Pakistan is disaster prone, vulnerable to earthquakes, cyclones, avalanches, flash floods and droughts. The frequency and scale of emergencies in the recent past and the current fallout of the ongoing volatile conflict situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)/Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), has:
•overwhelmed local capacities
•necessitated readiness of the humanitarian community for timely and adequate response to new emergencies caused by natural disasters
•required ongoing responses that meet the humanitarian needs arising from the current conflict in KP/FATA and its possible extension to new areas such as Balochistan
Such emergency humanitarian response activities hinge on immediate accessibility of funds, within 24 to 72 hours. Evaluation of past responses by the humanitarian community underline that this is best achieved through an Emergency Response Fund.
In March 2010, the Humanitarian Coordination Team approved the establishment of the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund (ERF). Since its operation in August 2010, ERF has funded 127 projects amounting more than $35 million.
Duties and Responsibilities
I.Functions/Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
1.With a close coordination with the clusters, monitor and evaluate ERF-funded projects
2.Support the review process of project proposal and reports
Under the overall guidance of the ERF Manager, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for the following:
1.With close coordination with the clusters, monitor and evaluate ERF-funded projects:
•With clusters and implementing partners, set out the framework and procedures for the M&E of project activities.
•Guide the process for identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets. Design the format for such performance reports.
•Review monitoring reports, analyse them for output evaluation and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
•Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project’s next steps. Participate in these events when possible.
•Prepare reports on M&E findings, as required, working closely with the clusters and implementing partners.
•Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
•Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
•Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.
•Ensure the internal project performance database tool is accurately and timely updated.
2.Support the review and project proposal and report:
•Ensure that proposal and reports are in accordance with ERF Guidelines and templates
•Work with the clusters and partners on the consultation process during the proposal and report review, particularly by:
oAssisting in the revision of project applications ensuring that they conform to the required sectoral focus, set guidelines, budgetary procedures, target beneficiaries and stated goals.
oHelping revise the project logframe matrix, particularly in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
•Ensure timely submission of project final, mid-term and narrative reports from the implementing partners
Perform other duties as required by the ERF Manager
II.Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall performance ERF project and success in implementation of programme strategies. Accurate analysis, data entry and presentation of information provides the most effective showcase to external stakeholders on progress made and impacts delivered.
Professionalism – Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of humanitarian issues , emergency relief and related human rights issues; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to analyze and articulate the protection dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response; demonstrated problem-solving skills; and very good knowledge of region of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions; strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian protection and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system; demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations; ability to relate humanitarian protection issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected region.
Communication – Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations to staff at senior levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style.
Planning & Organizing – Ability to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
Client orientation – Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain effective and productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; capacity to keep clients informed of [progress or setbacks in ongoing projects. Ability to monitor ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’’ environment to keep informed and anticipate potential problems.
Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.