UNDP Pakistan works with the Government and communities to develop and implement local solutions to development challenges. In an evolving development context, UNDP supports the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to build a more equitable, prosperous, peaceful, and resilient society, and to achieve its SDGs and COP25 targets.
The 2022 floods in Pakistan have affected 33 million people, resulted in the loss of more than 1,700 lives, displaced around 9 million men, women, and children, and inundated almost one-third of productive agricultural land in Pakistan. These downstream challenges are compounded with institutional issues whereby the Government of Pakistan requires support for developing overarching frameworks to structure its flood response activities and technical expertise to set up and develop bankable projects, establish standardized mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation, and enhance strategic communications for public outreach.
UNDP is responding to these challenges through its Flood Recovery Program, a planned USD 90 million initiative to support the Government of Pakistan’s flood recovery and rehabilitation efforts through the restoration of essential government services, rehabilitation of damaged community infrastructure, revival of local livelihoods, and inclusion of DRR in the recovery and rehabilitation efforts. The Program will be implemented in collaboration with key Government line departments playing a frontline role in Pakistan’s flood recovery efforts and managed by the Resilience, Environment, and Climate Change Unit (RECCU) at UNDP. In this regard, the position will report directly to the National Coordinator Flood Recovery Program and liaison with relevant focal persons at the Unit for financial reporting and compliance with UNDP’s rules of business and procedures.
RECCU is supporting projects across the country to respond to the growing threat of climate change; to mainstream environmental concerns into national development planning processes; and to expand access to environmental and energy services for the poor. In particular, UNDP has sought to ensure that the poor have stronger capacities to manage, adapt to, and monitor climate change. Climate Change is a huge development challenge as well as a huge environmental challenge. It is a growing problem and is now hitting the poorest and the most vulnerable first and hardest.
The linkages between climate change and natural disasters have become evident in the 2022 floods that have affected more than 33 million people, inundated almost one-third of the total landmass of the country, resulted in the loss of more than 1,700 lives, and displaced around 9 million people. The floods have negatively affected people’s capacities to access basic services like health and education by causing immense damage to community infrastructure and government health centers and schools. The scale of downstream impacts of floods has been further compounded by the lack of resources and institutional capacity at the Government level requiring technical support from international partners like UNDP.
UNDP has responded to the challenge by developing the USD 90 million Flood Recovery Program to support the Government of Pakistan’s flood recovery and rehabilitation efforts. The Program has four key objectives dealing with the following thematic areas:
- Restoration of housing and access to/revival of essential community services.
- Restoration of livelihoods and income-generating capacities
- Restoration of governance and service delivery
- Accelerated environmental clean-up with strengthened capacities for Disaster Risk Management.
Under direct supervision and guidance of the National Project Manager and National Project Coordinator, Flood Recovery Program (FRP), the M&E Analyst will provide support in the development and implementation of the M&E strategy, build capacities of local partners and ensure that data quality standards are monitored, met and reported in a timely manner.
The Monitoring and Reporting Officer will work closely with the Resilience, Environment, and Climate Change Unit (RECCU), the Program Manager, and National Project Coordinator FRP to ensure consistent service delivery complying with UNDP rules and donor’s requirements.
The Monitoring & Reporting Officer works under the overall supervision and guidance of the Program Manager and National Program Coordinator, of the Flood Recovery Program (FRP). S/he provides day-to-day M&E support to FRP and works in close coordination with UNDP implementing partners, responsible parties, and individual contractors. Apart from the Project Staff, the M&E Officer will be required to coordinate with the Country Office Management Support Unit (MSU) for compliance with UNDP’s evaluation standards.
Currently, under the UNDSCF/CPD Results and Resource Framework Outcome (2) Structural transformation accelerated, particularly green, inclusive, and digital transitions, the project aims to support the Government of Pakistan’s ongoing efforts for flood recovery and rehabilitation through key activities focusing on the restoration of housing and community infrastructure, restoration of essential services including key governance functions, environmental clean-up with strengthened capacity for disaster risk reduction, and revival of local livelihoods. The Project will be placed under RECCU and implemented in collaboration with key Government, civil society, and private sector counterparts. In this regard, the Monitoring and Reporting Officer will be responsible for the following:
Ensures the implementation of monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Analyses of requirements and synthesis of proposals for the planning, preparation, and management of projects and other types of evaluations.
- Provides inputs to the FRP monitoring and evaluation work plan, analysis, and proposals
- Follows up on updating the Quantum Project Management Module, including the Risk Frameworks.
- Promotes monitoring and evaluation standards, project quality assurance/control, and capacity development in the Country Office.
- Inputs to and updates of outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and donors.
- Contributes to annual ROAR reporting under the CPD.
Supports effective management of results-based monitoring and evaluation processes, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Provides guidance on UNDP evaluation policies, procedures, and practices to programme managers, UNDP CO staff concerned with assigned project/thematic/sectoral evaluations and/or desk reviews, consultants, and/or members of the evaluation team.
- Provides guidance at the design stage of program interventions or expansion.
- Analyses and synthesizes proposals on areas evaluated, effectiveness, and impact of the UNDP programme.
- Drafts and reviews management responses to FRP external evaluations.
- Follows up on the implementation of evaluation recommendations.
- Contributes to the data collection and evidence for the completion of Results Oriented Annual Reports and other corporate reports.
- Contributes to the establishment of a statistical database of project beneficiaries.
- Implementation of results-based monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies.
- Support results-based monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Facilitation of knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing.
- Oversees CO gender outcomes monitoring and reporting.
- Acts as the project focal person for coordination with MSU particularly with regard to the finalization of the Results Oriented Annual Report (ROAR)
- Undertakes field-based monitoring activities and collects lessons learned to inform program design and expansion.
- The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.
- Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
- Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
- Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
- Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
- Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
- Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
- Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
People Management competencies:
- UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:
- Results Based Management: Ability to support programmes and projects with a focus on improved performance and demonstrable results.
- Risks Management: Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.
- Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need.
- Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and community of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.
Business Strategy and Direction
- Effective Decision Making: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise, and resources.
Engagement & Effectiveness
- Effectiveness: RBM standards and practices for programming.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or a related field is required, or
- A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience (with a Master’s Degree) or at least 4 years’ experience(with a Bachelor’s Degree) in monitoring and evaluating development projects or programmes in international organizations
- Previous experience with strong knowledge of Results Based Management, programme formulation, and implementation.
- Proven experience with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural, multinational, multi-stakeholder setting and demonstrable ability to motivate people and work in a team setting.
- Experience with the United Nations or similar international organizations is desirable.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting is an asset.
- Knowledge/Experience regarding Flood Recovery Programs is desirable.
- Demonstrating capacity for planning and organizing work under time pressure is desirable.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills – The ability to synthesize project performance data and produce analytical reports is an asset.
- Demonstrable experience in providing critical analysis of programme result frameworks, particularly with regard to internal logic and coherence between different level results is an asset.
- Experience in writing analytical reports is desirable.
- Experience working with government counterparts and maintaining good relationships with them is an asset.
- Experience in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, charts, etc.) and web-based management systems is desirable
- Fluency in English and Urdu is required