The objectives of the position are to promote an enabling environment for generating, capturing, securing and sharing of AFGP information within TDEA and with USAID; conversion of information into knowledge and its reutilization, including learning lessons; and embedding knowledge management in core processes of the AFGP. In addition, to serve as a full member of the MEL unit to support the MEL Manager to develop and manage an MEL framework; to assess the performance of the AFGP and of grantees against the MEL framework using standardized systems and methodologies; and to ensure the objectivity, transparency and impartiality of all MEL tasks.
The MEL KM Senior Officer will:
Serve as the AFGP focal person on Knowledge Management (KM): help managers and colleagues to enhance our understanding of KM; make recommendations and implement approved initiatives.
Coordinate with all AFGP Managers -- especially the Gender & Priority Areas Manager and the Capacity Building Manager – to create and maintain databases and libraries / inventories of information.
Coordinate with the TDEA Knowledge Management Specialist to ensure that AFGP is contributing to the development of -- and then complying with -- all TDEA KM policies and procedures.
Drive a learning agenda to foster development and adaptation of best practices in grant management. Help create a culture of sharing this knowledge among staff of AFGP, TDEA and grantee organizations.
The MEL KM Senior Officer also will support the MEL Manager to:
Develop, design tools and assist in carrying out evaluations of completed grant projects
Design tool and draft lessons learned through a consultative process by engaging AFGP staff and grantees
Monitor grantees for compliance and against defined MEL frameworks
Develop and implement a regular schedule of frequent field visits throughout Pakistan to monitor grantees’ compliance and implementation of grant projects
Coordinate closely with AFGP Grants Management Information System (GMIS) personnel to ensure all MEL data and analysis is entered accurately, completely and on time
Coordinate with AFGP Media and Communications personnel to develop “Success Stories”
Contribute to “Communities of Practice” among grantees
Contribute to the development of training materials related to MEL
Manage many time-sensitive tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines, assuring high quality
Perform any other job task as assigned
Master’s Degree required
Minimum 4 years of professional experience, including at least 2 years of experience directly related to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Experience working with USAID-funded programs would be a strong advantage
Experience developing and implementing MEL Plans and tools
Skilled with computer systems, including Microsoft Office; knowledge of database systems desirable
Willingness to travel outside of Islamabad
Capable of working independently and as part of a team
Fluency in English and Urdu, both spoken and written
Committed to an inclusive, tolerant and mutually-supportive working environment
It is a full-time job and the position is located at Islamabad but involves contingent travelling along the lines of accomplishment of aforementioned responsibilities. The job shall likewise involve late sittings and working on weekends/holidays where required by the circumstances.
TDEA is an equal opportunity employer –women, minorities, physically disabled/wheel chair users, the blind/visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired and/or persons with any other disabilities who otherwise qualify for the position are encouraged to apply. TDEA provides accessible work environment to its disabled employees through reasonable accommodations without compromising on the quality of work.
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews. Any attempt to influence the hiring process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.
If you know someone who may be suitable for this position, please encourage them to apply and circulate this vacancy widely.