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RBM Associate

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UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNDP
Job Location:
Islamabad
Gender:

UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

Minimum Education:
Matriculation/O-Level
Degree Title:
Secondary Education. Specialized M & E training desirable. University Degree on Business/Public Administration or Economics would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Career Level:
GS-7
Minimum Experience:
7 Years(7 years of relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and Results Based Management)
Apply By:
Sep 18, 2018
Posted On:
Sep 4, 2018
Job Description

UNDP Pakistan Country Office has began implementing its new Country Programme covering the period 2018-2022 and with an estimated development budget of $50 million/year, striving to deliver programme portfolio that is responsive to the multiple and complex development challenges that Pakistan faces. UNDP works in 4 main programme areas, namely Governance, Community Recovery & Rehabilitation, Environment & Climate Change, and Development Policy & SDGs.

Under the direct supervision of the Results-Based Management (RMB) Analyst / Head of the Management Support Unit,  the RBM Associate provides technical support on planning and result based management strategies for the Country Office as it relates to programme matters. In close collaboration with Programme Unit, s/he also provides support to the Country Office’s strategic planning and RBM, monitoring of results and delivery and evaluation policy.

 

The incumbent is also entrusted with supporting a complete, effective and transparent management of programme financial resources and the effective application of the cost recovery policy; the implementation of policies and evaluation strategies as well as the integrity and quality of programme goods and services. 

 

The RBM Associate supports providing a cooperation approach, team work, compliance to the internal control framework and client oriented management based on results, principles per UNDP norms and regulations. 

 

S/he also supports the effective implementation of the planning, monitoring and reporting, and quality control policy, and  Monitoring & Evaluation  requirements for the Country Programme and projects with a view to identify good practice and lessons learned from programme interventions.

 

The RBM Associate supports the Programme and Operations Units as well as projects’ teams and maintains contact with different units at UNDP Headquarters and Regional Hub performing research and seeking guidance, orientation and alternatives and innovative solutions in  supporting the facilitation of the thematic wide results-based management strategy.

 

UNDP Pakistan is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Summary of Key Functions:

 

  • Support strategic planning
  • Support monitoring and reporting strategies
  • Supports implementation of a resource mobilization strategy
  • Supports the implementation of policies and evaluation strategies
  • Supports and provides inputs to the generation, and socialization of knowledge management products providing inputs regarding corporate standards on strategic planning and results based management.

 

1. Support the strategic planning of the CO, with special emphasis in efficient management of the country programme and projects with an approach to achieving the following results: 

 

  • Supports the preparation and updates to the annual Integrated Work Plans and new high impact solutions to support improved management.
  • Observes compliance with corporate guidelines and corporative planning tools and RBM framework.
  • Monitors the implementation of the internal Standard Operating Procedures for the programme area in consultation with office management.
  • Supports in the analysis and Monitoring of the financial delivery of the programme; 
  • Supports the monitoring of performance indicators in the different dimensions of the Balanced Score Card.
  • As Atlas focal point for the above, provides support to the use of Atlas functionality for follow up and improvement of business results and client services.
  • Prepares draft correspondence to implementing partners regarding substantive programmatic issues and M&E, planning, audit and evaluation policy matters. 

 

2. Supports the implementation of monitoring and reporting policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

 

  • Provides support to all CO planning exercises ensuring compliance with multiple procedures and funding lines requirements.
  • Tracking of country programme results and annual IWP, supporting the assessment of overall programme results implementation with respect to programme and projects objectives, outputs and indicators;
  • Effective troubleshooting support to implementing partners based on results of monitoring, when necessary; supports implementing partners in monitoring and reporting policies, procedures and practices;
  • Supports the preparation of drafts reports and data to external stakeholders on progress made and impacts delivered;
  • Follows corporate mechanisms to track use of RBM tools.
  • Supports the preparation of the Results Oriented Annual Report (ROAR)
  • Support the process of  monitoring and entry in the (Entreprise Risk Management- ERM) following instructions from Management.

 

3. Supports the implementation of a resource mobilization strategy; supports the effective application of cost recovery policy; HACT implementation; and, effective application, follow-up and monitoring of a budget strategy oriented towards the sustainability of the office.

  • Assists in preliminary research towards the identification of business opportunities.
  • Supports the effective development, implementation and follow-up of the programme portfolio in the approval phase and project tree in ATLAS.
  • Supports financial management through planning, guide and resource control tools.  Counseling and monitoring of project budgets and development programme.
  • Analysis of information on donors, preparation of donor’s profile and database, establishment of contacts with donor counterparts.
  • Track and reporting on mobilized resources.
  • Liaises with donor and partner counterparts on the implementation of common initiatives and projects.
  • Provides continuous support to HACT implementation, including preparation of HACT assurance plan, spot checks, monitoring visits, audit exercises.
  • Provides support to all CO management, programme and project audit exercises.

 

4. Supports the implementation of policies and evaluation strategies emphasizing on the following results: 

  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for the planning, preparation and management of specific thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations.
  • Provides support in the preparation of and inputs to the evaluation workplan, analysis and proposals on topics, and projects/programme to be evaluated.
  • Supports the promotion of evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.
  • Support the management of the Results Management Tool and the Results Management GOAL.

 

5. Supports the provision of knowledge management products regarding corporate standards on strategic planning, results based management, with an approach on the achievement of the following results: 

 

  • Compiles, research and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals. 
  • Supports the facilitatation of knowledge building through identification, analysis and codification of best practices and lessons learnt in the areas of priority outlined in the CPD as well as transversal issues as provided by the Programme Unit;
  • Supports the provision of guidance regarding norms, application, procedures, and regulations. 
  • Organization and facilitation of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on RBM/ and and Monitoring and Evaluation of programme interventions.

 

Competencies 

Innovation

 

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs

 

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others

 

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making

 

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation 

 

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 3: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value

 

Technical/Functional

Data Measurement

Ability to set goals and indicators and to interpret and synthesize results into usable information to inform policy, strategy, and/or action

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

 

Strategic Planning

Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

 

Risk Assessment

Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and ability to determine degree of risk and apply to strategic and/or practical situation

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

 

Results-based Management

Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

 

Knowledge Facilitation

Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

 

Qualification 

  • Secondary Education.
  • Specialized M & E training desirable. 
  • University Degree on Business/Public Administration or Economics would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience 

  • 7 years of relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and Results Based Management is required at the national or international level.

 

  • 4 years of relevant experience will suffice if in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

 

 

  • Proven experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), experience in handling of web based management systems is required.

 

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English and local language of the duty station. Other official language of the UN will be desirable 

 

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 cerification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.

 

Candidates you have applied earlier may not apply. 

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 including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts

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