Position Title : Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer
Duty Station : IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 17 February 2022
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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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar; 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.
Over the last several years, Somalia has made slow but steady progress towards restoring peace and security. The Somali Government – at the federal and federal member state levels – is an increasingly viable partner to IOM and the broader international community. It remains nascent, however, and the Government still struggles to address the negative effects of conflict and natural disaster, which have resulted in more than two million displaced. Increasingly, opportunities are emerging to support durable solutions to displacement. IOM has been instrumental in its support of communities to drive, and government to increasingly lead on building progress towards durable solutions to displacement. With strong emphasis on localised capacities and community priorities, increasing partnerships are building momentum towards durable solutions.
In early 2021, IOM Somalia will serve as the lead agency for a new, three-year UN joint program, named Saameynta, and funded through the UN’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). Other participating agencies include UNDP, UN HABITAT, and the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RC). As lead agency, IOM will host a Consortium Management Unit to ensure maximum impact of Saameynta’s efforts, ensuring: efficient delivery of program activities, coordination with other durable solutions initiatives, liaison with and support to Saameynta Somali Government counterparts, and communicating results to the MPTF and contributing donors.
Under the overall supervision of Deputy Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Saameynta Joint Programme), and in coordination with the Regional M&E Officer, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer will be responsible and accountable for monitoring and reporting activities of the Saameynta Joint Program. They will contribute to the establishment of and implement systems that promote evidence-based decision-making, performance tracking across activities, outputs, and outcomes, and learning among the agencies and Government. They will contribute to quality programming by supporting access to and use of relevant and timely information on programme scale, relevance, and effectiveness. Within this context, the role will provide technical support to joint program agency Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) teams and help build capacity of agency and Government stakeholders by researching and supporting the implementation of effective, cost efficient and meaningful M&E systems. They will also facilitate the timely and quality reporting of Saameynta progress to donors and the Government.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- In close coordination with the Programme Coordinator, contribute to the development and implementation of Saameynta’s M&E systems and tools.
- Propose revisions to and maintain the results monitoring framework including proactive monitoring of outputs and outcomes, and recommending revisions of indicators, in line with theory of change, in close coordination with agencies and the Government.
- Prepare an M&E calendar and draft standardized approaches and methodologies of data collection. Obtain agreement on dates for M&E surveys, implement activities, and collectively seek and test methodologies and templates for data collection.
- Conduct training/workshop modules/meetings on the M&E strategy/framework for agency partners and Government. Contribute to building the capacity of agency partners and Government on M&E including through training, technical guidance and sharing of information.
- Participate in the joint development of tools, ToRs of surveys and SOPs.
- Encourage the standardization of M&E processes throughout the joint program, facilitating the quality of information collected against planned results and activities.
- Draft a Learning Agenda for the program, that includes quarterly reviews of lessons learned, which is based on the implementation of activities and collaboration with other programs and stakeholders.
- Coordinate the scheduling and implementation of evaluations, including encouraging the use of evaluation findings for learning.
- Check the quality of data collection, documentation and the provision of data based on the results framework.
- Implement an Accountability Framework with an ingrained Complaints Response and Feedback Mechanism (CRFM) for timely decision making and improvements to programming.
- Carry out periodic field visits to: encourage greater awareness of and check adherence to agreed M&E standards and norms; undertake M&E data quality assurance and data verification activities; identify bottlenecks impeding project delivery and gather feedback about Saameynta’s work.
- Bring to the attention of the Programme Coordinator programmatic and/or durable solutions related issues that may need further investigation or research.
- In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, collate inputs from partner agencies and Government and coordinate the writing of required donor reports.
- Review and analyze monitoring reports produced by partners and implementing partners and identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
- Provide technical inputs for the development of external communications products that highlight Saameynta either for the Government or for the joint program agencies.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Information Technology, Demography, Social Sciences, International Relations, International Development, 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 in creating implementing M&E systems for a UN agency or an international NGO;
• Experience in working in an emergency or post-conflict setting;
• Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to M&E in durable solutions programming, using both quantitative and qualitative methods;
• Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including
• Experience using STATA, SPSS, Epi Info.
• Strong statistical background;
• Knowledge of dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus Good level of proficiency in statistics, Windows Excel and quantitative analysis (STATA preferred);
• Knowledge and practical experience in ArcGIS and Qlik dashboard is a significant advantage;
• Proven presentation, training, and facilitation skills;
• Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making;
• Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods;
• Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
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 this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
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.
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.
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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
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 17 February 2022 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 04.02.2022 to 17.02.2022
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.
Requisition: VN 2022 25 Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer (P2) IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya
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