Under the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID/UK) UK funding, UNDP implements a three-year joint programme (together with Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations and World Food Programme) initiative of technical support to stakeholder’s capacity development for Effective Implementation of Pakistan’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy”. The phase I of the project was implemented from 2016-2018, during which UNDP was involved in support to institutional strengthening.
An important role during this joint programme implementation is the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing tasks and project activities for this purpose, UNDP is exploring to hire a national UNV as M&E Officer having extensive experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, research, reporting and data analysis.
Description of tasks: Under the supervision of National Project Coordinator DRR in Pakistan Project, the M&E Officer will contribute to track, monitor and evaluate the overall progress of the project and support the team wherever required. S/he shall undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Ensure the implementation of monitoring and evaluation framework, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Monitor and track all the project activities, expenditures and progress contributing towards the project outputs;
- Support planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of project, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
- Report monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the relevant team in UNDP.
Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Documents bottlenecks, problems and issues, and proposes effective solution.
- Prepare periodic Result Oriented Reports (monthly, quarterly, Annual) and other periodic reports for the government and stakeholders.
- Maintain accurate records of data, information, literature and other material and safeguarding the confidentiality of documents, as necessary.
- Adheres to UNDP Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Operations Manual.
- Undertake other activities reasonably requested by other stakeholders for the successful accomplishment of the immediate objectives.
- Any other relevant task(s) assigned.
- Documented achievements and lessons learnt for showcasing results for having an impact on the overall efficiency, and effectiveness of DRR in Pakistan project.
- Well supported implementation plan based on lessons learnt for scaling up.
- A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
- Masters’ degree in DRR, Development Studies or Social Sciences.
- A minimum of five (5) years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects, is mandatory;
- Demonstrated experience in research and analytical writing is required.
- Language: Written and spoken English and Urdu
- Computer Skills: Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Excel as a data management and analysis tool is mandatory. Knowledge of statistical software (i.e. SPSS,) is an asset.
Other skills/experience and qualifications:
- Dynamic, creative and multi-functional, who supports the project with professionalism, dedication and client orientation;
- Ability to work in a demanding and time-bound environment;
- Excellent writing and report development.
Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers: Duration of assignment is 12 months which could be extended subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of PKR 66,034 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to three (3) dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) and United Nations Development Programme promote equal opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Equally qualified females and physically challenged candidates, in addition to candidates from the newly-merged districts, are particularly encouraged to apply.