Sustainable Development Unit, P&DD is being set up with technical assistance from UNDP. The MAPS for SDGs Wing will provide an institutional and governance structure for localization of SDGs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

The initiative includes four key outputs: (1) plans, policies and resource allocation are aligned to 2030 Agenda; (2) monitoring, reporting and evaluation capacities are strengthened; (3) financing flows are increasingly aligned with the 2030 Agenda; and (4) innovative approaches to accelerate progress are piloted.

To this end, P&DD, Government of KP and UNDP require services of a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to support in ensuring the project maintains its strategic vision and activities are aligned with the project outputs. The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will support the Project Manager in preparing Quarterly/Annual Reports on project progress, monitoring the project activities on a regular basis, developing the online M&E system and collecting & analyzing different data streams in relation to project activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate implementation of SDG project planning processes, by focusing on the following results:

  • Support preparation of project´s Annual Work Plan (AWP) by defining data/information requirements for project planning, coordinating steps of the formulation process, receiving and controlling quality of inputs from the project specialists and IPs. Coordinate process between the project partners and UNDP CO according to the UNDP SOP;
  • Formulate the AWP according to the UNDP format and in accordance with the CO timelines;
  • Support the preparation of the project´s detailed implementation plans by coordinating inputs from project specialists, team leaders and IPs; ensure that inputs are appropriately reflected in the UNDP STAR monitoring MIS and other implementation planning formats;
  • Support preparation of other project plans such as procurement, HR, risk management and communications plans. Work closely with the Project Manager to sequence and plan project procurement and recruitment to ensure achievement of AWP results;
  • Contribute to the monitoring of achievement of AWP results and targets and to the analysis of deviations between planned and actual results achieved. Provide inputs to problem-solving;
  • Ensure that project´s information in UNDP´s results-management systems including ATLAS project management module is updated regularly and reflects changes and modifications;
  • Coordinate the processes for updates of the project planning system ensuring that the updates/revisions are done according to CO timelines;
  • Contribute the preparation of project revisions.

Coordinate implementation of the SDG project results and other monitoring systems, by focusing on the following results:

  • Implement the project results-monitoring system according to the Project Document and the IRRF. Develop a results-monitoring plan based on the IRRF and review and revise it periodically in close collaboration with the project team, government and UNDP CO Team;
  • Coordinate collection and verification of data (qualitative and quantitative, data sources) and other information under the project results-monitoring system and according to the results-monitoring plan;
  • Develop project level tools and formats for data collection and verification with IPs and other project stakeholders. Ensure that data collection is conducted in a timely manner. Undertake on-going quality assurance of the monitoring data and information;
  • Undertake ongoing analysis of monitoring data. Communicate findings to Project Manager and UNDP CO. Systematically identify and record lessons learnt, through results-reporting systems and communicate to Project Manager;
  • Participate in the UNDP M&E Working Group;
  • Plan and coordinate monitoring activities including field visits. Establish a plan for field visits;
  • Undertake regular field trips for data collection and monitoring;
  • Develop and maintain an updated database on results-data and information related to project monitoring;
  • Support conceptualization and implementation of results-monitoring systems of project-partners. Provide technical advice and coordinate implementation activities;
  • Organise and coordinate the implementation of Project Internal Reviews utilizing qualitative data collection methodologies;
  • Participate in preparation of PTC and Project Board meeting by compiling and drafting inputs;
  • Support planning and implementation of external reviews and evaluations by collecting and formulating inputs to ToRs;
  • Facilitating the organization and implementation of missions; and providing additional support and inputs as needed to the review/evaluation team.

Coordinate project reporting processes and ensure preparation of timely project reports, focusing on the following results:

  • Implement Project reporting system according to the UNDP POPP and CO SOPS. Prepare all Project reports (UNDP corporate, donor-specific) according to timelines and other specifics as per donor agreements;
  • Coordinate inputs to reports (data, information) from project team, government and other project partners ensuring that the inputs are prepared in compliance with the appropriate formats, standards and that the inputs correspond to the requirements of Project Results-monitoring system;
  • Take notes at the PTC and Project Board meeting and compile and draft reports;
  • Compile and draft ad hoc reports, analysis, presentations and summaries on various aspects of project implementation, including for the Project Board meetings and donor briefings;
  • Systematically work towards improvement of the quality of results reporting by soliciting feedback from donors and CO;

Maintains & liaisons with Bureau of Statistics and other ministries to collect data from the national database

  • Maintain and liaise with Bureau of Statistics and other Departments to collect data from the official database and establish a data repository to monitor progress of project activities;
  • Participate in capacity assessments as required. Ensure that activities for capacity building in planning, results monitoring and reporting are included in the AWP as per capacity assessments;
  • Identify training needs of project partners for building capacities in the area of work;
  • Assists IPs and other project partners in preparation of plans and reports as required;
  • Actively promote a knowledge sharing and learning culture within the Project.
 

Impact of Results:

The key results have a profound impact on the delivery of Project outputs and the achievement of Project targets and they contribute to the overall impact of the Project as well as to the overall development effectiveness of UNDP´s activities in the country.

Competencies

Core competencies:

  • Promotes ethics and integrity and creates organizational precedents;
  • Builds support and political acumen;
  • Builds staff competence and creates an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Builds and promotes effective teams;
  • Creates and promotes environment for open communications;
  • Leverages conflict in the interest of UNDP and sets standards;
  • Shares knowledge across the organization and builds a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Functional competencies:

Job knowledge/technical expertise:

  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff;
  • Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit;
  • Keeps abreast of the new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to development him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it;

Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in public policy research, economics, political science, Development Studies, public administration, social sciences, or any other relevant area. 

Experience:

  • At least 03 years of relevant experience in monitoring, evaluation, performance management/monitoring and reporting in development projects or programmes.
  • Proven practical skills and familiarity with monitoring and evaluation approaches and tools.
  • Proven previous experience in data and information analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience in results monitoring and implementation of systems and tools in the area of RBM and monitoring and evaluation is a requirement;
  • Demonstrable training/experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies is an asset;
  • Familiarity with SPSS is preferable;
  • Experience in working at the country level, preferably in post-conflict environments;

Strong communication skills both written and verbal, demonstrated report writing skills;

Disclaimer

Please Note:


HEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment
process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.


Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to(i) Present a
verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment,
orii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.


UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the
physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
(local and internal VA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the
recruitment process

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Peshāwar
  • Grade: SB-4, Service Contract - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-18

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