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Job Title: MEL Officer (Database Management)

Reports to: MEL Manager

Job location: Islamabad

Department: MEL

Position Start date: Immediate

Introduction to DAI – CDIP Programme:

Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan (CDIP) is a two and a half year, £22 million, programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). The objective of CDIP is to support the consolidation of democratic practice in Pakistan, through strengthening the capacity of its political institutions to be more capable, accountable and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani people.  Consolidating democracy through enhanced inclusion and legitimacy begins – and continues – beyond election day.

The programme will work closely with the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP); the Parliament; Provincial Assemblies; political parties; and civil society. It will also focus particularly on enhancing the participation and empowerment of marginalised groups, including women, youth, persons with disabilities and minorities. CDIP will utilise its convening power to broker sustainable relationships that will bring together disparate groups in Pakistani society, and facilitate the building of consensus around the democratic process.

Scope of the Work:

The MEL Officer (Database Management) will directly report to the MEL Manager and will be required to closely work with MEL Specialist & MEL Officer. His/her primary responsibilities will be to ensure data collection, data management, data analysis, data quality assurance, reporting and keeping backup of supporting documents/MOVs against all indicators & milestones of Logframe.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a database/progress dashboard in MS Excel/MS Project for data management (to collect data against indicators & milestones of LFA, programme outputs and partners/grantees progress
  • Assist in developing and designing data collection tools covering MEL and programme requirements
  • Regularly track and update progress against CDIP workplan
  • Coordinate with programme output teams and partners/grantees to collect quality data
  • Ensure data quality through reviewing data collection processes and maintaining documentary evidence.
  • Collect, compile, analyse data and produce specific progress reports as per CDIP MEL unit requirements
  • Assist MEL manager/MEL Specialist for quality control and oversight of all MEL data
  • Keep backup of all supporting documents in soft and hard forms

Qualification and Skills required:

  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: statistics, economics and IT/ICT.
  • At least 4 years of progressive experience in data management
  • Expert in MS Excel, MS Project and SPSS
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good proficiency in MS Office
  • Problem solving and result achieving attitude.
  • Good coordination skills with multiple stakeholders
  • Effective interpersonal communications and professional integrity