SDGCC Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

United Nations Development Programme, Panchkula, India

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st October, 2019

Job Description


Duty Station: Panchkula

The UN General Assembly, and all its 193-member countries, in September 2015 adopted a global development vision entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 2030 Agenda was designed as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It lays out 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, to stimulate global action over the next 15 years on issues critical to humanity and the planet. India committed to these SDGs at the September 2015 UN Summit and the SDGs officially came into force on 1 January 2016. The Government of India has actively engaged in mainstreaming the SDGs in its work from early 2016. NITI Aayog, the National Institution for Transforming India, has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the efforts on SDGs with ministries and states, indicative of “whole of government” approach. The NITI Aayog has prepared an Action Agenda (3 Years) and is preparing medium term perspective plan (7 years) and long term (15 years) goals for the country through a 15-year vision document for a period up to 2030, which will be co-terminus with sustainable development goals. The NITI Aayog has also developed the outcome output monitoring framework (OOMF). The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is responsible for providing an indicative national SDG monitoring framework.

The UNDP India Country Programme Document CPD (2018-2022) signed with the Government of India (GoI) aims at transformative change and development impact at scale. In line with this, UNDP has initiated active support to many state governments in mainstreaming SDG’s within their schemes and programmes as a part of an UN system wide to SDG roll out for visioning and planning in India. In view of India’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda, Haryana too has set ambitious targets for itself for achieving the SDGs within the state and has already formulation its SDG Vison 2030 document.

To implement the ambitious targets set for itself in SDG VISION 2030, the Government of Haryana has partnered with UNDP to establish SDG Coordination Centre(SDGCC) under the aegis of Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute of Fiscal Management (SJHIFM) as part of the Finance and Planning Department. UNDP therefore is looking for a dynamic team of experts to be a part of the PMU in SDGCC and work closely with relevant government departments, technical agencies, UN agencies, civil society organization and academic institutions to provide the requisite impetus to the state government’s initiative in rolling out the SDGs.

The services of a SDGCC Monitoring & Evaluation Lead are required to lead a small team to set up a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to support the SDG 2030 VISION rollout in Haryana as per MoSPI and UNDP guidelines and in alignment with the approved project document and key performance indicators. The Technical Officer has to plug the data gaps and provide support in ensuring informed decision making using big data analytics.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support to the SDGCC Project team and various departments in the government to Design and operationalize an integrated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system based on the SDG VISION 2030 document and in line with the SDG indicators approved by MoSPI:

  • Develop a framework for SDG monitoring and data management system for collecting, validating and analyzing data on progress of SDGs
  • Identify, appoint and manage the technology consultant to use innovative technologies and to develop an SDG Dashboard and mobile applications to build a robust institutional structure for conducting regular monitoring of SDGs .
  • Developing results monitoring frameworks, including establishing baselines and setting targets as per guidelines of Government and Niti Aayog.
  • Develop capacity of line departments for more responsive and accountable governance, through IT based tools.

Coordinate with various internal & external stakeholders for effective monitoring of progress against targets set in the SDG VISION 2030 DOCUMENT:

  • Responsible for coordinating with the various departments, SDG wise,to help them collect data and use the same for effective monitoring of progress on SDGs Agencies.
  • Coordination with agencies involved in the process, including Government of Haryana, Government of India Entities such as monitoring framework for monitoring GOH budgetary performance and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Ministries of Finance, NITI Aayog contribute to development of SDG outcome framework and outcome output monitoring framework and technical agencies and collaboration with UNDP Delhi and UNRC office.

Generate reports for effective management and accountability:

  • Identify qualitative and quantitative data sources and set up mechanisms for timely and quality data reporting as well as capturing lessons learnt
  • Generate high quality monitoring reports using data analytics, at agreed intervals, including on specific themes that help review progress and programme strategy
  • Ensure preparation and dissemination of knowledge products.

Capacity Building & Training of staff:

  • Manage a team of Division / District based Data Coordinators and Data Operators in establishing simple processes and capacity building at the District Office level for collecting quality data for management and accountability in line with SDG VISION 2030 Document
  • Deliver M&E related training to above mentioned staff members and other nodal officers of the government
  • Performing other duties within the purview of the programme and any related activities as assigned by the SDGCC Project Head, SJHIFM

Required Skills and Experience:

Education: Master's degree in Statistics/ Economics/Business Economics/ Public Policy/Administration/ Public Finance/Business Administration/ Management


  • At least 7-10 years experience of setting up complex evidence-based M&E systems.
  • Relevant experience with government at the national level or sub-national level
  • Experience in leading a team or sub-offices as part of a larger organization or entity.
  • Excellent written and oral Communication skills and knowledge of Computer Skill sets including Internet and Office
  • Experience in data analytics for decision making.
  • Prior Work Experience on SDGs preferred

Language Requirements: Fluency in written and oral English and Hindi.


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