Planning & Monitoring Officer

UN Children's Fund , Pakistan

Skill Required:, IT and ICTMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th March, 2020

Job Description

The Pakistan Country Office is looking to fill a capacity gap in its Sindh Field Office in the area of monitoring and evaluation. The Sindh Field Office is based in Karachi and provides technical assistance to the Government of Sindh in the areas of health, nutrition, water and sanitation, child protection and education. A number of activities are also directly implemented through civil society organizations, in selected districts of Sindh.

The role of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is to actively all programmes in order to achieve the set targets, provide guidance on robust results-based approaches and help the effective monitoring of interventions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Chief Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is expected to perform the following duties/responsibilities:

  • Actively support the field office to plan and implement quality monitoring of all activities, according to the set targets and indicators of the rolling work-plans, paying particular attention to Field Office (FO) compact;
  • Facilitate engagement of third-party field monitoring (TPFM) contractor, including follow up and certification of their services;
  • Ensure quality and timely submission of programmatic visits (PV) reports, ensuring timely uploading in eTools (including TPFM);
  • Maintain and update the internal system of field visits follow up, both PVs and trip reports, matching the reports with the monthly travel plans and the Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) assurance plan;
  • Act as HACT focal point for the Field Office (FO) and Organise the FO HACT committee, in order to address all action points from spot checks, programmatic visits, trip reports and TPFM;
  • Support the revision of the FO Standard Operating Procedures? (SoP) on monitoring, to include latest policies (particularly eTools);
  • Support the field office to complete the MICS6 process and, in particular, coordinate with colleagues at Islamabad level, Sindh Bureau of Statistics (BoS) and Planning and Development Board officials for the timely and effective launch of the results for Sindh province;
  • Any other relevant assignment as and if needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in social sciences-computer sciences, business administration, development planning and/or statistics with strong data analysis background and strong communication skills.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree."
  • Minimum of two years of professional field work experience in planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experiences in health/polio and background/familiarity with emergency could be considered as an asset
  • Knowledge with Statistical software will be considered as an added advantage.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.


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