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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Job Category:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Gender Support Programme-PMSU
Posted On:
19 April, 2008
Last Date to apply:
01 May, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 8-10 years relevant experience.

Sound knowledge of gender issues.

Excellent management, administrative and organizational skills.

Excellent M&E skills, and the ability to meet deadlines and work accurately.

Excellent English writing, communication and computer(MS Office) skills.

Knowledge/experience of UN and international organizations preferred.


The Gender Support Programme is a UNDP and donor-funded programme. It aims at strengthening national capacity to address gender issues and gender disparities in Pakistani society, based on themes such as Social, Political, and Economic empowerment of women and institutional capacity building. The goal of the Gender Support Programme is to contribute to poverty reduction in Pakistan through gender-responsive governance and a rights-based approach to sustainable human development. The Gender Support Programme assists in policy analysis, coordination, implementation and monitoring, capacity development, research and documentation and awareness-raising. The formulation of policy concept notes and designing training modules for respective line ministries will be considered as key activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible to the Programme Coordinator, the M&E Specialist will undertake the following duties:

I. Setting up the system.:
Develop an effective M&E System for the Gender Support programme and suitable indicators for the system. Promote the development of qualitative and process-oriented gender-sensitive indicators of inputs, outputs, and outcome for program design and for monitoring and evaluation.

Analyze M&E data, develop analytical reports reflecting a gender and poverty analysis particularly highlighting outputs/outcomes/impacts of programme interventions and propose actions for any needed improvement to programme management.

Design and develop data collection instruments and reporting formats based on identified indicators for M&E of programme activities vis- á-vis programme objectives.

Establish database of the programme baseline activities, achievements/outputs and information on the ongoing projects activities and their contribution to the programme’s objectives.

Guide and coordinate the review of the programme and projects’ Log Frame including:

Provide technical advice for the revision of performance indicators

Ensure realistic intermediate and end-of-project targets are defined

Conduct and coordinate baseline studies (if needed)

Identify sources of data, collection methods, who collects data, how often, cost of collection and who analyzes it.

Ensure that risks, issues quality logs are prepared and updated.

II. Implementation of M&E:
Undertake field visits to monitor the implementation of activities as may be required.

Assist programme’s projects in development/management of their M&E systems.

Provide training to the programme’s projects/government staff on the development/management of effective M&E systems.

To help develop/refine/institutionalize Project M&E mechanisms for timely reporting to PMUs/PSCs/NSC /Boards.

Timely preparation and submission of reports to UNDP/EAD/donors, etc.

Develop reliable data sources, employing easily defended methodologies for crosschecking and otherwise improving.

Based on the AWP and in particular the programme budgets, design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.

Promote a results-based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts.

Prepare detailed analysis of projects periodic reports and suggest areas for improvements.

Assist in the engagement of dialogue aimed at developing linkages between stakeholders for a unified monitoring and accountability framework.

Document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt

Perform any other duties as required by the Programme Coordinator.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will work under the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator, Gender Support Programme.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesM.A./M.Sc./MBAMasters DegreePreferably in social sciences from a recognized university