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Monitoring & Evaluation/ CR Coordinator Multan

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Multan
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
07 October, 2010
Last Date to apply:
16 October, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

 Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation, and communication at the national level
 Experience working within the UN system, preferably in an operational UN Agency

Description:
 


II. Organizational Context

The floods – 2010 have played havoc all over Pakistan and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions. Heavy rains in the last week of July 2010 which caused super flooding in the vast network of rivers along with the hill torrents have severely affected millions people in nearly 80 districts of the country. According to the preliminary estimates by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 1,754 people died due to floods, 2702 are injured and more than 20 million people are directly affected by the floods. The infrastructure and agriculture losses run into billion of dollars and million have been made homeless.
UN system is working through Cluster mechanism to assist the government and affected communities to manage this huge challenge. The Community Restoration (CoRe) Cluster is one of the eleven clusters responsible for addressing issues that are not covered by other clusters, but are essential to kick-start the early recovery efforts.  These areas may include but not limited to:

1. Governance the roles of government, civil society, and other stakeholders in managing public administration and utilities, law and order,  and delivery of basic services
2. Meeting basic needs and protecting the basic rights of the population (women, girls, boys and men) in pursuing their recovery and, ultimately, in participating in and the enjoying the results of development
3. Sustainable livelihood as the expression of people’s efforts towards self reliance and dignity
4. Durable solutions to the displaced persons including their return and reintegration
5. Social cohesion to be attained from peace building efforts including reconciliation, confidence building measures and reintegration of those involved in / affected by conflict.
Against this background CoRe cluster is established to ensure that early recovery efforts in the specific sectors are implemented in a coordinated manner to attain the highest effectiveness, through appropriate processes, in the timely manner.


III. Functions / Key Results Expected from Monitoring & Reporting  Officer

 

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Officer, and Chief, Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit, the Monitoring & Evaluation/ CR Coordinator will facilitate a process aimed at ensuring the following:

 Community Restoration Cluster coordination, adopting inclusive, participatory and community-based approaches and prioritizing cross-cutting issues
 Coordinate and support Needs assessment and analysis
 Prepare Contingency Plans
 Prepare Strategic Action Plans in consultation with the  members of the cluster
 Arrange and facilitate orientation sessions for members on Early Recovery
 Ensure adequate monitoring and reporting mechanisms
 Advocacy and resource mobilization for the cluster
 Undertake such other related tasks as may be requested by the Programme Officer
Building upon information management system ensures development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation strategy in the context of  early recovery coordination, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

 A monitoring & evaluation system to improve data collection, synthesis and analysis on early recovery projects of the Community Restoration Cluster.
 Spell out monitoring responsibilities, frequency of monitoring and clearly specify data sources. Participatory approaches to developing key indicators actively involving key stakeholders.
 Develop early recovery indicators, in extensive consultation with the members of CoRe Cluster and government counterpart agencies.
 Timely briefing and orientation of CoRe members on the emerging monitoring issues.
 Strengthen the understanding of M&E for early recovery, and to design and implement training programmers dedicated to the implementation of a specific M&E system for early recovery.
 Ensure coordination with provincial and district level government counterparts for adaptation of monitoring framework and reporting mechanism of the cluster

Formulating and implementing Communication strategy for  the cluster to disseminate needs, gaps, lessons learnt and progress in the context of  early recovery activities, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

 Ensure preparation and dissemination of key communication reports
 In coordination with the CoRe Cluster members collate information on progress, lessons learnt and input for situation reports
 Preparation of humanitarian situation updates for publication by OCHA
 Document lessons learnt, prepare periodical reports and ensure dissemination

 

IV. Impact of Results


The key results have an impact on the success of the CoRe Cluster by supporting UNDP as Cluster Lead in the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of the Cluster’s activities.


V. Competencies


Corporate Competencies:

 Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
 Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UN.
 Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional (UN) Competencies:

Professionalism – Advanced knowledge of the use of information management in humanitarian response and recovery environments; highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative ability to identify and  articulate the information management requirements of complex situations requiring a coordinated response between disparate actors; demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters).

Communication – Excellent communication and training (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey complex information management concepts and recommendations to staff at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style that can be readily understood by non-information management practitioners.

Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision.

Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules; supports subordinates and peers, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; designs solutions and basis recommendations on the principles of usability; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

Judgment/Decision-making – Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision.

Commitment to Continuous Learning – Demonstrated history of keeping abreast of new developments in the field plus a commitment to continuous learning.

 

Other Skills:
 Qualifications and / or industry certification and /or demonstrable experience in the following applications: Microsoft Office (advanced user certification of MS Access, MS Excel and MS Word desirable) and Lotus Notes are desirable.
 Qualifications and/or industry certification and/or demonstrable experience in project management are desirable.


Summary of Critical
Competencies for Immediate Response Situations:
 
Possess a comprehensive set of competencies enabling immediately taking on the challenging role of leading early recovery efforts in the designated area of responsibility – strategic, integrity, results orientation, teamwork, good inter-personal skills, well developed communication skills, sound judgment, analytical skills, flexibility, proactive engagement, innovation, risk management, gender and culturally sensitive, ability to work under pressure and demonstrates high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability.

 
DURATION:  8 months


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeAdvanced university degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in:  In social sciences or a related field, or  A combination of relevant academic background (at least a first level university degree id est Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and extensive relevant professional experience in a related area may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
YesEnglish Language and Report Writing Excellent  Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.