Terms of Reference – Monitoring & Evaluation Area Expert (Closed)


Special Talent Exchange Program Gender Equality
Funding Organization United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The objective of the Project Strengthened capacity of public sector and civil society partners to advance gender equality and prevent and respond to gender-based violence in development and humanitarian settings
Time of the Consultancy February 2022 – September  2022
Place of the project: Islamabad – Pakistan

Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) for better, more inclusive policies that adequately and systematically address the needs and rights of persons with disabilities. STEP advocacy strategy on inclusive development concentrates on strengthening the inclusion of persons with disabilities particularly focusing on women and girls with disabilities facing double discrimination, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence.

STEP’s advocacy is embedded in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its “Leave no one behind” principles, as well as in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Under this project, STEP with UNFPA support aims at providing evidence, analyses, and recommendations to policymakers to help them implement the commitments they have made and the legal human rights obligations they are accountable for.  STEP is seeking the services of a Gender Advisor for ensuring the programmatic aspects, based on women rights and empowerment; gender analysis and monitoring tools; communication and negotiation; personal development; institutional development; racism and discrimination, etc

Job Description

The M&E area expert would be responsible for the development and implementation of a donor policy, supporting and promoting program-wide integration by providing expert advice on MEAL tools, including opportunities and risks. S/he will facilitate the project program team in developing M&E and segregated data collection capacities in all practice areas including PSEA, and monitor specific interventions that benefit women with disabilities to mitigate gender-based violence

At the operational level monitor and evaluate program activities with a specific focus on ensuring strengthened women with a disability participation in UNFPA project activities and gauge equal opportunities for women with disabilities in proposed community development initiatives like access to GBV services, protection, and rural infrastructure services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design an M&E framework that can target the specific needs of various stakeholders.
  • Monitor sessions of relevant STEP staff, PSC support workers, and stakeholders, and monitor to ensure institutionalization of these affirmative measures to women equity after project phase-out.

  • Develop necessary programmatic systems that ensure knowledge development and dissemination on good practices and lessons learned in affirmative actions introduced to mainstream gender in STEP programs and policies

  • Undertake periodic field visits and conduct M&E assessments for generating the M&E reports.
  • Assist the Programme management team in developing program strategies with the aim of fostering a shared vision and direction with regard to MEAL.

  • Perform any other tasks relevant to the enhancement of program activities, accountability, outcomes, and assessment be requested by the program team.

  • Providing inputs for communications collateral including briefs, reports, website posts/ blogs, etc.
  • Undertake M&E reporting of desk review and online consultation with persons with disabilities, Disabled People Organizations (DPOs), and women with disabilities to assess the barriers and challenges faced by women with disabilities in accessing the gender-based violence service.

  • Conduct online FGDs, SSI, and meetings with service providers and key stakeholders such as government, police departments, health departments, and other service providers on accessing the gender-based violence services and generate 05 monthly reports


  • Develop the framework for Program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), in coordination with program management, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and program requirements.

  • Draft project monitoring and evaluation tool effectively to ensure comprehensive and detailed coverage of projects throughout all stages of the implementation and to provide relevant information for performance management and evaluation of program activities.

  • Monitor and review existing monitoring mechanisms and portal reporting documents including but not limited to project-level ME&L plans, data collection tools, etc.

  • Guide the regular sharing of ME&L findings with relevant stakeholders and ensure that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner.

  • Interact with the Project Coordinator/Manager on a regular basis, to share monitoring systems and findings, and discuss avenues for improvement if necessary.

  • Lead the grant closing process including the review of the final evaluations, verification of the database information, and documentation generated during the implementation.

  • Develop M&E training and other capacity buildings tools, in coordination with the project supervisor, targeted for the program staff.

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Academic Background:

  • Postgraduate degree in social sciences, international law, development studies, and/or similar.

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in development cooperation, with specific knowledge of project planning, M&E, and donor reporting

  • Experience and knowledge of the disability sector and their accessibility needs, – Proven and recognized experience in methods of M&E.

  • Understanding and adherence to UNFPA and STEPs values and ethics.

  • Having knowledge of GBV, data segregation, project assessments and donor reporting.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to act both responsively and proactively to ensure effective implementation of program activities related to gender.

  • Experience in working with INGO as well as civil society organizations is an added factor
  • Written and spoken, English and Urdu


  • A good understanding and proven application of M&E aspects and other related tools and mechanisms for the realization of a gender-based approach.

  • Proven ability to develop M&E methodologies, data collection tools with the aim of gender mainstreaming.

  • Competency in conceptualizing, designing, implementing gender-focused strategies, and evaluating outcomes.

  • Strong communication skills, ability to handle details and present a persuasive case.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with persons of different nationalities and cultural background issues Initiative and proven ability to work with little supervision

How to Apply

You can send your profiles and cover letter to the email address below.