CAB International (Regional Bioscience Centre Pakistan)
Project Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted date 26th February, 2024 Last date to apply 15th March, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Haroonabad
Category Project Management
Salary 100,000 PKR (Gross)
Positions 2
Experience 3 years
Status Closed

This role is perfect for someone looking to apply their experience and strong understanding within an organization that is focused on helping to deliver 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals: (1) No Poverty; (2) Zero Hunger; (3) Quality Education; (5) Gender Equality; (12) Responsible Consumption and Production; (13) Climate Action; (15) Life on Land; and (17) Partnerships for the Goals.

About Us

We are an international, inter-governmental organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our approach involves putting information, skills and tools into people’s hands. CABI’s 49 Member Countries guide and influence our work which is delivered by scientific staff based in our global network of centres.

CABI is the only organisation worldwide that incorporates a dedicated publishing arm and an independent science media organisation alongside conducting its own scientific research and applying practical expertise in digital and other approaches to reach farmers and other stakeholders. Our publications in applied life science – including world-leading databases, books, eBooks, compendia and internet resources – help scientists discover credible and authoritative outputs from around the globe. Our tools add insights to data and help people apply science to real- world problems.

We have over 500 staff based in 16 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, the USA and Zambia

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The selected candidates for this position would be responsible for detailed monitoring and evaluation plan of field activities and trainings to ensure successful implementation of project activities.

Key accountabilities

The Project Officer Monitoring and Evaluation will be expected to implement project plans at assigned sites under guidance of Project Manager and with the support of Project Coordinators and Capacity Building Specialist within CABI Pakistan on Better Cotton. He/She will also be responsible but not limited to;

  • Work under the guidance and supervision of Project Manager, Capacity Building Specialist and M&E .
  • Prepare the detailed monitoring and evaluation plan of field activities and trainings to ensure successful implementation of project activities.
  • Assist the Training, M&E and QA Manager to develop and implement protocols for monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Field staff’s capacity building to implement monitoring and evaluation activities at Producer Unit and farm/Learning Group level.
  • Assist the Producer Unit Managers for developing the training material for the BC farmers.
  • To conduct monitoring activities, generate the Corrective Actions from findings for improvements and to ensure the implementation of corrective actions at farm and Producer Unit level.
  • To Support in the implementation of the Corrective Action Plan given by Better Cotton Initiative, Implementing Partner with the help of field team.
  • To prepare and submit the monthly, quarterly, mid-term and end year report for monitoring activities of the project.
  • Ensure the necessary documentation and trainings record maintenance at Farm and Producer Unit level.
  • Prepare and submit activity reports to line manager.
  • Facilitate the shadow Self-Assessment, Credibility check by IP & BCI, 3rd party verifications process.
  • Any other assignments required for satisfactory completion of the key role requirements.


  • Willingness for field visits to interiors of lower Punjab for meetings with farmers.
  • Able to supervise large field team for implementation of approved activity plan.
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
  • Experience and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes
  • Strong technical report writing skills
  • Practical and pragmatic – preferably with experience of working with international organizations.
  • Experience of TNA, Training Design and Training Evaluations.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft programs such as word, excel, power point;
  • Ability to present data to scientific as well as non-scientific community;
  • Fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills

Education & Experience

  • Candidates should have earned Masters degree in Social Sciences or in Agriculture field.
  • Candidates from Punjab province with previous 3-4 years of work experience of project’s monitoring and evaluations will be given preference.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong organisational and learning skills;
  • A team player with good interpersonal, communication and networking skills;
  • Comfortable working on one’s own initiative as well as following advice;
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving;
  • Ability to deal with cultural differences of colleagues, donors and partners globally;
  • Willing to travel to remote and challenging locations in Pakistan.



No. of Posts: 2 (Male and Female)

Reporting to: Project Manager

Contract Duration: 11 months including 3 months’ probation period

Key Peer group: Project Team

Salary: 100,000 PKR (Gross)

Other Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension allowance, EOBI, paid leaves. 

Benefits cost will be deducted from gross salary


This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. It is expected that the post holder and CABI will adopt a flexible attitude and accept that the duties may have to be varied according to circumstances, in particular changing corporate requirements, and individual development needs. 


We aim to recruit and retain passionate people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and commitment to help us achieve our mission. Our benefits are designed to make our lives easier, improve our work-life balance, save money and safeguard our well-being. They include:

  • Competitive salaries;
  • 26 days of annual leave, plus public holidays;
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with employee contribution;
  • A culture committed to being a fully inclusive, enjoyable and fulfilling place to work;
  • An Employee Assistance Programme, with a full calendar of health and well-being initiatives;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Career development opportunities including internal promotions, mentoring and Development Bursary to visit another CABI centre;
  • Health/Life insurance and long service awards.

Other details:

  • Due to urgent recruitment, CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre) can start the recruitment process (written test/interview) before the closing date of application.
  • CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre) reserves the right to accept or reject application based on operational circumstances.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for test/interviews. Original documents to be presented at the time of interview.
  • Candidate having the relevant experience will be given preference.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


  We are a thriving international organisation attracting a diverse range of talented people from around the world. Our staff currently comprises over 30 nationalities and as an equal opportunity’s employer we welcome applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. No applicant will be disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justified and selection will be based on merit. CABI believes that everyone we come into contact with, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation which includes child safeguarding, adult safeguarding, and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. CABI has a zero-tolerance approach to any attitudes or behaviors that put children or adults at risk of harm. Safeguarding concerns are acts of gross misconduct and are grounds for disciplinary action up to and including, dismissal and referral to relevant authorities for criminal prosecution.  

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