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Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Job Category:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP - Strengthening PRS Monitoring Project
City/Location:
Peshawar – Planning and Development Department
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
20 December, 2008
Last Date to apply:
02 January, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

o Masters degree in Economics, Management Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies or other relevant fields.
o At least 5-7 years of relevant work experience
o Familiar with working on computer based databases.
o Excellent communication skills.
o Proficient in English language.

Description:
 

Background:

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 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 provincial government agencies

Institutionalize monitoring and evaluation system in 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 PRS Monitoring Secretariat as assigned by PPD/PPM of PRS Monitoring Project


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesM.A/ M. Sc/ MSMasters DegreeMasters degree in Economics, Management Sciences, Statistics, Development Studies or other relevant fields