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Monitoring & Evaluation Speciaist

Peshāwar (Pakistan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Peshāwar (Pakistan)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-10

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The UNDP Pakistan is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the post of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for its Supporting Rule of Law for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (Amn-o-Insaf) Programme based in Peshawar. Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the candidate will be responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Amn-o-Insaf (AOI) progress results and will work in close collaboration with AOI Programme Specialist, the Democratic Governance Unit (DGU) and Monitoring team in UNDP Country Office in Pakistan.

Amn-o-Insaf provides support to the justice and security sectors in Pakistan. It aims to promote an enabling environment that will deepen the on-going efforts to secure peace and stabilization through greater service delivery and public confidence. The Programme covers both demand and supply sides of the rule of law, justice and security sector. The Programme helps institutional development and capacity development to rule of law, justice and security institutions aimed to ensure effective security services and speedy provision of justice services. The Programme also works in the area of alternative dispute resolution, supporting informal resolution of issues in an equitable and just manner. In doing so, the Programme engages with key stakeholders including Judiciary, Police, Prosecution, Bar Council, Bar Associations, CSOs and other on-going initiatives, including other UNDP projects and UN agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the AOI programme and will perform the following functions:

1.    Provide technical support to the programme planning:

Lead M&E related work of AOI programme;
Monitor and analyse interventions’ impact and develop related course correction recommendation for AOI programme’s implementation;
Provide technical inputs to the annual work planning processes, its revision and updating as necessary;
Review and keep up to date the programme Result Resource Framework and Logical Framework and donor related M&E frameworks;
Promote understanding of UNDP / AOI and donors monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements as related to programme implementation;
Provide M&E related inputs for various projects designs including on programme documents, theory of change and results matrices, as necessary;
 Develop regular reports (monthly, quarterly, and annual reports) for the donors and UNDP CO and ensure timely delivery of all the reporting requirements to the donors and other partners on agreed timelines;
 Provide data analysis and results factual evidence to AOI, UNDP and donor annual results report.
Effective & efficient monitoring & evaluation of the programme activities;
 Integrate project M&E reporting with the UNDP CO web-based corporate tools;
Develop monitoring plans for ensuring that activities / events are properly scheduled and carried out in timely manner;
Contribute to integration of monitoring, evaluation and research for strengthening of evidence generation of impact;
Collect data from the partner organizations on agreed templates, compile data and analyse data using quantitative and qualitative methods keeping in view Amn-o-Insaf, UNDP and donors’ requirements;
Assist in evaluation missions, preparation of Terms of Reference, providing inputs in the design of M&E strategy, M&E tools and conducting evaluations.

2.    Documentation of progress, lessons learnt, case studies;

Assist in tracking the project process (e.g. field monitoring, visit to project sites);
Assist in the development of case studies / success stories and other communication items;
Identify and document lessons learned / best practices including critical success factors and opportunities for improvement;
Keep up to date on programme changes, suggest adaptation strategies and innovative learning approaches for an efficient M&E system.

3.    Contribute to knowledge management:

Develop and expand knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies;
Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the monitoring and reporting of programmes and programme planning and contribute to their dissemination.

4.    Key Performance Indicators

Timely and quality planning processes;
Timely monitoring and reporting;
Timely and quality reports;
Quality support to evaluation processes.

The incumbent of the position will uphold the non-discriminatory behavior and ensure that:
 Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;

Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings, etc



Description of Competency at Level Required

(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)

In this section list all core competencies as well as the most relevant technical/functional competencies the role will require along with the appropriate level. 

A Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through the following link:

Ability to make new and useful ideas work    Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Ability to persuade others to follow    Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction    Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform    Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement    Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional    Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through
 and hiring managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves for more information
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Ability to understand and apply fundamental concepts and principles of democratic governance and have basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures
    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


-Displays gender sensitivity and promotes gender equality in all aspects of work
-Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situation
    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Building Strategic Partnerships

Ability to maintain an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Ability to generate new ideas and approaches, research best practices and propose new, more effective ways of doing things
    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Client Orientation

Ability to research potential solutions to internal and external client needs and report back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s Degree in Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sciences, or related field. Additional certification in statistics, MIS management and Monitoring and Evaluation will be considered as an asset.


A minimum of four years of professional experience in the field of rights-based monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human rights;
Experience related to UNDP mandate and activities would be an added advantage.
 Experience working in a crisis/conflict area will be an advantage;
 Familiarity with UNDP’s rules and procedures for project/program implementation is an asset;
 Familiarity with UN/UNDP policies, programming frameworks and procedure is an added advantage;

Language Requirements:  

Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.


HEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates will 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,or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC. UNDP provides 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. “UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)


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