Erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has been socio-politically isolated and deprived area since independence of Pakistan. Starting 2008, increased militancy in the region saw over 300,000 families displaced from their homes and communities. The exorbitant efforts by the government of Pakistan and through support from national and international donors, the return process has almost completed. Following the return process, the government has made a paradigm shift in the governance structure in the erstwhile FATA which resulted in merger of the agencies with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Despite these changes, the newly merged districts are facing humanitarian and development related crisis which can trigger any instability in the region. The weak economy and high levels of unemployment remain one of the main factors of instability in the newly merged districts. Revitalizing livelihoods, providing for local economic recovery, creating jobs and inclusive growth for the long-term, are UNDP’s key priorities in the area.
The FATA Transition and Recovery Programme is designed, in such a manner, to support the implementation of the erstwhile FATA Return and Rehabilitation strategy by the Government of Pakistan. The goal of the programme is to support the Government of Pakistan in its recovery and rehabilitation efforts for the returning Temporarily Dislocation Population (TDPs) through four out of five pillars: i) Rehabilitation of physical infrastructure ii) Expanding government service delivery iv) Reactivating and strengthening the economy and v) Strengthening social cohesion and peace-building.
The programme has five outputs including social cohesion, livelihoods opportunities, quality education, and access to basic social services, and state-citizen relationship.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
Under the direct supervision of the M&E Coordinator, and the overall guidance of the Programme Manager, the Reporting Officer for FATA Transition and Recovery Programme (FTRP) will be responsible for timely and quality of report on the outputs, outcomes of the programme and expected to support the overall functioning of the Monitoring and Evaluation component to ensure effective and efficient results.
Summary of key functions
The Reporting Officer shall work in collaboration with project team members and implementing partners for timely producing quality reports on the outputs and outcomes of the FTRP and its sub-projects and shall provide support to the M&E Coordinator in the overall management of the component.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
- Ensure periodical reporting of the progress and documentation of lessons learnt and case studies
- Assist M&E Coordinator to ensure effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation
- Perform any other duties as requested by the M&E Coordinator and/or Programme Manager
Ensure periodical reporting of the progress and documentation of lessons learnt and case studies
- Review and edit all external reports for quality assurance
- Prepare regular reports on activities, outputs and outcomes and extract relevant reports as required;
- Liaise with UNDP Country Office (CO) for all reporting and coordination under the guidance of the M&E Coordinator;
- Assist in the preparation of success stories and other communication items;
- Identify and document lessons learned and case studies including critical success factors, opportunities for improvement.
- Act as focal person for Government online reporting portals and ensuring that UNDP data is regularly uploaded on PMRS, Pakinfo and other relevant online reporting portals
Assist M&E Coordinator to ensure the effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation
- Integrate project M&E reporting with UNDP CO web-based corporate tools;
- Assist in developing monitoring plans for ensuring that activities/events are properly scheduled and carried out with M&E Coordinator;
- Oversee project activities with special focus on community resilience activities including development of concept notes;
- Assist in evaluation missions, preparation of Terms of Reference
- Edit presentations, policy briefs and other project related documents
- Design fact sheets, results-briefs and other snap shots
- Perform any other duties as requested.
Impact of Results
The key results expected from the position is the increased efficiency in the programme implementation and development of quality reports.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Apply sound judgment in the context of assignments given, and work under pressure. Shows persistence and remains calm in stressful situations. Shows pride in work and achievements, demonstrates professional competence and mastery of the subject matter;
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with the terms defined here. Identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts them as required. Allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work by foreseeing risks and developing contingency plans accordingly. Monitors and adjusts plans as necessary, and uses time effectively;
- Takes ownership of responsibilities and honors commitments. Delivers assigned tasks within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Responds positively to feedback and different points of view and takes personal responsibility for his/her shortcomings;
- Listens and communicates clearly, and works effectively with peers and partners to positively impact performance;
- Actively promotes learning and knowledge sharing.
- Expertise in UN’s development and humanitarian activities, particularly in the context of erstwhile FATA.
- Excellent knowledge of project management, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
- Excellent inter-personal communication skills;
- Ability to work under stress and to multi-task;
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
- Excellent skills in technical report writing;
- Ability and willingness to travel to local areas with basic travel facilities;
- Positive attitude with a mind-set to deliver development services in a professional manner;
- Self-development and initiative taker;
- Managing conflict;
- Work experience with UN is preferred.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Master’s degree in social studies or equivalent
- At least 01 year of relevant experience in M&E and Reporting of development projects.
- Background in the analysis of socio-economic issues and related policy matters. Experience in conducting multi-dimensional assessment in a post disaster environment. Experience in the usage of computer and office software packages. Experience in handling of web-based management systems. Experience coordinating field monitoring. - Knowledge of the development context in erstwhile FATA and working in erstwhile FATA would be an asset.
- Good IT literacy, i.e. MS. Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Urdu (written and spoken) is required.Working knowledge of Pashto is an asset.