Organizational Context and Scope
In the 2022 Monsoon Pakistan experienced an unprecedented amount of rainfall resulting in mega flooding estimating around one-third of the country to be submerged in water. In other estimates, more than 33 million people have been impacted by the monsoon floods in the country since mid-June. The areas that have sustained the most severe damage are the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, and Sindh provinces. Sindh province was especially hard hit. To date, 72 districts across Pakistan have been declared ‘calamity hit’ by the Govt.
The Community Resilience Activity-North (CRA-N) Project is designed to support community-level DRR, Resilience and conflict prevention activities within the flood-affected districts in all three provinces; In order to help the current flood-hit communities, CRA-North aims to address various needs of people ensuring that they ‘build back better’ with reduced vulnerabilities and become resilient communities. CRA-North will pursue a multi-disciplinary and community-participatory approach and will work in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan (GoP) at the district, regional and national levels.
The M&E Coordinator will be working under the direct leadership of the CRA-N Regional Team Leader and under the overall supervision of the CRA-North Monitoring & Evaluation Department Head. The M&E Coordinator will be part of the regional team and provide support to the district monitoring and evaluation teams through the coordination of district monitoring activities; the use and deployment of standardized MEL tools and processes; while also coordinating the various district M&E workplans and reporting requirements in accordance with the project M&E Plan and guidance from the CRA-N M&E Department; all of which will serve to support the reintegration of Temporarily Displaced Persons, enhance community cohesion and increase civic engagement while reducing marginalization and increasing resilience amongst remote communities within the newly merged districts.
II)Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The M&E Coordinator's responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plan & undertake regular site visits, while coordinating surveys, rapid assessments, and overall monitoring & evaluation of programming activities within the target districts.
- Prepare and compile evidence-based evaluation reports (monitoring & outcome assessment), utilizing the existing project Theory of Change and M&E Plan; ensuring that the district M&E personnel efficiently and effectively capture both intervention outputs and outcomes, while ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
- Ensure that appropriate data collection tools, monitoring & evaluation approaches, and quality control efforts are in place for district M&E personnel, and coordinate field M&E Officers evaluation activities in line with the prescribed project intervention and M&E Plan requirements.
- Responsible for drafting project intervention Final Evaluation Reports (FERs) in accordance with the field data collected; and utilizing this information to contribute to the overall resilience-focused grant design process.
- Support the continued revision and development of the CRA-North M&E Manual, ensuring that data collection tools, survey instruments, program indicators, and field operating procedures are in line with the program M&E requirements.
- Support existing district M&E personnel capacity-building efforts by participating in Learning Workshops, Mentoring, organizing Reflection and learning Seminars and promoting Best Practices.
- Lead efforts at the district level to identify and document success stories, lessons learned, and case studies.
- Travel to and within target districts to support district-based field teams in M&E troubleshooting; surge support; and conduct context monitoring through secondary research and media channels.
- Update existing M&E Databases and Management Information Systems in real-time on a weekly basis to ensure a streamlined feedback loop and that timely corrective actions are undertaken.
- Work with the M&E Department and district teams on strengthening the use of M&E data across the program through the use and distribution of M&E reports.
- Any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
III)Required Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Development studies, International Relations, or equivalent.
- Minimum of 4 years experience working in areas of Project Monitoring and evaluation, preferably with M&E leadership experience in identifying and addressing community resilience gaps and understanding how to strengthen community cohesion.
- Proven experience in data analysis, report writing, editing, and critical thinking, while also leading M&E teams and coordinating work output.
- Capacity to understand and analyze the local, district, and regional implementation environment and how this environment caters to the effective design and implementation of community resilience-focused programming suitable to the geographical, cultural, and political context.
- Knowledge of Sindh and Baluchistan’s geography, culture, and government structure is a distinct advantage.
- Knowledge and experience working with USAID-funded Disaster Risk Reduction focused programs is preferred.
- Knowledge and experience working with UN Agencies is preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Urdu, with proficiency in Sindhi/Baluchi, considered a distinct advantage.
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Fluency in English & Urdu
We would encourage Female candidates to apply