Position Title : Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station : San Salvador, El Salvador
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 20 February 2022
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:
- 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.
The Program “Integrated Responses on Migration from Central America” (IRM) funded by the United Stated Development Agency (USAID) is a five-year Program 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 at the individual, community and structural levels.
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, Belize, and Mexico.
Under the overall supervision of the Chiefs of Missions for El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the Integrated Responses on Migration from Central America (IRM) Chief of Party (CoP)/Programme Manager (PM) and the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator/Deputy Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the management, coordination and implementation of monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities related to the IRM Project Subregional Program in the six countries; as well as for the overall leadership and coordination of the monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities of the missions in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Effectively manage and coordinate IOM’s monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras 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 the activities of the different programmes.
- Develop the Programme´s framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation, in coordination with programme management, ensuring that monitoring, reporting and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and programme requirements.
- Review, monitor and adjust existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans, data collection tools, and final evaluation reports and strengthen where necessary.
- In coordination with Project and Programme Managers, respective units, and Regional Project Development Officer, prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of concept notes and proposals for potential donors and funding opportunities.
- Develop new tools and systems, in coordination with the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator and donors, to provide for improved adherence to programme standards and better responsiveness to issues arising during implementation.
- Provide advice on the regular sharing of M&E findings with relevant stakeholders and ensure that monitoring data and findings from evaluations are discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner.
- Interact with donors on a regular basis, to promote the inclusion of evaluations and the use of their findings, share monitoring systems and results, and discuss and create avenues for improvement if necessary.
- Manage the process of identifying the key performance questions, indicators, and parameters for monitoring of program performance and achievements, and for preparing evaluations; analyse and assess monitoring reports, identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and take corrective measures where necessary.
- Build and strengthen the capacity of the staff members of the M&E Units in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras through the recruitment and training of experienced staff, in coordination with the Resource Management Units.
- Develop and deliver M&E training and other capacity building tools targeted for the programme staff in coordination with the Regional M&E Officer.
- Prepare quarterly reporting on monitoring and evaluation activities, for inclusion in Programmes’ Quarterly Reports; ensure overall preparation and revision of reporting documents including but not limited to M&E activity plans and prepare, follow up and conduct (when needed) programmes’ final evaluations.
- Substantively contribute to the strategic planning of the Programme’s activities, including through the provision of project development support when needed.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences 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.
• Professional certification in Monitoring and Evaluation is an advantage.
• Substantial experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans in large-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.
• Very good knowledge of programme management cycle;
• Computer skills and knowledge of relational databases, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and visualization tools, including Microsoft applications, particularly Microsoft Excel and Power Bi, spreadsheets, word processing etc. are essential;
• Excellent communication, negotiation, and organizational skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
• Proven analytical, planning and people management skills; and the ability to establish working relationships with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions, and NGOs;
• Good knowledge of project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices;
• Sound judgment, ability to extract, interpret, analyse, and format data and resolve operational problem, ability to work with minimum of supervision;
• Ability to supervise and train support staff; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
• Ability to work with accuracy under constraints and pressure; to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members and others and to have high sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgement;
• Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results, creative thinking.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 20 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 07.02.2022 to 20.02.2022
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 26 Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Officer (P3) San Salvador, El Salvador
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