Planning and Performance Monitoring Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1096
Date Posted:Jun 10, 2018
Reference:VA – AFG/THRCP/MOPW 035/2018
Closing Date:Jun 24, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP/MOPW):

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Job Summary:

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, the Planning and Performance Monitoring Specialist will manage, lead, plan and develop all planning and performance monitoring processes that will support the implementation of the THRCP/MPW project. The key functions for this position are;

a) Implementation of performance monitoring policies and strategies
b) Management of the performance monitoring process
c) Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on performance monitoring
d) Training and capacity building

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
The Planning and Performance Monitoring Specialist ensures the following responsibilities:

a) Ensures the implementation of performance monitoring policies and strategies, by focusing on the following:

Develop planning and performance monitoring tools and processes for the THRCP;

Update THRCP’s Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) as necessary;

Provide technical guidance for the implementation of the PMP, through training and other on-site support;

Facilitate review of progress on a quarterly basis and ensure problem solving through remedial actions,

Assist the PMT in the identification of potential implementation problems and bottlenecks and recommend appropriate strategies to address them;

Manage and provide leadership on M&E of the THRCP;

Be the point of contact for support with planning, monitoring and evaluation matters in the project; and provide guidance to management and technical teams on issues relating to planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual programmatic progress updates on the project.

b) Ensures effective management of THRCP’s performance monitoring process, focusing on the following:

Ensure that project monitoring arrangements comply with World Banks grant agreement and that the provisions of the grant agreement are fully observed;

Review the quality of existing data sources, the methods of collecting them and the degree to which they will provide good data for reporting;

Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for performance monitoring consultancies, and provide overall technical direction for the conduct of the surveys;

Follow up on implementation of audit and evaluation recommendations;

c) Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of performance monitoring, focusing on achieving the following results:

Identify and formulate lessons learned and document best practices from evaluations and studies to be integrated into project reports;

Collaborate and coordinate with other government agencies, UN agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on performance monitoring issues;

Participate in external supervision and evaluation missions of THRCP by facilitating access to M&E data as required.

d) Training and Capacity Building

Develop basic training materials to raise awareness amongst members of other work units regarding the performance monitoring requirements of the program

Mentor and build the capacity of MPW Civil Servant Counterparts providing guidance, technical advice and on-the-job training.



5. Qualifications and Experience

a. Education


Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Science, Statistics, Business Administration, Economics or related field.

Master Degree will be given an advantage.


b. Work Experience


Minimum 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, research, project management and social/community development work.

Substantial field experience and demonstrated ability to analyse and report on multi-disciplinary projects/programs/operations in conflict and/or post-conflict environments and development setting

Proven ability to demonstrate success in dealing with diverse groups of stakeholders

Proven ability to deal with ambiguity, conflicting priorities and substantial workload

Strong analytical and drafting skills required (supported with relevant reports if and when requested)

Excellent oral, written, and structured presentation skills with the ability to address a wide variety of leadership, governmental, business, technical, beneficiary audiences

Demonstrated experience in working on multiple and/or complex assignments and managing conflicting work schedules

Familiarity with knowledge/information management systems

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English is required

c. Key Competencies


Capable of working with others in a participatory and capacity building manner

Strong communications skills and ability to work in a team to achieve organizational goals

Ability to establish and maintain excellent contacts with a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders

Very strong analytical, drafting and editing skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment

Self-motivated, creative, adaptable, results-oriented, client focus, commitment to learning

Willingness to take on added duties, act responsibly and build team morale and consensus

Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise systems and MS Office applications including excellent mastery of presentation software

Strong organizational and planning skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work schedules with limited time frames

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Experience

a. Education


Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Science, Statistics, Business Administration, Economics or related field.

Master Degree will be given an advantage.


b. Work Experience


Minimum 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, research, project management and social/community development work.

Substantial field experience and demonstrated ability to analyse and report on multi-disciplinary projects/programs/operations in conflict and/or post-conflict environments and development setting

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