Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer Duty Station : Multiple Duty Stations
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 09 May 2021
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Country Office and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, and in close coordination with the Deputy Programme Manager, the successful candidate will oversee the development and implementation of M&E activities, to produce evaluation reports, data and analysis based on the M&E activities and findings.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Develop the framework for Programme Monitoring and Evaluation, in coordination with programme management, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and programme requirements.
Oversee the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Department 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 programme activities.
Monitor and review existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level M&E plans, data collection tools, Site Visit Notes and Final Evaluation Reports and strengthen where necessary.
Develop comprehensive and effective evaluation mechanisms for the Programme in accordance with the M&E plan.
Develop new tools and systems, in coordination with the Programme Senior Management and the Donor, to provide for: a) Greater versatility in grant design in relation to specific recipient communities; b) Streamlined information cycles; c) Improved adherence to programme standards and better responsiveness to issues arising during implementation.
Guide the regular sharing of M&E findings with relevant stakeholders and ensure that monitoring data is discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner.
Interact with the donor on a regular basis, to share monitoring systems and findings, and discuss avenues for improvement if necessary.
Guide the process of identifying the key performance questions, indicators and parameters for monitoring of program performance and achievements, and for preparing evaluations; review and analyse monitoring reports and identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and identify corrective measures where necessary.
Lead the grant closing process including the review of the final evaluations, verification of the data base information and Office of Transition Initiatives -Anywhere documentation.
Build and strengthen the capacity of the M&E department through the recruitment and training of experienced staff, in coordination with the Resource Management Unit.
Develop M&E trainings and other capacity buildings tools, in coordination with the M&E supervisor, targeted for the programme staff.
Prepare quarterly reporting on evaluation activities, for inclusion in Program Quarterly Report; ensure overall revision of reporting documents including but not limited to M&E activity plans and Final Evaluation Reports to ensure adherence to project objective, for submission to the donor.
Contribute to the strategic planning of the IOM Programme activities.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Substantial experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans in small-scale grants, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;
• Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and approaches, planning and implementation of M&E systems, information/data analysis and report writing;
• Previous work experience on similar programming;
• Experience managing staff from diverse environments and backgrounds and in UNDSS phased security areas.
• Demonstrated ability to understand, develop and implement administrative and financial control procedures;
• Thorough knowledge of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) protocols and experience working in a Phase III or above security environment;
• Sound knowledge of development programme planning and implementation objectives;
• Ability to use Access databases and Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook and Word software.
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese). For all applicants, fluency in English and French or Spanish is required (oral and written).
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Duty stations will be determined based on programme requirements if and when required.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 09 May 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 26.04.2021 to 09.05.2021
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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