Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station: Niamey, Niger
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: 27 April 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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; 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.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Niger, the direct supervision of the Head of the Programme Support Unit (PSU) and in close coordination with all Project Managers in the Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for assisting with crosscutting Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) needs of IOM Niger.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Contribute to strengthening quality programming across the mission with emphasis on results-based project management, including that project development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation are evidence-based and informed by learning.
- Work closely with the Project Development & Reporting Officer to support consistency and quality of project related information and data required by IOM and donors for the development of concept notes, project proposals and reports.
- Contribute to the development of strong evaluation standards to maximize organizational learning in line with IOM MEAL standards, in close coordination with the Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Officer based in the Regional Office in Dakar.
- Facilitate the implementation of (internal and external) evaluations of IOM Niger’s programmes by informing Project Managers on evaluative methodologies, formulation of Terms of Reference, supporting the selection of internal or external evaluators, following up on Evaluation processes and implementation, providing feedback on evaluation reports and outputs drafts.
- Undertake internal evaluations as main Evaluator, when needed and requested.
- Support the streamlining of IOM Niger results monitoring by providing technical support to Project Managers of their project-level monitoring plans (including at least the four basic Monitoring tools: Results Monitoring Frameworks, updated workplan, financial monitoring and risk plans), and PRIMA-specific monitoring requirements; support efficient data collection tools and monitoring mechanisms.
- Contribute to the streamlining and improvement of M&E practices and capacities across all IOM Niger units, providing guidance to M&E officers and focal points.
- Contribute to organizational learning by checking that management responses, evaluation learning briefs, dissemination workshops and internal trainings take place when appropriate.
- In coordination with IOM Niger thematic units, including the Protection focal point(s), support the “do no harm” principle and work to promote Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) approaches through awareness-raising and contributing to the development of effective accountability mechanisms, in line with IOM’s global standards.
- Keep abreast of internal MEAL and RBM developments to ensure compliance with processes and strategies such as the Institutional Questionnaire (IQ), IOM global M&E strategy, Strategic Results Framework (following IOM Global Vision), regional M&E planning tools and PRIMA-for-all standards.
- Actively participate in the “WCA M&E Network”, in coordination with the Regional M&E Officer.
- Support PSU Knowledge Management (KM) by ensuring that relevant M&E documents are archived on IOM PSU Sharepoint.
- Work closely with relevant colleagues and teams, in particular the IOM Niger Migration Data and Research unit, to ensure the effective collection of quantitative and qualitative migration related data that is relevant for the monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities.
- Contribute to PSU’s donor liaison tasks by facilitating the integration of key results and findings in donor reports and donor-oriented communication materials.
- Participate and/or support M&E working groups, strategic planning work linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) or other relevant processes.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Development, Social or Political Sciences, Management or a related field from an accredited University with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in the field of migration, development, monitoring and evaluation, learning, accountability and project implementation;
• Work experience in project development, research, report writing and logical framework approach;
• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities relevant as well as other national and international institutions;
• Work experience in/familiarity with the region is an asset.
• Knowledge of the IOM project cycle, project development and M&E standards;
• Knowledge of UN and IOM programming;
• Knowledge of AAP an asset;
• Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques including evaluative methodologies and results monitoring plans.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French 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.
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.
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 27 April 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 14.04.2021 to 27.04.2021
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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