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  • Job Title: National Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

  • Organization Name: UNDP

  • Location: Islamabad

  • Number of Vacancies: 1

  • Gender: Any

  • Closing on: 2021-09-21

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Background
  • As a trusted, long-term partner of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund, GF), UNDP’s value proposition lies in providing an integrated package of development solutions to strengthen institutions to deliver health services. Through its contributions as interim Principal Recipient (PR) and provider of technical assistance in over 53 countries since 2003, UNDP’s provision of integrated policy, implementation and capacity development support to countries has yielded significant health and development results in challenging operating environments. Proactive risk management and investing in sustainability are the cornerstones of UNDP’s portfolio management approach and providing technical assistance to national counterparts during all phases of implementation, strengthening legislation, policies and regulatory frameworks, and building capacities across key functional areas, including financial management, health information systems, procurement and supply chain management. The Global Fund – Health Implementation Support Team, HIV, Health and Development Group, Bureau of Programme and Policy Support, Global Policy Network (GF/HIST) is a dedicated team providing support to UNDP Country Offices implementing health and development programmes.
    UNDP has been identified by the GF as the interim PR for the Pakistan HIV grant for the implementation period 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2023. For effective implementation of the Global Fund resources, UNDP Pakistan has established a Program Management Unit (PMU), which is responsible for the day-to-day overall programme management, risk management, policy guidance, financial accountability, procurement of goods, including health products and services, strengthening of the national systems. The GF resources are implemented in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures, the grant confirmation, corporate agreements with the GF and in close coordination with the national and provincial stakeholders, Common Management Unit, Sub-recipients (SRs) and Sub-sub-Recipients (SSRs), NGOs, CSOs, communities, technical partners, UN entities and the Global Fund (Local Fund Agent) and Country Coordinating Mechanism. In the context of Global Fund’s grant, capacity development of relevant institutions, sub-recipients (SRs) and operational partners are central to all of UNDP’s work. Capacity development will represent a fundamental component that cuts across all areas of its work at country level.
    The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E Specialist) will provide overall technical leadership for the M&E approach and strategy for the project. Under direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the M&E Specialist will provide M&E expertise in the development and implementation of the M&E strategy, build capacities of staff and local partners and ensure that data quality standards are monitored, met and reported in a timely manner. The M&E Specialist will undertake monitoring and evaluation of the Global Fund grant. S/he will lead in identifying M&E technical needs of SRs/SSRs and make appropriate recommendations, and follow up on these with the support of the M&E team. The M&E Specialist will promote a collaborative, client-oriented approach, ensuring integration across functional areas within the PMU, policy integration in coordination with the Country Office, Regional Bureaus, other UNDP business units, GF/HIST and support to the integration of capacity and health system strengthening activities in the area of monitoring and evaluation.
Requirements
  • Education:
    • Advanced university degree (master's or its equivalent) in sociology, management, public health, statistics or a similar field.
    Experience:
    • At least 7 years of progressive relevant experience in the design and implementation of results monitoring and evaluation systems.
    • Epidemiological literacy and HMIS methodologies in both quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods.
    • Knowledge of routine health information systems, and literacy in management information systems.
    • Work experience with the national disease programme is an asset.
    • Knowledge of MS Excel/Access, EPI Info or similar data analysis packages.
    • Experience in a public health organization, preferably in international cooperation organizations, is an asset.
    • Knowledge and experience working in the UN or UNDP rules, policies and procedures is an asset.
    • Knowledge and experience with GF rules, regulations, policies and procedures is an asset.
    Language Requirements:
    • Proficient in verbal and written English and a local language.
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