Advisor-Planning, M&E and Economic Research


Advisor-Planning, M&E and Economic Research

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites applications from suitable and qualified professional for the Local and Provincial Economic Development (LPED) Project. LPED Project focuses on improving the framework conditions for local economic development in selected municipalities and value chains at local and provincial level primarily focused in Province 5, Karnali and Sudurpashchim.

Advisor-Planning, M&E and Economic Research

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Duty Station: Kathmandu


  • Ensure setting up and proper implementation of the Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) System and define performance measurements
  • Identify the needs and define tools for the collection of quantitative and qualitative information, and devise mechanism for collection and reporting of project information/data
  • Monitor the project performance against the identified indicators and M&E framework to ensure intended deliverables are jointly achieved
  • Prepare monitoring schedules, facilitate the implementation of a participatory monitoring system
  • Prepare and facilitate periodic joint reflection and planning sessions and regularly monitor risks
  • Provide relevant and reliable information on processes, results and effects of project work in accordance with GIZ's M&E standards
  • Prepare the annual progress report
  • Support strategic planning and prioritisation based on timely, regular engagement with the project team in the various municipality clusters, monitor socio-economic trends to facilitate planning
  • Work closely in developing and conducting of the Business Climate Surveys
  • Act as communication and knowledge management focal person of the project and liaise accordingly
  • Undertake documentation of successes, best practices and lessons learned from the experiences
  • Closely work with the project team in conducting dialogues and interactions with stakeholders
  • Coordinate with the team and assist in the planning and implementation of human capacity development measures
  • Support in improving the coordination and communication between the project team in the field and the Kathmandu office
  • Act as the focal person for the project in the working groups of M&E, public relations and digitalisation
  • Support the project team in the value chain selection and analysis
  • Provide support in the development of the entrepreneurship development component and work closely to support identification of product or process innovations in the value chains
  • Support the LPED team members in integrating GIZ’ project management toolbox Capacity WORKS in planning, daily operation and review
  • Support the Chief Technical Advisor in preparation of project related communication as required for reporting to the commissioning ministry, the German Embassy and GIZ

Required qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Political or Social Sciences or Management
  • Experience of minimum 5 years in a similar position, preferably in an international development organisation
  • Ability to work independently and with a solution-oriented attitude
  • Analytical and report writing capacities
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Work experience in the field of (local) economic development would be an advantage 
  • Knowledge on GIZ’ project management toolbox Capacity WORKS would be an advantage
  • Very good communication of both written and spoken English and Nepali 
  • Sound computer skills (MS Office)

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali citizens are requested to send a complete application including CV with two referees to the email address <[email protected]> by 31 May 2020. Only applications sent by email will be accepted.

(Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 20007- Advisor - Planning, M&E and Economic Research”)

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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