El Salvador

VN2021/022 SV - Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant - G5

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Posted
Closing date

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Duty Station : San Salvador, El Salvador

Classification : Grade 5

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term contract with possibility of extension.

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : June 18, 2021

Reference Code : VN 2021/022 SV

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

CONTEXT

The Program “Integrated Responses on Migration from Central America” (IRM) is a five-year Cooperative Agreement (February 21, 2020 to February 20, 2025) that will allow IOM to address gaps and challenges on sustainable reintegration and irregular migration in the region by improving integration or reintegration-related services (protection, psychosocial assistance, referral services, training, certification of studies, among others) at the individual, community, and structural levels.

Building on the best practices and lessons learned IOM achieved assisting migrants during previous projects (2014-2019) in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, through the IRM project, IOM will continue to support the Governments of Central America in strengthening national capacities for sustainable solutions during the reintegration of migrant returnees, based not only on multisectoral integrated approaches, but also on diminishing gaps identified during the previous experiences and adapting new guidelines for each context.

The overall objective is to reduce irregular migration from Central America, contributing to safe, orderly and regular migration. The activity’s geographic scope includes six countries of Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

Created in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM's work is to contribute to the orderly and humane management of migration; promote international cooperation on migration issues; help find practical solutions to the challenges posed by migratory movements and offer humanitarian assistance to migrants.

The Program “Integrated Responses on Migration from Central America” (IRM) is a five-year Cooperative Agreement (February 21, 2020 to February 20, 2025) that will allow IOM to address gaps and challenges on sustainable reintegration and irregular migration in the region by improving integration or reintegration-related services (protection, psychosocial assistance, referral services, training, certification of studies, among others) at the individual, community, and structural levels.

Building on the best practices and lessons learned IOM achieved assisting migrants during previous projects (2014-2019) in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, through the IRM project, IOM will continue to support the Governments of Central America in strengthening national capacities for sustainable solutions during the reintegration of migrant returnees, based not only on multisectoral integrated approaches, but also on diminishing gaps identified during the previous experiences and adapting new guidelines for each context.

The overall objective is to reduce irregular migration from Central America, contributing to safe, orderly and regular migration. The activity’s geographic scope includes six countries of Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

Under the primary supervision of the Program Manager of the Reporting & Project Development Unit (RPD) and secondary supervision of the IRM Subregional Programme Coordinator the successful candidate will be responsible to carry out the below activities as the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

Core Functions/ Responsibilities

  • · Support in the design, development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities of all the Programs assigned to the Reporting & Project Development Unit (RPD) not limited to results matrix, work plans and monitoring of compliance with indicators, in close coordination with the Sub Regional Program Manager of RPD.
  • · Assist in the design and development of new M&E tools. Ex: dashboard & other innovative templates.
  • · Support new project development and upscaling of existing projects.
  • · Keeping in mind the deadlines for reporting, timely collect data - guaranteeing IOM data protection principles – in liaison with the different project staff, using various methodologies and tools including surveys, interviews, focus groups, among others.
  • · In coordination with the operations team, compile and analyze periodic donor reports in line with the M&E plans and agreed reporting schedules.
  • · Update the results matrix of all the programs in line with the agreed times and update the calendar with the reporting times of the Programs.
  • · Carry out visits and / or monitoring calls to the beneficiaries within the terms established in the programs and cases in which it is required.
  • · Assist in the adaptive learning and community response and feedback activities across all project activities.
  • · Develop a clear and innovative presentations of the Program data (power point presentations, information sheets).
  • · In coordination with the Communication unit, document the process and activities of on-going projects such as capturing case stories for donor reports, website, SitReps and newsletters based on M&E activities in the project sites.
  • · Liaise with the Communications team and the Finance Officer to ensure adherence to the visibility guidelines and compliance to all donor specific requirements.
  • · Support the programme team in planning and organizing meetings, workshops, events, dialogues and/or consultations.
  • · Train and provide capacity building support to project staff and implementing partners staff on M&E, reporting and adaptive learning.
  • · Serve as primary contact of the projects on all data management matters.
  • · Maintain timely updated and organized results and progress matrix of all the program's indicators.
  • · Contribute to the analysis and reporting of all the Program’s progress, as well as the identification of good practices and lessons learned.
  • · Support the internal and / or external evaluations of the Program.
  • · Educate on the use of IOM specific tools such as PRIMA and MIMOSA
  • · Develop administrative tasks assigned to him.
  • · Any other activity assigned according to needs of the RPD unit.
  • Required Qualifications and experience

Education and experience

  • University degree in International Relations, International Development, Political Science, Statistics or other related careers from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in Evaluation and Monitoring or similar roles.
  • High School Certificate with five years of relevant professional experience.

  • Good management of data processing programs: Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, as well as other programs from the Office suite or other systems.

  • Experience with statistical, database, and design software (eg, STATA, SPSS, Access, Publisher, and / or InDesign) will be an asset.

  • Work experience with international cooperation and international humanitarian organizations.

  • Knowledge of the M&E requirements of the UN, USAID and other donors will be an advantage.

  • Previous experience in immigration and / or development will be an advantage

Skill

• High degree of judgment and initiative; ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas.

• Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

Languages

Fluency in Spanish and English (Oral and Written)

Required Competencies

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 level 2*

  • 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.

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY:

External Candidates that comply with the profile will need to send the Resume and a letter of interest to iomsalhr@iom.int by June 18, 2021**** at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IMPORTANT:

· The motivation/cover letter should be a maximum of 1 page long and in English. It should state the position(s) you are applying for

· The CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long and in English.

*KEEP IN MIND:

· Only the applications that comply with the required profile will be taken into consideration.

· Those applications received after the due date or the ones that don’t include the name of the position, will not be considered.

· This vacancy is open for local staff or international staff with legal permit to work in the Country.

· The attachment shouldn’t weight over 2 MB.