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Poverty M & E Specialist

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
UNDP- Strengthening PRSP Monitoring project
Posted On:
06 January, 2008
Last Date to apply:
19 January, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 5 -7 years of relevant working experience
Experience of working with issues related to poverty reduction
Should be familiar with working with computer based data bases
 Excellent written and spoken English/Urdu.



The PRSP Secretariat underpins the government's institutional mechanism for poverty monitoring. The PRSP Secretariat has been mandated with the overall lead in coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and tracking the implementation of the PRSP; and reporting progress on anti-poverty public expenditures, intermediate social indicators, and final outcomes. A critical input in achieving the targets set out in the PRSP is the effective utilization of anti-poverty public expenditures.

The purpose of the PRSP Monitoring project is to strengthen institutional capacities for results-based monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction strategies (PRS) and has the following three outputs:

 Public spending and allocations in pro-poor sectors analyzed reviewed and analyzed through a gender lens to better understand the contribution and needs of men and women
 Quality, collection, analysis and management of PRSP data improved at national and province levels
 National engagement in PRSP monitoring mobilized through participatory processes 

 Tasks and Responsibilities:

 The tasks and responsibilities of the Poverty M&E Specialist would include:

• Implement the monitoring and evaluation framework/matrix as provided in the PRSP II document
• Collect and maintain databases (including micro data) for various data series of the government including national and sub-national surveys and build a simplified data bank for ready reference
• Streamline the mechanism for tracking, monitoring, and evaluating of PRS intermediate indicators and outcome indicators in consultation with the federal and provincial government agencies
• Institutionalize monitoring and evaluation system in federal and provincial PRS implementing agencies
• Evaluate and report on the adequacy of various indicators for any mid course corrections
• Work in close coordination with the CGA office in devising mechanisms for reporting district level anti-poverty expenditures with the institutionalization of district level accounting process
• Coordinate with Controller General of Accounts, Accountant General of Pakistan Revenues, and provincial Accountant General’s offices for tracking, compiling and analyzing anti-poverty expenditure on quarterly basis
• Support in preparation in Quarterly and Annual Reports for the PRSP Secretariat
• Regularly provide material to update the website
• Any other job assigned related to the functions of PRSP Secretariat as assigned by NPM/ NPD PRSP Monitoring Project

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMasters degree in Economics or management sciences