Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Duty Station: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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: 16 March 2023
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’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy aims to improve the quality and integrity of program delivery, ensure that programs are responsive to the needs of affected populations, and meet donor requirements and standards of accountability.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work as part of the IOM Programme Support Unit, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Haiti and direct supervision of the Programme Support Officer and in close coordination with the M&E Officer at the Regional Office (RO). The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for providing technical inputs to support various aspects of programmes/M&E, such as the development and implementation of the M&E system that strengthens monitoring and evaluation activities, data collection and analysis, reporting, and learning.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Provide technical inputs and contribute to the development and strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems and tools, including learning and accountability, generation of reliable data to standardize results-based management, and strengthening project implementation.
- Contribute to the development of new project proposals, including the development of logical frameworks and results matrices, in the framework of CO’s Strategy, Consolidated Appeal, Plans and/or Annual Report, in close coordination with the operational staff. Check that budgets include necessary resources for M&E activities, including for conducting evaluations, and promptly notify the supervisor of potential shortfalls.
- Provide technical information and guidance to Programmes in the alignment of projects with the strategies established in the Mission, with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCF), the results of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Migration Governance Framework, as well as with other reference frameworks of the Organization’s management.
- Provide technical assistance to the Programme Units for the review and preparation of reports.
- Keep abreast of the internal framework for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Results Based Management (RBM) developments to facilitate compliance with processes and strategies such as the Country and Regional strategies, IOM Institutional Questionnaire (IQ), IOM global M&E strategy, Strategic Results Framework (following IOM Global Vision), regional M&E planning tools and Project Information and Management Application (PRIMA)-for-all standards.
- Closely collaborate with IOM units, Implementing Partners, and United Nations Country Team(UNCT) on both quantitative and qualitative monitoring aspects to provide relevant information for performance management and evaluations of project/programme activities for compliance with regular reporting requirements.
- Monitor and evaluate specific or cross-cutting project activities according to the Organization’s needs and check alignment with the project objectives and donor requirements, as well as with IOM’s M&E guidelines.
- Undertake field monitoring and evaluation visits with field staff and in close coordination withthe Programme Managers to check and facilitate technical and operational compliance and timely execution of projects, and to discuss corrective measures when needed.
- In close coordination with the relevant units, 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.
- Draft portions of monthly, quarterly, or annual project/programme reviews and participatory impact assessments, and organize process and operations monitoring, real time, midterm and final evaluations and lessons learned workshops, while monitoring the compliance of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) arrangements with the donor/ United Nations (UN)/IOM HQ requirements.
- Draft regular monitoring reports to be shared with relevant stakeholders such as donors/UN agencies. Ensure that evaluation reports are made available to the main stakeholders and donors and are made public as per IOM Evaluation Policy.
- Review and analyze monitoring reports and targets, highlight the causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation and recommend corrective measures, where necessary.
- Participate in the selection of and monitor the work of Implementing Partners that are sub-contracted to conduct surveys and studies required for monitoring and evaluating projects/programme in line with procedural M&E and reporting guidance to be included in service providers’ contracts.
- Review the availability and quality of existing social and economic data related to the project/programme area, the methods for collecting them and the degree to which they can provide baseline statistics and reference for project/programme monitoring and evaluation.
- Closely coordinate with the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the identification of needs in M&E and the implementation of activities according to regional M&E requirements and organize dissemination within the mission.
- Act as a Focal Point for the roll-out of IOM´s Strategic Results Framework at the mission level.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Statistics, Economics or Administration, 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 project conceptualization, development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation activities;
- Experience in supporting the development of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability strategy, methodologies, and tools;
- Experience in organizing consultations, workshops and seminars with stakeholders.
- Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in the country and in the Region.
- Excellent computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software, statistical analysis packages.
- Good skills in training and capacity building in M&E.
- Knowledge of UN cooperation frameworks and bilateral donor programming requirements.
- Excellent writing and research skills.
- Knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources.
- High level of judgment and initiative, ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse cultural and national backgrounds.
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 (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of 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.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- 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.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
- Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
- Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
- Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
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
IOM e-Recruitment system, by 16 March 2023 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
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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