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Poverty Economist

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

• Related work experience of 10 years and above
• Proven ability to publish in national and/or international economic journals
• Experience of working with issues related to poverty and income distribution
• 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 Economist would include:

• Review and analyze significant overall historic trends in the country’s macroeconomic development and consequent changes in the poverty profile.
• Review macroeconomic indicator sufficiency within Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for GOP’s Poverty Reduction
• Coordinate information and evaluate various data series of the Government, national and sub-national surveys, non-Government and other sources and build a data bank for comparable data.
• Conduct/supervise studies on the linkages between macroeconomic developments in relations with anti-poverty outcome.
• Support and supervise mechanisms for streamlining, tracking, monitoring, and evaluating of PRSP intermediate social indicators and anti-poverty outcome      indicators from the federal and provincial government agencies.
• Prepare Quarterly and Annual Reports for the PRSP Secretariat.
• 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 related field