South Sudan

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 October 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

Present in Southern Sudan since 2004, IOM has 8 offices across 6 states and employs over 340 staff. IOM currently implements a range of humanitarian assistance, transition and recovery, border management and migration health initiatives in South Sudan, in co-operation with government and humanitarian partners as well as local communities. IOM has capacities in conflict analysis as well as monitoring of forced displacement/population movement, expertise in community engagement, and service delivery across the humanitarian-development continuum.

South Sudan is in a critical transition period. Following the signing of the Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 12 September 2018, and the more recent formation of the transitional government, the country is facing an unprecedented opportunity to start to recover from the effects of protracted conflict and humanitarian crisis. The

ceasefire has been tenuously holding in most parts of the country, allowing previously displaced populations to return home. Towns that had been devastated by previous waves of fighting started to witness renewed activity, raising hopes for development and growth in the aftermath of years of war.

It is against this backdrop that the World Bank has selected the IOM as an implementing agency for the Enhancing Community Resilience Project (ECRP) that seeks to address an immediate need for basic services in selected areas of the country and strengthen local institutions capacity to better manage inter-communal tensions and resources and deliver on the dividends that the R-ARCSS supplies.

Working together with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), IOM will be involved in establishing, constructing, and promoting the sustainability of community infrastructure and services. IOM will be responsible for engaging the local communities and ensuring that decision-making processes comport with standards and best practices for community driven development. The ECRP is planned as a three-year initiative starting in September 2020.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (ECRP) in Juba and in close collaboration with the supporting departments of IOM South Sudan Country Office (CO), the successful candidate will supervise the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities and produce evaluation reports, data, and analysis for the ECRP project.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and manage the development and maintenance of the ECRP M&E system (Fulcrum) and online dashboard, ensuring compliance with donor agreements and project requirements.

  2. Supervise the ECRP M&E staff effectively to ensure comprehensive and detailed coverage of projects through all stages of implementation and to provide relevant information for performance management and evaluation of programme/project activities.

  3. Develop new tools specific to the ECRP project and build local capacity among project teams and partners to systematically use these tools by designing and organizing M&E trainings and other capacity-building tools for programme/project staff.

  4. Review the existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to the project-level M&E plans, data collection tools, site visit notes, and final evaluation reports and strengthen where required.

  5. Compile M&E findings using data visualization software and regularly share with relevant stakeholders to ensure that monitoring data is discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner.

  6. Stay current and familiar with all aspects of the ECRP in order to provide updates and relevant, up-to-date information to counterparts, share monitoring systems and findings, and discuss avenues for improvement if necessary.

  7. Review and analyze monitoring reports, identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and recommend corrective measures, where necessary.

  8. Contribute to the drafting of reports for submission to the donor, ensuring adherence to programme/project objective.

  9. Contribute to the design and oversight of third-party evaluations and research, including participation in the bids/selection process, regular monitoring of field implementation, and providing feedback on the final reporting.

  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Strong experience in designing and maintaining database systems (online or offline);

• Proven experience with logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), planning and implementation of M&E systems, facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders, information/data analysis and report writing; and

• Working experience in South Sudan is an advantage.

Skills

• Solid understanding of post-conflict environment and community development, with a focus on participatory processes and joint management;

• Knowledge of Fulcrum software is a strong advantage;

• Excellent knowledge of online cloud sharing systems (Office 365);

• Proven experience in mobile data collection software KOBOCollect/ODK;

• Excellent quantitative data analysis skills using software such as R, SPSS, STATA or Excel;

• Excellent knowledge of qualitative data analysis software (e.g. Nvivo, Atlas.ti);

• Proven experience in data visualization software (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau);

• Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suit (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro); and,

• Excellent drafting skills.

Languages

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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Spanish and/or a local language is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

(https://whed.net/home.php).

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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

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. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. 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 18 October 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

Posting period:

From 05.10.2021 to 18.10.2021

No Fees:

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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